As I was going through my closet to find a top to go with my suit, a print caught my eye. The print belonged to a tunic that I, unfortunately, did not get the chance to wear over the summer. The bright coral and purple hues would definitely pop against an all black backdrop. At that moment, I decided to get a little creative. Who says resortwear should only be restricted to the beach? In an effort to make it office appropriate (basically not show my bra through the sheer fabric), I put on a black camisole and threw the tunic over it. I then gathered the bottom of the tunic and knotted it in the back, which my blazer hid very nicely. This outfit was a hit, as I received a few compliments on my 'shirt'. Ladies, don't let seasonal clothing limit your outfits. Get creative! Besides, stretching clothes over multiple seasons = stretching your dollars spent on clothing, thus reducing cost per wear!
Tunic: c/o of Jordan Taylor (Flora Flutter Sleeve V-Neck Tunic). This tunic retails at $74 but is currently on sale for $55.50.
Blazer: Gap, under $20 (circa 2008). Similar blazers: (1) Gap: Classic Two Button Blazer, $98. Thru 10/23, use code GAPGIFT and save 40% off purchases of $140+ or 35%; (2) Lord & Taylor: Love Ady Tailored Stretch Blazer, $78. Use code FRIENDS thru 10/29 and save 25% ($58.50) and (3) Forever21: Single-Button Blazer, $32.80.
Ankle Length Pants: The Limited (Exact Stretch Skinny Pants), $69.90. Shop the store's Buy One Get One 50%. I LOVE these pants, so much so that I went back and bought another pair in a different color. Perfect for work.
Mini Bubble Necklace: Jane, $15. Jane is one of my favorite places to shop for designer inspired jewelry. Unfortunately, I don't remember the exact Etsy shop name. I did a quick search and found this Etsy boutique: Wedskie, $9.
Tote: Longchamp (Planetes Tote Bag), $gift - retails at $160.
Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $63.20. Full priced, this shoe retails at $79 but I was able to use a 15% coupon. Use code FRIENDS thru 10/29 to save 25% and you'll get it at an even better price than I did ($59.25)!