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Hardcore Lace

•• Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

Chicago style blogger wears a pink blazer, lace shirt, and faux leather pants

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Blazer – H&M (similar) | Shirt – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Pants – Vince Camuto via Macy’s (similar) | Necklace – JF&A Show (similar) | Shoes – c/o fibi & clo (same)

Today I’m mixing up a girly top-half with a hardcore bottom half. Pink, pearls and lace combined with black faux leather? What was I thinking??

Well, I was thinking that today’s Pinterest inspiration photo is a pink blazer with a lace top. I was also thinking I had a similar outfit saved on my own Pinterest board from Ask Away Blog.

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So, since Wednesday is not a jeans day at my office I decided I’d go with the black faux leather pants. But putting heels with them just seemed too over-the-top for work. Hence the flats!

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Adding flats to these faux leather pants and toning them down with  more feminine pieces up top makes it seem less like I’m going out to a club and more like I’m going to the office. Which I am. So I think that works out.

On a separate note, I went to the BEST wine bar on Monday night! I’ve always wanted a nice wine bar that wasn’t too loud, served items other than wine, and was close to my apartment. Turns out that there is one. At least on Monday nights Paola’s Vinum on Jefferson and Van Buren is a great spot to buy a bottle of wine and just chill with your friends.

Chicago style blogger, how to wear faux leather pants to work

  

Yes. Seriously.

•• Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

Chicago style blogger Loop Looks wears a pink blazer with black and white

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Blazer – H&M (similar) | Shirt – The Limited (similar) | Pants – Ann Taylor (similar) | Shoes – Nine West (similar) | Earrings – Bauble Bar (similar) | Necklace – New York jewelry store (similar)

Sometimes an outfit is a no-brainer. Sometimes you see pink and black and know exactly what you’re going to wear.

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Actually, in this case I didn’t have a pink and black polka dot top. Yes. Seriously. So I went with just a patterned black and white top. I have five of those. Yes. Seriously.

I might have a black and white patterned top problem.

You know what else I have a problem with? These shoes! They are completely falling apart. I may be the only person I know who can wear a pair of shoes until they literally fall apart. For example, in college I had this pair of platform boots (similar to these but with a side zipper instead of laces). I bought them in Finland on vacation and wore them basically every day until the platform on one actually split across the middle. And then I wore them for awhile after that. Yes. Seriously.

Am I the only person who does this??

Chicago style blogger Loop Looks wears a pink blazer with black and white

  

Pink and Polka Dots

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

Pink blazer, gray polka dot sweater, jeans, boots, Chicago style blogger, Chicago winter style, Casual Friday outfit

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Blazer – H&M (similar) | Sweater – Old Navy (similar) | Jeans – Express (similar) | Boots – Macy’s (similar) | Necklace – Langford Market (similar) | Earrings – birthday gift

On this Friday I’m participating in another Style Imitating Art style challenge. In addition to not wearing any black again today, I’m using this photo, chosen by Jess of Animated Cardigan to come up with my outfit.

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So, of course there’s the pink in the blazer. And I added the polka dot sweater and the pearls as an homage to the dots on the painting. This outfit is actually perfect for today’s weather because the sweater is short-sleeved which means I won’t get too hot with our heat wave of 32 degrees!

Also, pairing pink with neutrals such as gray or black make it a lot more appropriate for wearing in the winter. The last time I wore this blazer it was still chilly outside and I paired it with black to keep it from looking too much like spring.

So, if you’re looking to add some color to your winter wardrobe, don’t forget about pink. It’s not just for spring and summer anymore!

Linking up with AJ Wears Clothes

  

Blazing in Pink

•• Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

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Blazer – H & M (similar under $35) | Blouse – The Limited via Poshmark (similar) | Skirt – Banana Republic Outlet (similar) | Shoes – Eric Michael (similar)

 

Full disclosure: this photo of me in a bright pink blazer on a sunny day was taken on Sunday. Because today? It’s raining. Again. Also, it is almost May and I’m still wearing hosiery. There is something really wrong with this.

Actually, you can be honest, there might be more wrong with this outfit than the fact that I still have to wear hose. For some reason (I think it’s because I’m currently “enjoying’” being a woman if you catch my drift) none of my clothes feel right this week. Probably a mistake to wear pencil skirts right now, huh? Ladies, can you commiserate?

And now that you’ve gotten way more information about me than you wanted you can go back to your regularly scheduled Tuesday. I’ll be over here tugging down my skirt and trying to figure out if I should unbutton my blazer or not. Thoughts?

  

Pink + Red

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Winter

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Blazer – H&M (similar) | Top – THML via Stitch Fix (similar) | Jeans – The Limited (similar) | Necklace – The Limited (similar) | Earrings – Stella & Dot via Poshmark (use code HBAMM for $5 credit) | Shoes – Mia (similar)

Yes, yes, I know Valentine’s Day was yesterday but tonight is when my husband and I are actually going out on the town so I wanted to keep the vibe going.  Plus, pink and red is the theme of this week’s Friday’s Fancies with Long Distance Loving.  Who am I to argue?

But just in case pink and red together isn’t your thing, I also paired this outfit with a neutral shoe.

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Black shoes would also work.  As would heels in black, red or nude if that’s your preference. Or riding boots. Don’t want to wear skinny jeans?  Boyfriend or straight leg jeans would work just as well. Remember, the idea here is to inspire you not tell you that this is the only look that works!  It’s just another monochromatic top paired with a dark bottom.

But, tell me. Red shoes?  Nude shoes?  Should I have gone with black?  Did you do anything for Valentine’s Day?

P.S.  I’ve gotten some requests via my reader survey (which is still open for another few days!) to post more casual outfits.  Does this count?

Also linking up with Two Thirty Five Designs Casual Friday

  

Pink All The Things!

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

 

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Pink Blazer – H&M (similar)(similar)| Gingham Blouse – H&M (similar)| Necklace – J.Crew via Poshmark (similar) | Jeans – The Limited | Shoes – Bandolino

More bright pink in November!  I just can’t let it languish in my closet.  At least I didn’t wear it with my bright pink skirt, too, right?

Regardless, this idea I got off Pinterest but instead of a pink blazer and pink gingham the woman was wearing  a navy blazer with navy gingham.  And, serendipitously enough, the person I repinned it from (Whitney) had already written “with my pink gingham/blazer?”  Or, perhaps the person she pinned it from had written that.   Either way, it sparked this idea in my head and I knew I wanted to wear it ASAP.

Seriously, Pinterest is amazing.  There may be nothing new under the sun but sometimes that’s a good thing.

  

CopyCat Friday–Love at First Pink

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

 

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Blazer – H&M | Top – Old Navy | Jeans – Old Navy | Shoes – Karen Scott via Macy’s | Necklace – J. Crew via Poshmark

It’s CopyCat Friday from Frills for Thrills!

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I’ve had this particular look from Kacie’s Kloset pinned for four months!  But I was waiting for it to be cool enough to wear jeans and a blazer.  And, to be honest, this is actually the third time I’ve worn this outfit but the other times didn’t get photographed.
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I love the bright pink with the stripes and then the little pop of leopard with the accessories.  With my high waist I prefer to leave my tops untucked when wearing jeans so I put the leopard accent on my shoes instead of using a belt.
I also love how the bright pink really pops against the stripes but at the same time tones them down a bit.
Basically, though, I love this whole outfit.
Also linking up with Marionberry Style.
  

Color Copy

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Blazer – Dots | Top – Banana Republic Outlet | Necklace – Macy’s (Gift) | Jeans – Adriano Goldschmied via Bloomingdale’s | Shoes – Bandolino via Bergner’s

I FINALLY found white jeans and even thought it was a Monday I decided to sneak them into my work outfit anyway.  Hey, my boss was out and I didn’t have any meetings so why not?

This outfit was inspired by Jessica at Bows and Sequins although I don’t have much in the way of bright, funky jewelry.  Most of my jewelry is pretty “traditional” I guess you could say.

Do you prefer big, bold, colorful jewelry or simpler baubles?

The other reason I wanted to wear this outfit was so I could participate in Simply Sarah’s Pink Link Up!  Lots of fun pink ideas there, so check it out.

  

Pop of Pink

•• Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

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Blazer – Dots

Top – The Limited

Skirt – Nordstrom Rack

Shoes – Tahari via TJ Maxx

Necklace – NY & Co

Earrings – ??

As I was sitting in a meeting this morning I looked around and realized everyone in the room was wearing black, brown, or some other neutral color.  The most exciting it got was the green sweater one of the people leading the meeting had on.

Color can be so fun and it doesn’t have to be over the top.  Take this look, for example.  Black and white paired with a pop of pink.  Isn’t that more fun than just another plain black and white outfit?

Of course, neutrals have their place, too. Neutrals can look very sophisticated.  But for those days when you can have a little fun?  Why not punch it up a notch?

  

Pink Pinspiration

•• Casual Friday - Office Appropriate Outfits - Spring

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Blazer – Dots

Top – Forever 21

Jeans – Old Navy

Shoes – Mia via Bergner’s

I fully admit that MANY of my outfits are inspired (or completely copied) from outfits I see online and then “pin” to my Outfit Inspirations Pinterest board.  Which is why Simply Sarah’s current challenge was perfect for me.

Here’s today’s inspiration pin:

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I don’t own a red belt, though, so I added my touch of red with my shoes.

Using Pinterest as a way to save outfit ideas is amazing.  I just pull up my board on my phone when I can’t figure out what to wear and put together an outfit.  I highly recommend it!