I started my new job at the beginning on June and one of the
things that I was weirdly excited about was actually working outside of my
house five days a week. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my
work-from-home-in-my-pajamas days… but actually getting dressed up 5x a week is
kind of fun.
For now. I mean, I’m sure I’ll be complaining about it in a
few months. Actually, I’m hoping to go back to one telework day a week in the
Fall, so it may be the perfect compromise.
Anywhoo, all these work days mean LOTS of work outfits! I
share my daily look in Instagram, but I thought it would be fun to have a
looksee at all my June outfits in one spot. It also helps me decide which ones
need to go… or at least need to be hemmed/tailored/etc.
Here is my first week of looks and I stuck my favorite in
the center there. I thrifted that vintage pleated skirt last month and I LOVE
how it looks with my faux wrap top and wedges. I plan to revisit lots of
variations of this look. My least favorite look is the dress and cardigan on
the lower left side. The combo of the high neck and low hem makes it look a
little frumpy – so I’m thinking I’ll hem this one to knee-length and see if
that improves it.
This was my first jeans Friday in YEARS and I like the mixed
patterns of the floral sweater and leopard print loafers. I don’t really have
many professional looking jeans Friday looks, so we will be talking about this
again soon in another post!
Once again, my favorite look is in the center – the painterly skirt with a navy blouse and bright cardigan. This look was professional but fun, and even had pockets! Funny enough, my least favorite outfit this week was my jeans Friday look. I love that orange sweater, but the sleeves were all bagged out from pushing them up all day. I’m going to try and shrink it just a smidge in the washer/dryer so that it’s not quite so floppy.
I love that dark floral dress in the center photo (thrifted) and topped it with a simple (also thrifted) black cardigan. It’s just comfy and classic and looks totally work appropriate while feeling like pajamas. My least favorite outfit from this week is the black/white/red combo from the top right corner. It looks cute in the photo, but the silky sleeves of the tab-sleeved shirt kept falling down all day driving me nutty. I’m going to try to pin them discreetly next time I wear the blouse to see if that helps at all.
For my Spring Favorites, I went through all my posted outfits from March, April and May and picked my 3 favorite looks.
Spots + Stripes + a
POP of Red
I wore this outfit for a casual meeting and I loved it so much I’ve re-worn it a few more times this spring. I picked up the spotted and striped top at a thrift store and I love those sparkly polka dots! The jeans are my new favorites from my last Trunk Club trunk (find it here) they are perfect for spring because they are a bit lighter wash AND a bit lighter in fabric density as well. The shoes are my red tiger Rothy’s sneakers, which I’ve been pretty much wearing nonstop on non-work days. All together I love this outfit because it is comfy, but still looks put together and fun!
My Interview Dress
I had two interviews for a new job (spoiler alert: I GOT IT)
and right before the second interview I kind of freaked out and hated everything
in my closet. I found this amazing Leota faux wrap dress on a last minute stop
at Nordstrom Rack and it was absolutely perfect. For my interview, I paired it
with a black fitted blazer and black pointy toed Rothy’s.
My Hawaii Traveling
Last year, I shared an Anthropologie Dressing room post (find it here) and fell in love with this fabulous dress. Unfortunately, they only had a small in the store and no other ones in stock… so I mostly gave up hope. But THEN, a couple months ago I found it on Poshmark for a fraction of the original cost in my size with the tags still on it!
It was the perfect traveling dress for our long plane ride to Hawaii. I topped it with a black cardigan when I was chilly and then took it off as soon as we landed. I didn’t even change out if it when we did our first exploring trek to Shipwreck Beach, which is where my husband snapped this pretty photo. I plan to get lots more wear out of this dress over the summer!
I put a note on my calendar to revisit the My Style series
with a Winter Favorites post at the end of February. But it still kind of feels
like we are in the middle of the winter, right? Is spring really coming?? I
googled it (as I do) and the first day of Spring is Wednesday, March 20th…
so perhaps the end of this cold/snow/ice is in sight?
And now for my Winter Favorites… I went through all my
posted outfits from December, January and February and picked my 3 favorite
Outfit #1: Give me
Sparkles and Lace… but for the Office
I wore this outfit on one of the last days in the office
before the holiday break, so I let myself go a little ‘extra’ with it. I found
this fun lace skirt at TJ Maxx a couple years ago and it had some really stiff
and itchy crinoline as a slip. I ripped that sucker out and now the skirt is so
much more comfortable! The sweater was livened up with some fun brooches I
found at an antiques shop and I added my mulberry Rothy’s with gold embroidered
points because… why not?! I loved this outfit and totally felt in the Christmas
spirit at the office!
Outfit #2: Valentine’s
Sweetheart… but for the Office
Here’s another holiday look…this time for Valentine’s Day. Apparently I only put in extra effort for holidays? I found this dress on Poshmark in the fall and was excited to wear it on my sister’s wedding cruise. It was an Anthropologie brand – HD in Paris – but from what I can tell, it’s no longer around. If you search “Anthropologie corduroy dress” on Poshmark, I have seen this dress and other colors/patterns come up. The colors are so pretty and vibrant in person and I love this look with my red pointy flats!
Outfit #4: Will
Exercise if there are Cute Clothes Involved
Sometimes I have to motivate myself to go to the gym with cute gym clothes. I love these leggings from a previous Trunk Club trunk, even though Travis calls them my zebra legs. I recently ordered a cute tank top from a skincare company called No BS (review coming after I try the products out for a few months) and they sent me this one by accident instead of the one I ordered. It says “Filter Free” and they said I should keep it… which works out great because I love it as a gym top.
So now that I’ve posted my Winter Favs, it’s time for Spring… right?!