Business Casual

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| blouse: 1, 2, 3 | bottoms: 1, 2 | bag: 1, 2 | loafer: 1, 2, 3, 4 | sunglasses |

I’m thankful I can wear most anything to work. “Athleisure Mondays” are the best because they make starting a new week a little easier. You can wear your favorite workout gear whether you’re an Adidas girl or love Lululemon. A fairly loose dress code also allows me to be creative. I can look like I have a “real” job and wear a blouse and trousers, OR I can wear my new wide-leg chambray pants and five inch platforms. I don’t think those would fly at JP Morgan.

Do you have a dress code? I’d love to hear how you get creative with your workwear.

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HTX Roadtrip

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| blouse | jacket (2) | jeans | bag | shoes | sunglasses |

This weekend I visited my boyfriend, Henry, in Houston. A half-day at work and a 3.5 hour drive called for something put together yet comfortable. This turned out to be the perfect look, and the jacket was a staple of the weekend.

After I arrived in Houston, Henry and I headed to Alice Blue for dinner in the Heights. Good food and a cozy atmosphere – I definitely recommend. Saturday we rode in the best Soul Cycle class we’d taken and then proceeded to eat a Tiny’s chocolate chip cookie. The cookie negated the workout, but oh well, it was worth it. Saturday night we joined many Houstonians at Lights in the Heights – a stroll through a joyfully decorated neighborhood which included live bands and hot cocoa.

Houston, you’re growing on me.

Cool It Culotte

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| top | pants (other) | bomber | shoes |

I bought these culottes last summer in NYC, and my oh my how comfortable they are! And the elastic band is a game changer. I’ve paired them with a black cropped tank, they would also look cute with a white button down tied up or a blouse tucked in. I love the contrast of the burnt orange bomber, which adds a little drama but also keeps me warm in a freezing cold office.

The Unsuspecting Piece

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| blouse | skirt | jacketshoes | bag | earrings |

Once again, I have fun getting dressed in the morning. I’ve paired two older pieces and brought them back to life! The blouse is technically a tunic which allows me to have ample fabric to tie. The skirt is a great transition piece that I can pair with a white blouse in the summer and with a black sweater for the fall and winter. The piece I’m most proud of is the black suede slide that I’m wearing. I got these at TJ Maxx for $16.99, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. This style is selling at big department stores for over $200. Mine look the same yet cost a fraction of the price.

photos by: Eileen Barrett

Sneakers Meet Oxfords

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I’m so into this sneaker trend! Prada and Stella McCartney are killing it, but there are also less expensive options. These shoes will take you through all four seasons, so they are worth the investment. Today, I wore these sneaks with ripped jeans and a sweater, but they would also look great with a sweater dress or a leather skirt. If you aren’t following this trend, you should be.

| Prada | Stella McCartney | Loeffler Randall | Shellys London (mine) | Tibi | Park Slope |

Stuart Weitzman | Rebecca Minkoff | Vince | Summit | Prada | Vince | Baciami |

Get to shopping!

photos by: Eileen Barrett