Bow Blouse

The one thought that consistently pops into my head every time I do a little online shopping to update my wardrobe for this coming spring is, “Holy ruffles”. I have yet to decide if I want to partake in this trend (probably not), but at least for now, I will be continue to wear the classic bow blouse. This Banana Republic version was purchased during the fall season last year and I’m quite a bit late posting about it, but is actually quite nice. It has a good amount of stretch, but it definitely runs on the small side. I went a size larger than my usual 0P, and I feel as if going up another size would still be quite comfortable without looking sloppy.

Bow Blouse + Camel Coat + Over the knee suede boots Bow Blouse + Camel Coat + Over the knee suede boots Bow Blouse + Camel Coat + Over the knee suede bootsBabaton Wool Coat / Banana Republic Bow Blouse / Paige Transcend Verdugo Denim / Stuart Weitzman High Street Over the knee boots / Chloe Faye Bag / Forever21 Rings 

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Ruffle Trim

And we’re back. Somehow a two week break turned into a three month break, but nonetheless, I’m ready to try and get back into this as my favorite fashion season has started. And what’s a better post to show off my new nude pumps! I finally snagged myself a pair when Ann Taylor re-stocked these in my size and I’m thrilled. After years of searching for the perfect nude pump that was just the right color, with just the right heel and toe shape, AND actually fit my feet! Not that you’d expect otherwise, but you will likely sees these pumps many of my upcoming posts. 😉

J.Crew Pencil Skirt + Winter white pencil skirt / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse + Ann Taylor Mila Pumps + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel
J.Crew Pencil Skirt + Winter white pencil skirt / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse + Ann Taylor Mila Pumps + 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli SatchelJ.Crew Pencil Skirt in 120s Wool (similar) / Banana Republic Ruffle Trim Blouse (stripe version here and on sale!) / Ann Taylor Mila Pumps / Forever21 Rings / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel (medium version with silver hardware here)

Family and Friends season is quickly approaching (not that I haven’t already made my share of fall purchases including this suede moto jacket) but there are already some great “sale on sale” promotions going on right now including extra 60% off at Ann Taylor (but final sale!), extra 40% off at Banana Republic and extra 30% off on final sale styles at J.Crew.

Other great sales worth checking out: Bauble Bar Family & Friends Sale, 25% off (code: YESPLEASE). Club Monaco Fall Event, 20% off $200, 25% off $300 and 30% off $400 purchase (code: FALL16).

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Summer shorts

I just finished a wonderful 70 hour work week and finally got a day off after two weeks straight of slaving over a computer screen. It’s been a while since I’ve worked that  many hours in a week, and I’m not overly thrilled about it. But for now, I’ll have to just suck it up and attribute the long hours to my learning curve and hope it will pay off in a few months. So I apologize for the sporadic posts, but unfortunately it cannot be helped. For the first time, I have an appreciation for my hypoglycemia, as without it I’d be on a strict coffee-only diet.

Linen Shorts + Madewell Boardwalk Lace-up sandalsClub Monaco Silk Blouse (old) / Wilfred Allegra Shorts / Madewell Boardwalk Sandals / Le Chateau Rings 

After hunting high and low for the perfect black summer shorts, I purchased a linen-blend pair a few months back. I love the slouchy-ness and the light fabric so much I’m contemplating another pair. Aritzia is about to start their summer sale, I think it’s open to everyone starting June 23. I am also loving this pair.

These lace-up sandals are the Madewell Boardwalk Sandal, and even though I have bypassed sandals for sneakers the past few summers, I’m kind of loving these. They are currently 25% off with the code: UNIFORM. I went down half a size after reading several reviews. And I think it was the right decision. They just fit.

On a different note, I was just informed that my office has decided to make everyday denim day (with the exception of client meetings, presentations, etc.). I am pretty ecstatic, who doesn’t want more variety? I have yet to decide how much this is actually going to change what I wear to work, but I do imagine that I’d still be wearing “work” trousers/skirts at least a few times a week. It will also be interesting to see how people interpret these “casual” days. Sure we’re allowed denim, but what will my younger colleagues think that extends to? Leggings?  Hoodies? Yoga pants? If I worked in HR I think this would be a legitimate concern as I often see that many millennials don’t understand the concept of “business casual” entails, let alone “casual in the workplace” (um, belly tops? what?). We shall see.

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