Spring Work Outfit – Contest Entries

Happy Friday! I am so excited to share the entries from the Spring Outfit contest. I couldn’t have asked for better participation and cuter outfits. Thank you ladies so much! Without further adieu, here they are displayed in the order in which I received them. If you like someone’s style, be sure to check out her blog (linked if available)!

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1. Amanda of A.Co
Smart Set top, Jacob skirt, Givenchy tights, Aldo shoes, necklace from India, belt was a gift

2. Callandra
Ann Taylor jacket, Banana Republic top, LOFT trouser jeans, Fioni pumps, F21 bag, Lane Bryant necklace

3. Catherine N.
Esprit white cotton bodysuit, F21 white tank, wool pleated Banana Republic skirt, Betsey Johnson belt, Pour La Victoir heels, Ann Taylor pyramid necklace.

4. Natalie from Vanilla Lavender Delights
Soia and Kyo jacket in XS, BR pencil skirt in 2, Vince Magenta tank in XS, Anthropologie black crop jacket in XS, DVF heels, and 2009 Spring Blue Layette Balenciaga City bag


5. JoAnn of Sidewalk Chalk
Dress: J. Crew (Spring 2009), Shirt: H&M;, Shoes: Target, Belt: Fossil

6. Jessica
Cardigan: Gap xs, Tee: Wet Seal xs, Skirt: H&M; 2, Belt & bracelet: Thrifted, Purse: From Marshall’s-like store, Shoes: Steve Madden 6. For reference, Jessica is 5’2″ (31/24/33). She is still a student, but is getting herself prepared to enter the world of petite work dressing : )

8. Megan of JetSetMeg
Gap ruffled sweater with tie sz S, Ann Taylor lace cami sz XS, J. Crew Dottie Shorts sz 00, Alfani nude platforms size 6. For reference Meg is 5’3,” and 100 lbs (32 – 24.5 – 32).


Do those shorts look familiar? I ordered them a while back in the same size, and forgot to post pics. I’m so glad Meg got them because they look adorable on her. Here is how they fit on me

Womens sz 00 measured: 14.5″ across the waist, 17.25″ across the waist, 8″ rise, and 10.5″ leg opening

9. Erika of OMGIWant
Forever 21 blazer, white striped tee, and scarf. Express grey knit skinnies and Jeffrey Campbell Riser oxfords. Erika is lucky – she works at a law firm where staff can wear young & trendy stuff every day! Tres chic!

11. Inna
Blazer: J.Crew, Pink Cardigan: Gap, Skirt: LOFT, Scarf: Unknown, Shoes: Nine West.

12. Revanche
Entire outfit: Theory. 

13. Vaishnavi
Yumi Kim wrap top for Anthropologie in size XS, H&M; sweater, Tracy Reese Gainsborough Pencil Skirt for Anthropologie in sz 0, Pearl Necklace and F21 Floral Ring, Banana Republic Renee Wedges. For reference, Vaishnavi is 4’11” 90-95 lbs. She was excited to share that Tracey Reese items in sz 0 run very small!


14. Nina
Burberry trench sz 2 from a two Springs ago, Ann Taylor Tropical Wool pencil skirt 00p (which I *just* bought last night in Pewter!), J.Crew Victoria Tissue Cami in XXS, Jessica Simpson “Jessica” pumps sz 6, Tory Burch bag and scarf from Coach outlet. I don’t know about you…but I’m curious to see the ensemble underneath as well : ) For reference, Nina is 5’2″ and 102 lbs.

15. Diary of a Shopper
Shift Dress: Theory “Betty” sz 0, Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT XXSP, Belt; Nordstrom “Another Line” skinny patent belt in sz XS, Bag: Kate Spade, Pumps; Christian Louboutin Simple 70s. Simple, classy, and perfectly-fitting…I will be copying this at work for sure.

16. PetiteXXS
Shirt: Tailor-made in Asia, Skirt: Banana Republic Silk Print Skirt 00P, Belt: Banana Republic Stretch Belt XXS in Black/Brown, Shoes: BCBGeneration Emma 5.5 in Moka


 17. Trish
Pencil skirt and cardigan from Banana Republic, belt from LOFT, lace camisole from Old Navy, and nude peep-toe pumps from Marc Fisher. I saw Trish’s adorable belt in-store a while back, and am kickin myself now for not getting it! It really ties her Spring outfit together : )

I really appreciate each and every one of you who took the time to enter. It is so nice to actually see readers and your outfits, as opposed to just me babbling about my mundane AT/BR wardrobe. Choosing a “favorite” was so hard – I enlisted the help of AlterationsNeeded and several of my friends!

And the winner is…

Natalie from Vanilla Lavender Delights! Congrats! 

I liked that Natalie had an outfit planned from head to toe, with bright purse and Spring-y trench. She also wore a number of brands that I currently don’t own, which was interesting to see. We also really liked Catherine N. and PetiteXXS – who are each rocking their own versions of the crisp white blouse, waist belt, and A-lined skirt – and JetSetMeg. What do you guys think…which outfits are your faves?

PS – If I left out your entry or mis-linked to your blog, please let me know!

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  1. Adelia wrote:

    I love such contests! When can u organise such contest again? I wanna participate!

    Posted 3.26.13 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Wow yall all look amazing! I especially love the belts. In my eyes it just blends the entire outfit together! I will have to keep checking back to try and enter the next contest!

    Posted 7.8.10 Reply
  3. J-Ezzy wrote:

    #3 was my favorite, but I'll be honest they all look great!!!

    #13 and #5 remind me of Ugly Betty (which I love b/c she's unique)

    I'm soooo mad I didn't get a chance to enter, I wanted to do it so badly.

    Tell me you'll do it again? I don't even want a prize, I just think these sorts of ideas are AWESOME!!

    Posted 4.7.10 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    I realyy like all the entries. They offer a wider variety of work styles and they all look great. I have new ides on combining items foor work now.

    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Great contest, I"ll participate next time.
    My favorites are Katherine, Amanda , and jessica. Kind of my style.

    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
  6. Revanche wrote:

    Thanks so much for including me!

    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
  7. They all look great – #3 my favourite. Well done to all.

    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
  8. wow, everyone looks great! congrats to natalie!:)


    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
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    Posted 4.3.10 Reply
  10. N wrote:

    Wow! Everyone looks amazing!

    Now I have lots of new ideas for work and school 🙂
    Thanks for hosting this contest again EP!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  11. Everyone looks great!!!! 🙂 Thanks for posting my oufit and great give-a-way! The winner is so lucky!!!!! 🙂

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  12. Vix wrote:

    Fun idea and great execution…nice to see the variety of styles all the contestants are pulling off!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  13. Hi love,
    It's me Erika. Thanks so much for posting my outfit! Love everyone else's outfits! Hope to donn a hot work suit like you all one day haha. Btw this is my link to my store and my blog is http://omgiwant.tumblr.com 🙂

    Thank you for hosting this contest

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  14. Chloe wrote:

    Great ouftits, everyone looks fabulous! What a fun contest. ♥

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  15. I love all these outfits for the workplace! I'm trying to slowly convert my wardrobe to more professional, but still stylish. I work at a bank and have such a hard time finding clothes like that in my closet, guess I have some shopping to do! Great post, gives me some great ideas! Thanks!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  16. Angie wrote:

    I hate that Payless has a size 5 shelf about 3 feet wide D: I walk in and drool at the cute work pumps, always know they won't have it in my size, and walk out. Their website does fare better though. Pretty much every other store thinkable starts at 5.5 or 6 D:

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  17. Angie wrote:

    I just took pictures yesterday but couldn't enter on time :*

    Everyone looks fantastic!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  18. PetiteXXS wrote:

    Cute outfits everyone! I especially love JetSetMeg's… she looks so long and lean and effortlessly chic! And I can totally see myself wearing No. 3, 15 and 17!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  19. Fab outfits ladies! Spring is in the air!

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  20. Carrie wrote:

    I love item No. 8.

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply
  21. Favorites are number 3, the skirt & shoes from number 10, the trench coat from number 12, 15 & 16 =]

    Posted 4.2.10 Reply

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