Got Me Some New Booties

Hello Hello!!  So if you pay attention to my instagram or the photos I post on here you will probably notice that these are not exactly new but I have not posted about them so I thought I would now that I have worn them a few times!  So I was looking for a pair of flat booties since all the ones I currently own all have heels.  Now as you can see I failed at doing that since these do have heels.  Damnit!! haha.  But sometimes you cannot pass up a great pair of shoes.

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These boots are amazing.  I was actually a little concerned with how high the boot shaft went up, I was expecting them to have a shorter shaft.  I was a little worried about how to style them since all of my other booties are shorter.  But I have been styling them the same as my other booties and have been wanting to wear them with some leggings to show off my legs.

So there is no zipper on these which is kind of annoying but there is enough stretch in them to get them on and off with ease.  I have worn these all day at work and I have worn them all night when going out.  I am going to say that I am very good in heels but these were very comfortable and I had no issues wearing them.

I would recommend these boots to you, they are very comfortable and look really good when I wear them out.

Let me know your thoughts

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Making casual clothing work in the office setting

Hello Hello!!  This is all about wardrobe maximization, I am going to share a few items that you would not expect to be able to wear in a business setting and how to make them work for you.  This is all about acknowledging what is making the piece of clothing casual and working to mitigate that with your other clothes.  I am going to show you a few ways that I did this.

The Casual Fancy T-Shirt

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Now yes this is a nicer shirt than a graphic T-shirt but I would never recommend wearing a graphic T-shirt in a business casual setting.  So the fact that this is a little nicer then a regular T-shirt allows it to work in a business setting.  So what is stopping me from wearing this to work by itself?  Well first it is still a T-shirt and second the bottom of the shirt is just adds to the very T-shirt vibe.

 

Alright, so my fixes are first tuck the bottom of that shirt into a really great skirt, it does not have to be a super businessy skirt (this one is not) but adding the skirt some tights and a pair of heels really does take the casual away from the shirt.  If you still feel like the shirt you picked is too casual add a cardigan or blazer and that will take away the sleeves.

The Crop Top

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First let’s state the obvious, this is a crop top and it is meant to show off your belly.  So you would not want to wear this just by itself to work (even on a casual day)  No one in the HR department wants to see your belly.

So my fixes – well you need to take away what makes it a crop top by tucking in the bottom.  So the skirt that you pair it with should be high waisted.  As well as the skirt’s waist band should be good so that the bottom of the shirt does not slip out.  That is the one tip I have, is to be careful with this shirt slipping out.  As well as be careful with skirts that have an eye hook on them.  Otherwise this shirt is pretty appropriate as long as you hide the fact that it is a crop top.

Waterfall Cardigan

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So this one is not too hard but I do have a few that have some pretty bright patterns on them.  I love these cardigans because it is like wearing a blanket. I like wearing it under coats because it sticks out and looks cool.

So paired the cardigan with one of my most businessy dresses.  Doing this kind of evens each piece out and the outfit is a perfect business casual outfit with a flare of personality.  I belted the cardigan to keep it a little bit more under control.  Easy to remove the belt at your desk and get more of a blanket affect.

Let me know your thoughts.

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New Vest

Hello Hello!!  So last fall there was this really cute vest that was everywhere.  It was tweed and had pockets and looked really great all around.  I found it on a boutique site but it was kind of expensive and I had already bought a vest so I decided not to buy it.  This year I saw the vest again, but it was on Amazon and it was a fraction of the price, this vest.

I really like this vest because it has pockets which are really key when you are trying to walk the dog and not take a purse.  That is the main reason that I bought this vest to be able to wear on walks.  Working it into the rest of my wardrobe is just icing on the cake.

I usually do not like the puffer vest look because I just don’t think that it does anything beneficial for the female figure.  Which for the most part I still think is true.  This vest is an exception, it is not very puffy but it is still warm as well as the tweed pattern.  These combine to make a really great buy.  I highly recommend this vest.

Let me know your thoughts

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Flats

Hello hello!!  Now I want to put a disclaimer out there, I hate wearing flats.  They always tend to hurt my feet and give me blisters.  I have only ever found 1 pair that I actually like and could wear.  I gave up trying to find flats that worked years ago, I’ve been passing off my Toms as flats or just wearing heels.

Anyways the other day I was looking on Amazon and I found a pair that had rave reviews.  I was hesitant, it took me over 2 months to convince myself to buy them.  My issues were that they were 1 flats and 2 that they had straps over the ankles.  This worries me because I don’t want a strap there to highlight my ankles (which aren’t really that slim).  So eventually I convinced myself to buy them.

So I bought them in leopard print, I know bold choice (not really this print can be used as a neutral).  I also bought these because the ankle strap is a brown/ nude color which made me feel better about having the ankle strap. 

So I wore them to work few days this week and surprise surprise they did not give me blisters.  They were actually really comfortable and I felt like I could wear them all day without taking them off.  I was super surprised.

Let me know your thoughts

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New skirt

Hello hello!!! Is anyone out there looking for a great business casual skirt that is bold but can still work in your wardrobe?  I have found a great one and it’s on sale.  This skirt is similar to one I own and have been waiting to buy again.  When I ordered it the final price came out to $20, but it is a final sale so be careful with sizing.

So I just got this yesterday so I have only worn it once but I feel fine recommending it since it’s so similar to my favorite skirt.  It’s a really comfortable skirt and the button details on the side are really great to accentuate your figure.  The color is the reason I bought it, who doesn’t want to own a red pencil skirt.  It will make a big statement every time you wear it.

So the reason I was so willing to buy this online without trying it on was because I have a very similar skirt from Loft already.  The skirt was such a great deal that I was ok if it didn’t fit.  So my waist is 27″ and I do have a butt and thighs. I ordered a regular size 4 and it does fit well a little big around my waist but I’m ok with that.

Let me know your thoughts.

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Mixing Patterns

Hello Hello!!  Now I wanted to share and outfit that I have been envisioning in my head for awhile (or like since I bought the shirt).  As I previously stated the last time I did a blog post about mixing pattern, I don’t typically do it because its hard and I don’t own a lot of patterned clothing so it is hard to mix what you don’t have.

Anyways I am super excited about this outfit.

So these are two of my most comfortable clothes so I decided to combine them together and be super comfortable at work.  (I mean leaving out the heels of course).

So why does this work for mixing patterns?  When I mix patterns I like to stick with one piece that is black and white.  I consider a black and white pattern to be one of the most neutral you can get because both colors go well with anything.  I added my patterned skirt and this takes the outfit to a bold level.  I love it, I feel like yes there is a lot going on but it is still very flattering.  The horizontal strips typically are not very flattering but given the shirt is tucked into a pencil skirt and my waist is defined, it works out very well.

Let me know your thoughts.

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How to get away with wearing a T-shirt to work.

Hello hello!! Do you ever have one of those days where you go in your closet and don’t want to wear any of it?  Well I had one of those mornings today. I looked at my work clothes and was just like no. I didn’t want to wear a nice shirt that required a nice bra and an undershirt, that felt like way too much for me today. Haha.  So I kind of went in and was like what’s comfy? And can I wear it to work?

So first question, yes this is a T-shirt, you cannot wear a graphic T to a job.  This is a really casual shirt I typically wear it to lounge or run errands, I do sometimes wear it on casual Fridays with colored jeans and a nice necklace.  This was the shirt I wanted to wear because I can wear a comfy bra and no undershirt so I asked what can I wear this shirt with to get away with it?

To dress up the T-shirt to make it work appropriate it needs to be paired with statement work pieces. First, the bottoms I picked a pencil skirt, this skirt in particular is great for dressing things up. It’s a statement work piece that when paired with this ultra casual shirt all of a sudden the outfit is work appropriate.  Then because I do sit down in meetings I did need to dress up the top so I added this statement necklace.

All in all I was very comfortable today and pretty pleased with this outfit. Will it be added to my regular rotation? Nah I’ll leave it for those desperate days when I am tired.

Let me know your thoughts.

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