The Prettiest Blazer You Need for the Office

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Let’s talk work wear! I think some of my favorite items in my closet are my blazers. They are so versatile. I love throwing them over simple dresses to wear to the office and even  wearing them over a dainty cami and cut off jean shorts. When I have an important meeting at the office I automatically reach for one of my blazers. They make me feel professional, put together, and so confident!

This blush blazer is gorgeous and has the perfect boyfriend fit.  I prefer my blazers to be slightly oversized because I think it is easier to dress them down. I found this one on a clearance rack at Macy’s, but found a couple of options that are almost identical and linked them below.

Let’s talk about these pants really quick…. yes they are truly pants! They may look and feel like leggings (which are the best kind of pants in my opinion) but they button, have side seams, have pockets, AND are on sale for under $35! They are perfect for all-day comfort at the office and can easily be dressed down for happy hour. Every girl needs a pair of legging dress pants in their closet!

Have a great rest of your week! Who else is ready for the long weekend this weekend? *insert hand raised emoji here*

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Trending: The Deconstructed Shirt and How to Wear It

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A trend that has been ruling the runways and the street since this past spring is the deconstructed shirt trend. A deconstructed shirt is essentially the beloved classic button down shirt that has been re-worked to create something new and exciting.

I don’t think this trend is going anywhere soon and this season’s button ups are far from basic. Don’t be intimidated by the cut-outs, ruffles, dramatic sleeves, and asymmetrical hems! You can so rock this trend and still look effortlessly chic 😉

There are so many ways you can embrace the deconstructed trend:

Wear it with jeans
I paired my top with this clean pair of white denim, but to dress this look down even more add some great ripped denim or jeans with a frayed or uneven hem.

Add some drama
Whether it be an asymmetrical hem, ruffles, or dramatic sleeve there are so many ways you can really make a statement with a twist a classic.

Go oversized
There is nothing I love more than taking a trend and making it oversized! You can eat whatever you want and no one will ever know 🙂

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8 Staple Bags That Are Perfect for the Office

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Last month I shared some work wear must haves, but I didn’t really touch on the perfect bag. I think what makes the best bag for the office is if it’s lightweight, structured, and large enough to hold all my lipsticks (so not necessary), laptop, notebook, planner (because I need both *eyeroll*), water bottle, collection of pens, umbrella in case of rain, flats in case my cute (but not comfy) heels starts to hurt my feet, some snacks if I get hungry…you know, just the essentials! Your work bag should be a carry-all. Most of us are on the go trying to make meetings, running to grab some lunch, or meeting the girls for dinner after clocking out.

My favorite bags I carry to the office are Saffiano leather. They’re easy to care for, super structured, and waterproof! Great, functional bags don’t have to be boring! They can be cute too 🙂 I think the perfect tote for the office has both personality and functionality.

Most of the bags I’ve chosen are under $100, but I definitely think a great staple bag for the office is worth a little splurge. My Tory Burch tote (featured in this post, similar here) is my career professional bag and I absolutely love it! Another one of my go-to’s is my Neverfull! I’ve linked my picks for you in the widget below!

What are you looking for in the our perfect office bag?

 

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Current Favorite Lip Products

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Lip products have not always been at the top of my list, but lately I have been finding myself wandering the lipstick aisles of beauty stores trying to find the perfect pink shade that works with my skin tone. I am SO picky when it comes to my lipsticks and  glosses. The formula has to be smooth, hydrating, and the perfect shade of pink. Does such a lip product exist? Sounds like a unicorn to me….

And while the perfect lip product may not exist, I have several lip products in my bag that may come very close to perfect.

 

Beauty For Real Lip Revival Exfoliator

Beauty For Real Lip Revival Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub: This stuff smells heavenly! I rub this on my lips after I get out of the shower and it leave them feeling soft and ready for lipstick!

Grande Lips

GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper: I talked about this one in  my “Can’t Live Without” beauty products here so I don’t think I need to say any more about this one.

 

Mac Snob

MAC Lipstick Satin in Snob: This is literally the perfect pink when you want just a little bit of color. It’s such a beautiful light neutral pink and goes on so smooth.

 

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick: I have been using these pretties for years! If I am stumped on what color lippy to wear I always go for the NYX Harmonica (light baby pink). I’ve also been loving the color Power because it’s fun and a little funky. And you can’t beat the $4 price tag.

 

MYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick

NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick: This formula is amazing! Like any liquid lipstick, it can be a tad bit drying. I layer this on top of the GrandeLips I talked about earlier and it doesn’t dry out as badly. But this stuff wears ALLLLL day long. I went through an entire day at the office AND volleyball practice with my bright pink shade and my girls got a good laugh out of it. But this shade is SO pretty for fair skin tones and wears great in the fall!

 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss - Butterscotch

Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Butterscotch: I am now hooked on this gloss! It is a mix between a liquid lipstock and a gloss for the perfect amount of shine, staying power, and color!

 

Cargo Lip Gloss: I got this gloss in my Ipsy subscription SO long ago and I still use it. I am on my second tube (who actually finishes a full tube of gloss!?) I do when it’s this good! Anguilla is the pretty shade of baby pink and layers beautifully if you want to tone down a really bright color.

 

Marc Jacobs Lip Lacquer Moonglow

Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-shine Lip Lacquer: I think I’ve talked about this a million times on my Instagram but I. LOVE. THIS. STUFF. It’s a little translucent, a little pigmented and gives the perfect amount of shine. And it smells dreamy! Are you noticing a trend with my light pink lip colors? 🙂 This color is so soft and pretty! I think these are so worth the money.

 

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How to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe to Fall

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CAMI: Free People (other affordable options here and here | CARDIGAN: Forever21 | SHORTS: Charlotte Russe | SHOES: Target (I own both colors) | BAG: TJ Maxx (almost identical here)

 

Anyone else over the hot and sticky Georgia weather? I know I am definitely ready for fall! I am seeing so many cozy sweaters, cute booties, cardis, and scarves. If only we could wear them now…

There are so many ways you can wear some of these pieces now and later as the temps drop.

Layering
My favorite way to take some of your summer pieces into fall is layering a lightweight cardigan over a tank. Here in Georgia we see warmer weather all the way through until October so I don’t break out the chunky knit cardigans until mid-October-November. This lightweight cardigan I am wearing above is the PERFECT transition piece and easy to throw on over so many outfits.

Bring out the booties
I love to wear my booties with cutoff shorts and summer dresses! My outfit would be perfect with my new taupe booties I just bought but let’s be real…. it was over 90 degrees when we were shooting this look so these cute sandals worked perfectly. Which brings me to my next point…

Stretch out sandal season
If you want to break out some heavier fall items like a new slouchy sweater and ripped denim, you can pair some sandals with them to make it a more transitional outfit.

Fall colors
Light  khaki green, tans, and whites are perfect for fall transition! I save my dark military greens, rusts, and deep mustardy yellows for when the temperature drops a little more.

I also wanted to talk a little bit about this tank top! It comes in 9 colors and is under $60 It is one of my very favorite layering pieces. I love to wear it under blazers, dusters, and kimonos and I can’t wait to wear it under cozy knits! I linked other cute cami options at different price points for you below.

What are some of your favorite ways to take your summer wardrobe into fall?

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