one thing in which I'm very interested in is how (Sweet) Lolita's or Fairy Kei, Oshare Kei, Gyaru-lovers or so on are dressed when they have to go to their workplace and how their colleagues are reacting to it. As long as you are a student or pupil you're still pretty free and easy in matters of dresscode but when you're entering the business world it is mostly a bit more difficult.
I am a pretty lucky person because I do not have to wear a uniform or something like that. I am a trained management assistant in office communication. I've been working for almost 6 years now at my employment - a well-known research institute/organisaton. My colleagues knew me therefore already for a time and are used to my "supposedly" flashy/noticeable fashion style and look. It is also okay for my boss. But, eventhough they all tolerate my colorful, or better, pink look, I am trying not to exaggerate my look when I have to go to work - in the end I am only going to my workplace and not to an event. ;) So, Im not an "Everyday Lolita".
Below you cann see a few of my my "work outfits" or everyday look/style - for me, it is nothing unusual, but for some reason I am quite "infamous" for my look at the institute ö_Ö :
|together with Don <3|
At last years christmas party of our institute and of our "neighbour-institute" I wore for the very first time a Lolita Outfit in sight of my colleagues and I wore the same outfit during a workshop as I went on a business trip to Munich:
|Christmas party 2012|
|during business trip in Munich|
You see actually I do not wear any Lolita-clothes when Im in my workplace.. til yet. But I sworn to myself that I will wear a pretty complete Sweet Lolita-outfit during my last day in my workplace before I will flight to Japan finally in less than two month! I also want to wear a Casual Lolita Outfit during our annual office outing in about two weeks (keep fingers crossed that we will have clear weather). <3
Well, when looking at those outfit photos of me, you may would think that I have a hard time and no one really takes me seriously, but I gain nevertheless everyone's respect and everyone is putting their trust in my words when I am explaning them f. e. stuff about the 7th Framework Programme (THE funding programme of the european commission). To be honest, I really don't know how I am doing this split between my flashy look AND such a serious and "dry" subject like the European Framework Programme - but I'm glad that it works well. ^O^
How about you? Can you dress-up like you want when you have to go to your workplace?