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Inspired by a blogger

Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

When you’re trying to come up with what to wear what do you do? Well, if you’re me, you turn to one of your favorite bloggers: Jen!

She wore her olive green pants with an adorable printed top, a gray cardigan, and her brogues. I thought about wearing one of my striped tops to echo the eyeglasses print of her shirt, but in the end I went with plain white and a necklace.

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Cardigan – Old Navy (similar) | Top – Gap (similar) | Pants – The Limited (same) | Shoes – Sperry (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar)

I’ve been thinking about replacing my black and white striped short sleeve tee. I’ve had it for years and I think I want something with a slightly thinner stripe and that fits a bit more loosely. Is it silly to want to replace a perfectly functional piece of clothing because your tastes change, though?

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Oh, random tangent – do you watch Chicago PD? If so, you might occasionally recognize my neighborhood! Two weeks ago they were filming inside the physical therapy office that’s less than half a block from where I took these photos! Chicago Fire used to film in the building next door to my apartment, too. I’ve yet to see any of the stars of the show but I do see the film trucks!

Just one of the many reasons I love my neighborhood. Other reasons include the dog parks, the restaurants, and the ability to walk so many places. Like the dentist. Which is where I went while wearing this outfit. I lead an exciting life, right?

7 replies on “Inspired by a blogger

  1. Jessica

    Glad to hear that you live in a place with access to dog spaces. We are moving to Chicago in a month, with two medium size dogs, and having the HARDEST time. Being completely unfamiliar with the city is tough. My biggest concern for living in the city is where will my dogs go to the bathroom? especially at night? I had no idea it was going to be this tough to find a place to live. I’m getting panicky!

  2. Kim Schultz

    I love this combination. Subtle but not boring. This is one worth saving for those weekend days when I am wanting to look like I didn’t think too hard about what to wear, but just naturally arrived looking fantastic. Thank you, Erin. I started out following you to see the Chicago skyline but now I would keep following you even if all the photos were taken underground!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Thank you, Kim! That is such a sweet thing to say! I’m hoping my apartment building’s roof deck will be open soon so I can get more photos with the skyline.

  3. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

    You are the sweetest, thank you!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Love your silver Sperry shoes with the grey cardigan and silver jewelry — subtle and lovely and naturally cchic. And I totally understand about wanting to replace things, even basic pieces.

  4. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    I looooooove this. This is absolutely 100% something I would wear. It also reminds me how desperately I need a new grey cardigan, because mins is in SAD, overstretched shape. Gotta hit up Old Navy one of these days and replace mine!

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I’m still mad that Nordstrom Rack doesn’t seem to carry the 14th & Union brand cardigans anymore. My black one from them is one of my favorites. It hasn’t faded or stretched out or pilled at all.

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