A Pretty Plaid Skirt for Work

Details: J.Crew Turtleneck / J.Crew Factory Skirt / Everlane Loafers / BaubleBar Earrings

Wow! Just like that Christmas is almost here. Along with last-minute shopping, wrapping, and eating lots of cookies, I am trying to finish up a few things at work so I can enjoy a nice, relaxing vacation at home with my family in Cleveland. But before I hang up my loafers for slippers, I wanted to share this pretty plaid skirt I found for work. It can be so hard to look cute in the office during the cold, gray winter months, but a fun skirt in a bold pattern like this one can really brighten up those dreary days. Here I’m wearing it with a black turtleneck, but I could totally see this working with a pink or navy sweater or button down. The ruffle detail is the icing on the cake. What have you been wearing to the office lately? I hope you’re winding down for the year and get to celebrate the holidays with friends and family very soon!

Summer to Fall Stripes

BR Factory Sweater (Similar) / J.Crew Factory Skirt (Similar) and Necklace / Madewell Flats (Similar

I’m trying to slowly transition my wardrobe from summer to fall. As much as I love fall, I want to appreciate summer for as long as I can. I started this outfit with a navy blue sweater, which is lightweight and great for any season, and added this summery striped skirt. A pop of red is perfect for this all blue ensemble and the gold necklace adds that extra bit of polish for work. What are you wearing to transition from summer to fall?

Red October

Do you feel it? The “fall” in the air?  I do! I was driving to work and for the first time this season saw a sea of colors along the side of the road. My fall/Halloween decorations are up and I am wearing tights. Tights! I am trying weird recipes involving pumpkin. Some good and some not so good. The only thing I haven’t done yet this season is have a pumpkin spice latte. And now I don’t think I will having seen the scary info graphic about its ingredients. Oh well! It’s a good excuse to try the local coffee place I guess. This is one of my first truly fall outfits. The colors and the layering say it all. Are you excited for fall? Or are you one of those people who wishes it was still summer?

Details: Gap blouse / Land’s End Canvas skirt / Nordstrom cardigan / Calvin Klein shoes via Marshalls / J.Crew Factory necklace

Feeling like a French Gamine

I guess the whole French theme is just going to continue through the week. I had wanted to wear this new t-shirt since my trip to Baltimore, where I picked this up at the Loft on major clearance. It clings to the body in that perfect way, but is still loose and casual, and I love the sequin detail in the pocket. (I am really loving Loft’s bedazzled t-shirts and tanks.) I kept imagining it tucked into this skirt, and when I started accessorizing with the striped scarf, bun, and red lipstick, the French-Girl look just happened. I know I have worn similar outfits as this one, but there is something so chic about a simple white t-shirt and red lipstick.
(Loft top, H&M skirt and scarf, Vintage Ann Taylor loafers, Vintage earrings-bought on Ebay for $3)

J’adore,
My inner French Gamine

Workwear: Navy blue and red

With fall right around the corner, I feel the need to create very classic outfits. Navy blue and red are great at fulfilling that need. The brown leather accessories really compliment that fall feeling. I can’t wear these shoes enough. I was so happy to find them at Goodwill. I purchased these and a navy blazer for a total of $5.
The Limited blouse; Gap skirt and belt; Ann Taylor shoes, thrifted

Date-night inspired fall outfit

I think there are two kinds of dressers when it comes to date-night attire. Those who wear something for their significant other and those who wear something for themselves. I would like to think I fall somewhere in between. I am in no way above trying to look good and getting attention from the man, but I don’t think there is any reason those things can’t go hand-in-hand. And so this outfit is born. I have heard a lot of fashion experts say that you only want to showcase one body part at a time otherwise it’s overwhelming. I could not agree more. With this outfit I am able to show off my legs with this skirt and the leg lengthening heels, but I am covered up on top. And that actually brings me to my favorite part of this outfit: the top. I love to wear my striped shirt, but sometimes it can look a little “Sag Harbor”. Pairing it with this colorful scarf, skirt, and high heels, I feel more Parisian than Boca Vista. Piece 2 of the outfit that I love: the scarf. Normally this would feel a little stuffy, but because I am already showing off the gams, I feel no need to show off on top. And here you have it: a fall-inspired sexy but fashionable date-night outfit. What do you wear on date nights? Do you go super sexy? Or more casual?
Ralph Lauren top; Consignment shop scarf; Ray Ban aviators; H&M skirt; J.Crew bracelet; Kenneth Cole watch; Nine West shoes; Gap belt

Cold office wear

I was going for a really classic look with this outfit but the black t-shirt and jean jacket made the long skirt and pearl necklace look a little edgier. It’s a pretty simple outfit, but I really like the colors. I like that when I take off the jean jacket it turns into a dressier outfit, which is a nice option in the office when you are running in and out of meetings, but want to be a little more casual at your desk. I can’t express how important layering is when the AC at the office is still on full blast during these transitional months.
Gap shirt and skirt; Old Navy jacket; Nine West shoes; Silver Mine jewelry