9 to 5 Style – Florals

Welcome to 9 to 5 Style! The third Monday of every month Fonda of Savvy Southern Chic, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and I will showcase a theme featuring our individual takes on a professional look. Our aim is to inspire and show professional style does not have to mean boring and without personality. We hope you enjoy our 9 to 5 Style!


Last month was the inaugural post for 9 to 5 Style with Fonda of Savvy Southern Chic and Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots and they each featured a look with a tan blazer. This month I’m collaborating with them and we are featuring floral. They both have great style and know how to look polished for a day at the office. So excited to be a part of this collaboration!

Floral! Don’t you just love floral in the Spring? I sure do! It’s not just for casual looks either. It can definitely be worn to the office. I found the best floral blouse one day as I was walking through H&M during my lunch break. It was on sale for $10. Yes, I said $10 and I think it’s one of my best purchases ever.

black floral top

Can you see that it has the perfect tie at the neck? I love a blouse with a tie at the neckline. Always seems so classic and put together.

black floral

Of course, any look for the office is better with a pencil skirt, right? Yes, a pencil skirt works but I also have a light blue pair of pencil pants that looks even more fabulous than this skirt. They are also from H&M. You’ll have to check back because I promise I’ll feature those as well.

pencil skirt & floral

Another reason I love a blouse that ties at the neck is because it allows for simplicity. It is enough all by itself without wearing jewelry. I’ve come to the place where I’m looking for polished and put-together looks that are not over done. When I look back at what I was putting together a few years ago, I see that I had a lot going on. That’s not necessarily bad but most often these days I’m looking for less and better. Simple, simplicity…

pencil skirt & floral

And since it’s April in Texas, we are inundated with wind. It seems likes it blows every day and all the time. As we were trying to pictures for this post the wind took off with my hair. That explains this picture. Enjoy!


Y’all enjoy your Spring. I hope it’s sunny and warm…and maybe not windy wherever you are today. I hope it’s beautiful!

Carrie ~ xoxo

Where I’m linking up.







  • Savvy Southern Chic

    That blouse is the perfect floral for the office! You look so polished!

  • Living on Cloud Nine

    I love when florals are on a darker backdrop! This is gorgeous and classy you beautiful babe!!

    • Thank you, friend! This is my favorite floral ever!

  • Goodness, Carrie, I can see why this blouse is a favorite! I am in love with it – the dark floral and tie neck are personal favorites. Looking forward to seeing this beautiful top with your pencil pants, too. So glad to have you on board, as I truly enjoy your office style.

    • So glad to be a part of this collaboration, Jennie!

  • That blouse is perfect for the pencil skirt. Can’t wait to see it paired with pants!

  • Jodie Filogomo

    I used to think florals were way too girly!! But this is a perfect example of how a floral shirt could work so well in the work arena!! It’s a lovely look, Carrie!

  • I’m really embracing floral for the first time this year and I can’t get enough!

    • I think it fits with your whimsical side.

  • I love you in florals- especially the cut of that shirt; shows off your ripped arms.

  • What a gorgeous blouse, I can’t believe it was just $10! What a great find. I love it with the pencil skirt and those wedges!

  • The floral print top is so beautiful. Paired with the pencil skirt, it makes for a chic corporate outfit. I love it!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Karen Tucci

    I love this outfit! A black pencil has always been my favorite 9-5 piece.

  • This is a fun collaboration – almost makes me wish I work in an office! Love this dark floral on you, and you always look fabulous in pencil skirts.

  • lol the wind – LOVE that floral top! so pretty! You’re looking great my friend

  • This is such a great look! So many options with this top. The blue pants are fab with it too! So easy to slip on a blazer if you can’t wear sleeveless tops. Super cute look!


  • Laura

    I have a few tie neck blouses and love them too! They are so classic and elegant looking! Yours is especially gorgeous with the floral print!

  • I love neck ties on tops too! I’m all for simple; anything that requires less work or thought in the morning when getting ready. Love that last picture:)!

  • I love outtakes! Haha! You’re always polished to me, even when you’re casual, but this look is super pretty and polished!

  • Beautiful Carrie! I have this print in a dress from HM and I love the purple flowers and dark floral. You look great in the pencil skirt as well.
    thanks for linking
    jess xx

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to the Top of the World Style. What a great look for the office.

  • Our wind has been relentless. 60 mph gusts almost every day. My hair doesn’t look terribly styled on a calm day but lately I look like I don’t have a brush or a mirror at home. Perfect 9-5 outfit!

  • What a perfect 9 to 5 look! Love the floral top