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weekends and the dress code

04/24/2013 34 Comments

weekends and the dress code

04/24/2013 34 Comments

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When I pulled in to Panera last Saturday morning for our breakfast usual — two power sandwiches and a large iced tea for me, in case you were wondering but you probably weren’t — the drive-thru line was wrapped around the building. Ain’t nobody got time for that. I parked the car and ran inside to order.

One of two girls working the front register asked if I was headed to the big swim meet at the community pool across the street. “No, I’m going to work,” I replied.

You’re allowed to wear that to work?!

My first reaction was to panic. Did I leave the house without pants?! Was the dress I pulled from the closet this morning in my sleepy stupor actually a sheer bathing suit cover-up? Crazier things have happened when dressing myself; like the time I rushed home on my lunch break many years ago, switched my stilettos for Chad’s flip-flops to take a baby Doak outside, and headed back to my super-corporate-dress-code office still wearing giant dirty men’s Reefs.

After silently affirming my decency with a quick mental head-to-toe check, I explained that I owned a flower shop and kept my style pretty casual, especially on weekends. She was still incredulous about a dress code that would permit clothing fit for a day at the beach, so her co-worker chimed in with, “She said it’s hers, so she can wear whatever she wants!!”

Yes, the power to write your own dress code is one of the perks of being self-employed. One of just a few. That business of being able to make your own hours and take as many vacations as you want is baloney.

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{ lace dress: Macy’s clearance, $20 | Nine West hat | Gianni Bini sandals | snakeskin clutch purchased at an outlet store }
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Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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34 Comments

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  • ferrahka 05/27/2013 at 3:28 pm

    You are one gorgeous lady !!
    I’m a new blogger and I hope I can become like you:)
    Lots of love xoxo

    • keiralennox 05/28/2013 at 8:08 am

      Well aren’t you sweet! Thank you very much, and good luck with your blog!

  • kızlaramoda 05/22/2013 at 3:43 pm

    çok güzelllllll

  • Shannon 04/30/2013 at 3:25 am

    so cute!

  • Look Alike Couture 04/29/2013 at 4:57 pm

    I love the dress! And I’m jealous of your flower shop. How lovely!

  • meryscarsa 04/26/2013 at 11:02 am

    I love your dress, shoes, hat and bag!!! Great idea for work.

    Warmest regards from capturaviaje.com.

  • sarahhut1980 04/26/2013 at 4:24 am

    Reblogged this on sarahhutchinson80.

  • fulpallenwrestling 04/25/2013 at 8:23 pm

    Love the sandals! Those are on my summer wish list :)
    http://fulpallenwrestling.wordpress.com

  • SimplyChic 04/25/2013 at 2:35 pm
  • afireworkinprogress 04/25/2013 at 1:54 pm

    Adorable! Love your weekend style. I could use a weekend makeover!!

  • annikalove 04/25/2013 at 1:18 pm

    Love it ! You look a bit like Demi Lovato ! :)

  • elizrodrig 04/25/2013 at 11:10 am

    I love your hat and outfit! Great to get dressed for work how you wish!

  • manchesterflickchick 04/25/2013 at 9:04 am

    I really like brightly coloured lace dresses but I never quite got my head around how to wear one (pretty, sexy, fun and fancy all at once???), it never occurd to me to wear one in the day teamed with flatts. Thanks for the ispiration.

    • keiralennox 04/25/2013 at 5:17 pm

      That’s why I love them so much! They’re surprisingly versatile :) I’ve worn this dress to a cocktail party with heels, too.

  • Heather P. at Fancy Alter Ego 04/25/2013 at 8:26 am

    Cute outfit! I think it’s perfect for a Saturday work day!

  • Elise Cathrin 04/25/2013 at 5:41 am

    Love your outfit!

  • nikyvanloo 04/25/2013 at 3:49 am

    what a lovely dress!

  • shakeabush 04/25/2013 at 3:42 am

    Love this outfit, the colour of your dress is lovely! I wish it was warm enough here in the UK to wear outfits like that more often!

  • Chelsie (@chelsiemoss) 04/25/2013 at 12:18 am

    haha, that would have been my first reaction, too! love the look :)

    x chelsie / chelsiedarling.com

  • Shin 04/24/2013 at 11:19 pm

    Loving the dress! Gorgeous blue:)

  • allinasoiree 04/24/2013 at 10:34 pm

    Really cute style!

  • slimpossiblemission 04/24/2013 at 9:31 pm

    I LOVE your dress!

  • Super cute, and if you wore that in my little country town everyone would think you were dressed up! Ahh the differences. Great color too :)
    ~Rachelle

  • tashandtora 04/24/2013 at 6:57 pm

    Love the look!

  • musingsoftheamusingmuse 04/24/2013 at 6:54 pm

    You had me at “ain’t nobody got time for that”. Cute outfit!

  • Suezanne 04/24/2013 at 6:45 pm

    Love the color! And I think it’s appropriate for anytime.I like how not all your pic’s are just from the front. So many Hollywood pic’s are only taken of the front and I’m like show me the back of the hair once in a while:) Love your style.

  • Cait 04/24/2013 at 6:33 pm

    Love that dress! And I think it’s completely appropriate for a flower shop!

  • Rachel 04/24/2013 at 6:28 pm

    Cute dress!

  • azbacoats 04/24/2013 at 6:06 pm

    Really like the elbow length ruffle sleeve. Adorable.

  • shannon 04/24/2013 at 5:44 pm

    I love this outfit!!! From the hat to the shoes it’s perfection!
    http://www.shannonheartsblog.com

  • twohotcoffees 04/24/2013 at 5:40 pm

    So cute! Love it :) So funny that you included the Ain’t nobody got time for that link, I just did the same thing on a post about the weekend. Great minds think alike!

    http://twohotcoffees.com/2013/04/20/2242/

  • sweetspassion 04/24/2013 at 5:21 pm

    Your weekend style is great and inspires me. ;) <3 it

  • buttonsandbirdcages 04/24/2013 at 5:19 pm

    Literally sitting in a Panera drinking Iced Tea right now (their iced tea is amazing!) LOVE this outfit! Very cute

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