This outfit is very casual, but sometimes you need something easy.
One of the nice things about my job is that it’s as casual or dressy as I choose. Generally I try to strike a nice balance and not wear clothes that would be ruined by a coffee pot dumping on me, or a crate from Costco getting me dirty (think white pants – though I love all the white jeans popping up all over). Depending on my ever changing schedule I can adjust my outfits. If it’s a really busy day with lots of deliveries and organizing then I wear something easy like this. If I have meetings and know I’ll be meeting with clients I can dress it up.
Occasionally I walk into stores selling pretty office clothes and wish I could wear fancy heels on a daily basis. But what I don’t gain from the extra height (like I really need it anyway!) I get by not having to constantly sit. I’m up and about and running around all day long – and that’s a nice perk.
And for running around nothing beats these little leather driving moccasins. The raw leather stretched out just perfectly and are now soft and supple. I think they’re such a classic preppy look. While I’m not that preppy, I do enjoy the occasional piece that reminds me of my life on the east coast a long long time ago.
Boat Neck shirt: H&M, ’09
Cropped Jeans: J Brand via Antrhopologie Sale, ’09
Driving Moccasins: Bass Outlets, ’09
Trying out a new color combination today, lime with navy tights. Oddly it ties together with my wild multi print leopard print shoes, which have both colors in them. The shirt looks more yellow in the pictures, but the color is more like the sketch – acid lime.
I washed my hair finally – so the big sexy curl is gone and I’m back to my normal curls.
I had to wash some of my shirts last night. The only downside of having such a limited wardrobe – things need laundering more often. But I really don’t think the average joe could even tell that I’m rotating the same 30 things – which really makes you realize how little you actually need – again!
It’s my birthday!
I got my hair blown out for the occasion. It’s big and curly – va va voom!
I am leaving work a little early today so I can prep for the dinner party I’m throwing for a few friends. On Monday you’ll get to see my two birthday dresses on!
Thanks to Veronica – who’s back from the flu for the lovely picture.
Have a wonderful weekend all – I sure will!!
I love this outfit! It’s classy but has a touch of edge. In the past year I’d have to say that I’ve been wearing more black and silver, liking things that are more spunky and aggressive. My coloring looks best in the Autumn color range, browns, maroons, and army green. While I like those colors, I’ve been anything but in the mood for brown. My feeling is that you can’t dress in this young stand-offish way forever, so while I’m still in my twenties I’m going to embrace it.
The shirt doesn’t really show up that well because it was so bright out. But it’s a great modern camp shirt with sleeve tabs to keep them rolled up – another detail to love!
I love the geometric detailing on this skirt, the back is even better so I’ll have to remember to take a picture of it later.
Shirt – Express, ’09
Skirt – Express, ’10 (Can you feel the Express love?!)
Purse – NRack, gifted, ’11 ( I love the round studs – detail shot later)
Shoes – Piperlime, ’11
Tights – Express, ’10
Belt – NRack, ’09
Watch – Fossil, gifted, ’10
My mom got me this shirt pre-Christmas as she said she wanted me to have things that sparkled for the holidays. My sequin affair started a year ago last fall, and since then I think I must have enough sequined shirts to wear one a day for a week. I love how this one tapers off, as if a snow drift of sequins landed on my shoulders and is starting to melt.
Shirt and Sweater: Express, ’10
Jeans: J Brand, Anthropologie (on sale!), ’09
Boots: Rockport, ’10
Watch: Fossil, ’10