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Work & Play

BCBGeneration_ Love Ady_Bauble Bar_The Limited_Arturo ChiangDress or Skirt? Those tend to be my choices in the morning as I am getting dressed for work, especially with the warmer weather finally upon us. But on days where I have a meeting or presentation to an executive-type audience, I try to stick with classic business attire. A black suit usually does the trick, but only after I apply a few tweaks of my own.

I swapped out my heavier blazer for one that is lightweight, complete with 3/4 length sleeves and an open front. When paired with skinny ankle length pants, I have the perfect warm weather suit. With an all black canvas, it’s easy to add a pop of color or a punch of print to kick it up a notch. Forget the predictable button down! And when 5PM rolls around, I can ditch the blazer, head out for dinner / drinks without looking like I just left the office.  This short-sleeved woven top is perfect for the work to play transition. I’m already thinking ahead of other ways to style this top: black shorts, skinny jeans or a skirt. Based on how much I shelled out for this top, I’ve already worn my money’s worth. How else would you recommend wearing this top?

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Outfit Details:

Woven Tee: BCBGeneration from Lord & Taylor, $34 (clearance)/ paid $13.49. I found this on the clearance rack at L&T, which had a sign for additional % off. Combined that with some coupons (always look for the coupons!) and voila! Use code MEMDAY thru 5/23 and save 20%.

Gold Aztec Triad Collar: Bauble Bar, $42. This style is no longer available but for something similar, take a peek at the Crystal Triad Collar, $38.

Open-Front Blazer: Love Ady from Lord & Taylor, $44 (clearance) / paid $32.80. I purchased this during the store’s anniversary sale. Refer to note above regarding coupons! Use code MEMDAY thru 5/23 and save 20%.

Bracelets: (1) Watson Street Vintage Bracelet that I won from adjewelry. It’s a one of a kind. Check out her etsy shop for other amazing vintage inspired jewels; and (2) Textured Cuff Bracelet: Loft, $4!

Ankle Length Pants: The Limited (Exact Stretch Skinny Pants), no longer available. If you are looking for a pair of ankle length pants, I recommend trying the Marisa fit pants at Loft (they are my fave!). I’m loving the double dobby ankle pants, $69.50.

Pumps: Arturo Chiang (Avia) from Lord& Taylor, $79 / paid $63.20. And yes, I used a 20% coupon! You are in luck, use code MEMDAY thru 5/23 and save 20%.

10 Comments on Work & Play

  1. Stephanie K.
    May 21, 2014 at 7:20 am (4 years ago)

    Love it! Classic and chic!

    • Linda
      May 23, 2014 at 7:19 am (4 years ago)

      always trying to keep it classy!

    • Linda
      May 22, 2014 at 7:42 am (4 years ago)

      thanks girl! you know i love a good deal!

  2. emily | shell chic'd
    May 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Girlfriend, you look awesome and so profesh in those pants! So classy and cute on you, and perfect for taking you from work to play!

    • Linda
      May 22, 2014 at 7:42 am (4 years ago)

      thanks emily! gotta look profesh!

  3. Mo
    May 22, 2014 at 12:52 am (4 years ago)

    Hmmmm top looks familiar! 😉 Looking great, friend! xo

    • Linda
      May 22, 2014 at 9:01 pm (4 years ago)

      it does? 😉

  4. elmundooo
    May 23, 2014 at 7:41 am (4 years ago)

    What a lovely Outfit !!! It Looks so cute and sweet <3

    • Linda
      May 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm (4 years ago)

      thank you!