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My office wear series continues with more shameless bathroom selfies and corporate business casual looks that I made happen last week.

I’m hoping they’ll bring you some inspiration for your stylish selves this week 🙂

Sweater Weather….Ooh LaLa

I’ve yet to turn over my closet from summer to winter.  And I’m doing everything I can to avoid wearing pantyhose until absolutely necessary.  Enter knee-high knit socks.

How I Got The Look…..Sweater: Old Navy (click here for other looks); Bird skirt: Old Navy (click here); Knee-high socks: Ardene; Shoes: Nine West (click here)

What I’m loving about this look is how easy it is, but looks like I spent time coordinating colours and graphic prints.  Pssst….I didn’t!

Check my Instagram for more pics and to find out how I got this outfit inspiration in the first place 😉

Camel Cutie

 

This sandy camel colour sweater is an XL from JoeFresh.  Totally fell in love with the adorable and detailed neckline.

I struggled a little to find a way to wear this sweater that WASN’T a basic black bottom.

And then I remembered this batik printed skirts I picked up from The Central Market in KL, Malaysia ….

How I Got the Look: Sweater, JoeFresh; Skirt, travels to Malaysia click here; Flats from Payless, click here

Casual Friday Pawfection

Do you remember this doggie sweatshirt I picked up recently?

I totally didn’t need it.  It was a total impulse buy.  But I managed to take it to the office on my first “casual Friday” #ootd in a long, long time.

How I Got the Look: Sweater & Jeans, F21+, Scarf, H&M; Boots, Payless, Earrings, MyBeadedDesigns

It just so happened that I had the paw-fect earring set to match too!  Click here to read more about these PAWs and how to get yourself a pair.There you have it friends.  A few of my real life “outfit of the day” from last week.

Did you like ’em? Got a favourite?  Let me know in the comments section below … always love hearing from you! xo

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Leather & Sweater

This scarf I picked up from H&M earlier this Fall, as so many perfect colours in it.  It was the inspiration for this outfit of the day.

They perfectly match deep brown of my hat and the camel suede of these Nine West flats that I found deep within my closet as I’ve been purging.  Speaking of purging… have you visited my TrendTrunk?  Shop my closet friends!!! 😉

Leather pants can be tricky.  There are only a handful of days where the weather is perfect enough to wear leather pants all day comfortably.

You don’t want to end up like Ross from Friends dumping baby powder all over your legs.

I picked up these leather pants many years ago from The Bay.  They were the perfect length for my 5’2 height!

Plus, what’s really great about them is that only the front of the pants are leather, while the rest is fabric.  Making it a very comfortable to wear.

I got this asymmetrical sweater as a birthday prezzy this year.   It has a flattering neckline with faux leather trim (which you can’t see cuz of my scarf).  That’s what made me want to pair it with my leather pants!

 

I know I’ve read many a style article warning against wearing leather on leather looks…

Your leather pants should be the only part of the look that’s this material. Otherwise you’ll look like you’re dressed in a biker chick Halloween costume, or part of a motorcycle gang.

Well, call the style police, cuz I did it!

Turns out my hat and sweater alone weren’t warm enough…soooo I went with function, over fashion I guess… :/

How I Got The Look:  Moto Jacket, Danier Leather; Scarf, H&M; Leather Pants, Edit by Jeannie Beker; Camel flats, NineWest; Angled sweater, Reitmans; Hat, Winners

What do you think of this leather & sweater look?  Was my leather-with-leather a terrible, horrible, ridiculous style choice?

Tell me your thoughts in the comment section friends 🙂

For more leather looks click here and here.

Until next time…

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Transitioning…Ooh La La

The easiest way to make your Summer pieces more Fall appropriate isn’t to ditch them altogether, but to come up with new ways to wear them.

Here are a few simple ways to stretch your wardrobe and make all your old favorites work until Winter.IMG_5322

This simple short-sleeved navy geometric patterned, faux wrap  cotton summer dress has been in my Summer-outfit-rotation for a few years now.  I picked it up from the GAP in LA…and even though it’s starting to fad, I just can’t part with it.  It’s kinda perfect for Lindy Hop lessons – that’s where I was off to in this outfit. 😉

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To make it work for Fall weather I simply added tights.  If you’re not into tights, try leggings (like I’m doing in these pics).    They’re perfect to wear under your summery dresses for more coverage and warmth, while still staying fashion-forward.  I chose a loud colour to help break up the other darker colours of this outfit.

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Boots are an autumn staple!  They make all of your summer outfits warmer and more functional.  Easy Peasy!

You can find booties on the cheap and wear them with your favorite skirt and cardigan/sweater combo like I’ve done in this Outfit of the Day. Boots are an ideal item to stretch your wardrobe — I highly suggest you getting a couple of pairs in different heights. 😉

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How I Got The Look:   Navy geometric patterned dress from GAP; Ooh-la-la sweater, Navy & gold earrings and tights from Old Navy;  Guess purse

So waddya think of the tips in this post?  Will they help YOU transition some of your Summer pieces into the Fall?  Use the Comments section and let me know.

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Sweater Weather

Continuing with casual looks on the blog today.  Fall and Sweater Weather seem to go hand-in-hand.  Turns out most of my outfit is from Reitmans today.

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I think I put this look together for some errand running and grocery shopping.  Since this is a short-sleeved sweater, had the weather been cooler I could easily worn a long-sleeved tee underneath to make this look work without additional outerwear wearability. 🙂

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I just love this stripped glossy patten leather Kate Spade NY purse!  (As I’m sure you know by now, as it seems to make an appearance is many of my outfit posts lately – click here, here, here, here.)   It just give any outfit a more polished look I think. 🙂IMG_4687How I Got The Look:  Sweater, white tee & capri activewear bottoms all from Reitmans; Sneakers from Ardene; Necklace gifted and stripped glossy patten leather purse from Kate Spade New York

If you’re looking for more Sweater Weather inspirations click here, here, here and here.

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Fall Double Feature: Mad for Plaid

Friday!  FriDAY!  FRIDAY!

We’ve made it through yet another workweek friends…and have gotten to nearly a week’s worth of Fall Fashion trends in my special Double Feature  collaboration series with Cassie from Style Cassentials.

We’re discussing fall trends this week – if you missed any of my previous posts I’ve list them at the end of this one…so you can get yourself caught up 🙂

Today we are Mad for Plaid!

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I just love the extra large collar of this black sweater.  The details like the single collar button and the cable knitting down the front of the sweater, being different than the arms and back of this piece, add a bit more flare to this office-all-business look.

Proofs-20If you’ve been following this Fall Double Feature series….you’ll notice how many of these trends are overlapping.  Like this one..combining Sweater Glamour and with Plaid.

This sangria deep red colour is popping up all over in Fall trends this season.  Which is lucky for me…as these adorable red booties have not gotten enough showtime in my office, nor has this glossy alligator purse. 🙂

 

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How I Got The Look:

Long pencil skirt from LauraPetite; Black waffled collared sweater from Sears; Sangria red booties from NineWest; Sangria red alligator purse from Elmwood Spa  (yes…they occasionally have purses, accessories and footwear for sale near the exit)

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Cassie chose to showcase a black and white thin glen plaid pattern in both a blazer option and sheer shirt.  See how many of these Fall trends we’ve been talking about all week can easily  overlap each other and totally work!!!   Love how she’s incorporating Blooms on Black with the Mad for Plaid trend in her blazer look.  Head over to Style Cassentials for all the details on how Cassie has styled the trends.  Or visit her Facebook page here.

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Have you missed a few from the special Fall Double Feature?  Not to fear…

Loving Leather click here

Sweater Glamour click here

Modern Monochrome click here

Blooms on Black click here

Blue Hues click here

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