dressed-up denim

Oh hey there, Friday. I thought you’d never come! It was a long, long week over here. I came down with an awful cold/cough/sinus thing on Sunday night and spent most of the week locked up indoors with a 101 degree fever, tea, all of the medicine, and lots of boxes of Kleenexes. Thankfully, I’m feeling so much better today, but I’m going to try to take it easy this weekend to make sure it’s totally out of my system. I’m pretty sure I get sick each and every time the seasons change!

But on to more appealing subjects… Casual Friday! If you’re at a company where you can wear jeans throughout the week, count your blessings. I’ve worked for companies where nice jeans were allowed any day of the week, and companies where they were only allowed on Friday. With the latter, it’s definitely something to look forward to!

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cityscape sketch

It’s that weird in-between right now… It feels like fall in the morning, but in the afternoon you’re sweating profusely. You want to wear fall clothes, but it’s still in the 70’s and you’re just not sure what to do. Enter, the slightly-flared swing dress!

I paired this swingy dress with a felt floppy hat and suede pointed-toe flats for a look that kind of feels like fall, but didn’t leave me sweating through my clothes. If your office is on the chillier side or your commute in the morning is a bit brisk, toss on a blazer or a denim jacket.

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power pants

I have been sitting on the fence when it comes to the whole culottes trend over the last few months. Sure, they look cute in a lot of different outfits, but I was never really into them until I randomly spotted a pair at Old Navy few weeks ago (I was shopping for this post) and decided to try them on. Why not?! Aside from the fact they were only $17.50, they are just SO FUN to wear. Pants so baggy that they feel like PJ’s? Into it! And they almost even resemble a skirt! Plus, they’re high-waisted so you can pair with a cropped top and not even worry about tucking-in. I don’t know what it was, but I felt like a total badass wearing this outfit. Let’s just call them power pants, shall we?

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