Thursday, January 5, 2012

PFC #12: From Night to Day

This month’s Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by Khatu of I am Khatu:
The Challenge: Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear. Bonus points if you can restyle it for work! 


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[Night Outfit worn on NYE]
Jacket :: Guess
Shoes :: Aldo Nolton
Skirt :: Xoxo via Macy's
Earrings :: Swapped

I've always wondered - is leather appropriate for work? So for my 1st PFC challenge I wanted to test this theory out by wearing a leather skirt that I wore on NYE to work...a simple leather-panel skirt that is.
Leather can be a little wild - but it is also a classic, and a well-fitted, leather piece could be amazing for the office, if worn appropriately. I think styling is key though - here I opt for a subtle leather-panel skirt so there is just enough of leather to elevate the outfit but with the addition of the slim-fitted blazer, button-up shirt, and shawl they soften up the look making it OK to wear in a professional work setting. I think this look may be appropriate for some work environment depending on how strict the policy is. [i.e. I didn't wear the leopard pumps to work ladies, now THAT would be a little too much, but I needed the height for the pictures]
 
[Day Outfit]
Shawl :: Borrowed
Blazer :: Rampage via Macy's
Shirt :: H&M
Skirt :: Xoxo via Macy's
Shoes :: Aldo Nolton
Earrings :: Swapped

Hope you enjoyed my 1st PFC. Thank you Khatu for hosting! Be sure to check out the rest of the Petite Fashion Challenge participants listed over at I am Khatu.


Thanks for reading!

103 comments:

  1. Great job Thu :) Love your glam outfit!!

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  2. I guess leather for work would depend on the kind of office culture your workplace has. You might not be able to get away with leather in the financial or legal industries, but could in others - especially in the more creative fields.

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  3. you look gorgeous in the leather panel skirt!

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  4. I love the skirt!! you look so beautiful and the outfit is nicely done :-)

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  5. Congrats on your first PFC Thu! I bet you could get away with wearing the skirt at work. Especially if you work in a more relaxed office setting. =)

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  6. you're doing the PFC too?!?!?! sweet!!!
    i wanted to do it but i don't think i'm petite, i'm 5'5 hehe.
    thank you for your lovely comment! i'm following u now, hope u'll follow back doll <3

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  7. Yay on your 1st PFC challenge! That skirt caught my eye on your other post - so edgy chic :)

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  8. i think you totally make it work-appropriate! then again, you have the confidence to pull anything off! love the outfit on you!

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  9. Thu, You totally rock that skirt out of the park! I can't do the heels that high, but you're such a maven, you do it so effortlessly!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  10. Gorgeous heels! You look great!
    xo
    Missy

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  11. Congrat on your first PFC! The pairing of the leather skirt is a great idea.

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  12. Great outfit and transformation. I love reading through all the challenge and see what each bloggers come up with.

    I love your shoes.

    myminibag.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, you did great! I think you night outfit is hotttt, and your daytime one is professional and really well put together :)
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  14. Those cheetah print shoes! swoon!! I LOVE!

    <3Chelsea Elizabeth

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  15. wow, i really love your shoes!!!!!! you look pretty :-)

    xxxxx darlin!

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  16. Thanks so much for visiting. We had a nice New Year, staying home with the children and popping a few of our own fireworks. Love your outfit and those shoes are perfect. Happy New Year.

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  17. Thanks for your comment on my blog:) So cute! Happy new year xxoxo thefashionmarmalade.blogspot.com

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  18. oh thank you :) i like your blog. I follow you and if you want you can follow me :)

    i love your heels :)

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  19. Beautiful look... We love the shoes too..

    Much love from the SABO SKIRT girls!
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  20. You're really pretty! Love the shoes so much!

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  21. I really like your outfit and wish I had all of those things! The panel skirt is chic with a little edge for work -great idea!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by Inspired Design... I am now happily following! How adorable are you?!! LOVE those animal print heels! xo

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  23. wow great work...so pretty and i love the shoes soo cute ...i love the way you made it soo wearable^^
    Mi_Mi
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  24. thanks for ur comment:3 i love the stuff too, the only problem, is the most things were sold out and the pieces, which arrived, were too big for me :S so i sold them to a friend. i was so sad because this were such beautiful clothes X//D Also ur shoes are soo awesome. I want shoes like this too but i dont find anywhere similar ones :( Ur blog is so great ♥

    xoxo

    jadore-la-couture.blogspot.com

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  25. thanks for ur comment:3 i love the stuff too, the only problem, is the most things were sold out and the pieces, which arrived, were too big for me :S so i sold them to a friend. i was so sad because this were such beautiful clothes X//D Also ur shoes are soo awesome. I want shoes like this too but i dont find anywhere similar ones :( Ur blog is so great ♥

    xoxo

    jadore-la-couture.blogspot.com

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  26. I think you nailed it. You totally can wear this outfit to work :)

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  27. such a cute outfit!! loved it!!

    Xoxo
    http://betty-nails.blogspot.com

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  28. Great job! Love your leopard print pumps!

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  29. Ooh I love both versions but I think I prefer your more casual one :D
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  30. Nice Job ! Both outfits are stunning love your leopard shoe !

    if you want we can follow each other ! thanks for commenting in my blog

    Kisses
    Hannah

    Elegantesque Blog 

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  31. love ur outfit :) the leopard shoes are to die for.
    followed you <3

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  32. The work outfit looks fantastic! Professional but stylish and sleek too <3

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  33. thank you so much - and you too - have a wonderful year!!! xoxo

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  34. Love your jacket!
    I'm your new follower!
    xoxo
    Mónica

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  35. wonderful outfit ! thanks for your really nice comment on my blog :) you wanna follow each other ?
    xx
    Bella

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  36. Really interesting challenge that is.
    But I think you've managed it great! The leather panel skirt is beautiful.
    kisses

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  37. Amazing!!!I invite you to visit my blog and if you like it to follw me from google friends and i will be happy to follow you!!!
    XoXo from Italy
    A_C'est moi
    http://www.lamodeouicestmoi.blogspot.com/

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  38. your outfit is so sexy! love it!
    kisses,

    cocò

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  39. absolutely love those heels and your look is fabulous!!

    thanks for your lovely comments about my blog inspiring you :) i always strive for that in my readers :))

    keep dropping by, i have a free giveaway at end of jan :)

    cheers
    hanz
    www.fashionistaera.blogspot.com

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  40. Nice job! You look lovely. I really do love the skirt. :)

    xx Jessica

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  41. Hi beutiful! tnks a lot for ur lovely comment! I really like ur heels! *-*

    Do u want to follow each other? I'm already following u! (:

    xx from

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  42. That is a great look and I love how you seamlessly transitioned it with just the jacket!

    Have a lovely weekend dear and I hope you get some great Zoya shades!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  43. So cute outfits dear: love it!!! :)
    If you like my blog and you wanna... we could followed each other! :)

    KISSES… & Happy 2012!
    Estefanía J. ABSOstyle

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  44. Great post Thu! I like how you added the scarf for daytime!

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  45. It's an awesome idea! :) You added one thing and change character of this outfit - good job. :)
    New look at my fashion blog - let me know what you think about it, please: www.violinstyle.blogspot.com :)

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  46. Thank you for the sweet comment, I love the leopard heels!!! Chic :)

    xo Emma

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  47. Nicely done !
    I think you did a great job styling it for day time wear - the lighter colored wrap made it possible.

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  48. nicely done... I love your leapord heels

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  49. Adorable outfit. I love how you restyled it for a daytime look...and if you didn't have to work, I think the leopard pumps make it fun!
    xo Annie
    newenglandromance.blogspot.com

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  50. divina!! =) hoy nuevo post..n_n

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  51. Those are fun leopard heels! Thanks so much for your sweet comment :)

    sherri

    www.sherriamour.blogspot.com

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  52. nice outcome! i really think you were successful in this challenge, i would definetely wear this in daytime!

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  53. great look honey, i really love it!!!!

    xx

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  54. i love ur animal print shoes!!

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  55. I lovelovelove the black jacket with that black skirt. It has a super sexy tough girl feel to it that I always adore.

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  56. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I absolutely love your blog and great outfits and you look very beautiful

    lv xxx Happy new year

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  57. LOVE your skirt and shoes, you styled both outfits terrifically!

    xo Gillie
    http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com

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  58. I love your skirt and both outfit looks amazing :D Who knew you could wear leather to work or I guess brave enough :D I want a fitted leater skirt now ;)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  59. What a great job hun. You've made it more demure by pairig it with that tailored jacket =) Well done ^_^

    Eeli xx

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  60. You look dead sexy! That skirt and those heels are gorgeous! Perfect for day & night!! Hope you had a great new years! Thanks for your comment hun. Following you xxx

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  61. THAT SKIRT AND SHOES!! Awesome! you so look gorgeous! :)

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  62. Awesome job styling that one, totally work appropriate! And I ♥ your NYE outfit :) Have a nice weekend! xoxo

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  63. you look great..you did a wonderful job styling both outfits!

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  64. great outfit!you did excelent in this chalenge!..I love your shoes...!:D
    ...
    xoxo
    …All in Style…!

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  65. Hi! Thanks so much for visit my blog. Love your jacket and you blog!

    Kisses

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  66. Love that you managed to style the leather into an office outfit. Your sense of style is amazing. Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day! I'd love to see you at it more often :)

    Jess @girlintransitionblog.blogspot.com

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  67. Leather at work? u're really creative=)
    thanks for commenting my lil bog!
    xo darling

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  68. Great outfits! And I love those leopard print shoes!

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  69. I think you did an amazing job, love both outfits :)

    Little Petite

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  70. I think you did an excellent job Thu! I love the blazer with that skirt! :D

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  71. I think this look really works for you- the leather skirt is edgy but you still kept it feminine and daytime appropriate with the accessories!

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  72. Great job! I think you pull this look off very well. My theor is then, adding a blazer to virtually anything makes it look appropriate! You look wonderful!

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  73. Ooh lovely restyle! I love both outfits and the transition from night to day totally works. The skirt looks made for you!!

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  74. I LOVE how you restyled it, your work outfit is so chic. I like the leather skirt with blazer, you make a leather skirt good for daytime which is awesome :)

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  75. cute skirt! and i love the pink scarf

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  76. Thank you for the lovely comment. Cute outfits! I love the heels :)

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  77. Love the outfits! Very chic yet wearable during the day! Great contest!

    xoxo
    www.thefashionmoodboard.com

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  78. love it! good ideas a much fun!

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  79. wow very great style! and the shoes is awesome!! want it!!

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  80. You styled the skirt very well to make it office appropriate. Just by adding the blazer and the button down shirt, it took your great leather skirt from a night out on the town to office professional :)

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  81. very cute!! love the daytime look
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  82. love it!!!!

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  83. Great styling. You look amazing <3.
    XOXO

    http://mywardrobeismycastle.blogspot.com

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  84. Thanks for the lovely comment you left on my blog, really love your blog. Would you like to follow each other? loving the look my the way, great post.

    Aimee
    www.new-yorkdoll.blogspot.com
    xxx

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  85. OMG LOVE YOUR SHOES!!!

    Ordered some leopard print shoes the other day - can't wait to get em!

    Wanna follow each other?

    http://www.oddandchic.com

    xxx

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  86. nice outfit! ^^ Just want to let you know that you received 2 blog awards from me! ^^~~

    http://hitomineko-hn.blogspot.com/2012/01/tgif-blog-awards-mss-post.html#disqus_thread

    xoxo Hitomineko xoxo
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  87. you really worked both of the outfit! very smart and chic for the day look :)

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  88. Your Hair looks so pretty. <3

    Bisou
    Catherine

    http://frlcatherine.com/

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  89. Thu! LOVE that leather panel skirt - it looks great both ways. Of course, I am in love with that fur jacket though!

    Have a wonderful weekend! xo, sam

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  90. I think leather can be totally appropriate for work, you proved it right here by toning down the "sexiness" of it. I love both outfits Thu!

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  91. Thanks for your comments on my PFC outfit.

    Both the looks you posted are great. The leopard print shoes really make it!

    E
    http://ritesofbeauty.blogspot.com

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  92. That skirt us beyond fierce! I wish I had one like it!!

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  93. hahah phew I was going to say that leopard pumps with a leather skirt isn't exactly work-like! I like the idea of incorporating a bit of leather into the daytime with a panel skirt, so this outfit is a win!

    Btw thanks for visiting my blog :)

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