My Go-To Comfy Outfit for Work

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Hello all! Happy Friday! Even though I had Tuesday off, this week has seemed impossibly long and I am in desperate need for some R&R this weekend. Whenever I feel worn out like this, I just want to wear something comfortable to work, but I need to still be professional.
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Once you are in the work force, or really anytime where you have a dress code, it is vital to have a couple pieces in your wardrobe that always work and are super comfortable. Then, if you have a day where you just aren’t feeling it, you have something to fall back on. 
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For me, this t-shirt is my go-to no matter what the situation is. But, to make it work for my job, I needed to be a little creative. First note, you can totally make a graphic tee work appropriate, but the graphic needs to be ok for work- no alcohol, cursing, or anything- and you probably need to dress it up with a skirt. Even though this skirt is leather, the pleating lends a classic, professional vibe that was just what I needed to off-set this t-shirt. 
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Of course my next addition was easy- a big chunky necklace. When trying to dress up an outfit, a big piece of jewelry, heels, and a structured clutch make all of the difference. If you something bigger than a clutch, go for a structured bag. The cleaner the lines, the better. Finally, a nice bun always pulls together an outfit for me. Whatever it is for you, having a few pieces that make you feel comfortable and confident is key for any wardrobe. Until next time, XO
T-Shirt: New York Times; Necklace: Old Anthropologie, similar here and here; Jean Jacket: J.Crew; Skirt: J.Crew; Clutch: Banana Republic, similar here and here; Watch: Omega; Shoes: Similar here; Glasses: The View on Elm
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Graphic Winter White

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2017, winter, OOTD, graphic, winter white,

2017, winter, OOTD, graphic, winter white,
Hello! I’m sorry I was so incognito this week! We were crazy busy at work and I’ve been sick- definitely not a good combo, but I’m back now! I hope you had an easier week then me.
So, as I’ve mentioned a few times this winter, I’ve been working on practicing what I preach and wearing more white after Labor Day i.e. winter white. It has been so fun experimenting especially now that I have this white skirt. However, I know that experimenting isn’t for everyone, so I’ve been brainstorming ways to make winter whites easier and more accessible. This outfit, for example, is incredibly easy to replicate because a white skirt and a black shirt is an easy and timeless combination. Now, a white base is also perfect for a sweater that feels too dark with a black or navy base. Take this sweater…with a black skirt or jeans, it looks washed out and boring. I’ve been struggling to find a cute way to wear it for months. But the white from the skirt really makes the pattern pop. For me, the key with winter white is to use it as an accent piece instead of another neutral. 
Don’t be afraid to try it and if you are nervous, start easy with a black shirt (perfect time for a turtleneck!) and a statement necklace. Until next time, XO. 

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Giving Graphic Sweaters that Extra Oomph

2017, winter, graphic, OOTD,

2017, winter, graphic, OOTD,

2017, winter, graphic, OOTD,

2017, winter, graphic, OOTD,

2017, winter, graphic, OOTD,
Patterned and graphic sweaters are one of my favorite things. They are so fun and it is so easy to throw one on with a pair of jeans and be done. But, after awhile, even that can be boring. So, I am always looking for ways to mix up my sweater and jeans go-to. An easy change can be trading in your jeans for a skirt. Try a solid colored skirt that looks good with the colors of your sweater, but choose one that has a fun cut so you don’t look frumpy with your sweater. I like a bit of a flare with my skirt so that you don’t have an awkward sweater bulge from where you tucked it in. The other great part about adding a skirt is that you don’t have to change your shoes. Keep your boots or whatever you were wearing with your jeans. They will still look just as good. 
So, once you’ve added a skirt, if you still want to mix it up, add some jewelry. It doesn’t have to be super fancy or colorful. As long as it is a little sparkly, it’ll add that extra “oomph” you’ve been looking for! If you ever have questions about how to wear a piece or anything else, don’t hesitate to comment or email. I’d love to hear from you. Until next time, XO

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