Just add bling

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

In case you’re new to my life, let me tell you something about me. I am NOT a morning person. I love sleep.

However, my current job starts at 8 AM and I end at 5 PM. I’m lucky in that there is a gym in my office building so I can usually sneak away at lunch and get in my workout.

red-turtleneck-letote-necklace-2Lately, though, my schedule hasn’t allowed for lunch time workouts. And since my evenings are devoted to husband, dog, dinner, and chores (and I don’t get home until after 5:30 most nights), I was left with one choice if I want to keep up my current strength/half-marathon/triathlon training: workout before work. Which means getting up at 5AM. Blurgh.

On days when I’m packing my bag to shower and get ready for the office at the gym, I try to pack the fewest number of pieces that still make a put-together outfit. My normal solution? Just add bling.

red-turtleneck-letote-necklace-3Sweater – Express (similar) | Jeans – American Eagle Outfitters (same) | Shoes – Steven c/o Shopbop (similar) | Necklace – Le Tote (same)

red-turtleneck-letote-necklace-4Turtleneck sweater, jeans and flats are all fine and good but I think a blank canvas like this sweater is just calling out for something. Thankfully I had this Le Tote necklace handy. It adds just a little extra interest to an otherwise simple outfit.

In fact, it added so much interest that I got several compliments from people at work!

Trying to think in the morning is virtually impossible for me so I pack my gym bag the night before. Top, bottom, shoes and bling is an easy combination to remember. Try it. I promise you’ll like it even if you’re like me and hate mornings.



8 replies on “Just add bling

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Three weeks out of four my husband has to get up even earlier than that! You’d think that would make it easier for me but it actually makes it harder. Especially since the dog wants to snuggle once my husband’s out of bed.

  1. Emily @ Out and About

    Love this strategy! I was thinking about the “prep your gym bag” conundrum the other day. Between the top, bottom, shoes, socks, undergarments, belt, scarf, necklace, bracelet, earrings, and rings, I was ready to go nuts. So this is a MUCH better way to go about things.

    I think the animal-print shoes go a long way towards spicing up the outfit, too, in addition to the bling. Very classic and chic, yet nicely low maintenance, too!

  2. Stacey

    I have very similar shoes from Target and I love them.! I love the vintage look of your outfit . Leopard is always a good addition when you want to add some zing.
    Have a nice evening,

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