She talks Glam

She talks Glam | All black outfit with Blush accessories | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Girlboss

How to brighten up your office look

Let me get started by saying that since I started my professional career a few years ago, I have not once worked in an office with a formal dress code in place.

This is how I picture that code it in my head: black suit, white shirt, black low heels, simple jewellery. If you are lucky, jeans on casual Friday! This office etiquette always sounded so cliché to me, and maybe it’s just an urban legend and the workers of the City are the last stronghold of the trend, but to be honest I am glad I haven’t had to verify it myself 😉

While I see the convenience of a standard dress code, I have always preferred a bit of freestyle in the workplace and that was my inspiration for today’s look: a formal enough attire with blush accessories for a brightened–up office outfit.

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Detail of peachy pink clutch & shoes & sunglasses | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

I believe that nowadays most companies are more relaxed about the dress code of their employees (all the Californian start-ups come to mind right now), so as long as you are not dressing inappropriately for your workplace, monochrome is no longer the only option. Well, unless you wanna go for that sophisticated and classy look that a black & white attire will always achieve 😉

If you want to mix things up a little when planning your daily outfit, I suggest playing with the accessories: add a statement ring or necklace, a silky neck scarf, an original belt or some gorgeous shoes. This special element will become your punctum, the point of attention in your style composition.

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

I personally need my colour fix in almost every outfit, so even if these pale peachy pink clutch & shoes from ASOS are not a massive call for attention, they surely add a lil’ something to an otherwise boring look. Perfect for a client meeting or presentation. Plus the shoes are super comfy with their wide fit (thanks, ASOS!)

The dotted shirt was a real steal from Primark and it has proven a very versatile piece that I can dress up or down depending on the bottoms I add to it (jeans, my black culottes, a pair of white trousers, etc.)

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Detail of hand holding peachy pink clutch with golden accessories and aqua blue nails | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

She talks Glam | Detail of hand holding pink sunglasses with girl's reflection | Aqua blue nails | Black outfit with Blush touches | Dotted shirt | Office outfit | Bosslady

Did you like this #BossLady style, glamistas?

Do you have to dress formally for your workplace or can you wear your baggy jeans & sneakers without being frowned–upon?

Let me know in the comments and have a great week!


{Primark Dotted Shirt} {H&M Blazer & Pleated pants}

{ASOS Shoes & Clutch} {Parfois Sparkle Ring} {COS Bronze Ring} {Primark Sunglasses – I ♥ them}

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  1. districtofchic1

    7th April 2017 at 4:30 pm

    This is such a great tip! I have a semi-conservative office and I find color is the best way to make things less boring!

    District of Chic

    1. Saida

      9th April 2017 at 7:29 pm

      Yes, totally agree! Would love to see your fun outfits for the office, lovely! Have a fab day Xx

  2. yuka

    7th April 2017 at 9:24 am

    I don’t have an office dress code too, and I’m so glad! It makes my life so much easier! you look amazing babe, love those pink heels!

    1. Saida

      9th April 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Hahaha, I am also very glad about that. Love to dress according to my mood every morning 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment, girl!

    1. Saida

      9th April 2017 at 7:21 pm

      You are too sweet, thank you!!!

  3. Ashley

    6th April 2017 at 4:35 pm

    I’m always looking for ways to shake up my at-work style! Love this!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    1. Saida

      9th April 2017 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you for visiting, lovely! Hope you have a great weekend Xx

  4. Jacquard Flower

    6th April 2017 at 8:24 am

    This is a great outfit for work. Have a lovely day!

    Gemma x

  5. rumeladey

    5th April 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Fabulous tips love your glasses.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  6. Mel

    5th April 2017 at 6:52 pm

    I love the nails!! They complement the blush accessories beautifully <3 …and add a touch of colour for when you're not holding the bag 😉

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thank you my sweet Mel, I also like how the nail colour actually ended up popping up in the pics too! 🙂

  7. Gabrielle

    5th April 2017 at 6:31 pm

    And thank goodness dress-codes have eased up a little over the years! This is a great look on you; it’s smart and totally professional, and yet fun at the same time. Love your choice of blush accessories and YES to the turquoise manicure!

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 8:50 am

      Gabrielle, thank you so much for your kind words, I am also so thankful the black suits have left their place to more original and colourful office outfits 🙂 Glad you liked the look and hope that you return to my little corner :*

  8. Marta Carvalho

    5th April 2017 at 11:03 am

    This outfit is super girly and fun, I love it! And by the way, those shoes are to die for 😀

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 8:48 am

      You are too nice, Marta, so happy you liked the look! The shoes are definitely a great find from ASOS. Sending lots of love your way :*

  9. Steal4Style

    5th April 2017 at 10:05 am

    Me encanta este look formal! Tanto como estilismo de oficina como para una comida más formal. Yo en mi trabajo no tengo dress code, cada uno intenta ir lo más cómodo posible. Yo de hecho siempre tiro de pantalones que ya no me pongo y sudaderas. Aunque estoy intentando encontrar un equilibrio que me permita vestir un poco más arreglada sin perder comodidad, ya que nunca sé si tengo que acabar tirada por el suelo jajaja
    Ya te lo dije en Instagram, pero es que esos zapatos son lo más!! Un post genial, me ha encantado leerlo. Un saludo!!

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 3:38 pm

      Muchas gracias por tu tiempo y palabras, bonita! A mi me encanta estar tirada por el suelo, la verdad, pero de vez en cuando también toca arreglarse y para ello unos taconcitos de colores o unos labios rojos nunca fallan 😉 Un beso

  10. talesoftwo

    5th April 2017 at 7:30 am

    I definitely prefer a free style in the workplace too ! Allows you to have some fun and let your personality show! Liking your take on the offiice look 🙂

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 8:45 am

      Yes, totally agree with showing a bit your personality in the office! Thank you for visiting and for your sweet words, lovely. Hope you have a great day! Xx

    1. Saida

      6th April 2017 at 8:46 am

      Ah, thanks so much! Xx

  11. Black Dress Inspiration

    4th April 2017 at 10:37 pm

    Lovely outfit

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you for vising, darling! Xx

  12. The Dress Sense

    4th April 2017 at 8:59 pm

    such a classy and elegant outfit 🙂 gorgeous!!!

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Ahh thank you so much pretty girl! Xx

  13. Vale Rousse

    4th April 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Love the outfit! you look amazing!!!

    Greetings from Chile

  14. Nina

    4th April 2017 at 4:06 pm

    This is such a pretty outfit. Love the bag and shoes.

    Nina’s Style Blog

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 6:37 pm

      Yes, they are a match made in heaven 😉 Thank you so much for reading Nina and have a fab week, dear! Xx

  15. Grace Sawford

    4th April 2017 at 1:06 pm

    such a pretty outfit! love those glasses and shoes! you look amazing, girl!
    have a great day!

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Thank you lovely, that’s so sweet of you ♥ Same to you, happy Tuesday!

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 9:26 am

      You are very kind, lovely Fhenny! Thanks you for visiting and have a fantastic week Xx

  16. MM

    3rd April 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Escribes muy bien…..

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 9:23 am

      Gracias por el apoyo constante, Ma, te quiero ♥

  17. The Fashion Folks

    3rd April 2017 at 9:00 pm

    I’ve never worked in a place with a classic office dresscode either, but yes, haha I think about it pretty much the same way you do! Playing with accessories sounds like a great way of adding some life and fun details though. Love the pops of colors and the matching of clutch and shoes. So good!

    Have a lovely week Saida! Xx

    1. Saida

      4th April 2017 at 9:22 am

      Hahaha, I know, it may just be how American movies tend to portrait high executives and “important” people’s dressing code? 🙂 Thank you for reading Mia, so glad you liked the outfit Xx

  18. Carina

    3rd April 2017 at 6:49 pm

    The shoes and sunglasses are the perfect pop, so chic !


    1. Saida

      3rd April 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you so much for your comment Carina, really glad you liked the look. Have a fab week! Xx

  19. Patricia

    3rd April 2017 at 6:32 am

    I love so much your look!! And your hair!!!

    1. Saida

      3rd April 2017 at 11:51 am

      You are very sweet Patricia, thank you for visiting my little virtual corner 🙂

  20. didieryhc

    3rd April 2017 at 5:41 am

    Such a chic look but I love the pop of fun with the peach clutch! Keep it up!


    1. Saida

      3rd April 2017 at 8:59 am

      Thank you so much Didier, reading your supportive words always makes me smile. Have a great day ahead :*

  21. Siffat Haider

    3rd April 2017 at 2:20 am

    Love this chic yet professional look. A coloured bag is a great idea!

    1. Saida

      3rd April 2017 at 8:46 am

      Many thanks for reading, Siffat and so glad you liked this look! Hope you are having a great Monday so far Xx

  22. Benita James

    2nd April 2017 at 10:48 pm

    This is a strong office look, I see myself wearing it. Love it! Happy new month dear.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      3rd April 2017 at 8:42 am

      Thank you so much, sweetie! I know you would rock this one ♥ Have a fab week Bernie

  23. emily

    2nd April 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Such a chic work look! I love the little pops of colour!
    x Emily

    1. Saida

      2nd April 2017 at 9:04 pm

      Glad you liked it Emily, I definitely think a little colour always goes a long way 😉 Have a great week!

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