OOTD 12.4.17: Red Blazer & Black Skinny Jeans

red blazer with a white bow top - OOTD 12.4.17: Red Blazer & Black Skinny Jeans by Chicago fashion blogger Visions of Vogue

Red Blazer by Misook (25% off with code MSK6391)| White Bow Tie Top (under $30!) | Black Skinny Jeans | Black Pumps | Black Tote 

I’m back!! Matt and I are home from Dubai and the Maldives (travel guides coming soon) and I’m headed into the office today. I’m jumping right into the spirit with this red blazer! You can also get 25% off with code MSK6391!

I saw this red blazer on Misook’s Instagram and loved the color as well as the slimming detailing on the front and back. Blazers are an investment for your career – they’re timeless and somehow always make you look a little more put together. When you find one that flatters (versus makes you look like a linebacker) like this red blazer, it’s a keeper. I can’t wait to find more ways to style this! I also feel like this red blazer is great for holiday parties – even over a little black dress. It also comes in black and navy if you want a less bold color but I like the red since I already own a blazer in both those other colors.

This white bow top is another tribute to the holidays. I love bows in general because that means the item is usually cinch-able. Meaning, more flattering because you can fit it to your body. And you can never own too many white tops! You can totally repurpose this one year round.

I’m wearing my classic black skinnies that I love because they are instasculpting and don’t fade either (so hard to find with black jeans). And these black pumps are serving me so well! I love the classic cut. Black pointed toe pumps are one of those items that ever girl needs in her closet.

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10 Most Popular Casual Friday Outfit Ideas

It’s been almost two months since I started my daily OOTDs on Instagram Stories! I began them as a way to share the outfits that I wear to work, not thinking so many of you would love them! Finding work outfit inspiration can be tough and not terribly exciting so I’m here to help. Today’s post is all about casual Friday outfit inspiration!

Last week I got a question asking for more casual office looks. Luckily, I work in a casual office and so many of my OOTDs (if not all) are applicable! As a reminder, you can always view them here on the blog! At any time, you can go to my home page, tap the “Fashion” tab and click on “OOTDs” if you miss a day or need to look back at older posts for ideas. They’re all there!

In the last two months, I have posted almost 50 outfits and from those, I wanted to round up the most popular 10. So, here you go! Let me know if you have any questions and as always, you can watch my OOTDs for a walk through of each outfit. I’m on vacation this week so haven’t been posting but I will be back in action next week!

burgundy bell sleeve top

 

Burgundy Bell Sleeve Top | Faux Leather Leggings | Similar Leopard Pumps | Black Trench Coat | Black Work Bag | Marble iPhone CaseLipstick in ‘Crimson’

It also comes in 3 other colors which I’ve linked below (black, white, and navy)!

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OOTD: Neck Sweater & Skinny Jeans

grey cowl neck sweater, flannel top, and high waist paige skinny jeans - OOTD: Neck Sweater & Skinny Jeans by Chicago style blogger Visions of Vogue

Grey Cowl Neck Sweater (8 colors!) | Flannel Top (under $50, 5 colors!) | High Waist Skinny Jeans (33% off, size down a size!) | Grey Pumps | Grey Tote | Grey Coat

So I wore this cowl neck sweater last week alone but wanted to try styling it with layers. I think I might have mentioned that in my Instagram Stories. And I’m so happy with how it turned out! I love that this flannel is super relaxed – the textures worked out perfectly together. This flannel also comes in 5 colors so you have tons of options depending on the color palette you want. If you’re in between sizes, size down – I ordered my regular size because I’m tall though and it wasn’t crazy baggy!

As y’all already know, this cowl neck sweater also comes in 8 colors so between that and the flannel, the color combinations are plentiful. It’s a very lightweight cozy sweater – almost like a thermal. It’s great for the slightly warmer days if you’re in a cold climate where you don’t needs tons of protection under your puffer coat. It’s also great for my west coast and southern girls all the time!

The rest of my outfit is a little deja vu – my high waist skinnies are back in action! These are just so versatile. Last week I talked about how finding the perfect denim is half the battle of styling ankle boots and these jeans are perfect for that too. From pumps to booties to thick snow boots, they are my go to and are the most versatile pair I own.  Just size down a size because they stretch!

Here are some more button down/plaids that are 50% off this weekend!!

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OOTD 11.15.17

bobeau rose gold silk top with kendra scott necklace

Bubble Sleeve Satin Top (6 colors!) | Gold Long Statement Necklace | High Waist Skinny Jeans (33% off, size down one size) | Tan Suede Pumps | Tan Work Tote | Peplum Coat (30% off and surprisingly warm!)

This bubble sleeve satin top is something else! I love the silky texture of it and the bubble sleeves. What I really love though is that the sleeves aren’t crazy big so that they get in your way when you’re doing things during the day. It’s a tasteful amount of “bubble”. Tops like this are perfect for work and are my solution to staying trendy in the office. This top would also be perfect for any type of business pant or skirt as well if you’re in a more conservative office. It can tuck in easily! I’m wearing my regular size and if you’re busty, I’d recommend sizing up a size because it does close at the neck in the back!

Here are all the colors of the top. I’m wearing “mauve”.

I also got the ruffle version of this top in my latest order because these tops are so great for work!

A note on this necklace, if you haven’t heard me say it before, I tend to wear these long statement necklaces a ton during the colder months! I have a silver version of this one as well so that way I have one necklace to go with all my cold toned things and can wear this necklace with my warm toned things. The necklace comes in unlimited colors (you can literally create your own if you go direct to the Kendra Scott store) but I opted for the basics because I wanted to maximize wear. That means, I only need 2 necklaces to get me through the whole year. I’ve had these for at least 3 years so they last a really long time.

I added a third necklace just because I wanted a slight difference though and really loved the tassels. This gold tassel necklace can be worn multiple ways and I probably end up wearing this one the most. It also comes in silver and rose gold. These 3 necklaces are the extent of my long necklace collection! You don’t need much other than this trio!

Here is the steamer we use as I mentioned on Stories! Literally a game changer for our clothing and saves SO much time!

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OOTD 11.14.17

dark green trapeze cable knit sweater with a white button down

Dark Green Cable Knit Trapeze Sweater (4 colors!) | White Button Down | Faux Leather Leggings (these are the ones I swear by!) | Black Pumps | Black Work Tote | Black Trench Coat

Sweaters are a staple in everyone’s closet so when you have the opportunity to take a cute, trendy one and wear it to the office, that makes me incredibly happy. Perhaps it also makes me proud of myself… I showed this in the story but the cut of this cable knit sweater is a little non-traditional because it’s got a swing shape. I wasn’t sure how it would look layered over something but was thrilled when it worked. That just means there is more than one way to wear it and I’m all about that. I ordered my regular size! Here are the other 3 colors:

Breaking out these faux leather leggings again! I’ve been trying hard to show you guys all the different ways you can wear these to the office (browse them all here)! They’re incredibly slimming and I’m a firm believer that every girl should have one pair of these in her closet. They come in multiple colors and the brand just came out with a moto version this year which I also own (and adore).

A note on the button down! This top is by Frank and Eileen. They are really good quality button downs but also pretty pricey. I’ve been asked for a few recommendations for button downs lately and honestly, my go to is always J.Crew Factory. If you missed my sale picks in this past weekend’s sale alert, there were some slippers I’m obsessed with for under $30!

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