Monday, May 18, 2015

9 to 5 File: Navy Separates

Hi guys! I'm debuting my 9 to 5 Style series today! This series of workwear posts will feature more conservative, and traditional office styles on Monday.  On Friday, the outfits will be more office casual and fashion forward.

This concept is not new, but I personally developed it because of my full time job as an attorney in Miami.  I have been practicing for a little over 9 years now, and believe me when I tell you, I have seen some pretty scary outfits that people try to pass off as office appropriate.

Scooped necklines exposing cleavage? Check.  Hemlines 10 inches above the knees? Check. Sleeveless, tight dresses paraded into the courtroom? Check. Skintight leggings paired with long, untucked tunics? Check.
You would not believe what some women wear to work! 

My hope for this style series is that working women who have to go to and from the office all week, have a chance to get a bit of fashion inspiration from the posts and still dress professionally.  In between, I will still continue to show weekend outfits.

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When I'm wearing a blazer, I don't like the look of a buttoned up collar.  Below, there are a few images that I snapped that show you the difference in looks.  Both outfits, with and without the blazer, are office ready. For the pictures where I'm wearing the blazer, I simply unbuttoned my shirt a bit, allowing it to look like a v-neck. This look is a little more traditional.  My personal preference is the shirt buttoned all the way to the top, without the blazer.

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I love the contrasting colors on this Altuzarra for Target Blouse.  The orchid pattern is also really cool. The extra long cuffs are great because they peak out underneath the sleeves of the blazer.

My favorite office pencil skirt is the J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt.  They come in a variety of styles, including my polka dotted version that I'm wearing.  They hit at the knee, and just like Banana Republic, J.Crew offers Tall selections if you're 5"8 or above, so that your pencil skirt doesn't turn into a mini (I love their newest style: seersucker!)

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Banana Republic Navy Single Button Blazer - two button navy BR option here. 40% off code BRSUMMER.
Blouse: Altuzarra x Target, old. (similar) (similar) 
Skirt: J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt  (J.Crew promo code WEEKEND for 30% off).  A less pricey navy pencil skirt option is the Sloan Pencil Skirt by Banana Republic - here.
Shoes: Banana Republic, old.
Earrings: HSN
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