August 24, 2016

Neon Stripe Dress at Work

I rented this Trina Turk dress for work a while back but when it arrived the v-neckline was way too low for work. I ended up wearing it to work with a sweater over it on one day, and wore the dress as-is on a date night. Below is how I wore it to work on an office day. I played up the bright neon colors in the dress with my necklace. Definitely great for summer! 
Dress: Trina Turk
Sweater: LOFT
Necklace: Macy's 
Earrings: Macy's
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes: Cole Haan
Bag: Brahmin

August 23, 2016

Green & Navy

I wore this outfit to work on a regular office day. As much as I love this jacket (it's so soft, it doesn't feel like a stifling regular blazer), I just don't have the guts to wear it to more important meetings, so right now it only gets used on regular office days. I pulled the green from the jacket and went all out with my accessories - my one green necklace and my awesome custom-made green pumps from Pretty Small Shoes
Jacket: Rachel Roy (I can't find anything similar to this, at all!)
Dress: DVF
Necklace: so old that I don't remember (similar)
Sunglasses: random aviators (Ray Bans here)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Bag: Brahmin

August 22, 2016

Cutout Surprise

When I decided to rent this dress, I'll be honest that I didn't look at the back. When it arrived I was definitely surprised to see the little cutout and thought, "maybe I should just send it back immediately without wearing it?" - but I ended up wearing it to my office on a regular day (albeit extremely muggy) with a cardigan covering my back - problem solved. The real problem was that despite my peanut sized head, I had difficulty fitting it through the head hole. Like, I thought I was going to have to ask for help to get the dress off - that kind of difficulty. Probably would not rent again, sorry!
Dress: Rachel Roy (on sale)
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Bag: Calvin Klein (similar)
Bracelet: David Yurman (another The Real Real purchase!)

August 17, 2016

Workin' at the Car Wash

I wore this dress to work on a day I had a deposition. What an interesting take on a classic LBD, no? I love the front slits that almost remind me of car wash flaps. (Below are some other 'car wash' style dresses that I found). I accessorized with all gold and ended up also wearing a trusty Ann Taylor cardigan (not pictured) in the office since I would be cold without sleeves. If you added a blazer, this dress could easily be appropriate in a business formal setting. Maybe I wouldn't wear this dress to trial, but I would definitely wear it to a business formal office. 
Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar)
Earrings: Kendra Scott
Shoes: Cole Haan
Watch: Michael Kors
Lips: Kylie Koko K

August 16, 2016

DVF Classic Wrap Dress

For years, women have touted DVF wrap dresses as the "go to" work dress. I can finally see what all the hype is about. The shape is timeless and flattering on everyone, but the best part is simply the feel of the fabric - it feels luxurious and smooth on my skin, and it hardly wrinkles, making it the perfect travel dress. I think it's a little low cut on me for work, so I added a tank underneath, but it was an easy fix. The downside, of course, is that the price is steep - DVF wrap dresses retail for ~$400.00 before sales.. but this might just be worth the price as an "investment piece." I'm thinking of getting one in a solid black or navy to compliment my work wardrobe. The other new addition in these pictures is my David Yurman necklace courtesy of my BF for our anniversary. I love love love it!  
Dress: DVF
Necklace: David Yurman
Earrings: Macy's (similar)
Bag: Brahmin
Shoes: Pour la Victoire (similar)