Remember a few weeks ago when I said I am terrible at accessorizing? Well, I went ahead and bought a shirt that was pre-accessorized. So, there! HA! This is my kind of top. It’s comfy, breezy, and requires minimal effort to look put-together.
When I picked this up in store, I didn’t realize the back looked like this, but as soon as I tried it on and could see the top bit of my tattoo showing it pretty much sealed the deal that I had to own it.
This was one of those outfits that just didn’t look exactly as I had envisioned it when it came time to take photos. You see, I am very, very drawn toward royal blue. I had a royal blue skirt previously, but I decided it was a little too short for work and the odds of me wearing it outside of work were pretty slim, so after hunting for a bit, I bought this one. I actually like the shirt and belt combo, but that tell-tale fold across the front of my hips proves the skirt just doesn’t fit like it should. Oh, well! Looks like the hunt continues.
Belt: TJ Maxx
Remember when chambray was just called denim?
I wore all sorts of denim when I was a kid. One of my favorite outfits was comprised of a light pink floral denim skirt with a light pink denim button-down top, complete with sheer sleeves and skirt-matching cuffs and collar. Let me tell you something about that outfit: it was the height of fashion. I planned to wear it to my 9th birthday party. Sadly, it had to be postponed thanks to a blizzard. Considering the weather, it’s probably a good thing I wasn’t out wearing a denim skirt.
This shirt makes me feel really cool. You probably think denim is kind of casual, but I love that I can pair it with just about anything in my closet and feel put-together. Paired with this pretty, frilly skirt and I am definitely ready for the office. Which is why I’m adding this to my list of business-casual must-haves.
Needless to say, I am thrilled that
denim chambray is back in style.
Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs via Nordstrom Rack
Chambray Button-Down: Old Navy
Skirt: NY & Company
Just looking at this tee makes me want to go put it on again. It’s super soft, breezy and comfy. Plus the little shoulder stars are irresistible. If you couldn’t tell, I was really feeling tee-shirts these last weeks. Let’s be real though, when the thermometer’s pushing a hundred degrees and feels even hotter, we’re all lucky I put on any clothes at all.
Tee: TJ Maxx
Skirt: c/o Tulle4Us
Remember back when Norma Kamali did a line for Walmart? This skirt cost me a whopping $15 back when I bought it years ago. And I love it. It’s really soft and stretchy, but by some miracle, camouflages the bumps that tend to happen to pencil skirts when you tuck something into it. It’s the perfect length for work and goes with absolutely everything. See? I’m wearing it with a tee-shirt and it’s polished enough for the office. My only regret about this skirt is that I didn’t buy it (or was it that Wally-world didn’t sell it?) in more colors.
If you’re new to the world of wearing business casual, you have to pick up a pencil skirt. Find one that fits well and you’ll be set for
Shads: RayBan Cats via Amazon.com
Tee: American Eagle Outfitters
Skirt: Norma Kamali via Walmart
I needed a pair of heels to wear for a bachelorette party last month and when I tried these on at DSW, I knew I found a winner. They’re so cute and ultra-comfortable. I danced the night away without a single problem. Here I am re-purposing them for work!
Sunglasses: RayBan Cats via Amazon.com
Dress & Belt: TJ Maxx
Heels: Naturalizer via DSW