With hardly anyone in the office this past week (most are out traveling and gearing up for the busy season), I decided to take advantage of this and be a little more casual, but still chic of course. I love this bird shirt I got a few years ago, when "put a bird on it" was all the rage (is it still?). Layering with this blazer gives the outfit an extra pop and makes it a fun look for work. I paired it all with my cobalt heels to keep the color to a maximum. And who can resist shiny accessories?!
Shirt and blazer: H&M | Jeans: 7 For All Mankind | Heels: BC Footwear | Bag: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Forever 21 | Earrings: Tiffany
Whenever spring comes around, I find myself starring into my closet, quite frustrated at my lack of dresses. Sure, I have a few, and I always seem to find an excuse to buy one for the next friend's wedding. But I don't necessarily have ones that are suited for work wear. I'm not a big fan of those "pencil" style dresses that many women wear in corporate offices, so I find it a little more difficult to find ones that are both work appropriate without being stuffy. Just as soon as I begin looking for dresses to add to my closet, I get frustrated because I can't seem to find that "perfect one." I like wearing dresses, especially in the summer when they are such an easy go-to look that takes minimal effort (more time for enjoying the sun!). But I can never convince myself they are a good investment. I mean, really, how many ways can you wear a dress? Still, I find myself more drawn to them as I get older (and more grown up?).
So here comes spring, and low and behold, I find myself in front of my computer again, searching for that perfect dress to add to my wardrobe. I am going to a conference for work next week, and if that is not a good enough excuse for making the perfect first impression with a super stylish dress, than I don't know what is! The idea of a dress just seems so simple and chic, and requires less pieces to travel with (more room for shoes!). I have one dress lined up, but I still find myself searching for another. We'll see if I come across anything between now and then.
In the meantime, I figured I might as well share with you a few favorites I came across while perusing Piperlime. I'll take one of each, please and thank you!
Note to self: do not take photos after being in meetings all day. Luckily I had my sunglasses on, but even then my exhaustion shows in my posture! It can be hard to perk up at the end of the day, when all I want to do is get home, change into my pajamas, and have an ice cold cider (which is what I am doing right now as I write this). So see, my sunglasses are actually for a functional purpose to hide my tiredness, although looking cool also helps.
This was a bit more casual of a look for the work week. Some days just call for practicality. I am loving these printed oxfords that I got last fall and didn't really get a chance to wear because it was the end of the season. But they are seeing quite a bit of action now. I get lots of compliments on them, plus they are super comfortable when running around at work. I am so looking forward to the weekend!
Shirt: Old Navy | Pants: Buffalo David Bitton | Jacket: Target | Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita | Bag: Ellington Handbags | Necklace: gift | Sunglasses: Kate Spade