9 to 5 Chic

October 10, 2016 24 Comments

“Do you wear clothing that reflects your mood or do you wear clothing to change your mood?”
I saw this screaming from a billboard someplace, and it got me thinking…does make sense….but is it a chicken-and-egg situation?. What reflects what? I am, at times, among those people who wear clothes to change my mood and how I feel. I believe clothes can sometimes change how you feel. For instance, wearing something I had gotten many compliments or have happy memories  automatically cheers me up. The last few weeks were super busy at my day job and one morning I was feeling bogged down and tired, and  one of the many ways I decided to make myself feel better was to wear a happy outfit. Today’s post is all about that chic 9 to 5 wear.


My favorite in this outfit is the top. The sleeves on this top with its pretty ruffles makes it a statement piece. I always love a good gingham print. This top has it all, a good print, pretty sleeves and a high choker neck.  Another benefit of this top, with its high neck and full sleeves is it is good for the office chill, leaving behind the need to carry an extra blazer or a jacket


I combined it with these mustard colored trousers from Zara last season which turned out to be a perfect color for fall. To keep it minimalist and classy, added the elegant Daniel Wellington watch and DW rose gold cuff to the outfit.



Loafers are becoming a huge trend in Fall lately. I picked this one by Franco Sarto from Nordstrom. It is a beautiful black color and chic with the tiny fringes and silver clasp which adds an edge. It is gorgeous and comfortable. When it comes to shoes, comfort is my priority and this one just fits the bill.


Outfit links:

Black gingham cut out high neck top
Mustard colored trousers
Black loafers

All images by the brilliant and fun to work with, @urbancell_vault. Do check his feed for great shots and sights.



October 4, 2016


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    October 10, 2016

    Love that top babe. Chic

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      October 10, 2016

      Thanks Mels

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    October 10, 2016

    love the outfit, u look pretty <3

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      October 10, 2016

      Thanks a lot Siyaadaa. You are very sweet

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    October 11, 2016

    That’s an adorable blouse! And, a beautiful combo! You look super cute 🙂

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      October 12, 2016

      Thanks a ton babe

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    Anusha (A.C.T Style blog)

    October 11, 2016

    Love the super chic look ! The mustard color stole my heart, such a pretty and happy shade !


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      October 12, 2016

      Thanks Anusha

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    October 12, 2016

    Love this combo, and you look pretty in all the pictures <3

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      October 12, 2016

      Thanks Chayani.

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    October 13, 2016

    Amazing outfit ! Loving your black shoes. So elegant and classy.
    Have a lovely day.
    Many kisses


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    October 13, 2016

    That quote actually made me think as well!! I think it’s a bit of both depending on the occasion. Hope you get some breather this weekend and time to relax 🙂 Coming to the look, you look so wonderful Anju. The top is such a cute one with the ruffle sleeves!! Definitely a style statement! oH those shoes are adorable!! Have a wonderful day 🙂

    Monika | http://www.palateforstyle.com

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    October 13, 2016

    Love the top!

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    October 15, 2016

    Anju, this is absolutelly right question and now you inspired me to write an article about it…if you allow me darling. Goooooooood post my dear. 🙂 You look very pretty as well and as always. Kisses :-*

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    Andreea Birsan

    October 18, 2016

    This gingham top is such a dream! You styled it in such a pretty way. x

    Have a lovely week,

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    October 18, 2016

    I’m obsessed with this!! Those pants are awesome 🙂


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    October 23, 2016

    This is so true. Clothing does refelct our mood and personality.
    Love these mustard pants and shoes. The top goes so well with them.
    Richa | Fancier’s World

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    October 23, 2016

    Lovely outfit post!! Such an interesting quote. For office, I wear clothing that go with my mood but during weekends is the other way around….You look beautiful in all pictures. 🙂



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    Ankita Bardhan

    October 25, 2016

    Loving that top! And you have styled it to perfection, chic and so classy!

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

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    October 27, 2016

    Love the gingham ruffle top. You look stunning as always.


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    November 1, 2016

    Very nice outfit, I especially love the top, so unique and you paired it really well with those pants.

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