3 Office-to-5@7 Outfits That Slay

Thursday, July 14, 2016



Isn't Thursday the best night of the week to go out on 5@7?

Truly, it cannot get any better than this; getting off work to meet-up with friends and co-workers for good drinks, great food and fun chats about life as of late… To me, it's the perfect occasion to catch up with my girlfriends and hear all about what's going on in their lives since we no longer see each other on the daily, now that we're all University grads. And lucky for us, Montreal is filled with amazing spots to hangout at with a small group, whether you're in for a wild night out or just a quiet gathering. Now comes the tricky part… What to wear?

Since I have a 9 to 5 job, I don't have time to stop by my house and change before going out, otherwise, I would miss half the fun. Truth be told, if you've ever done happy hour in Montreal or really, anywhere around the world, you'll know for a fact that the later you get there, the slimmer are your chances at getting seated right away. Which is why on most Thursdays, I like to opt for outfits that effortlessly transition from day to night. Here are three looks I swear by to take me from a busy day at the office to an awesome night out in town in style...

1) IF YOU'RE GOING OUT FOR DRINKS ON A HOTEL TERRACE


Whenever my after work schedule includes grabbing drinks with friends on a rooftop terrace, I immediately think fun, flirty and comfy. A cute little romper is all that and more, making getting dressed a cinch; no separates, no matching, no worries! At the office, I like to layer it with a midi vest to add dimension to my overall look and I pair the whole thing with a nice pair of crisp white sneakers to avoid driving more attention than necessary to my bare legs. Outside the office, I ditch the sleeveless parka to reveal the gorgeous crochet details on the back of my one-piece and I swap my sneakers for a pair of sexy cognac wedges.


My address book for the best terraces in Montreal includes


55, rue Saint-Jacques Ouest (8th floor)
Vieux-Montréal, Québec
H2Y 3X2, CANADA

Reservations: 514.904.1201 or,

         



1250, boul. Robert-Bourassa
Montréal, Québec
H3B 3B8, CANADA

Reservations: 514.657.5000 or,

      



106, Saint-Paul Ouest (5th floor)
Vieux-Montréal, Québec
H2Y 1Z3, CANADA

Reservations: 514.788.4021 or,

         


By day, I was wearing: JustFab White Crochet Romper ($39,99 at JustFab.ca) | JustFab White 'Melly' Sneakers (ON SALE! $14,99 at JustFab.ca) | SNOWMAN New York Navy 'Embrace' Sleeveless Parka ($348,00 at SNOWMAN) | Louis Vuitton Monogram 'Neverfull' Tote ($1 610,00 at Louis Vuitton) | TRIWA 'Dawn' Lansen time bracelet ($199,00 at TRIWA)

By night, I was wearing: JustFab White Crochet Romper ($39,99 at JustFab.ca) | JustFab Cognac 'Willow' Wedges (SOLD OUT! $39,99 similar here) | Michael Kors Croc Embossed Leather Mini Bag (SOLD OUT! $148,00 similar here) | TRIWA 'Dawn' Lansen time bracelet ($199,00 at TRIWA)


2) IF YOU'RE ATTENDING A NETWORKING EVENT


Networking or alumni events seriously are the worst bits when it comes to dressing accordingly. Although they're meant to be informal gatherings to network with peers and former classmates, the whole thing really is quite formal. You want to make sure that your look sends out the right message about you; professional, go-getter and fabulous.

Being the sucker that I am for one-pieces, I usually opt for a simple, black, strapless jumpsuit to take me from day to night in style and comfort. By day, I like to give it a functional twist by wearing it over a plain white tee; just a fun, different way to cover-up bare shoulders ;) I throw on a pair of sneakers, a matching golf cap (the dad's hat thing will seriously up you cool factor this season!) and carry my stuff around in a backpack for extra conveniency. By night, I switch cover-ups, taking off my t-shirt and throwing on a brightly colored jacket (don't want to go unnoticed, now do we?). I swap my casual flats for some fancy black stilettos, kiss my comfy backpack goodbye and say hello to a classic suede , one-shoulder alternative.

My address book for the best 5@7 in Montreal includes

Every Thursday

950, rue Ottawa
Montréal, Québec
H3C 1S4, CANADA

Reservations: 514.879.1166 or,

      



364, rue de la Commune Est
Vieux-Montréal, Québec
H2Y 1J3, CANADA

Reservations: BISTRO | NIGHTCLUB

      



701, Côte de la Place d'Armes
Vieux-Montréal, Québec
H2Y 2X6, CANADA

Reservations: 514.904,1201 or,

      


By day, I was wearing: Sinequanone Black Strapless Jumpsuit (SOLD OUT! $375,00 similar here) | JustFab White 'Melly' Sneakers (ON SALE! $14,99 at JustFab.ca) | STAMPD White T-Shirt ($60,00 at HBX.com) | Everything Black 'Monster' Backpack (SOLD OUT! $2 450,00 similar here) | NIKE White Golf Hat ($40,99 at Lids.ca)

By night, I was wearing: Sinequanone Black Strapless Jumpsuit (SOLD OUT! $375,00 similar here) | & Other Stories Black Strappy Sandals (SOLD OUT! $415,00 similar here) | Topshop Bright Orange Blazer (SOLD OUT! $240,00 similar here) | River Island Black Suede Chain Handbag ($90,00 at RiverIsland.com)


3) IF YOU'RE HEADING TO A RESTAURANT FOR HAPPY HOUR


Anyone hungry yet? Me, always! After one of those busy weeks, I like to kick-off the weekend a little early and makes plan for an evening of delicious eats and drinks along with my besties. Cocktailing and dining out probably are my favourite occasions to dress up and look all cute, and transitioning from office-wear to evening wear is by far, the simplest yet, the best-est ;) During a regular day at work, I aim for my usual feminine and polished look, often going for a navy ruffled skirt with floral pattern details, a tennis style, button-up polo shirt, a nice pair of leather ballet flats and a matching handbag. When time comes to clock and head out, I simply take off my polo, revealing a simple, spaghetti-straps fitted tank top, and swap my ballerina flat for a sexy pair of lace up blush sandals. Bag stays. What do we think? Easy, breezy!

My address book for the best happy hour in Montreal includes


3581, boul. St-Laurent
Montréal, Québec
H2X 2T6, CANADA

Reservations: 514.564.5074 or,

      



1708, rue Notre-Dame Ouest
Montréal, Québec
H3J 1M3, CANADA

Reservations: 514.439.1130 or,

   



1351, rue Rachel Est
Montréal, Québec
H2J 2K2, CANADA

Reservations: 514.544.1333 or,

      


By day, I was wearing: Zara Flower Print Skirt (SOLD OUT! $106,00 similar here) | JustFab Blush 'Clara' Ballet Flats (SOLD OUT! $14,95 similar here) | Burberry Brit Light Pink Polo Shirt ($195,00 at Nordstrom) | Furla Light Pink Saffiano Leather Handbag (SOLD OUT! $286,00 similar here)

By night, I was wearing: Zara Flower Print Skirt (SOLD OUT! $106,00 similar here) | JustFab Blush 'Morely' Sandals (ON SALE! $14,95 at JustFab.ca) | GAP White Basic Cami ($17,00 at GAP) | Furla Blush Saffiano Leather Handbag (SOLD OUT! $286,00 similar here)





1 comment :

  1. I always love fashion clothing and always have appreciation for those who love it. The above dresses, sandal and bag are so beautiful and the color combination is so gorgeous as well. Anyway, thanks for sharing this.
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