work it girl

ah, dreaded monday is here again.

a friend of mine is starting a new job at a tech startup this week and reached out for some advice on how to nail a very casual office dress code. While most people would be psyched to have the freedom to wear pretty much whatever you want to work, as a female who’s grown up in pretty formal business settings, I can relate to how untethering this transition might be. sometimes too many choices can be overwhelming.

first, let’s source some inspiration…

as you can see highlighted in many of the shots above, there are a few staples any working girl should own. these include a white cashmere crewneck, well tailored cropped black pants, a pointy flat (these or these) and a navy blazer. however, outside those parameters, i have come up with a pretty standard recipe of key items for getting dressed in a hurry monday – friday.

my six piece recipe:


Links (listed left to right)

studs: j.crew    elizabeth & james    blue nile    tiffany

jackets: iro    banana republic    helene berman

bags: asos    tory burch    proenza schouler    bvlgari

tops: banana republic    theory    iris & ink

bottoms: tibi    re/done    rebecca taylor    iro

shoes: jcrew    nicholas kirkwood   ann taylor    frye


CPs- are there things I missed? what are some of your go-to work staples? let me know!

what i wish i was wearing wednesday

on monday night I got the chance to attend the opening of sotheby’s newest prints show, which was done in partial collaboration with DVF’s creative director Jonathan Saunders. for those of you who don’t him, you can read about my obsession with his new collection for the brand here. it was a cool event that featured looks from the newest DVF summer collection to browse and pre-order in addition to the art for auction. much of his fireside chat was dedicated to talking about his unusual color pairings and it got me itching to add some brighter hues into my work week mix.

this sandro set is slightly retro and the perfect spring alternative to a dress. pair with a long boyfriend blazer over the shoulders and some chunky gems to avoid looking a little too preppy. also, as with any event filled with the “fashion crowd”, i got to see the latest fads in action– including the shoe du jour, the low slide. not the sexiest of looks, but i’m tempted to try nonetheless. luckily i found this pair of nude slides at payless, which are doppelgangers for these much more expensive Philip Lims. definitely worth trying at just $29!


1- sandro knit top

2- sandro skirt

3- julie vos chunky bracelet

4- christian siriano slides

5- theory boyfriend blazer


happy humpday CPs! what would you like to be wearing today??