Casual Work Attire

I’ve always worked in fields that didn’t have strict dress codes.  Of course, my preferred uniform would probably comprise a form-fitting sheath dress.  But, on occasion, I just feel like slumming it.  On those days, I rely on casual, comfy, but chic pieces to pull a look together.

An oversized, red stripe sweater is paired with denim trousers for a slouchy chic look.  I purchased the sweater during the recent Friends and Family sale (40% off) at the Gap.  Python print wedges and purple agate earrings complete the casual work outfit.

Sweater—Gap (buy)
Pants—c/o Liz Claiborne for jcpenney (buy similar)
Shoes—Ellen Tracey via Marshalls (buy similar)
Earrings—Kendra Scott Danielle in purple agate (buy)

Weekend Style

My mission this weekend is to find something to do that would warrant wearing the dress in today’s post.  The dress is just begging to come out!

Y’all know I shop TJ Maxx regularly.  If you’re still wondering why, check this out.  LOVE Moschino dress on clearance for $39.  I know.  I initially thought the price was a bargain shopper mirage too.  I then remembered I was in TJ Maxx, the store where bargain shopping miracles like this one happen all the time.

Here’s the find that had me jumping for joy in a TJ Maxx fitting room last weekend.

My hands are in the pockets.  Yes, it has pockets.

Deals like this one are worth framing.

Dress—LOVE Moschino via TJ Maxx
Tights—Cynthia Rowley via Marshalls
Shoes—Franco Sarto via Marshalls
Earrings—Kendra Scott (Danielle)

Have a wonderful weekend!  Happy bargain shopping!

P.S. Check out the list of Friends and Family sales I’ll be hitting up this weekend on

Playing With Patterned Tights

Last year, I bought a pair of grey argyle tights from Target (see similar here and here).  Despite the classic and sexy appeal of these tights, I haven’t worn them much.  To ensure that I wore them today, I created an outfit around the tights.

Since the prominent color in the argyle pattern on the tights is grey, I opted for a grey skirt to anchor the look.  The skirt is paired with a white, long sleeve tee topped by a purple swing jacket for a pop of color.

Close-up on the argyle tights.

Tee—Old Navy (see here)
Jacket—Vertigo Paris via Marshalls (see similar here)
Skirt—MICHAEL Michael Kors via Marshalls (see similar here)
Shoes—Tahari via Marshalls

Feeling the Blues…

This fall, I’m feeling the blues, and my fashion spirits have never been this high.  Cobalt, turquoise, teal, navy…it doesn’t even matter the hue, for when mixed together, these blues make you want to sing about them.

Today’s outfit takes a satiny, cobalt blue shell and pairs it with a navy, knit pencil skirt.  The two fabulous blues are cinched together with a grey python belt.  An ecru colored blazer with a navy grosgrain ribbon detail provides the perfect topper.

Top—The Limited
Skirt—Dolce & Gabbana (swapped)
Belt—The Limited
Shoes—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls
Earrings—Kendra Scott “Nyla” (buy here on sale)

Have a wonderful weekend!!