Whenever I was still working in the corporate world I think I googled “creative office style” more times than I could count. I was sick of wearing the same thing on rotation every week and felt like none of my work clothes were very “cute” or “me”. One source of inspiration that I continually went back to was Mary Orton from the Memorandum blog. Working ladies, she is GOALS. Her outfits were always way out of my price range but I always had fun trying to recreate her looks for 1/20th of the cost she paid:)
If you are in a work clothes rut and looking for a fun piece to add into your rotation, try a midi skirt! I personally love the idea of midi skirts in the office because they are an appropriate length while still being feminine and cute! It’s a stand out piece that everyone is sure to recognize which is one positive. The other is that it’s longer than a pencil skirt which means you don’t have to shave as high LOL. The less effort to get ready in the mornings, the better. You feel me?
I rounded up several other midi skirts that are appropriate for the office and sure to be a staple in your closet. The great thing about all of these is that you could dress them down for the weekend as well. My favorite way to style a midi skirt lately is with a graphic tee and sneakers!
Valentine’s Day is next week which means it’s that time of the year to pull out all of the red and pink! If you have a hot date planned this holiday, here are some outfit ideas to help you get ready for the big night. And even if these three outfits aren’t your cup of tea, I’m linking tons of outfit options below with everything from pajamas, to casual attire, to date night.
While I don’t personally have a hot date planned, I do have several Galentine’s Day events that I will be attending and plan do go ALL out. After all, how many days out of the year do we have an excuse to get dressed up in an obnoxious pink, sequin dress?!
If you are looking for gift ideas, I highly suggest checking out my gift guide tab on the blog or specifically the gift guide for her and for him.
Tis the season for holiday parties! This year instead of the traditional red and green outfits, I wanted to show you how to style other colors for the holiday season! The good thing about going this route is that all of these options can easily double as a NYE or date night outfit too! I’m styling four different holiday inspired outfits that could take you from a casual dinner date to a fancy party plus sharing all of my top holiday dressing picks from Nordstrom at the bottom of this post. I’ve made sure to include accessories too because no outfit is complete without them!
This jumpsuit would be perfect for a fancier holiday party or wedding especially if you plan to bust a move because this bad boy has some serious stretch! It is under $60 making it a total steal plus comes in black too. The straps are adjustable so if you are in between sizes or having a bigger chest, I would size up! I am wearing a small.
While my faux fur coat is from last year and no longer linkable, see below for some similar style options! I wear this coat on repeat in the winter for any sort of dressier occasion and always receive so many compliments! You can see other ways I styled it here and here.
Every since getting a pair of over the knee boots, my go to outfit seems to be a blouse, skirt and boots! It’s dressy, a little sexy and still warm! I invested in this BlankNYC skirt during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale last year and this year because they are that good! I wear this one all of the time! It is a versatile piece you can dress up or down and I’d pay full price for it any day. See other ways that I styled it here, here, and here! If you are in between sizes, size up! Another favorite way of mine to style a skirt for the holidays is with a festive sweater such as this one. See below for some more of my skirt picks!
If you are heading somewhere more casual and jeans are appropriate, throw on a sparkly or festive top and call it a day! I paired this festive silver top with my favorite leopard heels that I wear almost any time I go out because they are so fun and comfortable too! They are a little pricey so here is a similar pair under $50!
You are looking at my NYE outfit! I will be heading back to Chicago so something warm but still fun was my thought here. These bell bottom pants are even better in person! They sparkle and are super stretchy so busting a move won’t be a problem here! I would suggest sizing up as they run a little small. My fuzzy sweater is so comfortable, comes in several colors and is a great basic for holiday parties!
*Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Happy Cyber Monday friends! If you thought Black Friday was good, wait until you see these deals! Now is a good time to stock up on gifts if you haven’t done so already. I’ve made it super easy to shop by rounding up both my favorite picks by category and retailer. First up you will see my outerwear, boot and holiday dressing sale picks. Use the side arrows to scroll through my sale picks. Keep in mind you can click on ANY image in this post to shop the item you are interested in! After that, you can see an entire list of retailers, their current sales, discount codes, and items that I own from each retailer. Without further adieu, happy shopping friends and may the sales be ever in your favor 🙂
CLICK AN IMAGE TO SHOP THE ITEM DIRECTLY, OR USE THE LINKS BELOW
BEST HOLIDAY DRESSING
A-Z LIST OF BLACK FRIDAY SALES
ABERCROMBIE | 50% off select styles + FREE SHIPPING. See more of my top picks HEREand below.
These pajamas (left // right) have been a big hit every since I shared them a couple of weeks ago! Run true to size.
This sweater is perfect for jeans or leggings. I sized up to a small
If you are in a very cold climate, this parka is for you! Runs a bit oversized although if you plan on wearing more than 1-2 layers, I’d size up!
My top 2 parka picks! The left parka has a removable faux fur vest making it a little warmer and the right parka is perfect for my southern girls.
These overalls have been a top seller for the blog! Size up. I’m wearing a 25 here but could have done a 26.
DSW | 25% off with code ITSWILD + free backpack with $59 purchase with code CYBERGIFT
EXPRESS | 50% off + FREE SHIPPING. More of my picks HEREand below.
This velvet jumpsuit comes in 2 colors and also 4 more color options here.
This velvet blazer is perfect for the office, date night or holiday party. True to size. Wearing an XS.
This pullover has been the number one seller during cyber week so far. Fits oversized already. I’m wearing a medium here. Also comes in a velour style.
Perfect pair of flattering work pants! Comes in SO many colors. True to size. Wearing a 00R here.
FOREVER21| 30% off of everything + FREE SHIPPING with code CYBER30
FRANCESCAS | 35% off everything + $25 dresses and $10 earrings // My favorite for holiday decor and stocking stuffers
FREE PEOPLE | 50% off select items + extra 25% off of sale
GAP| 50% off everything with code CYBER plus extra 10% off online with code YOURS + FREE SHIPPING
GOODNIGHT MACAROON | up to 50% off, buy more save more. 30% off of $150 with code THANKS30, 40% off of $250 with code THANKS40 and 50% off of $450+ with code THANKS50. Also sweaters are BOGO 50% off with code SWEATER50. And FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING on orders over $150
If you grab one thing this Cyber Monday, make it these boots! They are up to 50% off right now. I highly suggest going in on the sale with a friend or two so that you can get a better discount! I normally wear a 7.5 and got a size 38.
FRANCESCAS | BOGO 70% off everything // My favorite for holiday decor and stocking stuffers
FREE PEOPLE | 50% off select items + extra 25% off of sale
GAP| 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY plus extra 10% off online with code TREAT
GOODNIGHT MACAROON | up to 50% off, buy more save more. 30% off of $150 with code THANKS30, 40% off of $250 with code THANKS40 and 50% off of $450+ with code THANKS50. Also sweaters are BOGO 50% off with code SWEATER50
H&M | 30% off everything + FREE SHIPPING with code 3238HERE. More of my sale picks .