8.12.2014

Work Appropriate

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It's not all that often that I find a dress that's deemed "work appropriate" due to all of the crazy policies regarding too much leg showing, too little sleeves covering, too much cleavage on display, etc etc blah etc. So, when I find something that is a) long enough b) has sleeves 3) doesn't show the ladies off left and right and 4) still fits cute and doesn't make me look 100% Amish, I am all over it. Throw in the fact that it is hand made and BAM, I'll take two please. Because you know what, you just don't find em' homemade anymore people. 

What's even cooler yet, is that the home of this dress, Mata Traders, is a fair trade clothing and accessory company who designs all of their pieces in Chicago, but then works with women's cooperatives in India and Nepal to actually make the items. They weave, hand embroider, hand block print, and all sorts of other awesome things that I wouldn't have the first clue how to do. By supporting their work they are able to provide for their families who may not have much support otherwise. Basically it's a win/win situation for all because this dress--workplace gold I tell you. You know what's else gold (technically copper] this bracelet that I have been staring at for the past who knows how long when I should be writing this post. The next dress on my to purchase list? This one. Hashtag OMGILOVEIT. 

Because the fine people of Mata Traders want you to delight in their items, this dress I'm wearing up above particularly, they are giving one away--that's right---one of you plus me get to become the twins emoticon. I can't even contain my excitement. Be sure to check them out on Instagram + Facebook and get to town below entering. 

But first, now I'm curious--what's your favorite thing to wear to work? Do share. 


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18 comments:

  1. Oooh thanks for this! What is it with every dress in a store being sleeveless? It seems like every time I go shopping I am asking 'do they not think women work.' Great dress!

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  2. That is super cute!! And what a great company!

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  3. Super cute dress! Could even transition to fall/winter perfectly!!

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  4. This is great - LOVE the dress. I prefer wearing dresses with a cute tapered blazer, or the awesome awesome Editor pants from Express.

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  5. Love the dress and I love what the company stands for.

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  6. Loving your post & pics ,
    & those shoes are just WOW

    N@NY

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  7. This is so pretty! It doesn't look too stiff, love it. You look great in it! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.
    xoxo Allison
    http://allisons-eye.com/

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  8. Mata is my favorite dress company. Love that they are fair trade. I just made an order with them two days ago. My favorite dresses from them have pockets in them.

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  9. That dress is beautiful! So excited to check out their other clothes since I am forever looking for appropriate office clothes.

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  10. That dress is too cute - sounds like I am lucky, my workplace is pretty lenient wardrobe wise so I can wear a sundress one day and jeans the next! XO, D

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  11. Oh my goodness, what a fantastic company! Thanks for the introduction!

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  12. That dress is gorgeous. It being fair trade is just a bonus. My favorite thing to wear to work is elastic waist bands. On anything. I sit all day so those are totally preferred.

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  14. I actually wear a lot of Mata Traders dresses to work myself! They're great for the office. My work's dress code is a little more lax than your standard business-professional though, so people normally wear jeans to the office. Sometimes I feel overdressed for putting on nice dresses, but I love dressing nicely and expressively, especially for work!

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  15. I LOVE this dress! I need to get one for my job - super corporate casual in my office!

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  16. Cute dress for Spring or Fall. When meeting with clients I tend to wear dress pants, a colorful top and a cardigan. Top it all off with jewelry and a great bag.

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