Monday, November 24, 2014

dotty, shiny leggings, and otherwise business as usual

shiny leggings, liquid leggings, sandra dee leggings, dash dot dotty, wear to work, j.crew camille dress
[wearing]
jacket: zara (sim.)
dress: j.crew
leggings: ross (sim.)
boots: stuart weitzman
bag: phillip lim for target

creative: I definitely took full advantage of working in a casual office in a creative industry by wearing my superhero leggings.  They've only appeared on the blog once before because they're a little bit too Sandra-Dee-at-the-end-of-Grease.

young: Pleeeeeathah.  Leggings.

professional: Tweedy jacket, a black dress, and flat boots in the industry trademark "color."

shiny leggings

shiny leggings

shiny leggings

Friday, November 21, 2014

dotty, non-jeans, and cuffs

tunic+joggers [wearing]
dress as top: tahari
joggers: wayf
flats: j.crew
tote: madewell
cuff: h&m

[three things]
1. Lately I've been wearing these joggers to work more.  Even though the bottom cuff looks pretty casual, the fabric dresses them up a bit.  This combination of fancy and slouchy is totally my thing lately.

2. And it makes me want to buy every single moto jacket and gray tunic from Loft's Lou&Grey line.  This could be trouble.

3. For some reason even though I can wear jeans any day of the week, I tend not to.  Black pants (even these casual ones) will always look more work-ready to me than jeans do.  And I'm still new(ish) to the company and still trying to convince people that I'm not a summer intern.  Blergh.

tunic+joggers

tunic+joggers

Thursday, November 20, 2014

dotty, leopard maximums, and summer dresses

leopard and tweed [wearing]
dress: madewell
jacket: zara (sim.)
wedge boots: bcbgeneration
bag: phillip lim for target
  
[three things]
1. This is a summer dress.  As much as I want it to work for cold weather, I think it might need to pack it up with the sundresses.

2. I bought a couple of Zara jackets last year, but now they are all showing signs of wear.  I think it might be time to step up my jacket game and invest in some nicer ones.

3. My leopard print coat was hanging on my chair at work when I wore this dress (the one seen in this old post) and I was totally called out on wearing double leopard print.  I keep seeing awesome gray leopard print things, but I think I might already be at the maximum number of animal print things that you should have in your closet.

leopard and tweed

[previously on] madewell leopard print dress leopard and tweed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

dotty, fancy flats, and lots of triangles

all the patterns [wearing]
cardigan: twelfth street by cynthia vincent (new version)
top: labworks for target
pants: silence and noise (sim.)
flats: j.crew
bag: phillip lim for target


creative: Triple patterns!  And all of them are triangle-ish.

young: About all those triangles...yyyyeah.

professional: Can pointy flats and a structured bag turn a comfy outfit into something more dressy?  Maybe on days with no meetings.

all the patterns

all the patterns

all the patterns

Thursday, November 13, 2014

dotty, green tights, and wardrobe wins

green and green [wearing]
dress: tahari
jacket: zara
tights: simply vera vera wang
wedge boots: bcbgeneration (sim.)
bag: marc by marc jacobs
necklace: forever21

[three things]
1. These muted green tights date back to when I was in grad school and wore all sorts of color.  Sadly, I totally snagged them today, so this is their last hurrah.

2. I've been trying to build up a wardrobe with more patterns and textures (to keep this whole neutrals thing from getting too boring) and so pairing this jacket and dress together is definitely a closet success.  Yay!

3. I'm trying to not just wear black tights all winter this year...or at least wear gray sometimes.  I feel like black tights always look better with black shoes/boots though.  Hmm.
  green and green

green and green

[previously on] muted green tights remix_green tights

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

dotty, marble pants, adding heels

marble knees [wearing]
top: day birger et mikkelsen
cardigan: acne (sim.)
pants: zara (sim.)
boots: bcbgeneration
bag: phillip lim x target

creative: My pants look like marble.  They are a big hit with the interior designers at work.

young: I've seen some really awesome printed leggings around, but since leggings are not pants, these coated pants are super trendy AND have pockets.

professional: I got in a bit of a shoe rut this summer and wore black flats to work almost every day.  Wearing heels is such an easy way to make my usual skinny-pants-and-slouchy-top combination look more dressed up.

marble knees

marble knees

marble knees

Thursday, November 6, 2014

dotty, drinkies, and comfy pants

+snakeskin heels [wearing]
top: labworks for target
pants: wayf (sim.)
heels: merona
clutch: marc jacobs for target

[three things]
1. I can walk further in these heels than pretty much every other pair in my closet, so they get worn for all sorts of occasions.  (See below for four other times I've worn them.)

2. I wore this the other day when I had a casual-ish cocktail party after work and didn't feel like wearing a dress and tights.  It worked out perfectly and I was super comfy from my morning train ride to work all the way through my late night cab ride home.

3. I'm happening upon more and more of those magazine spread "work to cocktails" types of situations.  I always thought that this was a fictional thing and just a way to pass off a cocktail dress as workwear.  But I went to cocktail events three nights last week (two for work and one with friends) and now I believe that these types of outfits are actually necessary and practical.  I've become a cocktail hour monster!  Oh no!
   +snakeskin heels

[previously on] snakeskin heels +snakeskin heels