Outerwear to work: Peplum jacket & maroon dress

Hi everybody!

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Today I want to talk outerwear. Specifically work-appropriate outerwear. There’s nothing quite like showing up for an interview, a lunch with a mentor, or a visit to a client site with a North Face fleece covering the polished outfit you put together that morning. I get it. We’ve all been there. And I truly love me some activewear. But just think of the potential first impressions you could be making. It’s called opportunity cost, people.

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As they say, winter is coming, and that means its time to get a presentable, flattering (and preferably warm) coat you can wear to work-related events. You’ll look and feel great both inside those heated buildings, as well as when you grab your coat to head outside. And you’ll thank me when the compliments start coming your way.

In case you need a bit more inspiration, here are few pieces I’ve been eyeing recently. What do you think?

1. Banana Republic Draped Wool Coat
2. Piperlime Wool Moto Jacket
3. Rebecca Minkoff Finley Coat
4. Club Monaco Lana Calf Hair Coat
5. Cole Haan Duffle Coat
6. Mackage Zandra Coat

Thank you so much for reading, and happy hunting!


Dress: Madewell (0ld)
Jacket: ASOS (similar here)
Shoes: Cole Haan Juliana pumps
Accessories: Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Francesca’s necklace (old), Bauble bar earrings (old, similar here), Cape Cod bracelet, J. Crew tights

Photography: Chenglin Yuan

Country living: Flannel & family time

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This weekend my love affair with jeans and booties for fall continued. What can I say? It’s one of those tried and true – or should I say tailored and true (get it?! … yeah, it’s been a long day…) – combos that just can’t do any wrong. I visited my parents house in Maine, and despite the lovely sunshine, it was chilly up there! The visit called for some warm layers, and it felt like a no brainer to pack along my favorite cozy flannel and worn-in buckled booties. Those boots have stood the test of time, are oh-so-comfy, and are definitely up for a weekend of country living.


Top: H&M (old, current season here, other similar here)
Bottoms: Sinclair Elon jeans (old)
Jacket: J. Crew (old, warmer version here and currently on sale)
Shoes: Rocket Dog (old, newer versions here and here)
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses, Cape Cod bracelet

Back to basics: olive jacket & white tee

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When in doubt, go back to the basics. I feel like I could just drop the mic and walk out with that.

I’ve been accused of gravitating towards bland colors and safe pieces (ok, I know this is self-contradictory – just work with me people), but those basics provide a solid foundation on which to work. White tee shirt and jeans, you say? Why yes, I can get behind that. And then I can add a few simple touches – read cool jacket and shoes – to make my basic look just a tad more fashionable. Job well done if you ask me.


Top: J. Crew jacket, Forever 21 t-shirt (old)
Bottoms: Sinclair jeans
Shoes: Tesori (old)
Accessories: Gorjana necklace, Cape cod bracelet, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Chenglin Yuan