So I've realize that a lot of working women wear dresses and skirts, and I think that this is because women's slacks are very unflattering and rather boring. However, I have found a pair if formal pants, that would work in most offices, that I love. Just be advised that some work places require you to dress very conservatively, and you should follow their dress code, not mine.
This is what I wore to work on Monday. My pants are from gap and they are super comfortable and fit very well. The pattern on the pants looks like this:
The pants themselves are a very dark navy blue, with royal blue and white diamona all over. The print is simple and subtle enough to work in an office. However, I would wear anything bolder than this, nor would I pair these pants with a bright or printed top.
My sweater is from J Crew and is probably the work wear piece that I wear most often. It's a perfect neural color that works great for spring, it fits well, and I can wear it with pants or a skirt.
My shoes are black pumps by Chinese Laundry (I got them off Amazon) and I brought my regular work bag (not pictured).
Continuing with this work wear series, I wanted to share with all of you a slightly more conservative and professional looking outfit, for anyone who needs to look a little more dressed up for work. This outfit, though feminine and stylish, is very simple, quiet, and affordable.
The shirt I am wearing is a collared, long sleeved, cream colored blouse from Forever 21. I think everyone, working or not, should own a long sleeved collared shirt. They are the perfect way to make an outfit look more formal or presentable, and white goes with practically everything. I particularly love this blouse because of it's lack of structure. Most collared shirts can easily wrinkle, and look puffy under sweaters and dresses. This shirt, however, is very thin and soft, making it the perfect layering piece.
My dress is also from Forever 21, and it is a very simple, sleeveless grey dress that falls to the knee. I find this dress very appropriate for the office because of the length and the neckline. It may be conservative for some, but when entering a work place for the first time, it's generally best to stay on the conservative side.
My shoes are from Chinese Laundry and they are fairly simple black leather pumps, which are not too high and therefore pretty easy to walk in. As usual, I carried my black H&M bag (not pictured) which I find perfect for carrying all of my stuff to and from work.
Since I was wearing a collar, I decided to put my hair up into a bun so that my shoulders and the collar were visible, and also so that my hair wouldn't be getting in my face during the day.
As always, comment below with any post suggestions and I hope everyone has a wonderful Mother's Day!
Summer is almost here! If any of you read my last post, you may have noticed that I mentioned the Laura Geller lipstick, but didn't say much about it. That's because I wanted to dedicate a whole blog post to it, since I wore it for the first time on Saturday and absolutely loved it! So here we go!
I definitely went for silver jewelry and undertones rather than gold on Saturday, because I feel like silver can be a lot lighter and more springtimey. Since I was wearing a printed dress, I wanted to go neutral with my lips, so I pulled out my brand new Laura Geller lipstick in Sugarred Maple.
This is a much darker nude than I have ever owned, with some rich brown tones running through it. What I wasn't expecting was the beautiful silver shimmer that appeared when applied. The silver worked just perfectly with what I was wearing, while still being a nude lipstick. Personally, I think this is a great nighttime lipstick for the outfits that need a little less than a red lip.
This lipstick is also fairly pigmented and pretty long lasting. I found that I only had to reapply once during the dinner, which is much less than other lipsticks I own. It is also super moisturizing and could definitely work all year round. I never thought that I'd be a dark nude lipstick kind of person, but some outfits need it, and this is the best I've seen.
As for purchasing this lipstick, I won't be very helpful. I bought it on Hautelook in a beauty bag with a bunch of other products. So Nordstrom is probably your best bet.
So last night was the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Dinner of Champions, which I attended with my family. I wanted to share what I wore with all of you since I often find it hard to know what's appropriate for formal charity dinners.
I wore a patterned shift dress from La Fee Maraboutee (a French brand). I absolutely love this dress; it is so comfortable to wear and shift dresses just look very chic and elegant, especially at night. This dress falls just above the knee, which is a perfect length for a formal evening. And the neckline just hangs beautifully.
For shoes I wore my black, strappy heels by Jimmy Choo. Black was just the perfect compliment to my patterned dress, which was definitely my statement piece if the night.
As for hair and makeup, I wanted to go pretty neutral, to let the dress stand out. I did my hair up in a sleek ponytail so that the neckline of the dress didn't get lost in my massive amounts of dark hair. And the nude lipstick I wore was Laura Geller's lipstick in Sugared Maple (it'll probably be my next lipstick review since I LOVED it).
I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend and have a very lovely Sunday!
It is the most beautiful day in Seattle!! So I wanted to share the bright and classy work outfit that I wore today.
Coral has become a very popular color and, when used carefully, can be perfect for the office. I recommend not wearing patterns or other bright colors when you have such a statement piece on. But coral is a beautiful color and perfect for spring, so don't let it's brightness intimidate you. My coral top is a very soft cotton blouse by LNA. I paired it with a navy blue pencil skirt from H&M because I love the combination of navy and coral.
For shoes, I wore my Chinese Laundry tan, patent leather pumps (which I got on Amazon for $25; great way to use those random Amazon gift cards). Pumps are the classic work shoes and everyone should own at least one pair. I also have regular leather ones in black, and both pairs are easily wearable all year round. But I like the tan ones as it gets warmer outside, since black can be a bit dark.
My bag is not pictured, but I brought my big black H&M bag (see my first work wear post) which is the absolute best bag for the office.
Comment below if you have any suggestions for future posts and I hope everyone has a happy Wednesday!
It's officially getting warmer! And of course, more sun means brighter colors. Now, I generally go for bright reds and pinks when I'm looking for a bright color, but everyone needs an orange lipstick and this is by far my favorite of the bunch.
This is the Revlon Color Burst Matte Lip Balm in #245 Audacious. I love this lip balm and cannot wait to try it in more colors. It is extremely moisturizing and long lasting, so I find that this is the perfect balm for a long summer day. Being a balm, it is not super pigmented, but it definitely holds true to being an orange lip color. Also, I love the fact that it is matte; being such a bright color, sparkle and shine would be overwhelming as a lip color.
I've posted my first work wear outfit and hope you all enjoyed it! Leave me comments of any of your bright summer lipsticks, I always love trying new colors!