TOP: TJ Maxx (ON SALE FOR $10!!) | DENIM: Blank NYC (loving these as well) | HANDBAG: Tory Burch (old, similar here / more budget friendly here) | NECKLACE: literally so old (similar here and here) SHOES: TJ Maxx (similar)
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Photography: AJM Media
It is so close to Friday I can taste it! There is a UGA home game this weekend so we are definitely looking forward to relaxing and taking a break from work!
I think this is one of my favorite outfits to date! The colors, the 70s vibe, EVERYTHING!
I never ever thought that I would wear yellow or even a color close to yellow, but I am SO obsessed with this deep, marigold-ish, mustard color! Brighter colors are really having their moment this fall: yellows, pinks, reds, emeralds. I am all about wearing all black, but sometimes you have to brighten things up a bit!
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?
Zack and I had a much needed weekend together before school started (TODAY)! He let me drag him around a new part of town to shoot some looks for upcoming blog posts and we stumbled across a super cool new vintage store! Hip Vintage and Handmade recently opened right down the street from us and they showcase 100s of vendors and local artists. They hosted a”Secret Vinyl Swap” and Zack was so excited! We recently bought a vinyl record player and are already obsessed. We bought this one because its portable and has great built in speakers that we can hear all through the house. And yes, before you ask, I already bought the Moana soundtrack on vinyl and I am not ashamed 🙂
Not only did they have tons and tons of vintage vinyls, but all of their vendors set up booths and were selling some amazing vintage pieces. This little wicker bag in the post was one of the goodies I picked up from the store. I paid $6 for it and it was made in the 1960s! How awesome is that? I also found some beautiful silk printed scarves, 3 pairs of sunglasses, and earrings. Needless to say we will definitely be visiting again!
The little pins and patches actually came with this jacket, but I linked some for you to shop as well! I am always adding little pins to my blazers and jackets. I kept the rest of my outfit simple – this grey tee is SO soft and these heels are some of the most comfortable heels I own.
We love finding new and unique places to visit in our new city! The vintage shopping and thrift stores are amazing! What are some of your favorite items to thrift?
Well if it isn’t Monday again… this weekend was a whirlwind! This past Saturday was well-spent with friends and family for both my husband’s and our little one year old niece’s birthdays. Squeezing two different birthday parties made for a very long (and tiring) day, but it was so worth it! Yesterday, I don’t think I moved from the couch and I am okay with that. I definitely needed a day to rest and catch up on Reign. Is anyone else obsessed with that show!? Just me? OK cool.
I really need to stop buying black and white stripes, but we all know that’s impossible! Big and bold stripes are my favorite for pattern mixing, but for this outfit I kept it really simple. This super soft tee with these boyfriend fit cutoffs is a perfect easy outfit to throw on for the weekend. So funny story about these particular cutoffs…I can never seem to find loose fitting shorts that are long enough for my liking so I actually ended up DIYing these. I wanted the “ONETeaspoon look” ( you know what I’m talking about….the denim diaper 😉 )without the lack of material and without the steep price. I ended up purchasing these shorts from Charlotte Russe 2 whole sizes bigger than I normally buy and cuffing the outside seams. This makes the shorts so flattering!
I sure hope this week goes by quickly…Zack starts his MBA program orientation this week so I will have to get used to being at home by myself again! Have a good week, xo!