OOTD 4/20/16

Well happy 4/20 peeps!  Today’s outfit is brought to you by the crazy weather in NYC.  Today is sunny and nice, nice meaning its above 50 which for many NY’ers means shorts and tanks, sadly my blood beez a bit to thin for that madness.  So I am currently working at Century 21 Stores (peep it here) and they have inspirational quotes all over the office which is great. So today’s motto is “Follow Your Dreams”.   Know what helps with that?  A bold red lip.  I don’t know about you, but I feel invincible when I put my red lips on.  What helps you feel invincible?

Top Loft (old)

Pants Limited (old)

Shoes Corso Como (old)

Lipstick Hourglass Icon (Sephora)


  

P.S.  Loving these bathroom selfies….

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Friyay OOTD 4/1/16

Its Friday, which means payday, casual work attire and start to a weekend of netflixing. Oh and its April fools… I’m sure like many of you, I wake up stare into the abyss known as my closet and think I have nothing to wear.  Yet there are hangers full of items.  I mean I still need to be fairly profesh ya know? So button downs and blouses are my staples, and I usually wear them on weekends.  I’m all about versatility and need items that can do both.  Plus mama’s on a budget so what’s old is new again! I wish I could say April fools, no budget for me.

Top Banana Republic (old)

Pants Loft (old)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel (shop here)

What about you readers? Are you able to make what’s old new again?  And happy April Fools and maybe your pranks go off without a hitch….

 


  

Creatures of Comfort

Professionalism.  Dressed to the nines.  Looking the part. These are phrases that one hears upon entering the work force, but in today’s age they don’t have the same meaning as they did 10 years ago.  How many times have you gotten dressed in your “professional attire” to only feel confined into something more restrictive than a boa constrictor?  Don’t get me wrong, I love the pulled together look of Joan Halloway (Mad Men?), Jackie Kennedy, Dior’s New look or almost every fashionista or blogger.  Plus most millennials are wearing jeans daily along with sneakers, so the expectation of what is professional is shifting.  But let’s not get it twisted, upper management is still the Gen X’ers who expect you to look put together.  However the sucky reality is that I work in an office and often over sleep.  So my mornings consist of pulling together an outfit and trying to getting out the door.  Sadly most women’s work fashion isn’t comfortable or very versatile.  This means time lost as you debate on what to put on, before prob settling on something you wore two days prior.  I mean have you tried to put on a satin top with pleats, and you’re busty? Black slacks that are cut for a size 6 fit model, not a real size 14? Or if you’re on your period just forget being comfortable. I mean what if there was a company that made COMFORTABLE work attire….

And then there was Betabrand! So in my ongoing search for great clothing that is a bit more conscious I discovered this great San Francisco based clothing company.  The brand crowd funds ideas (think yoga dress pants, travel gear, to a metallic yarmulke).  They help get the designs funded, and everything is customer driven (models, advertising, and even designers).  So in trolling the site I came across their women’s pants, more specifically THE dress yoga pants.  I mean what’s in a name? Shakespeare?  No idea what I mean?  Ok, lets spell it out, DRESS YOGA PANTS… fit+comfort+stretch=work day awesomeness. I mean whoever thought of this is genius.  Taking the best of work attire and blending with comfort.  (insert happy dance).  Plus they come in a multitude of colors and cuts.  BUT THERES MORE! So I got to stalking the site and noticed that everything they offer transitions from work, to casual to even travel.  Plus it’s all great staple items that I know you have for yeeears! They also have denim, dresses, skirts and tops!  Plus this is great as I’m all about supporting local business and Betabrand helps me to do that.  Which makes me think, do you even know how great these dressy yoga pants would be for dinner dates single ladies??? I mean DO YOU? (sorry tangent thought)

Now we all know that Monday thru Thursday we still need to keep it profesh and honestly you need a top for those pants right?  I found this great paw print top from Betabrand (and I ❤ cats) that would be great for a Monday meeting or running errands.  So then I got to website stalking and went to one of my fave sites, Ann Taylor.  And honestly Ann Taylor is giving me some life right now with the spring collection and the crossover between work and casual.  This Palm print top is great under a cardigan or blazer, but also great with jeans for casual Friday or drinks. I love pieces that are easy and versatile and can be layered, because how often does your office go from Siberia to Africa?

So don’t just take my word but head over and check out the collection of women’s pants (here) and maybe even invest in an upcoming idea and get a discount!  And check out all the great photos.

P.S I too do a yoga pose when opening doors, opens my Chi as well…oh and they have a men’s line as well BTDubbs

 

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Thursday’s OOTD 3/3/16

Yea it’s been awhile…

So recently I’ve made a crap ton of life changes including my job.  I got out of where I was at and have moved on to a better role at a better place and I’m excited to actually start learning things.  Plus I had some personal drama, and well you know how that can be…

Today I’m about that classic NYC chic, all black eurrrythang.  Although to really accomplish this look id need a Dylan Lex statement necklace (like the one Bey rocked in Formation??).  So here are the deets

Top Macy’s (old)

Pants Alloy Apparel

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel

Shoes Alloy Apparel (old)

Alloy is one of the few places that has black denim year round and in a variety of sizes,  However the rise sucks, and I’m always pulling up my pants.   But at $15 bucks I guess I can’t complain too much right? So now that I’ve changed my life direction hopefully I can be giving you guys some more of my awesomeness via social media.  So hit like, maybe drop a comment and peep me on the social scene!

 

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A few days late, and a few dollars short OOTD 1.18.16

A few days late and few dollars short. I really wanted to get this up on Tuesday but we see how well that worked out…Ok so here’s Monday OOTD.  Of course I felt like wearing a skirt right when a cold blast starts on the east coast.  You know  tell your girl your thoughts about the post.  Here are the deets

Skirt Banana Republic (old)

Sweater Banana Republic (old)

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel

Shoes Coso


  

Been a hot minute OOTD 1.13.16

Its been a minute right? New year new me kinda shit??? Not at all, still the same angry, sarcastic, badass chick I was in 2015.  So I’m at work doing email stuff as I type this.  I figure you know Jess its been awhile since you dribbled some bits for the feeders (can I call you guys that?) why not take some shots of your super work appropriate outfit?  So work lobby here I come!  So here we are are, photos, selfie, and goods.  BTW finally got my new custom top in (cant wait to wear!) so that should be up soon!

 

Sweater Banana Republic

Pants Ann Taylor

Jewelry Chloe+Isabel (cause you had to ask?)

Fancy Friday’s! OOTD 11.13.15

So todays OOTD is courtesy of a friends sisters sweet 16.  Which if anyone works in an office, if you show up on Friday with anything other than sweats people ask lots of questions….

Which leads me into a tangent…what happened to getting dressed for work? Do you do it? Like? Dislike? Personally I like getting dressed also I was taught you never know who you might run into.

So heres the deets

Dress Burlington

Necklace Chloe+Isabel (duh!)

Shoes Aldo (old)


  
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