Happy Friday! I am looking forward to this long weekend, as my oldest has a soccer tournament, and I really love watching him and his teammates fight hard and succeed. Who knew that this (American) football chick would come to love the real football so much?
Anywho, we finally got a break from the rain after Monday, and now it is hot as Hades. So, of course I am complaining about how hot I am. But warmer weather means I can really step up my game in the wardrobe department, and I am really happy with my outfits this week!
I barely ever wear pants to work anymore. Well, i should say, I didn’t even really wear pants all that often to begin with, but now, I may wear them a few times a year, even in the frigid winter months. Pants, at least for my office looks, are not my jam. This is probably because as a 5’0″ woman, work pants usually are ill-fitting – too long and/or too baggy. I never feel confident wearing pants to work. But on this day, I took a chance, and decided it was high time to take a break from my usual pencil skirt-top look for work. So glad I did.
I am wearing Banana Republic Petite Sloan-Fit Slim Ankle Pant (size 00P). Even though I don’t normally even like ankle pants on me, I really like these pants. They fit me to a T – they fitted without being so tight I can’t breathe and they hit exactly at the ankle. I paired these ankle paints with Banana Republic Factory Striped Crop Top (size XXSP), a black Mossimo cardigan, and a pair of black round-toe slingback pumps from Nine West.
On Thursday, I knew it was going to be in the high 80’s (um, it’s almost as if we skipped Spring altogether and went right into mid-Summer. Gross!), so I wanted to wear something that I wouldn’t melt in on my way into work. Enter the Ann Taylor Petite Polka Dot Curve Seam Flare Dress (size 00P). I found this on sale and it was in my size, so I bought it without trying it on. That’s how I roll – if it’s my size and on sale, NO BRAINER! Anyway, I like this dress – I’ll admit the dress flares a bit more than I would like, but it otherwise fits me very well. It’s the right length and doesn’t add bulk to my frame. And even though I don’t normally go for polka dots, I like the polka dots here. Since I keep most of the shoes I love in the office, I put on these polka dot pimps from Steve Madden thinking they would pair well with the dress and my turquoise cardigan from Old Navy. But when I got into the office and looked at the shoes thrown about under my desk (yeah, I don’t even pretend to want to keep them organized anymore), I found a shoe box with a pair of teal suede pumps from Nine West that I had totally forgotten about. I guess that’s what happens when there’s a mountain of shoes underneath your desk. So, I ended up changing into these shoes once I got settled.
I like the pop of color these pumps provide much better than the shoes I put on at home.
On Friday, I knew I wanted to wear the Papermoon Tulip Sleeve Blouse in Green (size XSP) from Fix #7, but didn’t want to wear it with just anything. I ended up deciding on a black pin stripe skirt from Old Navy. Of course you can’t see the pinstripes in this picture, but trust me, they’re there. And since this skirt has belt loops, I put on a zebra print belt. To finish the look, I put on a pair of Colin Stuart strappy sandals that I bought back during my clubbin’ days. So, these have to be more than 11 years old. Since my clubbin’ days ended when I left NYC in 2005, these sandals are still in pristine condition.
I hope everyone enjoys the long weekend with good friends and family!