office style

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

Checkered midi

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Wednesday. Or as they say, hump day. I thought I’d do a work-wear look today to help get through the week. Since looking good at work makes it way more fun.

This outfit is a little too warm-weather for current New York temperatures (a girl can wish, right?), but since so many of you are in warmer climates I thought I’d pretend I was there too. If I wore this outside here, I would either wear it with tights or with tall boots (as seen here). And a jacket. Brr.

I’ll also just take this chance to quickly profess my love for midi skirts. I got on that train this spring and let me tell you, it’s a smooth ride. They work year round, and can be dressed up or down for work or play. This patterned one caught my eye during the ShopBop sale the other day and I couldn’t resist.

I hope you all have a lovely day, and thank you so much for stopping by!

Outfit:

Top: Tinley Road (old, similar here and here)
Skirt: J.O.A.
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Francesca’s necklace (old, similar), Bauble Bar earrings (similar here), Jules Smith bracelet

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Photography: Eunice Giarta

Holiday cheer: floor length gown & subtle side slit

Hi everybody!

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Friday night was my office’s holiday party. I love taking advantage of “black tie optional” attire to break out a floor length dress. There aren’t that many opportunities throughout the year to dress up so much, so when one pops up I try to go all out. I love the side slit of this dress, and the beading around the neckline is sparkly without going over the top. What are your fancy outfit go-tos?

Thank you so much for reading!

Outfit:

Dress: Boutique
Shoes: Ivanka Trump Carra Pump