OOTD 10.16.17

black blazer with gold buttons from nordstrom

Blazer Blazer with Gold Buttons | $28 White Tunic | High Waisted Skinny Jeans (33% off!! size down one size!) | Classic Black Work Pumps | Gold Pearl Necklace | $20 Marble iPhone Cover | Striped Kate Spade Watch

Monday is here and it’s back to work! Borrowing from the boys a little with this structured blazer. It’s definitely not as stuffy or boxy as a suit blazer. I also really love the gold buttons (a really chic but flashy detail). The length is really good and the fit is perfect – just order your regular size. Since the blazer is so structured, you could get away with wearing less structured pieces underneath it. I’m wearing it with this white tunic that I’ve styled multiple times but you could pair almost anything under it. It also comes in a gorgeous burgundy color!

I’m wearing these high waisted skinnies again because they make tucking in tops like this almost fool proof. I’ve tried to do this with my medium rise jeans and it just doesn’t work as well. They’re also cropped at the ankles which makes them perfect for pairing with these black pumps.

I also put on this striped watch today. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately to help myself stay on time. It looks really chic too and can be worn with several different types of tops. I styled it with a striped top in this post because you can never have enough stripes!

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OOTD 10.13.17

gingham pencil skirt

Gingham Pencil Skirt | Similar Grey Ruffle Sweater |Grey Pumps | $20 iPhone Cover

There is nothing quite as classy as a pencil skirt. I love them so much for the office and even outside of it at times. The shape is just one that works really well on the female figure especially when it comes with a high waist. Thank god for high waists. This gingham pencil skirt was another item that I couldn’t wait to re-style for you guys. While last time, I paired it with a white button down, I wanted to try a sweater this time. In light of some very fall-like weather in Chicago, this is more of a reality this week!

For sweaters, I broke out this ruffle sleeve grey knit. I love that the ruffles bring an element of fun to this office appropriate look. This sweater can also be worn with jeans easily and is just a great basic. I didn’t size down in this one because I wanted the flexibility to wear a little baggy or like this (rolled up) with more structured pieces! I found a few more gorgeous ones while I was shopping for this one and some are under $50 (this one sold out already so snag these quick!).

I’m also wearing these grey pumps for the third time this week. I swear they are such a great shoe for the office!

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OOTD 10.12.17

grey bell sleeve dress for the office

Grey Bell Sleeve Dress | Grey Pumps | $20 iPhone Cover

I’m feeling a little glam after coming off of last night’s event with Simon G. Jewelry and Modern Luxury Magazine! So, it’s time to break out the dresses again. I love this grey shift dress because it isn’t form fitting so it’s not too revealing for the office. The sleeves also are a deep green hue which is perfect for fall and make for a fun little surprise. I am wearing my regular size!

Because I know a few of you always ask about accessories with my work OOTDs, I would pair this dress with a black bag if you wanted to swap out these grey pumps (also styled here yesterday) for the black pumps! But since I liked the grey on grey, I might go a little bolder with this pink tote that you also saw on my bookshelf as decor!

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OOTD 10.11.17

 

Pink Peplum Jacket | $20 White Cold Shoulder Top | Skinny Jeans (size down one size) | Grey Pumps (also love these with a pom!) | Tassel Chain Necklace | Bar Necklace

If you’re looking for a fun twist on a basic blazer, this pink peplum jacket is the answer! It’s under $100 too! I’ve been styling blush pink with so many color palettes lately that it’s become almost a neutral. Try pink with white, grey, leopard, and even olive if you’re looking for a little inspiration! If you’re in between sizes, size up on this jacket especially if you’re tall! Topshop tends to run small!

If you missed this $20 cold shoulder tee (also styled here and here), it’s a great basic to wear alone or under layers. You can never own enough white tops. Especially affordable ones like this cold shoulder! My other favorite basic is this white tunic which is $27 and comes in 9 colors now!

Mixing up the pumps today with grey. Another grey basic that can be paired with almost anything. I’ve had my eye on these pom pumps for awhile and now that I’m writing this, have added them to my cart. Happy Wednesday!

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OOTD 10.10.17

J.crew blue cardigan, blue Jared Lang button down, and black CeCe A-Line Skirt for the office

Royal Blue Cardigan (comes in 4 colors!) | Similar Blue Button Down | Black A-Line Skirt (also worn here) | Black Pumps | Black Work Tote | $20 Marble iPhone Cover

I literally couldn’t wait to wear this skirt a different way! While I styled it last week with a fun, trendy ruffle sleeve top, today’s outfit is much more classic. It just goes to show how versatile this skirt is!

It’s a little cooler in Chicago today so I’m breaking out the double layers with this wool trimmed cardigan. I loved the rich royal blue color and the silk-like trim. And the tiny pockets! Such a cute preppy look! This cardigan comes in multiple colors and I had such a hard time deciding on one because they’re all gorgeous!

Underneath, I’m layering a classic blue button down. Mine is old by a brand called Jared Lang (they only make men’s shirts now and this is the only brand Matt wears). So here are a few similar ones:

Note that I’ve styled this skirt twice with blue tops but it can truly go with any color top. I just really happen to like the color blue I guess lately. I feel like it’s also a really standard color in the workplace.

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