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Shoes: Sole Society (option) (option) // Necklace: c/o Lilac Bijoux (exact) // Clutch: Forever 21 (option) (option)
I thought I would share a more professional look with you guys today. As you my or may not know, I don't have an office that I have to report to five days a week. I work from home and I love it. I'm not saying that I don't miss getting "dressed" everyday and having some place to be. On occasion I have to get my "profesh" look on for an event/meeting for Ross's company, a client lunch or for church.
I have received a handful of emails asking for style ideas that are office appropriate or tips for adding pieces to their weekday work wardrobe.
So, I figured I would style a few basics and roll them into one outfit.
This may seem simple to some of you, but I know that there are many women who struggle with their closets when it comes to putting together clothes outside their casual weekend attire.
Here is a list of a few items that will never go out of style and can be mixed hundreds of ways:
1. Solid and printed button up oxford tops
2. Blazers- at least two solid and one printed
3. Basic pencil skirts
4. Statement jewelry - earrings, necklaces and bracelets can add the finishing touches to any look.
5. Bold bags or clutches
6. A few pair of heels beyond the basic black and nude.
So, there ya go. Not too difficult, right? Don't forget a few dresses and trousers too!
...In other news, I am whooped - emotionally, mentally and physically. Thus the above post about work clothes. Yes, I know I need to step up my game. I just have major writer's block as of late.
So, can I explain for just a sec? I mean, we are all friends and friends sometime need to explain their behaviors to one another. Right? Okay, good.
Between last Friday and this coming Sunday a lot has gone on and will be going on.
For starters, I got crazy amazing news from Wallis Friday afternoon which started this whole writer's block thing. Then we hosted a craw fish boil for over 150 people on Saturday. I didn't stop all day. It was a business/pleasure event and I had to be on my "social" game. Sunday I woke up with the worst "girl" pains in my entire existence. I was worthless. I didn't get one single thing done except a blog post. One entire day gone. Monday, Landry woke up with strep throat. While taking her to the doctor and sitting in the waiting room for over an hour I was trying to finalize my new blog design (thank you, Tiffany). Ross had a softball game late Monday and left me flying solo with one sick kid and one cranky one. While all this happening I am trying to get flights booked for Sunday with back and forth Twitter DMs, emails and texts. As I type at this moment, I still don't have confirmation for my trip. The stress is slowly creeping in....
I have to schedule guest posts for next week, make sure everything is set and ready to roll. Then there is a little Pat Green concert that we bought tickets for weeks ago for Thursday night. I want to go. I don't want to go. I want to go. We will go. Love me some Pat Green and Texas Music. It will do my soul some good.
Friday is Logan's spring carnival at school that I still have to buy a raffle prize for. Saturday Ross is participating in the Tough Mudder race. He has trained so hard for this and I am devastated that I won't be attending because I will be packing up my closet for said trip.
In between all of the above, we have dance class, kindergarten round up, homework, dinner, laundry, bills, lining things out while we are gone and making sure I still get my blog posts complete.
In case you didn't notice from the pictures above, I did squeeze in hair appointment. One thing we all can find time for is getting our "hair did". Mine was becoming borderline ombre from my roots.
Yep. There ya go. Are you tired too? My mind is being pulled in a million directions. My body is begging me to slow down, but my heart, well it just keeps racing and doesn't want to stop because this girl right here...
...is going to London in four days!
Even though I sound like a ginormous whine bucket in my rant above, I am truly blessed with all that is going on in my life. I would be lost without the hustle, bustle and excitement. I just hope my mind and body can keep up with my heart.
One thing I am sure of is that God doesn't give us anything we can't handle. He is pushing my limits (in a good way), teaching me patience, and showing me that I can do all things through Him. And so can you!
Until tomorrow, friends! I will be back with something fabulous. I promise!
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