A Sophisticated Work Outfit and a Life Update.

Guys, I cannot catch a break. Between always working hard, working almost every Saturday and long weekends for that matter, making sure Vivian does her homework, dropping her off to school every morning, trying to spend as much quality time with her as possible, Instagramming, blogging, writing and whatnot, we have that other thing we have to worry about and take care of and it is the most important thing of all: HEALTH. Since Sunday Vivian hasn't been feeling very well, but I had promised her we were going to one of my best friends to carve pumpkins with her and her son and I kept my promise. She forgot all about her coughing and bad scratchy voice. The kids carved and painted their pumpkins, drew and painted pictures, we ordered carryout, watched "The Elf" (which believe it or not it was the first time that Vivian or I) and called it a day. I really wanted to write a blog post, but all I wanted to do when I got home was go to bed early and sleep, after all I had a super early day on Monday. 

Monday morning, Viv still woke up with her scratchy voice but didn't have any fever so I opted to take her to school and let her sleep a half hour longer and drove her to school instead of taking the bus. Unfortunately her school called a couple of times, between 11.00 and noon because my poor baby wasn't feeling good. The earliest I could leave work was 1.00 P.M. and even had to go back because I had some important meeting and speaking of Monday, today's outfit that I am blogging is indeed from Monday when our highs were about 64 degrees, it felt like mid Spring, let me tell you. But after picking Vivian from school, she got a fever later on Monday and to make a long story - short, she has been sick ever since and continues to be sick. She has missed school for two days and it looks like tomorrow which is Halloween will be the third day she misses school. I took her to the doctor yesterday morning which also means I had to miss work. Her doctor said she has croup. And I cannot take her to school until her voice and cough feel a lot better. Not only is she missing school for the third day in a row tomorrow, but she is also missing her school Halloween celebration and trick or treating tomorrow night. Plus, it is expected to be very chilly here tomorrow and lots of rain. My poor baby. Please, please keep Vivian and I in our prayers, we need some good vibes our way. As I mentioned, our health and our kids' health is super important!! 

As I mentioned above, this is the outfit I wore on Monday, I had a big important day, though it got cut short because I had to pick off my sweetie early from school (due to her being ill). I wasn't able to take any full-outfit pictures of this look, everything I snapped is a selfie through my phone. But I quite liked the outfit and because it is such a Sophisticated Work Outfit, I decided to share it with you, on the blog. I am wearing one of my favorite blouses - a Cherry-Print Black+White Pussybow Blouse - and I paired it with a Classy+Sexy Black Faux Leather Wrap Pencil Skirt, both pieces are by LOFT and I love them. On the bottom I am wearing Sheer Polka Dot Black Tights and Open-Toe Black Booties. This is a very chic Black+White, Monochromatic Outfit and one thing is for sure: I will re-wear it again and take full head to toe photos with it. Plus, this outfit got a few compliments, by both men and women. Do you like this office-chic look?! I hope so.


  1. This is a pretty outfit for the office. I totally hear ya. Managing kids and blogging and a job is crazy. I don't have a job (outside of Mom), but I do have an elderly Dad who I need to take care of. It's so tough to manage it all.
    x, Julie | ThisMainLineLife.com

  2. Ada, I love this outfit! It is super chic and sophisticated! But more importantly, I feel terrible for poor Vivian. It breaks our momma hearts so much to see our kids sick, doesn’t it? And then when it happens during special holiday occasions that they have to miss. Poor thing. I am sending lots of healing energy your way!


  3. Awww Ada I am so sorry sweet Vivian is missing all the Halloween festivities! Ugh, that is tough. I sure do feel for you as well, you are so busy and being a single, working mom to a little one is a huge job and then trying to blog on top of it. I don't know how you do it - please take care of yourself in all of this!

  4. Lovely blouse! Hope that your daughter feels better soon, it's so hard when the kids are sick. I'm lucky I have a supportive company and with hubby able to take time off too and both sets of parents near us we have a heap of help!

  5. My youngest had the croup a couple weeks ago but thankfully the steroids the doc gave him made a big difference. The night before I took him to the doc was awful and we were both exhausted. I feel like the first 3 months of school are filled with germs! I hope your lil Vivian feels much better soon!
    Your blouse is very sweet: the print is so dainty.

  6. So sorry to hear your daughter is not feeling well! Hoping she's getting to feeling better very soon!! My daughter recenly had to miss 4 days of school due to a very high fever, sore throat and followed by a bad cough. So much going around!! Hubby and I both got sick as well and I've lost my voice for a week now, hoping it improves soon or a visit to the doctor may be in order. Again, sending losts of get well wishes your daughter's way!
    Loving your workwear outfit! And thank you for hosting the linkup!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Your blouse is so pretty and I love this chic work look! I'm so sorry Vivian is not feeling well! Hope she feels better soon!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  8. I hope Vivian feels better soon Ada, its tough with little ones especially when you are a working mom. I remember those days when my son was little and I had a full time job. Hang in there and enjoy as they grow so fast.

  9. Hi Ada,
    Aww, poor Vivian! I hope she does get over being sick soon. It sounds like you have a full schedule.
    Lovely blouse, it has a 50s vibe with the litle cherry print, love it!
    jess xx

  10. Love this outfit for work with the sophisticated black and white color scheme. So sorry to here Vivian is not feeling well-best wishes for a speedy recovery!

  11. Oh I sure hope Vivian is feeling better so that she can enjoy Halloween a bit! I think that is a fabulous outfit!

  12. Poor Vivian! I hope she feels better soon! She didn't miss much trick or treating! Last night was awful outside!

  13. As a career woman, I know how finding the right clothes for work is a challenge that every woman has to go through every workday



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