IMG_8424

Le Tote Party: What I Wore

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

Thank you for weighing in on my outfit decision for the Le Tote party I hosted last week! I ended up going casual even though I don’t really have another place to wear that dress.

IMG_8424Top – Le Tote (same) | Necklace – Le Tote (same) | Jeans – LOFT (same) | Jacket – Langford Market (similar) | Shoes – Nine West (similar open toe

IMG_8431The party was a blast although hosting made it difficult to great people, mingle, eat, drink, and take photos. So, I mostly got still shots instead of photos of actual people doing actual things. But I promise people actually came!

le-tote-party-collage

And shout-out to my neighbor, Margaret, for helping me carry everything to the restaurant and helping me get it set-up.

If you follow me on Twitter you might have seen me ask if I should walk a mile home after getting a bunch of balloons inflated or if I should get a cab. The consensus was cab but I ended up walking! Why? Because the people at the store where I got them inflated (Doolin’s on Halsted for you Chicago-peeps) put them into giant bags with handles so I could carry them easily! And I didn’t even have to ask. I will now be patronizing them for all my party needs.

Le Tote hopes to do more of these parties so hopefully I’ll do another one in the future. It was lovely to meet other Le Tote members and their friends!

Want to become a Le Tote member yourself? Use code ERIN25 for 50% off your first month!

 

dressy_v_casual

Le Tote Party: Choose My Outfit

You Pick Wednesday

As part of my Le Tote ambassadorship, tonight I am hosting a party for Le Tote members and those who are not yet members but who are interested in learning more about Le Tote.

email_chiacago_FINAL (1)

If you’re free this evening, feel free to stop by! We’ll have drink tickets and pizza. And special gifts for those who get there before I run out! Including something that I think is pretty awesome for those who aren’t current Le Tote members.

In the mean time, I need your help picking what I should wear! Of course I want to wear Le Tote pieces, so I pulled two outfits together based on items I have in my current Le Tote box as well as items I’ve purchased from prior boxes.

dressy_v_casual

The dress, earrings, top, and necklace are all Le Tote items, for those who are curious.

So, what do you think? Should I go dressy or casual tonight? You decide! Let me know in the comments.

IMG_8240

My Current Favorite Skirt

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

When I bought this skirt after seeing it on Sarah’s Real Life, I honestly didn’t know how much I would end up loving it. I’ve worn it at least once a month since I’ve gotten it. It helps, of course, that most of my other skirts are too big and this one isn’t. But even if that wasn’t the case, I’d probably still wear it more than the others.

IMG_8235

Top – The Limited (similar) | Skirt – LOFT (similar) | Shoes – c/o Shopbop (similar) | Necklace – Rocksbox (code looplooksxoxo still works for a free month)

IMG_8252Funny story – I honestly didn’t even notice that this necklace had pink in it until after I’d been wearing it for a few hours. Oops! Well, uh, let’s just say that it’s “light red” and I’m going for a monochrome theme. And the stripes on my shirt are navy. I promise.

Anyway, I tend to wear this skirt with neutral colors, specifically grays and blacks, so I wanted to take it up a notch and pair it with blues. Hence the bright blue shoes. I’m honestly not sure how I feel about it and I almost changed my mind 10 times, but in the end, I went with it.

IMG_8240

And I think it encouraged me to pair this skirt with my cobalt blue top next. Because, I mean, just looking at the photos tells me that a little color wouldn’t hurt anyone. What do you think?

red-skirt-outfits

1/2/3/4

Linking up with Bri @ Work Clothes, I Suppose

 

IMG_8223

Midi Skirt Musings

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

This past weekend my friend and neighbor had a party on our building’s rooftop and I was debating on what to wear. Yes, I know, it’s a party. With beer. And barbecued meat. There was no need to dress up. So, although I was originally thinking of wearing a skirt, I went with shorts. And then wore the skirt to work.

IMG_8223Top – The Limited (similar) | Skirt –  Le Tote (same) | Cardigan – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Sole Society (similar)

And, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure how I felt about this skirt. Is it a strange length? Do midi skirts look okay on me? Should I have left the top untucked? Or does it look just fine and I’m a head case?

Actually, it’s probably the latter. I will say, though, that I was originally struggling with what color to wear with it on top. White felt too boring but none of my other tops seemed to work with the temperatures. Then I remembered I had this green camisole buried in my drawer and it was the perfect solution. Toss on the white cardigan for the office and I was good to go.

IMG_8216So, what do you think: is a midi skirt a yay or a nay? What color would you have worn with this?