friday favorites: the real world

by Krystal Bick
June 9, 2017


Bonjour! It’s me, Nora, here again to bring you my weekly favorites. Sick of me yet? I hope not, because boy do I have some goodies to share with you!

This Friday marks the end of my first full week at my first internship ever — yes, I’m going to be a senior in college and this is my first internship ever (aka, to any college students out there, don’t worry, just because that freshman next to you nabbed a sweet summer internship doesn’t mean you won’t be somewhere awesome soon!). This also marks the end of my first full week of dressing like someone with a veritable internship. If you know me at all, you know I’m more comfortable in boyfriend jeans or a breezy dress than business-casual pants and blazers. But now that I’m headed to a big, corporate office building at Columbus Circle every morning, my ready-to-play-a-pickup-game-of-catch-at-any-moment outfits needed a bit of an upgrade, to say the least.

So, last Sunday morning, I made a dash to some stores back home in Cleveland to find at least something suitable (pun intended) to wear to work. I picked up some basics to get me through the week: pointy-toed stilettos (with pretty details that make them office chic), blush suede loafers, and the perfect pair of tailored dress pants. I made it to Friday reworking the pants and the shoes with different blouses and dresses in my closet, but now that everyone in the office has seen all of my 3 outfits, it’s time to rethink this strategy. I’m going for fun yet classy tops (prints! embroidery! ruffles!), desk-comfy dresses that allow room for the amazing 10th floor cafeteria food, and shoes that add a pop to any navy blue or grey outfit.
Take Krystal’s outfit, above. She pairs a subtly cool lace-insert skirt (with a respectable hemline) with a lovely ruffled top and some to-die-for shoes. It’s all about making the dress code your own. Don’t feel stuck in the box of jacket-button down-pencil skirt. Play it up with some crazy slides or a fun earring. Whether you’re starting your first summer internship or you just landed your dream job, find my picks below to get out of that business-casual rut!



Photos by Nora Varcho

10 thoughts on “friday favorites: the real world

  1. Great Post, Really Great. I was simply amazed with the quality you have.
    Actually there is no proper definition of the word “Business casual”. Rather,this word is defined relatively. Business casual has various definitions with respect to various companies and their codes of conduct. However there are some specific kind of dresses that are universally accepted to be included in business casual. These are distinct both for men and women and also depend on following factors Read more

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