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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How to Wear All Black

how to wear all black

Faux Leather Moto Jacket | $28 Black Tunic | Black Skinny Jeans | Similar Burgundy Pumps | Colorblock Crossbody Bucket Bag | $55 Black Sunglasses | Lipstick in ‘Crimson’

Whether you want to channel that chic NYC girl vibe or your workplace requires you be in an all black uniform, there’s an art to wearing all black. It’s not something that is mastered overnight. Despite how easy it sounds, it can present a few different challenges to achieve this flattering and slimming look. So let me break it down and share my tips on how to wear all black.

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OOTD 11.10.17

white tunic and pink heathered cardigan

Pink Heathered Cardigan | $28 White Tunic | Faux Leather Moto Leggings (the best!) | Black Pumps | Marble iPhone Case | Lipstick in “Currant”

It’s been quite a whirlwind of a week! I’m finally back in Chicago (just in time for more rain). This week I was in NYC for 2018 financial planning meetings for my day job and I felt like I didn’t get even a minute of down time! Between meeting our NY based team, corporate meetings, and networking, I’m exhausted!

Which brings me to this comfy outfit! You’ve been seeing me wear these moto leggings (and the regular ones) in quite a few ways lately! They’re just so comfortable for the colder months especially when you’ve been at the office for long hours. While some people say leggings aren’t appropriate for work, I’ve had fun showing you how to style them and make them appropriate (here and here)!

If you missed the first way I styled this cardigan, you can see how I wore it for a weekend look with a grey ruched bodycon dress here! It’s super soft and comes in 2 colors. Exactly what I want to be wearing on a Friday after a long week. I love the subtle pink hues and the heathered texture. When you’re wearing sweaters every day of winter, you want something unique!

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OOTD 11.9.17

black striped bp top from nordstrom for the office

$19 Striped BP Top | Ivory Cardigan | High Waist Skinny Jeans (size down one size) | Black Pumps | Bar Necklace | $20 Marble iPhone Case

Today I’m spending a few hours in the New York office and then traveling back to Chicago so I wanted to be super comfortable (without wearing these  leggings again). That meant breaking out this $19 striped top which is cotton and comes in 6 colors! I also own the white version as well as the olive. They are so good for layering under almost everything and at $19, it doesn’t break the bank either! Hallelujah! This is how to style your weekend basics for the office!

I also love how fuzzy this ivory cardigan is. The Ryder cardigan is another favorite of mine but this one is much fuzzier which means it’s cozier too. I needed a good white cardigan – one that wasn’t too white and this one is perfect. Just make sure to size down because it does run big!

It’s no surprise that I’m wearing these high waist jeans and black pumps again! Both are staples for my office wardrobe! In case you were looking for a different color pump, these come in 13 different colors and run true to size!

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