Workday Wardrobe

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Is it just me or does life feel like it’s sped up over the past few weeks? Since the holiday season is pretty short, I feel like I try to cram way too many things into my days. If I could get a speeding ticket on the sidewalk, I probably would. I’m that girl who is essentially running from point A to point B. Rushing around to get my apartment decorated for the holidays, rushing to get together with friends right after work, rushing to get gifts purchased on time, rushing around to holiday parties, rushing to the gym to try to burn off some extra calories… Rush, rush, rush. (And then there’s the whole work and blog thing..) It never seems like there’s enough time in the day! (And that, my friends, is why I am working on my patience!)

When I feel like I’m flying all over the place, I really rely on a few basic wardrobe staples to get me through. You’ve got to cut corners where you can and I would much rather cut out the minutes that I stand in front of my closet trying to remember what’s jammed in there and what I should wear for the day. Wardrobe staples save time and sanity during crazy mornings!

A wear-with-anything black blazer and a classic black blouse have been my workday go-to’s. Since both items are black, they pair with just about everything in my closet. I love how the black blazer has a fun pop of white along the lapel. It spices up an ordinary wardrobe staple in the best way! The burnout dot blouse is incredibly functional, too. There are countless ways to wear this versatile piece — under a blazer or denim jacket, tucked into a skirt, with a pair of jeans and sneakers on the weekend, etc. The bow-tie neck is an added bonus, too!

anne klein tie neck blouse

pearl cluster ring

all black outfit with leopard clutch

anne klein holiday

all black holiday outfit

holiday work outfit

anne klein blazer and polka dot tie neck top

loren hope earrings

holiday outfit jeans and blazer

anne klein boots

what to wear with burgundry waxed jeans

Outfit #1
Anne Klein Blazer
Anne Klein Dot Bow-Tie Top
American Eagle Waxed Denim (old, similar here)
ShoeDazzle Pumps
Express Pearl Cluster Ring
Michael Kors Watch
Capwell + Co Bangles
Tom Ford Sunglasses

Outfit #2
Anne Klein Blazer
Anne Klein Dot Bow-Tie Top
Anne Klein Boots
J Brand Jeans
& Other Stories Leopard Fur Bag
Tom Ford Sunglasses
Loren Hope Earrings
Express Ring (sold out, similar here)

Lydia Hudgens Photography

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  1. 12.8.14

    You have such an amazing style! Pretty much obsessed with your blouse. You look fab!

    Heidi D.

  2. 12.8.14

    I agree the days and hours seem to be on fast forward mode! Both styles look great and that blouse can really worn with tons of stuff.

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    Ujjaini said:
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    I love your burgundy pants

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    Emily said:
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    Alecz said:

    Oh I love these burgundy pants! What a great colour. That blazer is so classy, too. And the lace blouse underneath is a perfect touch.

  8. 12.8.14

    You have the most amazing style! Loving those earrings!!

  9. 12.8.14
    Christina said:

    I love this dot blouse – it is super cute, but it looks like my size is sold out online. Maybe that is the fashion god’s way of telling me to save money! LOL. Regardless, both looks are really cute – my favorite is the looks with jeans and boots; I would definitely wear something similar!

    ~ Christina

  10. 12.8.14
    Ella said:

    Completely feel you. I feel like the rush hits me every year right around this time! Love the pants 🙂

  11. 12.9.14
    melissa said:

    Such a cute look Jess! Love those pants

  12. 12.9.14
    Natali said:

    Very beautiful and classy outfits! Love the total black one a lot!

  13. 12.9.14
    IRENE said:

    both of them are so chic and wearable from day to night!
    love your boots!


  14. 12.9.14
    Shannon said:

    I never thought about pairing my classic black blouse with a pair of colored skinnies. This is so cute!

  15. 12.9.14
    Kylie said:

    Love both of these looks! That blazer is too cute!

    xo Kylie

  16. 12.9.14

    You look amazing. I love the top.

  17. 12.9.14

    Can we start a petition to add more hours in a day? Or cut back on working hours at least? 😉 I’m with you on the rush, rush, rush…my head is spinning!