Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

Sunshine on Gray and Black

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter


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Jacket – ZARA (similar) | Turtleneck – Express (similar) | Skirt – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Tights – Banana Republic (similar) | Boots – Cole Haan (similar) | Bracelet – House of Gemmes (only $9.99!) | Necklace – JC Penney (similar)

Welcome to another week!  Have I got some treats for you. A shining sun, a new photo location, a new camera (!!) and two fun challenges for the day.

The first is the usual Inspiration Monday from Two Birds.  They chose a simple gray and black look for today.

Inspiration Photo Source

Of course, as comfy as this look is, I can’t very well wear it to work.  So I broke out two of my trusty wardrobe staples: my gray turtleneck and my black pencil skirt.  Dress those up with a statement necklace, some patterned tights, and heeled boots and you have a simple but sophisticated outfit for work.  Oh, and add a (faux) leather jacket and you have even more of a fun vibe.  Right?


The second challenge is the Take One and Pass It On remix from Sarah’s Real Life.  The idea is you take one item from Day 1 and wear it again in a new way on Day 2.  Then another item from Day 2 and wear it on Day 3.  And so on.  Lots of ladies have committed to doing this for the entire month of February but I decided on just one week.

So, which piece from today’s outfit do you think you’ll see tomorrow?  Leave your guess in the comments!

P.S.  If you don’t follow me on Twitter you missed out on my daring trapeze exploits from Friday night.  So, I’ll post the video below.  And when my husband tweets “6th try” he means it took him six tries to upload the video.  This was only my third time on the trapeze.