The Prettiest Blazer You Need for the Office

Blush Blazer for Work Blush Blazer for Work Blush Blazer for Work Blush Blazer for Work Blush Blazer for WorkBLAZER: Bar III (old, similar here) | CAMI: Loft (different color, identical here on major sale) | PANTS: INC International Concepts (on sale for under $35) | BAG: TJ Maxx (similar here) | SHOES: Bar III (identical here) | NECKLACE: Cillies Clothing Athens

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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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8 Staple Bags That Are Perfect for the Office

Staples Bags 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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Work Wear Must Haves

Work Wear Must HavesTop: Nordstrom Rack (same brand – love this one and this one) | Leather leggings: Charlotte Russe | Shoes: Kohls (similar) | Clutch: TJ Maxx (old) | Sunglasses: Betsy Johnson (similar $12!!)

 

As most of you know I work a full time job while managing my blog. My job used to require me to come into a corporate office so I definitely needed to up my professional wear game! Even though I now work from home, “office chic” will forever be one of my favorite styles. During my time in the corporate world, I have realized that timeless pieces are the best for your work wardrobe. But timeless does not need to mean boring! You can still show your personal style at the office; it just needs to remain classic and tasteful.

I like to make sure the professional items in my closet can easily be mixed and matched with the more casual items. Some of my very favorite items in my closet are my blazers! Oddly enough, most of my blazers are thrifted finds from Goodwill or local vintage stores. Blazers can be kept professional, but also used to dress up destroyed denim or even shorts!

Another item that I will always keep in my professional arsenal is a pair of black skinny fit dress pants. I own these and they are SO flattering! My go-to office outfit: skinny dress pants, simple top, and a blazer to top it off! You also need a versatile tote that is big enough to carry your laptop, planner, 38 lipsticks, and other meeting essentials. I have a Danielle Nicole bag very similar to this one and I get so many compliments on it.

H&M is one of my absolutely favorite places to shop for chic, affordable work wear.  Most of the pieces I rounded up below are from H&M and are items that can be worn in so many different ways. There are even more professional pieces linked in the widget below!

 

Work Wear Must Haves

1 black skinny dress pants | 2 tan blazer | 3 gold bangle | 4 marble-faced watch | 5 blush wrap blouse | 6 black suede pumps | 7 blue ruffle blouse | 8 blush flounced pencil skirt | 9 gather detail dress | 10 grey boyfriend blazer | 11 black tote | 12 ladyboss bar necklace

 

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