Posts tagged ‘wear to work’

January 4, 2015

Casual Monday

Casual Monday

The Limited has been having a pretty fantastic sale, and I got these red pants and black sweater.  I don’t wear dark red and tan often, but it’s fun for a change.

Fun colored pants are gaining popularity in my office because they are fun and easy to pair with neutral tops.  Depending on the color, they can be worn in any season.  I believe the dark red will also work in the summer, perhaps with a white oxford and nude pumps.

For this outfit, I would probably also bring a blazer, just in case.

January 1, 2015

Winter workday

Winter workday

This is the other Numari dress I ordered, and it is as fantastic as my other one.  It’s very basic, and can be styled with anything really.

You can never go wrong with pearls, and they do look great with this dress.  I added a belt for fun, but I actually don’t always wear a belt with this dress — because Numari tailors it so well, I don’t feel like it’s necessary.  It’s generally better to have a coat that’s longer than your hemline, hence the long coat pictured here.

December 30, 2014

Day to night

Day to night

One of my great discoveries in 2014 is Numari.  Previously, to get a dress that fit, I would either have to order size tall and get it tailored or make it myself.  For Numari, you send an extensive list of measurements, and they make a dress for you in about three weeks.

I found out about them after reading about their company in Capitol File.  They focus on day-to-night career wear, which is exactly what I need regularly.  The one above is the second dress I’ve ordered from them.

For day: I love this H&M blazer with puff sleeves, but any basic black blazer would work. For this outfit, I like the fact that I can wear the blazer to a meeting, and then take it off if I’m running up and down stairs.  Also, it’s very easy to just throw on a dress at the beginning of the day.  All in all, it’s not a super-inspiring work outfit, but the fact that the dress fits makes it amazing.  If I was feeling slightly more festive, I might add this necklace from Ann Taylor.

For evening: Evening requires a little more glitz, hence the necklace (which would also be daytime appropriate), ring, and purse.  Almost any necklace would go with this dress, but I especially like this strand necklace and bib necklace from Bauble Bar.  For shoes, I could also go for this pump with a gold strip on the toe or this slingback.

December 29, 2014

Three ways: Blue v-neck sweater

After some adventures in tailoring a blue v-neck sweater, here are three ways I’ll wear it:

For work:

Cold day at work

 

My office tends to have temperatures that fluctuate, so I always try to layer.  A blazer over a sweater is often a good solution.  This outfit would also be nice with a blouse under the sweater, like this one or this one.

On my motorcycle: 

La moto à l'automne

 

I called this one “La moto  à l’automne” because then it matches the ones I made for summer and winter.  But really, I’ve found that a regular leather jacket is great for the in-between-weather times in spring/fall.  It blocks the wind, but isn’t super warm like my Spidi jacket.

For the scarf, I like the Burberry pattern because it has red that matches my cbr600rr.  A different plaid print would work, as would a plain black scarf or a black and white scarf I also like this black/gray Burberry pattern.

For a chilly weekend:

Chilly weekend

 


This outfit is good for a day spent touristing, shopping, hiking, or otherwise walking around outside.  Paige denim is great, and these shoes are good for walking.  The earrings don’t overwhelm, and the purse is big enough to carry an umbrella just in case.

December 28, 2014

Boatneck dress

Boatneck dress

After my recent adventures in learning to sew, I wore my new black boatneck dress to work.  (May I add that the dress cost me $3.33 in fabric.)  No one noticed my dress, which may be a good thing (I wear a lot of black dresses to work) or may have been a bad thing (no one wanted to mention my poorly hemmed skirt).  In any case, I was very happy with how it was styled with a leopard print belt and black and gold earrings.

I got my belt at Ann Taylor, but I like this Jimmy Choo one.  One the less expensive end, these from Target and the Limited are nice.

I’m very picky about leopard print for scarves.  I love mine (H&M earlier this fall), and the one pictured above is pretty fantastic.  This white and black print from Michael Kors is nice (although I would wear a different belt).

The best part was that the dress fit, something that doesn’t happen unless I drop $65 at the tailor or order a Numari dress.  Life has been busy, but I hope to start sewing again soon.

January 30, 2014

Simplicity

Simplicity

This suit from H&M ended up fitting me perfectly, no tailoring required.  The pair of nude pumps I own is more of a basic pump with no ankle strap, but I liked how this one looked with the set.  Because I’m always on my motorcycle, I rarely use a real purse, but if I did, I’d add a beige/nude leather one to match the shoes.  Maybe something like this D&G bag.