Hello Hello!! What’s up? (Sorry for the delay I’ve been fighting a cold all week). Fridays at work are casual days but still any outfit has to meet work’s standards for casual. Don’t get me wrong my work is super lax on enforcing what can and cannot be worn, but I like to not push the envelope.
This Friday it was beautiful here, like 65 in February, I could not resist walking to work but I also had to go almost directly to dinner and drinks with my friend upon getting home. I wanted to do a quick change of my outfit before heading out, so here are my tips on how to make a quick change by only altering a few things.
I actually went pretty casual for work on Friday, and since it was so warm I went for an outfit that felt a little springy.
I bought this white shirt awhile ago and I love wearing it, its super comfy and it is this crisp white color. I love wearing it on Fridays because it is lose chill and looks good with my skinny jeans. When I walked to work it was a little chilly out so I wore my trench coat, always makes any outfit more professional.
Now how to take this professional casual look to dinner and drinks.
I only changed 2 things, with an optional third change if you wanted to be fancier First and most obvious I changed my jacket traded my trench coat for a leather jacket. The leather jacket adds some edge which makes it perfect for going out. The second change is my accessories, I switched necklaces from a more conservative statement necklace to a loud statement necklace. The neckline of this shirt begs to be worn with a statement necklace and this flashy glam one is perfect for going out. These changes combined to take the casual work look to a casual going out look. (The change took a total of maybe 5 minutes).
Now for those of you that want to have a fancier going out look the third item you will want to change is the shoes. I stuck with my toms but I was doing a pretty casual dinner, you will want to change to heels. This outfit would look great with a pair of heels, I am personally inclined to pair with my red pumps. But also will great with a pair of black heeled strapy sandals.
Let me know your thoughts
Hey hey hey! One great things about fall are the laying and coats that I now get to pull out of the closet and wear. I love coats because they really complete the outfit and I think make you look very put together. I am going to share the coats that I am so excited to pull out of my closet, and some that I have recently bought.
For the first year I worked my office job I did not really think I needed to have any professional coats. I was just wearing my normal rain coat and going into work, which is fine just looks a little odd. So last spring, I decided to look into getting a trench coat. I did not one that looked ordinary or like half the world owned. So I knew I did not want to get a trench coat in tan, too normal. I found this trench, I bought it in navy because I see navy as a neutral color that is not as dark as black (although it is not available in navy).
I love this coat, it looks so good buttoned up but also looks amazing when worn open. This coat has great versatility in my wardrobe and can be worn with any color. As seen in the picture on the left I have worn this was a green work dress and think it looks great. I am so happy that I bought it in navy because navy works with so many colors but you can see see all the details. You can see all the buttons around the waist as well as this has great pockets. One of the best surprises I had when I got this was the inside liner is so awesome. It has this great cream background, and the outlines of high heels, tall boots, purses, hearts and clutches on the inside. This is by far my favorite liner of any coat I have ever owned.
I have always wanted a leather coat they are just so expensive in real life and I have never been able to afford it. Recently I came into some extra money and I decided to spend some of it on a leather coat. Now I actually did not want either of these but the one I wanted was sold out so I looked around. I could not decide between the above and my friends were no help, they were fairly evenly divided between the two. So I was leaning toward the burgundy but my issue was how long will this color be in style? Obviously I have this fall but I want more usage then just one season. So my second option was this black moto one (sorry currently appears to be sold out, will link if it comes back), that has more of a classic leather coat feel.
Moral of the story I bought both and I am really happy about it. They are very different leather jackets, the red one is loser and less fitted while the black one is very fitted. I sized up for both, black one because it was advised to and the red one because I want to wear sweaters underneath it. Have not had a lot of opportunities to wear the leather jackets but I think they will be a great accent to my wardrobe. I cannot wait to wear the black one when I go to the bars and I cannot wait to wear the burgundy one when I go out to dinner with friends (maybe a date but I’ll be real probably not haha).
I was waiting to do this post because I am still looking for a utility like coat but decided I wanted to get the post out there, if I happen to buy a utility coat I will blog about it then. I have have not found one that I like and am willing to spend money on.
Anyways let me know your thoughts,