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!


When you’re rocking denim in the work place, always make sure it’s a well-fitting pair of dark rinse jeans, without any rips or holes. Unless you work in a creative field where pretty much anything goes, leave your destroyed jeans and boyfriend jeans at home. While subtle fading is just fine, look for a pair that is on the darker side, without too much color variation.

To avoid looking sloppy, I always try to pair my jeans with something a little bit more structured on the top. Structured doesn’t have to mean fussy, though! Take this metallic tweed jacket, for example. It’s super fun and has a hint of sparkle, but still lends itself to the professional side. The color way of the tweed mixes shades in such a way that you can wear it with purples, blues, yellows, and neutrals. Super versatile!

While you could definitely wear this outfit with flats in or out of the work place, I chose a pair of heels for some added height during a meeting last week.







Get the Look…

J.Crew Metallic Tweed Jacket (25% off with code SHOPFALL)
Express One Eleven Tank Top
Rag & Bone Jeans
Just Fab Heels (similar here & here)
Mark & Graham Monogram Clutch (similar here)
Capwell + Co Necklace (old, similar here, here, & here)
Ralph Lauren Aviators
Michael Kors Watch
Lele Sadoughi Pearl Bracelet


Happy Friday! Any fun plans this weekend?!

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  1. 9.25.15
    Emma said:

    I like how he jacket was dressed down with the denim!

  2. 9.25.15
    Rena said:

    Your styled your denims in a wonderful and very chic way!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  3. 9.25.15
    Natali said:

    This is a perfectly styled casual outfit! I like your jacket and necklace very much!


  4. 9.25.15

    Such a classy casual Friday look! Love the blazer and the jeans fit so well!


  5. 9.25.15
    Jacqui said:

    Workplace uniforms are why I live for the weekend. Love your outfit

    Jacqui | Halcyon Jar

  6. 9.25.15
    Mary Kate said:

    That tweed jacket is wonderful! I can only wear jeans on Friday too, so I’ve been looking for great jackets to dress up my jeans!

    Mary Kate

  7. 9.25.15

    Loving that jacket! This is so something I would wear on jean Fridays too 🙂

  8. 9.25.15
    Jessica said:

    Yessss! Love the professional yet fun feel to this look. Any tips on how to style denim and I’m there!


  9. 9.25.15
    Aubrey said:

    Love that jacket! It’s perfect for fall in New England.

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

  10. 9.25.15

    I wish I was allowed to wear jeans to work every Friday! I work in a consulting position so I’m often at client sites and we’re never allowed to wear jeans to a client site 🙁 but sometimes I luck out and get to work from home (which I’m doing today…in jeans)

    Happy Friday, glad you’re feeling better!



  11. 9.25.15
    Alyssa said:

    That jacket is so cute! I can wear jeans every day, which is such a blessing. I can’t imagine having to wear suits everyday!

    Feathers and Stripes

  12. 9.25.15
    Meagan said:
  13. 9.25.15

    Cute blazer!

    Her Heartland Soul

  14. 9.25.15

    OMG that tweed jacket is amazing! J.Crew is killing it this season.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

  15. 9.25.15
    melissa said:

    Love this!

  16. 9.26.15
    Kate said:

    I love this outfit! The tweed is so appropriate for fall!

  17. 9.26.15

    Great look. I LOVE this jacket!!