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White jeans & Pinterest love

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Hi everybody! I finally pulled out my white jeans for summer (although it’s still not as warm here as I would like…). For a long time I struggled with white jeans. They weren’t as flattering or comfortable as my darker denim favorites, so stayed far away. But I recently discovered a new trick, and it has completely changed my thinking. White jeans are usually a bit thinner material than normal denim (not always, sure, but most “summer” styles are). When this is the case, I like to wear a full size up. Voila! No sausage-legs effect and man oh man are they comfy. Anyways, that tidbit aside, I don’t really want to talk about white jeans today. I want to talk about Pinterest.

I think you could consider me a “born again” Pinterest user. I used to love it in college as a wonderful source of inspiration, tips and tricks, and recipes. And it’s one of the most effective procrastination tools I’ve ever found. But after graduating, starting life in the working world, and then channeling most of my free time into starting this blog, I definitely fell off the bandwagon. Well over the past few weeks I’ve jumped right back on that train and I am seriously enjoying the ride. There are recipes, travel inspiration, beauty and hair tutorials, and of course a vast arena of fashion inspiration. I am loving it. Are you a Pinterest user? What’s your favorite thing to search for? And seriously, please stop on by! I am always looking for more active Pinners to follow and would love for us to connect! In the mean time, happy pinning!

Outfit:

Top: Joie (in store only, similar)
Jacket: Maison Scotch (reversible, other side seen here)
Pants: Articles of Society
Shoes: Old Navy
Bag: Tory Burch
Accessories: Cape Cod bracelet, Ralph Lauren sunglasses (old), Bauble Bar earrings (from their recent sample sale, sadly not online)

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The white silk blouse

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So I feel like I’ve gotten a bit off schedule with the themes of my posts. Here it is, Friday (yesss), and I’m bringing you a full on business look. And then this weekend I’ll probably shoot a couple of casual outfits and voila, all next week while you need some work-week inspiration, I’ll be all about weekend-wear options. Hmm. Something to work on, I suppose.

In the mean time, I want to talk about white silk blouses. I love them. They are gorgeous, so versatile in a work wardrobe, and can be incorporated outside of the office to make jeans look super polished. Here’s the thing about white silk blouses though. They need to be worn with an undershirt. Approximately 97% of the time. Like if you wore a white silk blouse 100 times, during approximately three of them it would be ok to not wear an undershirt (none of which would happen at work). I’m not sure why it’s so easy to forget this step. But if you can see your polka-dotted bra when you look in the mirror, then the rest of your office can see it all day long. And get distracted by it. Which almost certainly has implications on your performance, how you’re viewed, and how seriously you are taken. Perhaps this is unfair, but it’s what is happening.

I have all sorts of thoughts opinions on dressing appropriately for work, and since my last work-wear post got a great response, I promise to do more posts of this nature. The moral of this one: invest $18 in four nude-colored undershirts, and don’t forget to wear them. You can thank me later.

Outfit:

Top: Joie (in store only, similar)
Blazer: Tinley Road (old)
Bottoms: Trouve
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar ring, Bauble Bar ring

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Photography: Eunice Giarta