Sweater or Blazer?
This might sound really trivial to you, but keep in mind that I am in business professional clothing 5 days a week. I get SUPER excited when the department declares a 'Jeans Day' in the office! I know, silly right? But any chance I can incorporate some of my off duty wardrobe into the work week is a win for me. Even though I get this so-called freebie, I still need to play by the dress code policy. When it comes to picking out a pair of jeans, I stick to dark washes and a skinny fit, while avoiding prints, uneven washes and rips are a definite no-no. Gotta keep a clean cut appeal. The piece de resistence is this soft blazer. It's like a sweater and a blazer decided to have a child and this sweater-blazer was born. Bravo Banana Republic. This is definitely a staple piece, as it can easily be thrown on top of any outfit to bring it to the next level. I will be guilty of putting this piece on rotation this Fall. To round out this 'casual' work look, added a little bling to jazz up the neckline, a bright colored belt to break the sea of black and a pair of pumps because what else would I put on?
Quick, tell me: what are your go-to pieces?
J. Crew Inspired Translucent Flower Necklace: Jane (from midnightgirls.com), $14.50. Jane; it's like the Groupon of Etsy. Check in for daily for great deals!
Essential Long-Sleeve Crew T: Gap, $8 (sale).
Colorblock Soft Blazer: Banana Republic, $140. I was lucky to have nabbed this during a 40% off sale. If you are a store cardholder, shop with your card and save 30% off full-priced items in-stores and online thru 9/30. Use code BRCARD at checkout.
Belt: J.Crew (old). Thought this metal bar skinny belt would do the trick: Limited, $20.94 (sale).
1969 Always Skinny Jeans: Gap, $54.95, on sale! I have had these guys for a while now, so they defn last!
Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $52.49 (sale). Use code BIG and save 20% thru 10/6. You'll be getting a better deal than I did!