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Fall Work Wear Refresh

Now that the cooler weather is *hopefully* here to stay, I wanted to show you ladies how to style some Fall work wear! I’ve rounded up my essentials when it comes to your workwear wardrobe in the cooler months and I’m showing you multiple style options for each. It’s always important to me to buy pieces that are versatile enough for the office or weekend wear so in addition to sharing some of the hottest office trends this Fall, I’ve also made sure to include style tips on other ways to wear these pieces.

PENCIL SKIRTS


When the temps start to drop so should the length of your pencil skirts. That being said, shorter pencil skirts can still work if you live somewhere where the weather doesn’t match the season but I suggest opting for something a little warmer such as wool, suede, tweed or sweater material. The longer length of these skirts also makes them great options for church as well.

Fall Work Wear

Kylee’s Outfit// Top: Nordstrom | Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Similar | Bag: GigiNY

Shelbi’s Outfit// Top: WHBM | Skirt: WHBM | Shoes: WHBM | Bag: WHBM

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

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VELVET BLAZERS


Velvet is one of my favorite fabrics come Fall and Winter so I love that retailers are making options for the office as well. Make a bold statement with a velvet blazer! The best part about blazers is that they don’t have to just be for the office. Pair it with a cotton tee, jeans and sneakers to dress it down. Or even with a lace cami, leather leggings and heels for date night!

Fall Work Wear

Kylee’s Outfit// Top: Nordstrom | Blazer: J. Crew | Skirt: BlankNYC | Shoes: Similar

Shelbi’s Outfit// Top: WHBM | Pants: WHBM | Shoes: WHBM 

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

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LEOPARD EVERYTHING


Leopard is hands down the hottest print of the season! Basically any option you choose for the office can easily be transitioned to casual wear as well because the trend is just so big this season. See below for more office appropriate, style options as well as more pictures at the bottom of the post!

Fall Work Wear

Top: WHBM | Pants: WHBM | Shoes: WHBM

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

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LAYERS


The trick to surviving your 9-5 in the colder weather is layers. If your place of work is anything like mine was, you’ve got to somehow dress for freezing temps outside and a sana inside. This is where having a few coat, sweater and cardigan options in your closet that will go with multiple outfits is great. This way you are warm enough for the walk from your car to the office and then once inside you can shed one layer and work comfortably. Might I add that as essential black legging and a pair of hose are also necessities for layering on bottom. The below outfit could also be worn with a pair of hose and booties or boots for a little more warmth.

Fall Work Wear

Dress: VICI | Coat: VICI | Shoes: Similar | Sunglasses: VICI

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Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

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TURTLENECKS


Turtlenecks are making a come back believe it or not and i think they make the perfect layering piece. If you live somewhere where it’s not quite “cold” yet, throw on a sleeveless turtleneck with slacks or a long sleeve turtleneck with a skirt. My favorite way to wear them right now is tucked in with a cute belt and scarf. Style tip: everyone loves an all black look right? It’s slimming and chic! Try it for the office: black turtleneck + black slacks but add a leopard belt or a plaid scarf!

Fall Work Wear

Top: Talbots | Blazer: Topshop | Skirt: LOFT | Shoes: Similar | Bag: GM

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Top: HM | Skirt: Express | Shoes: M.Gemi

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SWEATER DRESSES


Have you ever wondered if you can wear a sweater dress to the office? The answer is heck yes. My only piece of advice is look for ones that aren’t too tight but also aren’t too oversized. If you already own a more oversized sweater dress, make it more work appropriate by adding a belt at the waist so it looks more tailored. Be careful if pairing a sweater dress with boots. I highly suggest making sure that your boots are below the knee unless you work in a very casual office setting.

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

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TUNICS


Tunics were my very best friend where I worked. I will say that they are probably more on the casual end of the business casual spectrum so make sure that this is acceptable for your office setting. If it is, you are looking at quite possibly the most comfortable cold weather look possible. My favorite way to style tunics is with the same essential leggings I mentioned before, a pair of boots, and a scarf (my go to is this $19 leopard one).

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Coat: Old Navy | Tunic: Old Navy | Scarf: Similar | Leggings: SPANX | Boots: GM

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COMFY PANTS


Chances are you will be wearing a lot more pants now that the cooler weather is here so might as well make them super comfortable right!?! If your office allows corduroy or velvet jeans, I highly suggest getting these bad boys in every color. While they are technically a “jean” they look much nicer and are usually appropriate for most office settings. I personally own olive, black, blush, burgundy, and grey pairs aka one for each day of the week. See below for some more style options that offer maximum comfort.

Fall Work Wear

Top: Nordstrom | Pants: Nordstrom | Shoes: Sam Edelman

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Top: Similar | Pants: Similar | Shoes: Similar 

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Fall Work Wear

Top: Target | Pants: Abercrombie | Shoes:Sam Edelman

Fall Work Wear

Top: LOFT | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: Target

Fall Work Wear

Top: Topshop | Pants: Express | Shoes:Sam Edelman

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WORK BAGS


Finding the right work bag that will fit all of the things can be tough, plus chances are you are going to use it a lot so you want a quality bag. I got you girl! Here are several options that offer enough storage space for things such as laptops, lunch and like I said before, ALL OF THE THINGS.

Fall Work Wear

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OFFICE APPROPRIATE SHOES


This is probably the number one requested thing from you ladies is “What shoes do I wear when it gets cold?”. “Can I wear booties to work?”. Unless you live somewhere where you are dealing with snow or ice on your way in to work, my answer is wear whatever you are most comfortable in. I personally wore these mules almost every single day when I was working in an office. You can 100% still wear your normal work pumps to the office. Also, boots and booties are appropriate as well, just make sure they are on the nicer side. It is my personal opinion but I would not suggest wearing over the knee boots to the office unless you work in a very casual work environment.

Fall Work Wear

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Day to Night: Reversible Pieces

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Casual Style

Every time I ask you ladies what you want to see more of, the answer is always the same. The verdict is always one piece styled multiple ways because around here we are all about getting the most bang for our buck. Well let me introduce you to quite possibly the most genius idea to having more styling options without paying for multiple pieces: reversible clothing. White House Black Market has come out with a new Reversible Collection that is changing the game. The line includes reversible tops and dresses which is really amazing when you consider how many more outfits you can make when you get two for the price of one.

I am styling one top, two ways for you ladies but I also want to note that their reversible dress collection is just as fabulous. From work to weekend, I’m amazed that this collection can do it all. If you are in need of a little black dress, this is my favorite one from the reversible collection. Such a great option for work, date night, church or weddings!

Day Look


White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

White House Black Market Work Wear

Blazer: WHBM | Tank: WHBM | Skirt: WHBM | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Fossil

If you are looking for business professional clothing, White House Black Market has you covered! You will find suits that have a little more character than say your run of the mill, no personality black suit. For instance, I love that this skirt has a flounce hem which is something I have never seen before and is so flattering. If you are confined to wearing a suit everyday, you might as well have some fun with your options! My blazer also has a slight peplum detail to it that makes it stand out and hug your girly figure a little better than most. I particularly love that it is a three quarter sleeve which makes wearing a blazer in this southern heat a little more bearable.

Night Look


White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

White House Black Market Casual Style

Tank: WHBM | Blazer: WHBM | Jeans: WHBM | Shoes: Similar | Clutch: Gigi NY

I almost couldn’t believe the transition from yellow to such a bold patterned top! My favorite part being that once turned to the patterned side, the yellow still shows on the bottom of the tank for a layered look. I styled this look for a casual Friday at the office but as soon as that blazer comes off, you are ready for after 5 cocktails! I’m already planning many nights out with this little tank.

One of the reason’s I have a particular liking to White House Black Market is that they cater to all sizes: regular, petite, plus and short sizing options! I am just shy of 5’4″ so finding petite clothing, especially work wear is always a struggle. For sizing reference I am wearing an XSP in the tank, OP in the jackets and a 00P in the jeans and skirt. I would say that everything runs very true to size.

Photos by: BanAvenue

*Thank you WHBM for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Spring Office Outfit Refresh

Sweater: LOFT | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: Similar | Bag: Amazon | Earrings: BaubleBar

Photos by: BanAvenue

Yesterday marked the first day of Spring which means that a Spring reset or refresh is in order. I personally am currently in the process of purging my closet, selling and donating old items, and making room for all the new goodies! I guess you could say Spring cleaning is in full effect. Instead of just buying new items for the new season I make myself purge the old first. Not only does this help declutter my overpacked closet, it reminds me what pieces I might have overlooked and bring those out of hiding.

  1. Purge the old– Obviously don’t get rid of everything but definitely purge items that are “so last season” or trendy items you don’t feel like are going to be around again this season.
  2. Keep the classics– Those pieces that you wear on repeat and sometimes even pull out of the dirty clothes hamper because they are just that good. Think solid color slacks, blouses and shoes.
  3. Add in new pieces– My motto is for every 3-4 pieces I get rid of, I can purchase 1 new item. The key with buying new items is to error on the side of classic rather than trendy as these pieces will last you longer. That being said, I do always treat myself to a couple trendy items for the season, I just tend to spend less on these since I know they will inevitably end up in the donate pile next season.

If you are looking to refresh your workwear wardrobe this season, now is the time to add in some color! Granted you don’t have to go full on Easter egg mode like I did, but you could easily wear these pink pants with a neutral colored top, or this striped sweater with navy slacks and accomplish a more Spring styled work outfit. Make sure to size down in the pants (I’m wearing a 00P) and since the sweater only comes in petite sizing, make sure to size up (I’m wearing a SP). If you get one thing from this post, I highly suggest my neutral suede pumps that I wear in almost every single Work Wear Wednesday post. They go with every single outfit you could imagine and are more comfortable than 99% of my flats.  See below for a few of my favorite Spring office outfit refresh picks that are all 40% off today!

CLASSIC


TRENDY


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Work Wear Wednesday: Stripe City

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Work Wear Wednesday

Sweater: LOFT | Pants: LOFT | Shoes: DSW | Bag: Amazon | Sunglasses: Rayban

Photography by: BanAvenue

Keeping it short and sweet today on account that I am heading to Cabo in T minus 2 days and still have nothing to wear.. oops. Two of my favorite retailers for workwear are having BIG sales! LOFT is having 40% off with code NEWNOW and Ann Taylor is having 40% off + an additional 10% off with code 10FORYOU.

Both my sweater and top in today’s post are included in the LOFT sale and are great transitional pieces. If you don’t already own a pair of navy trousers, these cropped pants have the most darling ribbon detail down the sides and a rounded hem. In a world full of plain trousers, why not add a little something extra when you can?! If you have never owned LOFT pants, I alway suggest sizing down. I wear a 00P in this brand.

My striped sweater is a good transition piece as it is light weight enough to carry you into Spring so you don’t have to sweat on your walk from your car into the office. I sized up to a small for a looser fit but I would say it runs true to size. Mentionable features about this sweater include the two tone stripes and split side. In a world full of stripes, this sweater takes the cake for being different. It also comes in blue!

OTHER SALE FAVORITES


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