Whether you work out of a home office or drive to one everyday, Fashion in the Office is a part of your day from the clothes to the accessories and supplies.
For me, I work from home and coffee shops, which it is easy to get into sweatpants and a sweatshirt because it is comfortable, but have my blog and pr clients it allows me to get motivated and creative to always look on point even if it is a casual at the home office look.
Fashion at the Office isn’t just about the fashion ensemble, but what it represents and for me it represents not just pride in my work, but pride in myself. It is saying to the world , ” I love what I do and I am passionate about it.” That is why I make myself as often as I can to get office ready because it makes me feel like I got a little extra sparkle in my eyes and can take the day by storm. Office ready also includes always have my go tos for the day, which includes not just my outfit, but my go to Girl Boss mug & post it notes, Kate Spade Notebook, my planner and Glamour magazine (for research).
My goal is to continue to get up and got to my desk with a look I take pride in and I do this for me and only me because it represents my true passion for fashion and beyond. Whether I am rocking my casual chic dressy sweatpant look to my polka dot tshirt dress , I always shoot for the stars!
So I ask you, what makes your go to Fashion piece for working that exudes your passion and true self? Remeber dress for yourself and when you feel confident it reflects in the work that you love and are truly passionate about. Fashion in the Office is fun, fabulous and an extension of you 🙂
“Any day spent with you is my favorite day. So, today is my new favorite day.” ~Winnie the Pooh
To play off the quote above, I had a truly amazing Halloween weekend with a women that always makes me laugh and who I always have a good time with, my mom. This whole girls weekend came about because my dad was going to visit friends so my mom and I decided to plan a girls Halloween weekend. So we got to planning an amazing weekend.
Our first adventure we snapped on our fall ensembles and went off to the magical Rise of the Jack O Lanterns Festival, which consisted of a maze of wonder in hand carved pumpkins. We saw a sea of jellyfish to Prince William & Princess Kate to a magical dragon. We snapped photos, laughed a lot, enjoyed the weather and kicked off our girls weekend of spending time without a hitch.
It was not Halloween Saturday and ready for the next adventure, which we have arrived at movie time of Something Wicked This Way Comes, one of my mom’s faves. I have never seen it before so it was special to share with my mom even if the movie was a little spooky, but perfect for the Halloween holiday. With the movie over and dinner just around the corner it was time to get in our Saturday Halloween evening dinner wear for a fabulous night at Mike & Anne’s, one of our faves in the area. Let me tell you, we ate amazing food from a Japanese pumpkin salad to some wine and scallops, pasta and ended it with splitting a holiday appropriate dessert pumpkin pie. It was another adventure for the books and ended with relaxation, which is always a treat.
It is Sunday morning the day after Halloween and our next, final adventure is here, one that my mom and I alway love doing, going to the flea market. A perfect time to shop for awesome finds, bond and enjoy a nice Sunday. Such amazing pieces at the flea market, lets just say I wanted a lot. One of the collest things was a Union 76 gas tank that could work as a coll coffee table and it reminded us of my dad who use to work for Union 76 corporate. The flea market is always fun when there with my mom and my dad always has us thinking of him one way or another when we are there 🙂 .
The girls weekend was a hit and family was ever present, which leads me to this question, Why is it important to hang with your mom and the whole family? I have always known how important being with family is, but this girls weekend truly made me realize why it is. It is important becasue they are my heart and with them around my life just has more joy and happiness. I also realized it is special to hang out with each family member separately because it is more intimate in a different way and it is special as well when we all came together.
Life can get in the way sometimes, but it is important to make time for the ones who have your heart and I know I will hold this girls weekend with my mom forever in my heart.
How can you all connect with a family member? Share with me in the comments how you can connect with them and what your favorite activities with your mom and other family memebrs are.
Next stop, planning a weekend with the rest of my family members!
Most fashion enthusiasts have a distinct style they gravitate towards. For me I have more than one, most would say a variety. Fashion has always been a love and a passion that I somehow incorporate into everything. I was the girl who changed ten times a day and wore this amazing red lace poofy skirt everyday that my parents had to wash all the time. Only recently in my late 20s did I nail down the way to describe the bulk of my style, which is Parisian and Nautical. Anthropologie meets Sperry, you could say.
A lightbulb went off, “I have to style one main piece two different ways,” in this case I chose a great navy and white striped dress (from The Mint Julep Boutique), which is a perfect way to go from Nautical to Parisian and back again with a few changes in accessories.
Simply by starting with the same base ( the dress) than changing up the accessories you can go from Parisian to Nautical in the same day in a flash.
For the Nautical look, I took an awesome Nautica puffer vest (back on trend) paired with some classic sunnies and fun compass jewelry, a white tote with gold details and mule peep-toe heels. There you have it! A quick go-to Nautical look for any day of the week that screams “lets go sailing!”
To switch it up to a Parisian look, throw in a pink blazer and purse, pearls, wedge booties, kate spade gemstone ring and magical glasses, you have the same dress, but with Paris written all over it.
There you have it – 2 of my favorite styles represented through the same dress by changing out accessories. Stay tuned for future posts on 2 styles represented through one ensemble. Hope this inspires you all to go through your closet and things you love and know that all those loves can be represented through great ensembles !