geek chic

This morning was a gray, rainy Monday, and after gauging my tiredness from the weekend, I immediately decided comfort was key. It is finally starting to feel like fall around here so I pulled out a favorite sweater and tried to channel a retro marc jacobs/ marni/ geek chic kind of look with some simple basics.

marc jacobs

geek chic

While I usually look like a nerd at work (I mean, I work in a cubicle, in finance- enough said) today’s attempt was deliberate.

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theory pants

Theory is my go to for work basics, but I always wait to find it on sale, since it barely changes between seasons. The sweater was a steal from T.J. Maxx and the pants are a recent sale purchase at Neimans (my exact pair isn’t pictured.) The subtle check and cropped length are very Betty Draper 60’s ish.

betty draper

I added my favorite pair of chunky heels (some of the most comfortable ones I own, FYI- highly recommend) and my favorite carry all to schlep around all my work necessities. It’s another Maxxinista steal by some random designer, which has been mistaken for one by Tom Ford and another by the Row (I haven’t been able to find my bag, which is black, online, but I found one in olive on eBay so you get the idea.)

ferragamo heels

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I finished my look with a pair of glasses I scored while working at DVF. Sometimes boring basics are chic, right?

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  1. Sarah Knopf says:

    literally have a sweater obsession now…i want them all


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