Welcome back ladies (and hopefully some gents too)! Seems as though my posts are branching out a little from my usual beauty product write-ups, and this one is no exception! Talk about random, my last post was all about signs and symbols. But that is me- random, lol. Thank God for that “lifestyle” portion of my blog! Anywhoo, I haven’t done any full outfit looks in a post- this is my first! But since it’s fall (which I 100% consider an excuse for anything) and I’m in that kinda mood, here we are!
Because I teach little kids, I don’t have to dress up in suits or really formal work clothes. My work outfits have to have to be somewhat comfortable, and I can be as creative or as boring as I wanna be, all staying within the appropriate guidelines of, well, being a teacher!
I’ve built up quite the business-casual work wardrobe over the years, which usually consists of a lot of solid tops in varying colors, some patterns (I love my stripes…) and all the basics for mix-and-match heaven. I like wearing jewelry-necklaces of all types, big and small watches, earrings, etc. and balance them all out- smaller, daintier things with larger pieces, or wear one statement piece and keep everything else to a minimum.
I don’t want to throw myself into a category of style but I guess if I had to label, I’d be a mix of conservative, fun, sometimes edgy, sometimes trendy, sometimes classic. So basically I do a little bit of everything. Ha! And I dress based on my mood, and of course weather (doesn’t everyone though?!). I don’t usually plan outfits out beforehand, but sometimes in my mind I’ll play around with one thing I’ll want to wear and then center everything around that.
Now onto the outfit-I’ve had most of these pieces for a few years unless otherwise noted. I took these pictures after work right in my room. One day, who knows when- I’ll drag someone out to take pics of me romping around in the great outdoors but this is the best I have at the moment!
The cardigan is from Express, which I recall buying earlier this year during a clearance sale, and I’m sure they carry something similar even now. This cardigan is a cranberry/dark red color and it so so soft, stretchy and flowy, yet slimming at the same time. I love it.
It was a cooler fall day when I wore this, but not cold enough for stockings or thick pants. So I decided to stick with slouchy suede boots, no stockings or leggings. These ones were from DSW and have a tad of a cowboy vibe.
The dress I’m wearing is from Forever 21 from about two years ago! I don’t shop there often but once in a while I find some cool pieces. The colors are very much fall and I didn’t have a ton of print dresses at the time so I went for it! It has a little bit of that bohemian/hippie-ish pattern that I thought was interesting. Here it is without the cardigan:
My jewelry is pretty simple- earrings are basic gold hoops from Banana Republic which I’ve had for quite some time. Bracelets are Alex and Ani which I wear both gold and silver-tone simultaneously, and my watch is a chunky gold Michael Kors watch which I’ve also had for a few years. I also have on a gold tassle necklace from Loft from last year.
So this is one look I’ve worn to work this fall! What types of looks do you tend to do this time of year, to work or otherwise?