Smoke on the Roof

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring · Style Imitating Art

Chicago style blogger, cobalt blazer, gray pants, black blouse

red, cobalt blue and black, Chicago style blogger

Blazer – Forever 21 (similar) | Blouse – clothing swap (similar) | Pants – LOFT via Clothing Swap (similar) | Shoes – J. Crew Factory (same) | Necklace – The Limited (similar)

Welcome back to Monday, everyone! How was your weekend? Did you have a weekend? Mine was one of my busier weekends of the year. As the volunteer marketing director and member of the group that puts on the Good Life Race 5K I spent yesterday at the race working my butt off.

Hence the flats today. My feet are more tired than if I’d run an entire marathon. Volunteering at a race is no joke.

However, I didn’t just choose this outfit so I could wear flats. Nope, I chose it because it’s another edition of Style Imitating Art and this week’s selection, chosen by Jess is a mixture of blues, grays, reds, and yellows.

image Bonfire, Andrew Wyeth
Watercolour on paper, 1992

The blue in the smoke really drew my eye which is why I made it the focal color of my outfit. And I’m just going to go with the fact that the smoke is being blown by the wind as the reason my hair is in my face in today’s photo. It’s windy on the roof of my building!

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to sit at my desk and enjoy not being on my feet.

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10 replies on “Smoke on the Roof

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    100% agree that volunteering at a race is way, way worse than actually running it. At least when you run, you can leave once you’re done! Staying until the bitter end is not fun (and makes for a very long, very tiring day!).

    I adore that necklace. Simple long necklaces with just a little bit of color are some of my favorite. And it works so well with the inspiration painting, what with the small touch of red and all that. Nice work!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Fun story about this necklace. I bought it when I bought my second-ever suit. I bought an entire outfit and wore it for multiple job interviews about 7-8 years ago. That suit and the top I bought to go with it are long gone but the necklace lives on!

  2. Mrs C

    Haha! Funny how things coincide sometimes.. I too went up the roof today to snap some pictures for next week’s post! Anyway, it is refreshing to see pants once in a while.. I think Blogosphere is filled with jeans!

    Mrs Jack Of All Trades
    http://www.mjoat.com

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I agree! Sometimes it seems that blog-land is all skirts and jeans. And while I can wear skirts to work you can bet I’m not doing it when it’s freezing outside. And jeans are a once-a-week option. So I have to love pants.

  3. Dee!

    Andrew Wyeth did so many GREAT pieces of art with so many different palates, you could come up with a different outfit for each and every one. Good choices and colors! The Wyeth family is amazing…………..
    thanks for mentioning him, and using his colors for your awesome outfit!

  4. Emily @ Out and About

    I was thinking about you yesterday morning when I got up for the race! I know that the volunteers get started hours and hours before the actual race begins, and I thought that it must have been a very busy day for you. Based on what I saw, everything went off without a hitch! Great job!

    Great interpretation of that painting! Love the subtle red notes in your necklace against the contrasting background. And yay for having office jobs where we are in front of a computer all day long! =)

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