Since I am currently seeking employment, I spend quite a chunk of my day online sifting through help wanted ads and various employment websites. When I'm not doing that, I am doing any number of other things, but searching out cute office fashions is a hobby of mine. I love the idea of combining some of the frilly lolita brands to create a super feminine look that stands out in a crowd. I see so often on other blogs that folks feel that they can't wear what they really want to to work just because it came from a lolita brand and it makes me want to jump up and down and yell yes you can! You just have to choose the right pieces. Sure you probably can't bust out your favorite Angelic Pretty jumper skirt at your Micky Ds part time, but you can work on your office "casual" attire. Some uber strict workplaces probably won't be happy with any thing short of a full on suit, but for those that allow some personal creativity....
Victorian Maiden and Innocent World both have more serious looks, and I really like both of them for choosing jumper skirts and dresses as office wear.
For those that feel that the JS or dress might be pushing things too far, there are plenty of other options. Skirts are a really easy way to make your closet cuter. You probably already wear skirts to work, so why not use the ones that come from lolita brands?
This one from Victorian Maiden even has ruffles! I love grey because you can match it with white for a crisp look, or go with black for a slightly more edgy look.
As I was picking out pics for this post, I noticed that I was pulling up more stuff from Innocent World than any other place (amongst the brand stores) so you may want to start your search there if you feel like wearing lolita at work.
The other place that I often find myself looking at is FanplusFriend, but I have never personally shopped there before, and one or two of their things are blatant knock-offs, so be careful if you buy. I will probably order one or two things to get an idea of their quality when I do manage to find my job, but until then, a few pics of the stuff I like most...
Well, actually you only get one pic, because the site went down for maintenance as I typed this post.
Coming up soon is another post on office fashion, this time centered around "normal" brands, including those offered by YesStyle.com and Ann Taylor. YesStyle.com is a online retailer offering many different Asian brands that cover all ranges of formality and styles, and Ann Taylor is an awesome brand from the US that I love. Its slightly more upscale than my normal fav brands, but for office wear you can't really choose a better place to start.
I also have a few product reviews to write, centering around the question: Do those cheap beauty products you see in stores such as T.J. Maxx and Ross really work?