Fun, Bright Profesh

I just realized that this outfit is essentially this exact outfit from nearly a year ago, just with a different pencil skirt.  It’s still surprising to me how much one piece can change up a look!  
I wore this to interview a potential hire for our organization.  Besides getting to interview cool people, one thing I always look forward to with interviews is having an excuse to deviate from my typical casual wear and pretend I work in an office or something.  Most people I talk to would love to dress in casual wear all the time, and it’s not that I don’t appreciate that I get to do that.  It’s just that there was a point in my life (and kinda still) where all I wanted to do was dress like I worked in a fancy schmancy, powerful office.  I wore dark colors all the time and looked really sharp, but I also looked really serious and out of context for my job and lifestyle.  Now I jump at any chance to dress remotely professional, but I’ve been learning to do it in a more upbeat way.  It’s kinda fun to think back on those days and see how far I’ve come–that I can put together a professional office-y type look that’s fun and bright!  

(This skirt is almost sold out, and plus it runs really small.  I really, really like number four below as an alternative though I have no idea how its sizing is.)

Links to Shop:
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Shop for the Look:
Top: H&M
Cardigan: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar)
Skirt: c/o Conversation Pieces (exact–free shipping PMTFreeShip, similarsimilar)
Wedges: Target (similar, similar, similar)

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    Lindsay
    June 19, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Love this outfit and the colors Audrey! The skirts floral print is gorgeous. I agree, it's fun to dress up once in a while. I too, worked in a office setting for a few years where we have to dress very professional. It was fun for a while, but it got rather boring with all that black, navy and tan. 😉

    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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    Lilly
    June 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I'm loving this skirt!!! Love the way you styled, so pretty!

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    BeautyStyleGrowth
    June 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Love all the color combinations.

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    Laura
    June 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Love those earrings! Ha finally spotted them :P. Such a great combination!

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    Happinessatmidlife
    June 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Love all the colors on this skirt. You are wearing my work uniform….a pencil skirt with a top/cardi. I love floral skirts and how much color you can add to an outfit.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlfie.com

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    michelle
    June 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    my office is very casual, but i still like dressing up most of the time.

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    Kelsey Wilburn
    June 19, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    so pretty, lady! adore the cardi
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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    petal and plume
    June 19, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    such a lovely ensemble from top to bottom – the colour is wonderful
    xx
    http://petalandplume.blogspot.ca/

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    Agi
    June 19, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Love this outfit. Gorgeous and I really like the floral skirt even though I'm not that big into floral (i'm afraid of looking like a couch). Love this.

    Don't forget to link up tomorrow and stop by and enter my Children's Place giveaway.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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    KimJ
    June 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I'm with you. I miss dressing professionally sometimes (it's about the only thing I miss about working in an office haha). This is such a happy outfit!

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    Megan Landry
    June 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    I love all these skirts, especially the one you are wearing! I usually wear a medium or a 4-6 in skirts. Do you think I would take a large if they run small? I am thinking about buying it.

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    TraciMLittle
    June 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    super cute!! http://ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com/2013/06/fashion-and-christian-woman-do-two-go.html where's your necklace from ?

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    Michelle
    June 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I love the floral skirt! So cute! I wish that I could wear cute skirts to work, but I work in a lab so it is only long pants and close-toed shoes for me.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    June 19, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    I wear a 6/8 on bottom and I got that skirt in Large. I think L and M are sold out already though.

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    AJ
    June 19, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    Love the skirt paired with the yellow! I think this would still be a nice office look since its bright and colorful, but not too serious for a casual office.

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.com

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    The Fashion Canvas
    June 19, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I really think I need this skirt!! You look absolutely darling. Come stop by my blog to join the trend spin linkup…this weeks trend is FLORAL and your outfit would be perfect to feature!

    xoxo

    Erin

    The Fashion Canvas

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    withluckblog
    June 20, 2013 at 12:40 am

    love love love the skirt!

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    Megan Landry
    June 20, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I noticed they were sold out! I am sure they will come back in stock. I found a bright colored skirt at Goodwill that I will try to recreate this look with.

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    Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie
    June 20, 2013 at 12:55 am

    You look so cute! I actually just bought a bright yellow pencil skirt and I am looking for a flowery top to wear with it and a white cardigan- a great play on your outfit!

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    Jessica @ Here&Now
    June 20, 2013 at 12:58 am

    yup, that skirt is everything! Endless potential, love it!

    xx
    Here&Now
    Enter my current giveaway!

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    Jackie Campbell
    June 20, 2013 at 2:06 am

    You may have coined a new phrase, "upbeat professional dress" 😉 I like it.

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    sandyalamode
    June 20, 2013 at 5:14 am

    such a gorgeous skirt!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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    Rita Zubanov
    June 20, 2013 at 5:28 am

    You look gorgeous as always! That skirt looks so pretty! If you get a chance, please link up your outfit to my What We Wore Party: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/06/what-we-wore-2.html

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    Mica
    June 20, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Such a lovely colourful but professional outfit! That pencil skirt is stunning, and perfect with the yellow cardi! 🙂

    Away From Blue

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    Nina Piccini
    June 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Loving your professional looks. My office is going semi-professional/business casual very soon and I'm hoping I don't have to change up my entire style to make it work!

    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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    Carla
    June 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    That skirt is adorable! You are making me want one very badly. Perhaps I will add this to my DIY/sewing list?!?
    http://www.teachinstyle.com

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    Callie
    June 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Love your outfit! It's so fresh and summery. =) You look amazing!
    ~Callie
    http://www.creationsbycallie.com

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    Hanna
    June 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Lovely skirt!
    http://www.speakstyleandrock.com

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    Margaret Ruskin
    June 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    super cute outfit! You can never have enough floral pencil skirts 🙂

    http://lazymazei.blogspot.com

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    Caitlin @ Greater Than Rubies
    June 25, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    This is one of my all-time favorite looks of yours! So gorgeous. I'm in the same boat. We can wear jeans and a t-shirt, but I like to dress more professionally. Partly because it's more fun and feels better, but also because we live in an area where we're much younger than everyone else. I think it helps lend an air that I know what I'm talking about. Even if it doesn't, it helps me think so! 🙂

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    Julia
    June 26, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    I love this bright outfit! The skirt is gorgeous!

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    Jackeline
    June 27, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    My skirt was way too long. I need to cut about 3 inches. 🙁

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    Tami
    July 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    This is adorable! I would totally wear this to work!

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    Filiz O'Brien
    July 12, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Love love the skirt!
    xo
    http://light-andsweet.blogspot.com/

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