I can’t believe it’s already nearing the end of September… and this is my first outfit post for fall. Eep! SA truly appreciates your support and love and we promise to do a better job of keeping updated on a regular basis.
I actually wore this outfit to work today which is on the casual side, but with the little bug that I caught a couple days ago, I couldn’t be bothered with “work” clothes and was more lax in my choices. I’ve had a few questions about where I get my textured tights so I shall divulge. I don’t actually like to shell out the big bucks for tights because I’m not very good to them and they don’t usually last very long. When I have friends or family who make a trip to Korea, I’ll usually ask them to pick some up for me as they are cheap and good quality. When this is not an option, I check out Joe Fresh and Ardene. They usually have some great varieties and colours for about $5-$8 if not cheaper.
Jacket: Club Monaco; dress: from Purr Clothing; scarf: Banana Republic; tights: Ardene; boots: F21; bracelets, watch, and ring: David Yurman, Links of London, Philip Stein, Tiffany; sunnies: foldable Ray Ban Wayfarers
How are you wearing tights this fall? Send me an e-mail with your pictures: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I find casual blazers and boyfriend blazers to be versatile and handy elements of my wardrobe. They work well in the office without being too stuffy and in the evenings and on weekends, well, the options are pretty much limitless. The blazer pairs well with virtually all styles of jeans (boyfriend, trouser, skinny, etc…) for a chic, pulled together look. When worn over a flirty and feminine dress (long or short), it brings a casual element that allows you to wear that fun dress on more occasions than a formal one. We’ve seen the black, grey, and white boyfriend blazers, but now I am in love with the great splashes of colour in green, red, yellow, and pink.
When the weather warms up and summer finally arrives, I tend to gravitate towards dresses and skirts. Dresses are so easy to wear and with the right accessories, shoes, and maybe a blazer or cardigan, they easily translate from brunch to office to cocktails. This summer look for dresses in bright colours, stripes, small prints, and colour blocking.
Outfits that work double-duty are the best. Unless your job requires full suiting, get creative! With just a few minor tweaks, your weekday look can easily morph into a weekend outfit.
Here is my “Teacher Tuesday” look…
Now with the addition of a lace slip, similar but bolder accessories and soft hairstyle, here is the same dress for “Flirty Friday”:
TGIF! Toss that stuffy suit and slip into something silky and style with some sparkle! Try saying that five times fast!
Enjoy the long weekend!