Monthly Archives: April 2014

casual office style Apr 29, 2014

Aqua

Shot by Ashley Batz
Pants: Rag & Bone  |  Sweater: Rag & Bone  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here)  |  Polish: Essie (Watermelon)

These crepe drawstring pants are truly a modern marvel.  Super versatile and easily dressed up or down, these pants can be paired with a tucked-in blouse on Saturday night, or with a t-shirt to Sunday brunch. (Maybe not within the same 48-hour period…)  During the work week, nothing will keep you more comfortable during a long day at the office like the magic that is an elastic draw-string waist that can hide perfectly under a long sweater like this one.  No one has to know.

To my pleasant surprise, this sweater in white is also styled today on the blog Atlantic Pacific.  Blair does a beautiful job of showing how the sweater can be dressed up with a pencil skirt.  If these crepe track pants are too casual for your office, or if you want to check out how you can easily style the sweater another way, check her out here.

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conservative office style Apr 28, 2014

Graphic Lime

Skirt: Carven (also here and more affordable option here)  |  Top: Ann Taylor  |  Jacket: Calvin Klein (similar below)  |  Shoes: Ralph Lauren (similar here and more below)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci  |  Polish: Essie (Lollipop)

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casual office style Apr 25, 2014

Casual Friday

Shoes: Sole Society c/o  |  Necklace: Sole Society c/o  |  Jeans: Club Monaco  |  Top: Ann Taylor  |  Jacket: Brooks Brothers (similar here)  |  Hair, Make-Up, Nails: Caravan Stylist Studio c/o

As mentioned in this previous post, Sole Society is one of my new favorite places to find amazing shoes and accessories like the sandals and necklace pictured today.  Their ability to satiate my shoe and jewelry hoarding habit is slightly problematic… but not when the prices are so reasonable!  While these sandals may not work in conservative office environments, I know from many of you that jeans and sandals are commonplace and completely appropriate in casual and creative work environments, so I hope this post speaks to you. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones that can sport this exact look at the office or have to reserve these sandals and jeans for nights and weekends, I highly recommend checking out all of the great shoes and accessories that Sole Society has to offer.  You can shop my favorite Sole Society picks below to see a taste of their great selection.  Happy Casual Friday!


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creative office style Apr 22, 2014

Spring Flowers

Vest: Theory (similar here and more below)  |  Pants: Tucker (love these and more below)  |  Shell: J. Crew  |  Shoes: Michael Kors (similar below) |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney  |  Polish: Deborah Lippmann (Marnie)
If you work in a conservative work environment, replace these floral harem pants with a tailored navy dress pant (like these) or a navy pencil skirt (like this).  Since my readers’ work environments range from very casual to very formal, and very conservative to very creative, I always try to do a little something for everyone.  These pants are definitely more on the creative/fashion-forward side, so make the right adjustments for you.  

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conservative office style Apr 21, 2014

Seersucker

Suit: Brooks Brothers c/o  |  Shell: J. Crew  |  Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar styles below)  |  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  |  Nails: Deborah Lippmann (Marnie)

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casual office style Apr 18, 2014

Casual Friday

Dress: c/o Ivy & Blu (similar here) |  Shoes: Tieks  |  Belt: Ralph Lauren (similar here)  |  Jean Jacket: J. Crew
While at a distance this dress may not seem so “casual,” upon closer inspection you probably noticed that it’s actually eyelet, and therefore not suitable for a regular workday if you work in a formal or even semi-formal office environment.  Combining the eyelet with a jean jacket and these comfy ballet flats makes for an ensemble that is great for casual friday in the spring and summer or otherwise very casual work environments in general.  Normally it’s best to steer clear of dresses that are eyelet and sundress-y like this one, but the crisp graphic lines of this dress and classic  boatneck and knee-length skirt makes it perfect for sunny casual fridays.  Cheers to more of those to come…
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