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The Sweater That Got Away

Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Chambray – Old Navy (similar)| Sweater – Gap (similar)| Pants – Target | Shoes – Bandolino via DSW (similar flats) (similar heels)| Necklace – The Limited (similar)

 Inspired by Jessica of Bows & Sequins I decided to keep myself warm on this chilly Chicago day by layering a sweater over a chambray shirt.  Her outfit was for a casual day with the family during the holidays but I took my up a notch for work by wearing burgundy dress pants, heels, and some jewels.

To be honest, I saw an adorable gray snowflake sweater at H & M earlier this month and almost bought it.  But, really, how often can you wear a snowflake sweater?  Especially when you already have a perfectly serviceable gray sweater in your closet?  See, look at me using things I already own!

Doesn’t mean I’m not still thinking about that sweater.

Blacks and Blues

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

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Cardigan – Nordstrom Rack | Top – Old Navy | Necklace – J. Crew via Poshmark | Jeans – The Limited | Boots – Ciao Bella via DSW

Yep, the boots came out today.  A gray, cloudy, windy day in Chicago?  Perfect boot weather.  I’m also working from home and then helping out with prep for the large conference I’m attending next week so I can go a little bit more casual than normal, even on a Friday.

This outfit mixes both black and blue which I’m sure many people think is a no-no.  But, actually, as long as they aren’t too similar in shade, you can wear them together.  It’s when they look like you couldn’t tell that one was a different color that it starts to get questionable.  Same with chambray or denim on denim.  You don’t want the colors to be too close to one another.

Oh!  I’m adding a new series to the blog on Saturdays and it starts tomorrow.  I hope you’ll check back! Here’s a sneak peak:

Otherwise, enjoy your weekend!