Fun Office Wear : Touch of Burgundy

I’m linking up again with my friend Leeanne from LegalLee Blonde.  Lee and I connected on Instagram because we’re both lawyers with a love of fashion.  Today, we’re teaming together to showcase Fun Office Wear, featuring a touch of burgundy.  Just because you work in an office does not mean that you have to dress boring.  Professional work wear can be just as fun as dressing up to go out–it’s all in how you put your outfit together! Don’t forget to head over LegalLee Blonde to check out Lee’s outfit!
Burgundy is the color of the season, and Lee and I have paired touches of it with black and white outfits for the perfect pop of color.  For my outfit, I chose my houndstooth dress that I scored at on sale from Bluetique Cheap Chic for just $5!!!  I love houndstooth, so I doubled-up the pattern play with a longer peacoat my mom got me when I was still in undergrad.
Coat: old (similar, $24.99)
It was a downpour in Lex.  I tried taking outdoor shots, but finally had to throw in the
towel and take indoor shots:(
My dress is sleeveless, so I just popped a long-sleeved tissue tee underneath and added some patterned tights to instantly transition it to fall. Oh, and my favorite boots from Target!
Dress: No longer available (similar, $49.95; similar, $44.50)
Tissue tee: Maurices, $5 (similar, approx. $10).
Tights: Walmart (similar, $4)
Boots: Target, $31 (currently $39.99 + BOGO 50% off)
 And my favorite part of the dress–this burgundy bow on the back!  Which has been likened to a cape, but in case you didn’t get the memo, I can be Super Woman when necessary.  Thus, totally appropriate:)
This necklace is very special to me.  My Mamaw gave this necklace to me, so I always think of her when I wear it.  And my earrings were $2.98 at Walmart.  If you haven’t checked out Walmart’s updated jewelry section, you need to!  The bag is a nylon Kate Spade outlet bag that I purchased off of Ebay when I was in law school.  It’s a great size, and fits my laptop (a Macbook Air) in it.
Earrings: Walmart, $3 (in store)
Necklace: old
Bracelet: Style This Life, $7.
Purse: Kate Spade Outlet (similar, $29.99; and similar, $49.99 at Target, and each eligible for the BOGO 50% off deal
with the boots!!!)
Don’t forget to click over to LegalLee Blonde to gets the deets on Lee’s outfit.  And, in case you missed our 1st collaboration with the Instafamous blanket scarf, you can catch up on that here.
How do you keep your outfits professional but fun???  Let us know in the comments below!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 11.24.14

    That bow is adorable!

  2. 11.24.14
    Darcy said:

    I love layering blouses underneath dresses!

  3. 11.24.14
    Caitlin said:

    I LOVE that bow in the back! Such a cute addition. I need to check out Bluetique, it seems like you always get cute stuff there 🙂 Oh and the boots? Just saw them again at Target yesterday, may be on my Christmas list, too cute to pass up!

  4. 11.25.14

    Love the dress and for $5, wow! You look great Tif. I will check out Lee's style now. Rachel xo

  5. 11.25.14
    Kay R. said:

    Im not a bow fan but I LOVE the bow on this! And burgandy is also just one of those colours that I like to wear … besides black.

  6. 11.25.14

    I can't believe your dress was only $15!! It is so pretty- and I love that bow. Both of you ladies look so pretty! You are so right about office wear being fun. I've gotten to where I prefer to dress in office attire (pencil skirts, feminine blouses, etc.) as opposed to jeans because that's what I'm most comfortable in. Have a great day!


  7. 11.25.14

    That bow! What an adorable dress!


  8. 11.25.14
    Kat said:

    Love both of these outfits! That dress is so cute, and that bow is such a fun and adorable surprise!