When I bought this skirt, I wasn’t sure I’d be able to wear it that often. But it is actually more versatile than many of my solid-colored skirts, because there are so many colors in the print! I love having tons of choices for tops, sweaters and shoes with one skirt, so I can avoid wearing the same exact combination over and over again. And, of course, it looks great with a navy blazer.
—Jen, newspaper reporter
Don’t get too caught up in trying to make every article of clothing you own exciting. It’s good to have basic, “boring” pieces. You’ll have more opportunities to play around and make your outfits unique, like these girls did with their black and white striped dresses. You’ll also get a lot more wear out of basic items, which is important because I’m cheap.
I just read an article on BusinessInsider.com about the Navy Blazer and why every GUY should own one. As I read through I realized they were absolutely right except for one small detail - Every WOMAN should own one as well.
The Navy Blazer is “a closet staple that goes with everything.” It’s so true. So to help you gals, I totally stole their idea and came up with three looks styled around my thrifted Ralph Lauren navy blazer ($7 I’m good) that’s cute and easy.
The Navy Suit
Must have for any businesswoman. Professional and classic but not typical like a black suit. I paired mine with conservative black pumps and a muted blouse. A white oxford would work as well. Great for important meetings and presentations.
I’m really into classic brands so I paired my blazer with Levi’s and Chuck Taylor’s. Some brown leather loafers would really set this off as well. If your job is a little more strict about casual Fridays try this with a white oxford and tailored khakis.
Fun & Flirty
The great thing about the navy blazer is that you can pair it with almost any bright color. I paired mine with an electric blue pencil skirt. The blazer keeps it professional so you can have fun with your other pieces. It sort of balances everything out. Another fun bright color that pairs well with navy is pink! You can even go out after work in this look.
"I couldn’t sit at home and watch this unfold on the internet anymore. Walking down to W. Florissant, we were met by the police who were blocking off the street threatening to arrest all who did not leave the premises. We could see the SWAT Team approaching the protesters as they pushed us down the street. Fought back tears in utter disbelief the entire time. Still hopeful that some good will come from all this" #dontshoot
Just left a peaceful protest and I swear its an amazing feeling to be apart of something so powerful and positive. Standing with a group as one, chant after chant! There is no doubt in my mind that justice will be served. Shout out to tefpoe1 he’s been standing strong since day 1.
I’ve been thinking of ways to help you gals really figure out these work outfits and I came up with some GDCFW essentials! Pieces you should have in your wardrobe and how to get the most out of them. I’m going to show you how to make them work for a casual Friday, a business lunch, a regular day at the office, whatever! We’re going to figure it out ooook? CALM DOWN.
First up is going to be this NAVY BLAZER. Check back in to see why this piece is so important and all the things we can do with it! And yes I’ll be the one actually dressing up and showing you, so get used to this little adorable face.
Ok so I don’t hate pink anymore guys. I just had to find the RIGHT pink! 😍😍
Ig submission: t2pitchy
I love outfits that look effortless!
Anonymous said: Bless this blog!! I'm young and I love love love fashion and looking cute - but I never really thought about how I would dress once I pursued my career (I want to be a lawyer) and this gave me an inspiration between fashion and professionalism, so I can be the most STYLIN lawyer in the court room! Thank youuuu
That really means a lot! I wanted to create something that younger girls could look at and not only relate, but actually think is cool. Finding your passion and making a living for yourself, while remaining your true self is so awesome and COOL to me!! I feel like that message isn’t relayed to young women enough. I’m glad you were inspired!
THEE perfect pop of color!! Love it. Ig: ysantana3
A SUPER CUTE Instagram submission from @msjjenai !! This book is next on my list!