When it comes to dressing for work, I keep with the classic silhouettes. With the hot temps outside and the very cold temps in the office, a three piece suit does the trick. Erring on the side of being boring, I always look for pieces with some embellishment. A zipper here, a hint of print there and a pop of color always does the trick! I like to bring some pizzaz into cube land. Each piece worn here were all purchased separately. A black blazer is something all working girls must own. When all else fails, just throw a blazer on and you are good to go. As for these cropped pants, the zippers give this look a slight edge along with these kick-ass pumps with the elastic criss-cross (P.S. The marisa fit is my FAVE pant cut from Loft). Tossed in a hint of print with this oldie but goodie black and white animal print tank I found buried in my dresser. Always love finding these long lost pieces. It's like shopping in my own closet! Don't you love when that happens? But really, this blazer-pant deal can be recycled a hundred and one ways with as many tops as you own.
Anyhow, we are at the peak of the week. Only a few more days to go and its the freakin' weekend!
Open-Front Blazer: Love Ady from Lord & Taylor (old). Here are a few similars from Lord & Taylor: (1) Vince Camuto, $29.40; (2) Love Ady: Waterfall Blazer, $21.99; and (3) Tahari: Open Front Jacket,$39.99. Use code BIG to save an additional 20% off thru 10/6.
Tank: H&M (old). An alternative to the tank is the zebra-esque Patterned Silk Top also from H&M, $34.95.
Gold Cornicello Pendant: Bauble Bar, $32. Don't forget to sign up for an account to earn Vault Points. After using my points, I only paid $10.40 out of pocket.
Cropped Pants w/Zipper Pockets: Loft, $24.99 (originally $69.50). I nabbed these at the last Loft Fashion Bash hosted by Holly (Holly Dolly Darling) and Kathryn (StyleTab). Click here for a selection of marisa fit pants, some on sale. And to be honest, Loft is constantly having sales, so there is never a need to pay full price. Hold out!
Black Pumps: Steven by Steve Madden (Rustyy), Bloomingdale's Outlet, $37.
Valentina Satchel: Botkier (old). 6PM.com carries the valentina satchel in a handful of colors, starting at $216.99.