How to Make Business Attire Fun

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Let’s face it, work attire can be boring. When I shop for items for work, I always try to find things that have some sort of twist to it. When I saw this blazer, I knew I had to have it, because of the fun print. I love how it is a tailored blazer, but has a fun dot print. Honestly, anything with dots is a win in my book.

So, when shopping for work clothes look for things that are different and will make getting dressed for the office fun.

Blazer: Banana Republic similar here here and here ~ Shirt: Thrifted similar here ~ Pants: Express

Outfits of the Week

Over on my Instagram, I’ve been taking daily outfit photos and sharing them in my stories. I wanted to start sharing what I wear on a daily basis. You know an authentic outfit of the day, I even take them as a mirror pic. Just to give you all an idea of what my daily lifestyle is, I work a corporate job, in marketing and I typically dress in business casual. I should also say, these outfits are over a few weeks. My company offers working from home and on those days I don’t get dressed.

One of my favorite looks is to wear all black and to add a pop of color. It makes me feel chic and very well put together. 

This look was from a Friday. Typically, I try to go for a more casual look on Friday. I found this shirt at TJ Maxx, I have to say I loved it, then I just threw a lavender sweater for warmth. My office is always so cold.

This may be from one of those work from home days. Sometimes I do get dressed and I like to wear cute sweats to run errands. A trick I have is to put on a denim jacket to bring the look together. 

This look was back when it was still a little chilly out. Dresses, tend to be my favorite this to just throw on in the mornings. Being honest most days I am running late, dresses always work because you will look put together and hopefully it will be easy to get out the door as fast as possible. 

I’m sure this look was from a Friday as well. I really like to wear chambray shirts on Fridays. I am not a fan of wearing jeans to work, so I opt for denim dresses or shirts.

So, those are a few outfits in a nutshell, what do you think? Again check out my Instagram to see more of my daily life and all the fun that goes on over there.

Calvin Klein Suiting Dress

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Hi Friends,

Have you noticed anything about my background in the last couple of posts? You guessed it.  Lately, I have been taking my outfit photos inside. Guys, it has been so cold here. I think within the last month there were two days that were not below freezing. Hence, the indoor outfit photos. I really miss my outdoor photos and I can’t wait until I can get back outside again.

This dress, I love it. I was hunting through, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack looking for this dress in black and I found it. I already own this dress in navy — clearly I love it. I’ve worn  it in this blog post as well as this post. I can’t express to you how perfect they are for the office. You can wear it with a cardigan, I love wearing button up shirts under it, oh and don’t forget blazers, they always work.

What is one of your favorite items to wear in the office?

Sophisticated Suiting

Hi Friends,

Sorry there were to post last week. I was so busy and, I was able to take my photos but then didn’t have the time to edit and upload them. Now it is time for the bounce back! I am here and doing what needs to be done to style outfits for you all. J-Crew Purple Dress-1982J-Crew Purple Dress-1897J-Crew Purple Dress-1918J-Crew Purple Dress-1999J-Crew Purple Dress-1919J-Crew Purple Dress-1923J-Crew Purple Dress-2006

Question for you all.. did you watch the bachelor last night? What are your thoughts? Being honest, it was so annoying. I wanted her to pick Eric, I could feel their chemistry through the screen. It was hard to see him go, but there was still Peter, then there was just Brian. Enough of that… here is the outfit.

Dress: J-Crew Factory (thrifted) similar here ~ Pin: Gifted similar here ~ Shoes: Old, similar here

 

 

Plaid

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Happy Friday Friends!

This week has been a crazy busy week. I am sure you all noticed I had a difficult time posting this week. Just know, I am here today with an outfit that would be perfect if you work in an office setting.

In the winter I wear a lot of dresses and skirts, which means I live in tights and stockings. It is always fun to wear colored tights for style and to keep you warm. In my opinion it just add a element of fun to an outfit.

I found this jacket a few years back at Target but you can find the current season here. The plaid shirt is from the Gap (similar here) and my skirt is thrifted, but is  J Crew . I usually get my tights from Target which has an amazing selection of colors and prints.

A Pale Pink Blazer

Hi Friends,

Sorry there wasn’t a post yesterday, that was completely a mistake. That aside, I am here today with a new post 🙂  img_8748_fotorimg_8796_fotorimg_8805_fotorimg_8791_fotorimg_8800_fotorimg_8861_fotor

When I planned this outfit, I was going for a simple casual Valentine’s Day look. Once I saw the pictures I noticed that this would be a great outfit to wear to work, if you want to be festive on Valentine’s Day. Do you all do that? Sometimes it brings a little fun to what can be a monotonous work day. I am sure I’ve expressed how much I love leopard, it goes with everything and is hands down my favorite print.

These are my favorite jeans, and I found this blazer at TJ Maxx. This shirt was given to me by my little brother for Christmas, from The Limited which is no longer with us 🙁 I am sad about them going out of business, but glad I got this cute shirt at an amazing price!

Stylish in the Office

Happy Thursday Friends!

I have another outfit suitable for a business casual look. So for you who work a 9-5 this is perfect for you. img_7828_fotorimg_7660_fotorimg_7789_fotorimg_7658_fotorimg_7745_fotorimg_7661_fotor

Funny story about this outfit, I actually wore it on my graduation day. Back in December I graduated with my Master’s degree, it was freezing outside and I know I didn’t want to wear heels so this is what I came up with. I was comfortable all day.

I found this dress on the sale rack at Banana Republic. I love their dresses, they are the most comfortable, never to short and cute for business attire.

I hope you all have an amazing weekend, I would love to hear all about it. Leave me a comment letting me know what you are doing.

Work Work Work…

Happy Tuesday!

I am sure many of you have a job where you have to wear business type clothes. I wanted to share with you all how I typically dress for work. Fair warning, I am being honest. img_8169_fotorimg_8121_fotorimg_8122_fotorimg_8125_fotorimg_8181_fotor

First moment of honesty… I don’t typically wear heels to work. I am sure I have made mention here before I have had a problem with my foot in the past and I tend to be more comfortable running around in heels. Unfortunately, it is not the most flattering in my opinion. I was going to wear them for this shoot, but I decided to keep it honest.

I like to shop at TJ Maxx because they have a lot of stylish options to wear to work. I found this dress in a recent trip. I also found some other items that I will be sharing in another post.

Where do you all shop when looking for work clothes? I need more options, if any of you have ever shopped TJ Maxx then you know it can be hit or miss.

 

 

Boots and a Blazer

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So let’s talk about this weather… it is so cold here! During this entire shoot I had to take some moments and warm up in my car.  Many of you know I work a 9-5, most day I am in outfits like these. Typically for work, I like to wear an easy dress and a blazer. I try to be as comfortable as possible, because I am running around all day and I get up too early to care about much.

Blazer: Target| Dress: Limited (thrifted), similar here and here| Scarf: Gap, similar here| Shoes: Nine West, (old) similar here.

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