Inspiration Monday – Closet Surprise

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Blouse – The Limited  (similar)| Pants – Gap (similar) | Shoes – Via Spiga via Loehman’s (similar)

Today is Inspiration Monday over at Two Birds.  I definitely needed some inspiration today.  I was dragging.  So I was pleased when the inspiration photo popped up with this:

Ashlee Simpson

Hey, I thought.  I’ve pants that are the same color.  And I’ve got several white button down tops.

But then when I was standing in my closet (stay tuned tomorrow for a closet tour!) debating which white button down top to wear this polka dot top jumped out at me.  Ashlee’s top is a more flow-y and blousy than any of my more structured white button downs so I thought the billowiness of this polka dot top was more appropriate.

Turns out I really like this outfit!  And the best part?  I’m actually working from home today so I’ll be able to wear this into the office another day and no one will be the wiser!  Except you all.  And you won’t tell, right?

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23 replies on “Inspiration Monday – Closet Surprise

  1. Stephanie

    Don’t you just LOVE red pants?! I been trying to figure out which color jeans I want to get, and I think you’ve inspired me to get a pair of red skinny jeans. Your look is cool… lady on top, rock star on bottom!

  2. kilax

    I really like your look. And a lot better than hers! LOL! I think the polka dots add another dimension to it 🙂

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thanks! I also realized when I was scrutinizing the pic that I think she has a black camisole on underneath her shirt. So I supposed my black polka dots are an homage to visible undergarments!

  3. Jessi

    Cute take on the photo. Love those red jeans and the black heels look so great with them!


  4. Hazel

    I won’t tell anyone! Love this outfit, the top is divine. It’s so lovely when you find something long forgotten in your wardrobe.

  5. Mary

    I love the patterned top. This outfit is great take on the inspiration picture!

    -Mary @

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