Thursday, September 19, 2013

Work Wear & Wallis

Lately, I have gotten a few emails from friends and readers asking me to post ideas for styling work wear pieces. As most of you know, I work from home, so the majority of the styles I wear on my blog are more on the casual spectrum with dressier looks sprinkled here and there. On occasion, I will attend a business meeting or lunch and get the chance to put together something that I typically wore when I did report to the office.

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Top: Wallis c/o // Skirt: Express (similar here and here) // Heels: Zara // Bag: Phillip Lim for Target // Necklace: Group Dealz (similar here and here) // Bracelet: My Jewel Candy c/o // Glasses: Forever 21 (similar here and here)

I think since we all have different office environments, styles and dress codes, it's difficult to round up specific pieces that are essential to own for the Monday-Friday work week. So, I thought that once or possibly twice a month I will style a look that is functional, comfortable, affordable and stylish for all you ladies with an eight-to-five schedule. Most of know basic pieces we need to add to our closet for our professional life. It's the piecing them together part that can sometimes be challenging.

Until the next installment of "style ideas for work", I will leave you excited about the Fall/Winter W- A Limited Collection from Wallis that just launched. 

I have been dying to share a few photos from the Wallis lookbook, not many people have had the opportunity to take a peek the newest collection from Wallis, so consider yourself a V.I.P.

I previewed most of the line while in London earlier this year and was blown away by the prints, fabrics, textures and colors. This line is going to have you stalking the Wallis website and more items will slowly be added over the next several weeks.

Most everything can be transitioned from day to night. Below are a few looks that immediately caught my eye for the office, happy hour after the 5 o'clock whistle or an evening out on the town. Enjoy and make sure to keep your eyes out. Everything you see below is available now or will be soon on the Wallis website.


 So, what do you think? Pretty fabulous, right?

Shanna

60 comments:

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Love that outfit, so polished yet still pretty! Also, super jealous that you snagged one of those Phillip Lim bags at Tarjay! xoxo

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

SO jealous you got one of the Phillip Lim bags! I was up all night...kept putting them in my cart and would then get an error msg. SO annoying! =( BTW...you look HAWT mama! Your hair looks GORGE. Wishing I hadn't cut mine all of the sudden!

XOXO, Jenn The Stylish Housewife

Beauty Fashion Skin Care Blog - Girlie Blog Seattle said...

At work, it's always better to dress up more than a position requires. I like your outfit. It's still fresh, but work-friendly too. Great ideas.
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Chelsea Oliver said...

LOVE those Zara heels and the navy trench from Wallis. Great, now I'm feeling the absolute need to shop online lol

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

You look fabulous all dressed up! LOVE that skirt with the pleating detail on the bottom. And the lookbook? Love that shirt dress third from the top on the left! And that coat? Swoon!

BL Lee said...

Great post! Love the outfit you have on especially the heels!! Thanks for the idea's as well!
xoxo
Lee
Everyday Fashion

Susan Jeffries said...

As a nurse who now works at home, I have never been able to dress up for work. Someday I am just going to do it and sit at my computer in my heels:) It will feel good to me! I love the fabrics and rich colors of these new items from Wallis! I check their site frequently and need a new blazer - so I think I found one!! Blessings! Susan

Kimberly said...

You look stunning, Shanna! I love that striped blouse and could easily see it dressed-down with jeans for the weekend. Also dying over the coats in the Wallis lookbook...amazing!

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Rebecca Barnes said...

Gorgeous!!

Heidi said...

Love this near all black look for work. I practically live in black pencil skirts for my 9-5.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Lindsay B. said...

Um hello that shirt is GORG

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

This look is fabulous! I LOOOOVE your heels! I'm pretty excited about these new looks from Wallis as well, especially that black and white shift dress!

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

Carly said...

Those shoes????? I need them!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Love this look. Especially the shoes!

Alyssa said...

This is the PERFECT chic office look–I totally want to recreate it!

Ashley Barnhill said...

I'm in LOVE with your outfit! I need that to magically appear in my closest right now!

TheTinyHeart said...

Those Zara heels are killer! Your outfit is almost making me wish my office wasn't so casual.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Always Maylee said...

Those shoes are to die for! This is one gorgeous office outfit, I love it. You look so professional and beautiful. LOVE the bag too, so jealous I didn't get myself one!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Erika said...

Very cute! I really love those heels from Zara. I've been rocking my new Philip Lim bag all week at work, and I think it's the perfect fall accessory!

Helene in Between said...

those heels are hot!! seriously i don't normally think shoes are sexy but I just love these!

Jenn @ WLB said...

I stand by the fact that you're the cutest. I wish I could wear work gear only a few times a month! It takes all the fun out of dressing up when I have to do it 5 days a week.
Jenn
With Luck Blog

Christina Heflin said...

LOVE this look on you, I like how it's office appropriate but still trendy and edgy.

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Fabulous shirt, great work outfit.

After Eleven Blog said...

I've been seeing that beautiful purse around - I'm thinking I need one.

Sarah said...

Love the new Wallis line!

And don't you love your bag?! I am so overly obsessed with mine!

Kayla Peveler said...

LOVE this skirt! The detailed bottom is just adorable :)

Kayla Peveler said...

LOVE this skirt! The detailed bottom is just adorable :)

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

I'm loving the new Wallis collection! And can I just say that I am totally, completely, 100% obsessed with this outfit? I need those heels and that bracelet immediately. I wish I dressed like this for work!

Hannah said...

Love every bit of this.
Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

Darcy said...

Love your work look! It is hard to find other bloggers who feature work appropriate wear because so many of them are lucky enough to work from home. I try to feature my work outfits on my blog and love getting other ideas for what I can wear to work! I am LOVING this striped top you have. It would look great with any colored pencil skirt, dress pants, etc.

www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com said...

LOVE the phillip lim bag!! I went with the black too, but the smaller bag! Totally fell into the hype but I love it!!

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Love that we both wore the same booties today. I have that similar blouse from H&M and wear it all the time. It is so chic and versatile. You look fabulous!

Rachel Lynne said...

I LOVE IT! This blouse and skirt are so great :)

Nikki said...

Such a cute look! That blouse is adorable. And your shoes are fabulous! I'm sporting my new Phillip Lim for Target bag on my blog today too! It is such an amazing bag.

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Elle Vee said...

The outfit looks awesome!

Love the shoes

x

TaraMixandMatch said...

I really love the bottom of that skirt, so fun...and the striped top is super cute!

Filiz @ Light and Sweet said...

Love those punps! Their so fab.
x

Style-Delights said...

I want these Zara shoes so bad! Had my eyes on them for some time!!
LOVE This outfit!! So polished and chic!
Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I'm so glad you bought those Zara heels! Now I want a pair!!

DetroitDuchess said...

LOVE the Zara heels - the price isn't bad either!

I didn't realize the Phillip Lim bag was that big - it is really growing on me. I am debating on getting the black or the purple one.

I just got the Prabal Gurung for Target Nolita heels on eBay and love them so I guess I will start hunting down all of the Phillip Lim pieces on eBay next!

Love this outfit, thanks for sharing!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

Great striped blouse! That Wallis military coat is really pretty. Looking forward to seeing more work wear suggestions in future posts!

Ladies in Navy said...

this is so exquisite! adore this
kw, ladies in navy

Alice Warren said...

Really like this top - the way the stripes fall is just perfect! Your new tote is the perfect office touch :)

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

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FitTravelerAJ said...

Wow, some fab pieces in the new collection! And I love your version of a work look, very fashionable but still professional. But WHY do all of Zara's heels have to be over 4"?! My poor feet can't handle that!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

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Susan Liberatore said...

Everything is just gorgeous!
And I love your shoes.

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

You clean up nice! The new Wallis collection is everything!
xx
Here&Now
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Jeans and a Teacup said...

Ok....another amazing outfit! And you've been killing it with your shoes lately! LOVE these!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Ashleigh said...

LOVE the heels and the lim for target bag!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

brittany said...

i found your page via jenni's blog. i just relocated to austin from LA, and i also work from home. i have to say, i admire that you even get ready casually for workdays. i spend half of my morning in bed on the computer, then i get into gym clothes for the remainder of the day. i'm thinking i should follow in your footsteps, and perhaps i wouldn't feel so embarrassed going in public in nike's, spandex, and lululemon ALL the time.

xx britt

fleurani said...

Ok from now on I think I call you Posh Shanna ;-) You totally look so polished and elegant. Totally love that wrapped blouse and zara heels :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

Janna Renee said...

Boy do I know how different our work environments are. Mine involves spandex shorts and jeans on my "office" days!

Dee Kay said...

Sophisticated look. Those Zara heels OMG I want!

Dee
Ms Dee Kay

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The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

This look is just perfect... for anything, not just work. LOVE almost any ensemble that features black & white together. That blouse is simply gorgeous, too!

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mark smith said...

I like your looks and clothing style.

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Jayden Eden said...

That would make some awesome workwear for my wife! I love it. She was looking into Safety1 for me too.

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