Off Duty | Work Style

Good morning friends! I'm finally back from a much needed getaway and family fun with my pint-sized niece. Things I learned while away: 5 year olds cannot handle Space Mountain, Orlando gets insanely chilly at night, and I need to plan more getaways with my sister (we had so much fun together).

Heading back to the office (and oh-so refreshed) I figured what better time than now to bring out the big guns, i.e. this navy blazer.

It's true what they say about blazers being an essential closet power-player. They can change the feel of any outfit and are a great piece to wear on important meetings. It does take time to find the one, but when you do make sure you get it tailored - a fitted blazer is a signal that this lady is ready to WORK and MAKE MOVES up any career ladder.

Blazer: Theory (affordable version)  Shirt: J. Crew  Jeans: Vigoss  Necklace: c/o Nashelle  Earrings: The Sak  Boots: Wanted (similar style)  Purse: c/o Ora Delphine  Foundation: Ready Set Gorgeous by Covergirl

This week is jam-packed with a few fashion affairs and date-nights with the S.O. so had to keep the look fashion-forward but office-friendly (aka off-duty while on duty). In order to do this I skipped the slacks and went straight for dark denim + a white bucket meant to grab anyone's attention. Accessories were minimal and kept to this hand-made piece from Nashelle and The Sak hoops (love my hoops). I find that keeping it all simple can make any look, effortless - don't cha think?

Like a spaz, I completely forgot to add on my favorite shade of red, but I do recommend Audrey from NARS Audacious line. 

P.s. Doing a capsule wardrobe for 2015? Consider adding these great and versatile pieces (blazer, white shirt, dark denim) to your wardrobe. 

Photos by Lydia Hudgens.

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