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Style Inspiration - Work Wear, Take 2 with Sarah Audu

Hey guys!

How are y'all doing?

So, I teamed up (again) with Sarah Audu of  Princess Audu for a Work Wear Collaboration post. 

You might remember her from our first collaboration here.

This year, I'm being more intentional about going out and extending my network both within and outside of the blogosphere. It's really interesting how much of an introvert I am considering that my online persona is somewhat outgoing.

Sarah is such a sport and incredibly gracious. She is such refreshing company so as expected, I have sneaked in an application requesting for her to hang with me more often. Lol! We'll see how that goes.

We went back and forth a couple of times trying to find common ground on items we both owned that would also be helpful content and we finally agreed on work wear.

I did a work wear inspiration earlier in the year here and I intend to do more because I have realized that you can't own too many work appropriate clothes considering that you would spend about 14% of your time working over the course of a 76 year period. This is quite a depressing statistic but moving on...


The beautiful thing about collaborations is how both parties bring such different interpretations to one theme. While I opted for a simple burgundy pencil skirt and a lace bell sleeve top, Sarah took it up a notch and put together a structured look made up of a black pencil skirt, a gingham bell sleeve top and a midi-length jacket.

I finished my look with a pair of Zara not quite sandals but not quite shoes while Sarah spotted a pair of red pumps.

Quite unlike my first Work Wear Inspiration post where you could argue that the outfit was somewhat over the top for a typical office environment, these fit the template.

Modest; check!
Mellow colors; check, check!
Appropriate heel length; check again!
Right fit; Check!

I understand that one can easily argue the appropriateness of lace for a work environment considering that the first thing that comes to mind when you think of lace is its seductive appeal. The good thing about fashion however is its dynamic nature and the freedom to make things work so I layered my lace top on a little black top. Apart from the heat which actually wanted to kill me, I think I did fine.

We shot these looks on the staircase of Pow, a Pan Asian restaurant in Wuse 2, Abuja and between literally watching our backs to make sure no one was coming down to chase us away from the premises and actually shooting, we managed to snag ourselves a good time.

Leave me a comment. Just because I love to hear from you!

Until Next Time,
It's Tee


  1. lol at your final point, we did snag ourselves a good time indeed. Your application has been accepted of course! It seems we were in sync with the template on work wear. Fashion has changed what would be considered modest in the workplace but there is always a way to make trends more appropriate for the office. Let's do this again lol. Here's to more networking too.

    Princess Audu

  2. i really needed to read this as my sense of work wear is nothing to write my village people about, they too gave up on me a long time ago, LOL.......... Kudos


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