Bri at Work Clothes, I Suppose
chose “warm weather white” as this month’s Third Thursday Threads theme and I kind of laughed. We’re still waiting for consistently warm weather in Chicago so you’re getting an outfit that I’ve also worn with my cheetah print wedge booties! So, you see, this outfit is super versatile and be worn all year round. Well, okay, maybe not when it’s actually warm outside but you get my point.
Also, I have to say, this necklace drove me nuts. It kept flipping around and ending up backwards. Does this drive anyone else nuts?
Also also, I fully admit I wore this outfit to meet Jason and Chewie at the dog park and my jeans stayed relatively clean, even though Chewie makes it his personal mission to jump on me like a crazed animal when I walk through the dog park gates. But, I promise I didn’t Photoshop out any paw prints!
With the return of Daylight Saving Time we also get the return of…..Chewie cameos!
Yes, now that I can take photos outside after work again you’ll be seeing quite a bit of my furry partner in crime.
Sweater – Le Tote (same) | Jeans – Old Navy (similar) | Boots – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same) | Earrings – Poshmark (similar)
Chewie is super smart and has learned that when we get the camera out it means that he gets to go outside. He doesn’t always cooperate during the photoshoots but overall he’s pretty good.
Plus, the roof of our apartment building is currently undergoing some major construction which means no rooftop photos for the time being. And when there are going to be courtyard photos instead it definitely means Chewie gets to come. He wouldn’t have it any other way.
By the way, my husband starts (yet another) new job this week and we’ve re-signed our lease to stay in our current apartment for at least another year. So hopefully we’ll be here when the roof is finished so that I can get some more photos with the Chicago skyline in the background!
Also, shoutout to my friend Bethany who is starting a new job this week, too! She needed an almost entirely new wardrobe due to a new dress code so I took her shopping
a few weeks ago. She was less than thrilled to have to buy new clothes so I tried to make it as easy as possible for her. If you hate clothes shopping I’m more than happy to have you follow me around the store while I hand things to you to try on. Sort of like your own personal shopper but with less pressure to purchase anything!
Do you ever buy something and are surprised at just how much you like it? No? Just me? Is that a sign of a shopping addiction?
Anyway, let’s move on. These jeans. I mentioned them when I wore them the first time. They’re soft and stretchy and comfy. I poo-pooed all the bloggers and Old Navy who swore that the Rockstar Skinny Jeans would look good on everyone. I said no way.
I take it back.
Jeans – Old Navy (same) | Sweater – Gap (similar) | Scarf – Target (same) | Boots – Sam Edelman c/o Shopbop (same)
I ordered these with an Old Navy gift card because I wanted some olive green jeans. They’re more hunter green than olive but I forgive them. I also forgive that they are a bit too tight in the calves to wear sans boots because they look amazing with my brown riding boots. I didn’t even try them on before ordering them and they ended up fitting perfectly.
So, yeah, maybe the Old Navy Rockstar jeans really are the magic pants everyone said they were.
When I first saw this faux leather skirt at The Limited back in the fall I fell in love with it. However, I admit I wasn’t entirely sure how I would wear it. Of course, one of the sales associates was wearing it with a gray turtleneck sweater and that gave me the idea for this outfit.
I mean, it’s basically a tan skirt, right? So, what do you wear with a tan skirt? Just about anything! It’s a neutral so it will match so many items I already have in my closet. Also, my boss, who is one of my style icons, immediately exclaimed upon seeing me in it, “CUTE skirt!! So cute!” Which means it’s basically a keeper for sure.
That’s the nice thing about neutral pieces. Black, brown, navy, and gray can all be mixed together. And then, of course, you can pair them with more colorful items as well. See, they do double duty!
Sometimes an outfit is all about the patterns and the textures of the items in it. Take, for example, today’s Inspiration Monday
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Her sweater is textured, her jacket is plaid, and if you zoom in you can see that her leggings are quilted. If she’d worn all creams and browns with no texture or pattern this outfit would look rather drab. But by adding the visual interest of patterns and textures it’s more interesting.
I tried to keep my earth-toned outfit interesting with the collared shirt (which is actually sleeveless because I sometimes dislike the bulkiness of layering a regular button-up under a sweater), the plaid pants, and the pearls. Overall it’s still a simple outfit but it’s perfect for a chilly fall Monday morning in the office.
But here’s the thing: I don’t own anything yellow. Not one single thing. The closest I can get is this camel colored blazer. So, I went with it. I suppose it’s a more muted or toned down approach to Olivia’s look.
A blazer and a sweater are a great way to transition your cropped pants from spring to fall, too. It’s pretty chilly in Chicago right now but I was nice and toasty in this outfit.