Let Bruno Mars Uptown Funk Up Your Day Job

Friday. I’m so restless. I want to be out in the wide world, frolicking and dancing, singing and twirling. But mama’s got bills to pay, so I’m at work. Fortunately, I’m a creative and blasting the jams is part of my PROCESS.  Producer Mark Ronson’s newest release, “Uptown Special” is near ready-made for getting the creative juices flowing. The first release from the album is “Uptown Funk” featuring my petite brown prince, Bruno Mars. The groove flowed all the way through me. All the way. Before long, I had the song on repeat and Bruno was practically my cube-mate. Since Bruno was bringing ALLA the funk to my day job, taking sartorial inspiration from the man was a natural next step.

Do that dance, boy!

Do that dance, boy!

The elements that made Bruno’s outfit retro and hilarious could easily be translated into a sophisticated but eclectic workday style.

The result:

Uptown Funk You Up



Trading the baggy undershirt for a sleek sheath, the shapeless salmon blazer for a structured magenta jacket, and the multiple gold chains for a layered gold necklace takes the look from masculine to undeniably feminine. Though I cannot guarantee your job security if you try to sport that scarf underneath your fedora, let me know if you try it. I love a good laugh.

Go get your hair done and get ready for the freakin’ weekend!

Roller set recommended but not required.

Roller set recommended but not required.


Take me home, Bruno! Get “Uptown Special” available on iTunes.




  1. Lillian
    January 23, 2015 / 1:16 pm

    I was going to say that curlers would set that outfit off! And add a scarf for good measure.

    • Kerri Estella
      January 23, 2015 / 3:10 pm

      Hahahaha Lillian, I’m willing to give you 20 dollars if you do this. Pictures or it didn’t happen!

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