Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me

Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something Blue

WORKWEAR WEDNESDAY OUTFIT DETAILS:

Red Tweed Fit and Flare Skirt | Red Tweed Blazer | White Blouse (similar) | Statement Earrings (similar) | Nude Heels (similar) | Black Leather Tote (similar, budget friendly option) | Carry On Suitcase | Gold Statement Watch

When I first laid eyes on this workwear set, I knew I had to have it in my closet. I’ve always wanted to have a colorful tweed suit and this red one is much more than I could have ever imagined. It is comfortable, a bold color and, most of all, makes me feel confident which is something I always need more of (especially at work).

I don’t talk a ton about my full time job on the blog – for the longest time, I tried to keep this world and that world completely separate. Looking back, I have a strong history of compartmentalizing my life, but that post is for another day…The main reason I kept these parts of my world separate is because these careers/hobbies are on completely different ends of the spectrum. This part of my life is creative, girly and allows me to fully express who I am. My full time job requires me to be authoritative, technical, color within the lines and always be professional.

The disparity between my colorful-obsessed, goofy, multi-faceted personality and what I thought was required of me in my job, caused me to tone down my clothing options. I wore mainly black – with a few pops of color here and there. Fast forward to being in the corporate for 5 and a half years (this still baffles my mind, but it double checked – I counted correctly), I’m determined to be me in all aspects of my life. I’m going to wear the bold colors. I’m going to wear flats instead of heels. I’m going to talk about my love for the theater and for fashion. Flat out – I am going to be me.

I think it’s taken many steps (and fumbles) to get here. One, I think I’ve become more confident in who I am, overall. It hasn’t always been easy, but I have to remind myself – it’s a journey, not a race.  Second, I am no longer new to the working world – the old adage, “if I knew back then, what I know now…” definitely applies to me. I don’t know why I was so nervous to be myself at work, but I was – what I’ve learned is we are all human. We will all make mistakes and we all have lives outside of the office that can sometimes impact us inside the office.

Although I didn’t make a New Year’s resolution for 2018, my focus for this year will be to continue to bring the truly authentic me to everything I do, including this little corner of the Internet. I hope to bring y’all a diverse aspect of posts – from cooking to theater, fashion, beauty, travel and everything in between. Here’s to 2018 being the best year yet – because I am going to be channeling me in everything I do.

Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something Blue

Red Tweed Fit and Flare Skirt | Red Tweed Blazer | White Blouse (similar) | Statement Earrings (similar) | Nude Heels (similar) | Black Leather Tote (similar, budget friendly option) | Carry On Suitcase | Gold Statement Watch

Photography by L.A. Photography

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Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something Blue Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something Blue Workwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something BlueWorkwear Wednesday: Chanel-ing Me by popular Houston fashion blogger Something Gold, Something Blue

Wearing color to work should be a rule and this plus size suit is perfect for any business casual or business formal environment. #plussize #plussizestyle #workwear
Wearing color to work can be daunting, especially when you are plus size, but wearing classic silhouettes, such as a tweed suit allows you to look professional without going overboard at the corporate office. #plussizefashion #workwear #officefashion

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2 Comments

  1. Katy wrote:

    You are so beautiful!!!

    Posted 1.18.18 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you!

      Posted 1.18.18 Reply

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