It’s still blazingly hot here, so I’m trying my best to have work wear that looks both professional and isn’t stifling. Oh and that I can walk a half mile to class in.
I have a bit of a confession. I’m super lazy when it comes to accessories. I’ll spend time carefully planning my outfit the night before, and then when I go to put on accessories the next morning, I either a) forget, or b) feel overwhelmed trying to pick them out. In a move to combat that I’ve started stream lining my accessories, creating a capsule collection of them and then switching out outfits that coordinate. I’ve created three different looks to share, all using the same accessories, just switching out the outfits! Here is the line-up of accessories:
A fun essentials clutch for my purse.
An investment purse to wear with everything.
Cute peep-toe booties to transition to fall.
Hoops that add a bit of sparkle but aren’t overwhelming in size (I go with smaller hoops because when I teach larger hoops will swing around when I talk….my students would say I’m pretty animated, ha!).
My favorite lip gloss for when I remember after I get somewhere that I didn’t put on lipstick, which is often.
I invested in several pairs of sunglasses this year and this pair was one of them.
I love stretch bracelets because they tend to not slide up and down my arm and they don’t have to be sized.
First up, is an outfit for work:
Second up, is an outfit for work or going out:
We are on that cusp of Spring. Some days it’s almost seventy, other days it’s in the thirties. A forty degree temperature swing, in one day, is not unusual here in the South. However, I’ve got Spring on the brain, and I’ve been shopping for that in between time, and that one week of glorious temps before it nosedives into summer and is 100 degrees.
First up, is this super versatile cover-up from Social Threads:
Wear it as a swim suit cover in deep summer, or as a skirt with a perfect Tippi sweater from JCrew in Spring.
The jean skirt will wear well into summer, and the sweatshirt is a perfect layering piece for the chilly mornings of Spring. I’ll be wearing it with my favorite slip on sneakers.
Next up, literally my work uniform. I already owned all these pieces except the sweater, so I bought it on sale for less than twenty dollars. Seriously.
Finally, I know you’re going to think I’m crazy, but yes a jacket. We are about to roll into baseball season, and it swings between freezing and burning hot. I desperately needed a jacket to roll with the temperature swings, and I’m hoping this will do it. This is my “go to green” I have three other jackets in this color. Paired with water repellent work out shoes, and fun sunglasses, this updates my typical weekend leggings and tank combination.
This is probably the closet I’ll ever get to a turtleneck. The sweater fits true to size, but is a bit shorter so I pair it with higher waisted items, like this midi-skirt I picked up on sale last year from Banana Republic. You can find a similar version here, and pick up some knee high boots from DSW if you don’t already have a pair in your closet. I’ll admit I like matching my nail polish to my outfits, and this Essie polish does the trick. Finish it with this clear coat to keep your nails chip free all week. Oh and make sure you have a fun pair of socks to pair with your boots. The honeybee socks are my favorite!
It’s cold, finally! I like wearing skirts throughout the winter and I’ve been currently investing in new and better tights to wear with them. In addition a lot of these pieces are on sale right now! I got the skirt for less than $15!! Happy Shopping!
Hey, I’m out from behind the camera! B took a moment to take a pic of me before I headed to work. As the temps have drastically dropped since then, I would also add this jacket (that I own and love) and this scarf (that I do not own, but love, love, love!)
I should say, this post is brought to you by how to buy clothes on the cheap because every clothing item here is from Target or Costco. That’s right, Costco. I picked up the teal cardigan from there last fall and I have never regretted it. It’s on par with the quality of JCrew’s sweaters and it is a heavier weight material, so it doesn’t bunch up when you wear it (which sadly some of my JCrew ones do bunch up a bit). And it hasn’t drawn up at all despite multiple washings. The power of Costco.