Monthly Archives: March 2014

creative office style Mar 31, 2014

Culottes

Culottes: Club Monaco (similar here and more below!  |  Blazer: Banana Republic  |  Leather-Sleeve Top: Club Monaco  |  Belt: Banana Republic (similar here and here)  | Shoes: Asos  |  Cuff Bracelet: J. Crew (similar here)  |  Rings: Gorjana (similar here)  |  Necklace: My Monogram Necklace c/o (similar here)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here)  |  Nails: Essie (Fiji)

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creative office style Mar 30, 2014

A Walk on the Wild Side

Suit: Rachel Zoe (also love the matching shorts)  |  Shoes: Johnston & Murphy c/o  |  Blouse: J. Crew (old but similar here and more below)  |  Belt: Ralph Lauren  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here)  |  Necklace: Vintage but similar here and more below  |  Polish: Sable Collar
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While this particular snow leopard suit may only be suitable (see what I did there?) for more creative, fashion-forward work environments, it’s a fun reminder that your work suits don’t have to be limited to grey, black and navy.  This season, so many brands are making suits in beautiful prints and bright colors, so don’t be afraid to step out of your boring-suit comfort zone.  This particular Rachel Zoe suit also has matching suiting shorts, that I love wearing with the blazer on warm weekends.  And, while buying a suit in a head-to-toe print or bold color may seem like an impractical one-hit wonder, you can get a ton of mileage out of the pieces when worn separately as well.  You can always save the head-to-toe look for special occasions when you want that one-two punch.  Check out some of my favorite suits for spring below!

Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Longchamp Giveaway.  Kristie, Casey and Jennifer are the winners of the Le Pliage Large totes!  And, these lucky ladies have made some pretty amazing color selections: Kristie went with the Gunmetal and Casey and Jennifer went with Lagoon.  Congrats!!

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casual office style Mar 28, 2014

Casual Friday: Come on Spring

Trench: Jones New York c/o  |  Blazer: Theory (available here in blacksimilar burgundy blazer here and more below)  |  Top: J. Crew  |  Jeans: Paige Denim  |  Necklace: C. Wonder (old but similar here and more below)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here)  |  Rings: Gorjana (similar here)  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here)  |  Polish:  Essie (A-List)

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As indicated by these photos, the rotten weather right now in New York occasionally (or not so occasionally) elicits violent outbursts of anger characterized by hostile gesticulations and choice words directed at mother nature.  To date, the efficacy of said actions has not exactly been robust, but I’m still working on it.   Whether the winter weather ever disappears or not, this JNY trench is the perfect layering piece to last you from this painful Spring transition through Fall.  Come onnnnnn Spring!

Happy Friday!  

P.S. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in the Longchamp Giveaway!  The winners will be announced tomorrow!


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creative office style Mar 26, 2014

Mixed Stripes

Shot by Rebecca Dale
Dress: Banana Republic c/o (also love this one and this similar skirt) |  Coat: Donna Karan (similar here on sale and more amazing ones below)  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here)  |  Necklace: Ralph Lauren  |  Belt: old but similar here  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here)  |  Polish: Essie (A-List)
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Only 24 hours left to enter the Longchamp Giveaway!  If you haven’t entered already, check out the details below.  It takes about 30 seconds to enter up to six times for the chance to win one of three Longchamp Le Pliage totes in the color of your choice.  Happy Wednesday!

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Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Giveaway Rules of the Road:

Using the Rafflecopter widget below, you can enter your name into the raffle up to six times by doing any of the following: (1) follow TCC on Instagram; (2) follow TCC on Facebook; (3) follow TCC on Twitter; (4) follow TCC on Pinterest; (5) follow TCC on Bloglovin’; and/or (6) tweet about the giveaway. The giveaway closes at 5pm EDT on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Three winners will be selected at random from qualifying entries through Rafflecopter. Each winner will receive a Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote in the color of their choice. Winners will be notified within 48 hours.

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conservative office style Mar 25, 2014

Power Suit

Suit: Jones New York c/o (also love this red suit and more below) |  Shoes: Johnston & Murphy c/o (love the bow back) |  Top: Theory (old but similar here)  |  Belt: Ralph Lauren  |  Jewelry: Vintage (similar below) |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here) |  Polish: Essie (Sable Collar)
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There are only a few days left to enter the Longchamp Giveaway!  In honor of the classic bag’s 20th anniversary, I’m giving away three Longchamp Le Pliage large totes in the color of your choice.  Thanks to Rafflecopter, entering is outrageously easy, so check out the widget below and in about 30 seconds, you’ll be well on your way to a fresh Longchamp for Spring.  Get after it.

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Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Giveaway Rules of the Road:

Using the Rafflecopter widget below, you can enter your name into the raffle up to six times by doing any of the following: (1) follow TCC on Instagram; (2) follow TCC on Facebook; (3) follow TCC on Twitter; (4) follow TCC on Pinterest; (5) follow TCC on Bloglovin’; and/or (6) tweet about the giveaway. The giveaway closes at 5pm EDT on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Three winners will be selected at random from qualifying entries through Rafflecopter. Each winner will receive a Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote in the color of their choice. Winners will be notified within 48 hours.

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casual office style Mar 24, 2014

Capped Commute

Shot by Rebecca Dale
Hat: J. Crew (also love it in this color; similar here and more below)  |  Coat: Club Monaco (sold out online, but still available in stores; LOVE this cropped version for spring)  |  Shirt: Brooks Brothers  |  Pants: Banana Republic  |  Shoes: Kate Spade (old but similar herehere and more below)  |  Belt: Banana Republic (similar here and here)  |  Necklace: Ruby Kats  |  Rings: Gorjana  |  Polish: Essie (A-List)

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While you probably won’t be sporting a baseball cap in the office, it can certainly be a great way to keep your hair in check while braving the elements during your commute.  Because that’s what it’s all about — functionality.  This has nothing to do with how trendy and delicious so many of them are (see below).  Yep.  Just 100 percent blind pragmatism here.

(But seriously how adorbs are they?)
(I hate myself for just writing “adorbs.”)
Happy Monday!
P.S. If you haven’t entered the Longchamp Giveaway… well, you need to fix that immediately.  In honor of the 20th anniversary of Longchamp’s iconic Le Pliage tote, I’m giving away one of these beauties to three lucky readers.  Entering is stupidly easy.  See below for details!

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Longchamp Le Pliage Tote Giveaway Rules of the Road:

Using the Rafflecopter widget below, you can enter your name into the raffle up to six times by doing any of the following: (1) follow TCC on Instagram; (2) follow TCC on Facebook; (3) follow TCC on Twitter; (4) follow TCC on Pinterest; (5) follow TCC on Bloglovin’; and/or (6) tweet about the giveaway. The giveaway closes at 5pm EDT on Thursday, March 27, 2014. Three winners will be selected at random from qualifying entries through Rafflecopter. Each winner will receive a Longchamp Le Pliage Large Tote in the color of their choice. Winners will be notified within 48 hours.

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