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Tied & True

the limited_gigi new york_ivanka trump_2I don’t know about you, but losing an hour to daylight savings has really got me all out of sorts. Getting out of bed these past few mornings have been majorly difficult and the darkness is not helping the cause. Getting dressed for work is nearly an impossible feat. I should get better at laying out my clothes the night before. At least this way, it would spare me the few minutes of mental anguish I go through trying to put something decent together. Not having a single ounce of creativity inside me, I settled for a tried and true work formula: a dress shirt and pants.

What I thought was a fail proof outfit didn’t sit well with me. In a white dress shirt and black pants, I looked more like a restaurant garcon than a working professional. With minimal time to get out the door, putting together another ensemble else was not an option. Instead, I grabbed a few accessories and turned this outfit around. A tied scarf, sparkly flats and emerald clutch gave this look a bit more personality, or at least I hope it did!

How have you been coping with these post-daylight savings mornings?

Outfit Details:

Scarf: A good friend of mine gave me this beautiful scarf she bought on a trip to Italy. Ann Taylor has some beautiful printed scarves.

Dress Shirt: Custom made in Hong Kong. When I traveled to HK about a year and a half ago, getting a few custom made shirts was on my list of to-do’s. I have a hard time finding dress shirts that fit well so this is one of my faves. I even sprung for the monogramed cuff. For a similar look, I recommend the Banana Republic fitted non-iron sateen shirt, $69.50. Use code BRFORTY thru 3/12 to save an extra 40%.

Clutch: GiGi New York (Emerald Uber Clutch – Embossed Python), $Gift. My fiance gave this to me for my birthday last year. The clutch retails at $130 and $15 for personalization. Sign up for their newsletter and save 10% off your first purchase.

Rings: (1) Trio of gold stackable rings by gorjana-griffin from Rue La La, $29.90. As an alternative, the G Ring Set is available at gorjana-griffin, $45. Use code SPRINGFEVER and save 30%; and (2) Solid gold band is a gift from my mom.

Ankle Length Pants: The Limited (Exact Stretch Skinny Pants), $69.90. They are currently on sale for $49.99 AND it can be purchased as part of the buy one, get one free promo!

Flats: Ivanka Trump (Laura2) from Rue La La, $29.90. I was able to find these flats at 6pm.com, $79.99.

2 Comments on Tied & True

  1. Alison
    March 13, 2014 at 9:21 am (3 years ago)

    Love the monograms!

    • Linda
      March 13, 2014 at 9:46 pm (3 years ago)

      yeah, a little monogram on monogram action.