Dress: Marshalls | Cardigan: Calvin Klein
This dress was one of my first purchases at the recent opening of Marshalls in Vancouver. I instantly fell in love with this psychedelic, yet office-appropriate, print. Long enough to wear to work, yet also perfect for a date night, every woman needs a transition dress like this in their closet.
Blouse: Marshalls | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters
Another great Marshalls find. I'm finding myself in love with semi-sheer, sleeveless blouses. I own this one and another quite similar in a solid navy. The light chiffon material is great for warm days and are office casual. I love bold prints like this bright floral; using prints to "fancy" up an outfit allows you to wear slouchy comfortable basics like jeans and a sweater and still look put together.
Clip-on earrings as cuff clips, chambray shirt: Forever 21 | Cardigan, pants: Aritzia
Lately I've been favouring more modest hemlines. Necklines that used to be sexy to me before are now overly exposed and I enjoy wearing buttoned up anything. Adding fun elements like these clip-on earrings keep your look youthful instead of prudish. I'd also recommend keeping your makeup light and fun and just opting for a bright lipstick so that your makeup doesn't age you along with your clothes.
Cardigan: boyfriend's | Skirt: vintage | Sandals: Forever 21 | Purse: Zara
Another fun "granny chic" look is this layered outfit I wore to work a couple months ago. If you want to go for patterns, but don't want to stand out too much, then choose a pattern in alternating, similar tones. This skirt is actually a crazy leopard print, but it looks much more subdued with its dominant tone of blue and splashes of purple and green. To further ground this look, I opted for a brown bag and echoed the earthy tone of it with these bronze gladiator sandals.
Plaid shirt: Aritzia | Tee: Joe Fresh | Wedges: Old Navy
Since my office is so casual, I like to mix up my work outfits between skirts and super casual looks. For this look, I called forth on my 90s style plaid shirt, but kept it from looking utterly schlub by throwing on a pair of wedges.
Floral shirt: Top Shop | Leggings: Costco | Shoes: American Apparel
This outfit was inspired by my roommate, who in her exasperation in finding a suitable cardigan, declared that cardigans were out and that she could only find blouses. I decided to take this to heart and see if I could wear a blouse as a cardigan and that's how this outfit was born.
Blouse: Forever 21 | Flats: Nine West | Skirt: Urban Behaviour? | Bag: Longchamp
Have you ever found items in your closet that you had forgotten about? Such was the case with this skirt, which I rediscovered while unpacking into my new house! Alas, it seems that fate has deemed that I must always have at least 1-2 items listed as MIA since I can no longer find my olive green TOMS :(
What's your favourite of my recent looks?
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