Monday, July 25, 2011

Guest Post - Melissa of A Working Mom's Closet

I'm cruising the Caribbean this week, but don't worry!  I haven't abandoned y'all!  You're in the capable hands of a few of my favorite bloggers.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do as they share their vacation inspired looks.  

Well hello, readers of Mad Dress Game! My name is Melissa and I blog over at A Working Mom's Closet.

When Miss Frances Joy asked us to guest post while she's on vacation, my first thought was, "Sure! I'm honored!" (Okay technically, my first thought was, "Oh, I'm so jealous!" but whatever.)

My second thought was, "Wait, you want me to write something vacation related? What's a vacation?"

I haven't been on a "real" vacation in YEARS (and by real, I mean one that requires time taken off from work longer than half a day. Typically my "vacations" are long weekends.)

There have been a few times when I've left work at lunch to start my long weekend early. Since that's the closest I've come to a vacation, I figured I'd share my "from work to vacation" outfit!

Now I know there are some people who argue that a maxi dress is too casual for the office. However...since my boss usually wears slacks with a plain tee every day, I don't think a maxi dress is a stretch. Especially because for work, I paired it with a blazer! 

Honestly, this outfit was like wearing PJs all day. I need to find more maxi skirts so I can do this more often.

Those of you who read my blog know that I wear a belt pretty much EVERY single day. I love belts. However, I tried this outfit on with a belt too and really felt like it looked just as nice (and was more comfortable) without it, so for ONCE, I went beltless.

Sure, I felt naked all day with that belt. But that might have been in part due to the comfort of the dress itself. 

When the clock is punched and you're gone for the day, take the blazer off and bask even more in the coolness of a tank maxi dress. What's perfect is that not only is this dress easy for long car rides (yeah, all of my vacations are usually just a few hours' drive away) but when you get there, you're still lookin' good for a night out.

Mostly because the black doesn't show the wrinkles from the car ride. But whatever. No one needs to know ALL your secrets. 

Just let them think you're that gorgeous all the time.

What do YOU wear to go from work to vacation?


  1. Thanks for letting me guest post for you! Hope you're having a fabulous time!!! :)

  2. This is a fabulous transition. While I've never tried it, maxi's would be perfectly appropriate to my workplace. No one needs to know that it feels as good as a nightgown!

  3. My thoughts exactly, Terri! :)

  4. One of my fave blogs features another fave blog? two for one! Bogo!


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