The Outfit Switcheroo

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Shirt – Ann Taylor (similar ruffles) (similar color) | Skirt – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Heels – Vince Camuto (same) | Necklace – NY & Co (similar)

So, I had a totally awesome outfit originally planned for today featuring my new sleeveless vest generously given to me by Holly from the fall CAbi line. Why my new sleeveless vest? Because today’s Inspiration Monday outfit featured one. I was so excited!

And then Chicago remembered it’s summer. And it’s over 80 degrees outside. And if I drove to work and just had to walk a few feet from my car to my office then pants and a sleeveless vest might be okay, But I don’t. I walk 5 minutes to the train, stand outside on the train platform, take the train, then have a 5 to 10 minute walk to my office.  Plus I need to run outdoor errands during lunch. I would be one heck of a sweaty mess if I tried that in my original outfit.

Which means that instead you get green and black as my nod to the Inspiration photo. You also get the same shoes I’ve been wearing non-stop because they are super comfy. Vince Camuto, I think you have a convert.

6 replies on “The Outfit Switcheroo

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Darn August weather, ruining everything! I was going to say it looks like it’s going to be quite some time until you’re able to wear a vest, but the forecast now makes it look like it’s going to cool down around the middle of next week, instead of the middle of never like the forecast I saw last night. Thank goodness! I guess if summer only has to last for the next week and a half, I can tolerate its last hurrah before it gets cool enough to wear fall clothes (or sleeveless vests, as the case may be).

  2. Rebekah

    Same. I was going to wear my vest today, too, but I forgot it at home, probably because I was thinking about wearing as few layers as possible.

    I love my Vince Camuto pumps. They’re higher than I normally wear, but they’re cute and relatively comfortable. Those sandals of yours are really cute, too.

  3. Emily

    I have had many days where the weather had other ideas compared to what outfit I had planned for the day (e.g. white pants on a snowy, slushy winter day). But your outfit is a great option for a switcharoo – very classic and versatile!!!

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