Inspiration Monday: Stripes with the Fringe on Top

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Shirt – Loft (similar) | Cardigan – Target (similar) | Pants – Ann Taylor | Shoes – Karen Scott via Macy’s (similar) | Necklace – Groopdealz (similar)(similar)

Recently I’ve come to the conclusion that one of my favorite things to do is take an inspiration photo where the person is wearing jeans and figure out how to make it appropriate for an office where jeans aren’t considered every day work wear.  In the case of today’s Inspiration Monday photo I changed things up by swapping the jeans for dress pants, adding a plain cardigan instead of a fringed Bohemian style one, and ditching the boots for heels.

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I kept the stripes and the neutral accessories color scheme, though.  And I added my new mini bubble necklace in black as a sort of fringe.

Speaking of this necklace, Maggie introduced me to Groopdealz which is a great website that sells all sorts of jewelry, home accessories, and crafty goodness for really reasonable prices.  In fact, I’m planning on doing a giveaway with Frills for Thrills next week with an item I purchased from there!  I’ve already drooled over quite a few of the offerings but am trying to behave myself this close to the holidays.  Perhaps I should unsubscribe from their emails, huh?

But, you know, if anyone is looking for a gift for me, Groopdealz might have one or two things.  Specifically in the jewelry and scarves sections.  Not so much in the inspiration quotes or baby clothes.

P.S. Emily recently asked if leopard heels are office appropriate.  As you can see, I definitely think so.  Just wear them with black pants if you want to keep them toned down at first.

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31 replies on “Inspiration Monday: Stripes with the Fringe on Top

  1. Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

    3 things I love about your post today: 1. The title! Tee hee. And now I am mentally singing songs from Oklahoma. 2. Converting casual wear to work-appropriate wear — so useful! 3. Using a bubble necklace to echo the fringe — genius!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I only shop there when they’re having a 40% off sale. Which is how I purchased these pants. They’re 40% off again right now, FYI. In both tall and regular inseam. When I bought these I just ordered a bunch of different sizes online to get the free shipping and then returned the ones that didn’t fit.

  2. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Thank you for ensuring that I will have the only two lines of “Surrey with the Fringe On Top” that I know stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

    Yesterday I was looking through a J. Crew catalog that found its way into my apartment, saw a bubble necklace in it and thought, “That looks like something Erin would wear!” The necklace you’re wearing here isn’t the exact same, but I feel like I was right in my thinking anyway haha.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      J. Crew introduced the bubble necklace and then tons of places have copied it. To be honest, I’m still not sure what makes theirs worth 10 times more than some of the other ones I’ve seen!

  3. Renae

    Erin! hi! that was great to hear what you wrote to me. thank you, for being understanding and encouraging for my arm party instead of the full length. that was so cool.

    I LOVE YOUR LEOPARD PRINT SHOES! i want some of those so badlybadlybadly!!!!

  4. Emily

    Oooh, looks fabulous! I would never have thought to mix a striped shirt with the leopard-print heels, but it really does work. And thanks so much for taking my question about the animal-print shoes!!!!!

  5. Katie of Alaskan Weredork

    I always like your takes on these inspiration looks and how you do office versions of them. This looks lovely with the leopard heels as a little pop of color and pattern, it’s fun with the striped shirt! (The necklace is a fun accessory as well, it adds some fun visual interest and works so well with the striped shirt.)

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