Business Casual – Fall

Hello Hello!!!  So as some people may know I have moved to Chicago.  Mostly to be closer to my family and really close friends but after living in a small city for so long it feels really good to live in a large city again.  (One that has more going on).  So I have spent some time getting acclimated to the new city and trying to make friends here.

So I travel back to the main office once a month to have way to many meetings and meet with my bosses.  So I figured on that week I can do a what is business casual edition.
(With a bonus of the last day being a travel business look).

Also I would like to note that the last time I was in the office it was ice berg cold and I had to barrow a blanket from the hotel in order to survive.  So when I went this past week my plan was to be as warm as possible, lots of sweaters and tights.

Monday –

So this was probably my favorite outfit of the week.  I absolutely love this skirt, I bought it last year from Modcloth and it is one of my best investments.  The A-line skirt in this subtle brown tweed looks good with almost anything.  I paired it with a white sweater to add some pop and to stay warm.  The sweater kind of pushed the bounds of what I am normally comfortable with, it has more of an open back and wider neckline then I normally wear.  Given how conservative the front in as how conservative the rest of the outfit is, I went with it.

I paired it with tights and booties.  I just got these bootiess, they lace up the front and go to just above the ankle.  The lace ups have a really cute button detail.  I have been dying to wear these and am loving how they look with this outfit.

Tuesday –

This was probably my longest day full of meetings.  I didn’t know how many until I got into town so I was actually super happy I brought pants.  I usually dislike work pants and almost never wear them.  I had originally planned to wear the boots from above with this outfit but last minute went with flats.  I wore these stretchy work pants, with a this shirt tucked in.  I added this large cardigan since I was super worried about being cold.

Wednesday –

Ahh this is a standard for my fall/winter work wardrobe, a [sidewalk skirt[(https://factory.jcrew.com/p/womens-clothing/skirts/mini/wool-sidewalk-skirt/95435) with a top tucked in tights and boots.  Love this!!  Very comfortable and I have already talked about my love of these J. Crew sidewalk skirts in previous posts.  I tucked in this sweater, since I was worried about the coldness of my office.  The sweater is currently on sale, and is warmer then it looks.

Thursday –

This was the first day that I fully planned before flying out.  It was the one I thought about most since I was going to be catching a flight after work.  I wanted to make sure the outfit was work appropriate and was comfortable enough to travel in and sit on a flight in.  This dress has been in my closet for years and I still wear it all the time, the tweed is a timeless classic, which makes this dress great.  The dress has always paired well with boots and tights.  I added my cardigan to keep warm both in the office and on the flight.

So when I am flying directly after work I typically look for an outfit that allows some stretch.  As well as one that would not cause problems getting through security, so shoes that are easy to get off.  I liked this outfit because it was easy and warm.  I also paired with my trench coat which has the pockets I appreciate when travelling.

Let me know your thoughts or if you have any questions

Later!

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