I’m finally back in Chicago for a few weeks before I’m traveling again and it’s time to play catchup in a big way. Lots of content to write, way too many emails to sift through, plenty of shoots to plan, and a good amount of meetings to take, too. It’s going to be go, go, go for a bit! When I’m getting dressed for a day of meetings, I still rely on the versatile pieces that got me through when I worked in a more traditional “9 to 5” role. Classic blazers, silky blouses, dark-rinse jeans, a goes-with-everything tote, and pointed toe pumps!
Some offices only allow denim on Fridays, while pretty much anything goes at others. When I was able to wear jeans at work, dressing them up with a blouse, blazer, and pumps was the absolute easiest outfit to throw on and dash out the door. You know, on those mornings when I may have hit snooze a few too many times. 😉 You can never go wrong with a great blazer and a pair of snazzy pumps… Instant dose of motivation to get your day started!
For work, I rarely ever switched up my tote. When I did change out bags, I always managed to leave something important at home. A classic leather tote that could be worn with just about every outfit and color palette was my go-to! I recently received this embossed leather tote and it couldn’t be more perfect for the work week… The detachable crossbody/shoulder strap makes life so much easier when you’ve got your hands full, but since it’s fully removable, you can still get that classic shape for more polished settings. So many pockets on the inside and even a slip-in pocket on the outside! I love the pale taupe color, too… It goes with absolutely everything, but it’s far from boring with the embossed texture. The size is fab, too! It’s not an oversized tote bag, but it really does hold so much. My laptop and planner easily fit, along with my wallet, phone, and keys. I could even toss in a pair of flats with room to spare, too. There’s a top zipper, but you can always leave it open if you’ve got it packed to the brim for a busy day.
Get the Look…
Joules Plaid Blazer
LOFT Blouse (similar here)
Julie Vos Necklace (similar here, here, & here)
Rag & Bone Jeans (similar here, here, & here)
Handbag c/o Lord & Taylor (also available in a wine color!)
J.Crew Glitter Pumps (similar here & here)
Illesteva Sunglasses (similar here)
Michael Kors Watch