Style

Work attire

Welcome to my “work attire” category where we’ll be talking about all things style as it pertains to the office. If you’ve stumbled upon this page and are looking for OUTFIT ideas, then make your way to The Outfit Guide, as that is the BEST resource for outfit inspiration. If you want to read about office attire or career-related topics, then you’re in the right spot! Here, we’ll be talking about what it means to dress well for the office, how to put work looks together, and how to transition your workwear wardrobe from season to season. Oh, and career-related content on how to be an all-star at work while you’re dressing like one too, of course!

Spring

Snappy Casual – White Blazer & Comfy Culottes

Today's outfit is one of my favorites as of late - it's a little different than my usual getup in that it's a little more "snappy" (is that a word? I mean like "dressed up"? I guess). But whatever the case, I LOVE it. I usually put together my outfits by starting with one item and then building a look around it, considering the weather, occasion and what I'll be up to. So for this look, I wanted to experiment with color and tried a few different tops - instead of just going for the obvious: aka white. I could have easily paired a white silk tank with these pant sand it would have looked great (right?). But I wanted to challenge myself - I've been doing that a lot lately and it's been fun.

Work attire

Dressing For Creative Industry Events

A few weeks back, I attended the Reward Style Conference, which I already shared about – and in short, it was amazing! From attending useful seminar to meeting new bloggers and brands, it was a refreshing way to get my creative juices going and get motivated for upcoming stuff happening around BTD – like real exciting stuff y’all (!). I reviewed what I learned at the event + all my…

Spring

How to Make Your Office Attire Spring Friendly

As I'm trying to do more office wear content for you guys, I thought I'd channel some of my love and enthusiasm for Spring and putting together Spring-inspired outfits into some looks for the office. I've been getting a lot of feedback on all of this professional wear content (like here and here), so I'm glad y'all are getting use out of it! I obviously don't have a real office to go to each day, but I can absolutely put together something really cute that would work. Slash is it weird that sometimes I wish I could go into an office just to put professional looks together? I definitely miss the challenge of putting together an office-worthy look each day - not gonna lie!

Spring

Spring Work Wear Essential: The Sleeveless Trench

For my recent trip to Paris, I tried to be smart about how and what I brought with me. And if you saw, I shared some of packing tips with you last week! That being said, I spent some time brainstorming ways to make the most out of every item I packed in my suitcase all the while thinking of content ideas that I could share with y’all. With Parisian style staples on my mind, I was inspired to style a simple striped tee multiple ways. My original plan was to shoot the looks in Paris (obviously, since I brought and wore them!), but the rain sort of killed that plan. But I was so excited about the idea (one piece 3 ways) that I committed to shooting the looks right when I got back to Dallas, so I could share them with y'all.

Style

5 Investment Pieces You Need In Your Life

There are things worth spending (several of) your sweet dollars on - aka worth "investing" in. And there are things that just **aren't**. Like, especially when it comes to trendy items or fun "new" things like tops for going out or a fun pair of statement earrings. You know? Like I said above, I want to write about this more, but this outfit proved fitting for discussing 5 items I think are worth investing in.

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Questions to ask before buying a home

Like I’ve shared on social media and on the blog a bit, I recently purchased my first home! (Insert ALL the emojies here). I’m still grasping the fact that I’m adult enough to own my own home and that I’m also the landlord of the property. The whole process of buying a home was fun, but also incredibly stressful and long – there’s so much more that goes into it than…

Self-Care

How to have your best year yet

As 2017 gears up, I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming about how to make this year one to remember – and one that feels damn good. I wrote about what I learned in 2016 earlier this week and I clearly grew and learned a lot, but I started thinking more about the components that can lead to 2017 being the best yet – because who doesn’t want to live…

Style

Fall Work Outfit

Hey y’all, back with another business casual option today! This is one of my favorite “business” looks I’ve shot yet actually. It’s comfortable as heck and incorporates a few of my favorite things (sweaters, pencil skirts, and high heels). It’s totally appropriate for work – the skirt hits my knees and the sweater is fitted yet not skin tight, and I like that this outfit still looks and feels feminine.…

Style

The Best-Fitting Bootcut Work Pant

A little over 4 years ago, I was interning as a CPA and just starting to venture out into the business world, slowly but surely building my work wear attire. I was new to the dry-cleaning game, as I'd never really had reason to go to the dry cleaner more than 3x a year (maybe!) before starting to work. After making 3 trips to the dry cleaners in my first 2 weeks of work, I decided I'd need to have more than 3 pairs of pants to get me through the summer. I already had a few pairs of skinny ones, so I was specifically thinking of something just as flattering but that gave my wardrobe a little versatility - like a boot cut, flare, or even somewhere in between a skinny and boot cut. Whatever the case, I wanted a pair that went OVER my shoes.

Fall

Bringing femininity to masculine work pieces

First of all, thank you for the feedback on the initial business casual post I did last week! Like I mentioned there, I'm beyond excited to start bringing business casual inspiration to y'all. I have lots of exciting things lined up (but promise this won't turn into a business blog), so stay tuned! Since I know everyone can't or doesn't want to wear a skirt + heels to work everyday (especially when the weather sucks and/or you have to walk a lot), I wanted to switch things up with a more masculine look. OK, and don't be scared of the word masculine! Even girly girls like myself can benefit from borrowing from the guys, and it's a chic way to add variety to your style.

Fall

How to Incorporate Trends at Work

Hey y'all! Thanks for the comments regarding business casual attire on this post. I'm so freaking excited about all the business casual content I have coming your way! I used to work as a CPA and can remember the struggle of finding inspiration online (let alone figuring out what to wear to an interview UGH), and I'm really hoping to be that source for you guys.

How To Wear

3 Reasons to Love It & 3 Ways To Wear It

Each year I try to figure out which items I can bring with me into the cooler months and use as "transitional" wear - it's always such a challenge figuring out just what to pack up and what to keep readily available. But one of the items that I without a doubt always keep hanging in my closet is the Lush Roll Tab Tunic (heart eyes emoji)! You've seen it, you know it, and I'd be willing to be you love it too ;)

Spring

Pencil Skirt Style From Day To Night

I’ve gotten a few emails from some of you asking for outfit tips/inspiration to take you from the office to happy hour or requesting similar day-to-night slash easy-to-transition outfit examples/ideas. And for the record, I LOVE getting these types of emails – it makes my job SO much more fun when I know that I’m (hopefully) answering a specific question or giving y’all what you want! So that’s just what I’m doing in…

Spring

Business Casual Basic: Skinny Black Pants

Believe it or not, sometimes I really miss dressing up for the corporate world each day. Although there are a lot of things about my old job* that I don’t really miss (cough, cough, the hours!), there are a few things that I actually do miss and wearing business casual to the office each day is one of them. I used to have so much fun mixing and matching different…

Spring

Blush Duster

Anytime I find something in this pretty blush pink color (and I like it, obviously) I try and snag it if I can - I just can’t get enough of it in my wardrobe. I love mixing and pairing blush with other neutrals for soft looks (especially monochromatic looks!) but I also love pairing it with darker hues like black and tan or even purple or red (I could go on…). It’s one of my favorite colors to wear BUT it has to be the right shade of pink or else it will wash me out. Anyway, I had this duster jacket in my shopping cart within seconds of seeing it and literally checked out right that second because I knew it was going to be super popular. In other words, it was most certainly LOVE at first sight with this piece - talk about a fun one to mix and match for different looks!

Fall

Tan blazer + White Jeans

How to Dress Up White Jeans I have a major crush on this pastel pink color – I’ve ALWAYS been such a big fan and am thrilled that Rose Quartz was named one of Pantone’s colors of the year this year…yahoo! And I love pairing blush with other neutral colors or even with over shades of pink for a monochromatic look, but I especially love pairing this light pink hue…

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Black Leather Pencil Skirt Outfit

Originally when I bought this leather pencil skirt, I didn’t see how riské that side slit was and was taken by surprise when I tried it on.I actually bought it as an option to have when putting outfits together to wear to church. But after trying it on and see how fun it was, I’ve decided that my once-for-church skirt will now be serving as a sexy and fun alternative…

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Lady Bow Tie

Lindsey Shea Photography I can always count on Kate Spade for something sassy and adorable, yet timeless and elegant. And this white dress with the little bow-tie detail is JUST that. I love how simple yet statement making it is. And I also think it would be super cute with black tights and boots or booties during the Winter time too :)  c/o Kate Spade Cedar Street Harmony Crossbody // c/o Dress…