Okay so I know you’re probably thinking ‘what in the samhell is she doing wearing this jacket when it’s August?’ and I would totally agree if I didn’t work in the world’s chilliest office. Seriously, our interns brought blankets in … giant, fleece blankets.
Since my boss thinks that 65 degrees is standard room temperature, it’s important for me to dress in layers even when it’s 90+ degrees outside. This is my typical Friday work wear. Jeans, a simple tee and sneakers. Yes, I can get away with wearing sneakers to work on Fridays with no client meetings. You gotta have some dressing perks when you work in the Arctic tundra.
The good thing is this sweatshirt jacket (yeah I know that sounds weird but that’s what it is) will come in super handy this fall. Good for those lazy days when all you want to wear is a hoodie but a little more polished than that ratty, XL college sweatshirt. And by polished, I mean when you’re going to be seeing other humans. Otherwise that old sweatshirt sounds pretty comfy.
White T-Shirt: James Perse (found at TJ Maxx; similar here and here); Jeans: Gap; Peplum Zip-Up: ZARA (got it on sale, no longer available boo. but this one is pretty legit); Sneakers: Superga(yes, that is a link to/blast from the past from Delias, don’t judge – they’re one of the only places I could find the neon ones; seen before here and here) Photos by Whitney Neal.
If you know me, you know that I am always always late. Not egregiously late but always about five to ten minutes behind.
I know they say that people who are always late are disrespectful of other people’s time and every time I hear that I feel intensely bad while making a promise to start being on time. But I’m one of those people who tries to cram in as much stuff as possible into every single minute of the day (I can clean this up/send this email/run this errand really quick). Why this random confession?
Well school, if you can call pre-school that, starts tomorrow and I’m vowing to make this year the one where my kid isn’t always one of the last ones in the carpool line. If I can start the day being on time, I feel like I can continue it through the day. Wish me luck.
The number one reason I’m running late in the mornings these days is the daily challenge of finding something to wear that both fits and looks mildly presentable. That’s why I tend to stick with the same silhouette and the same basics on the regular because they work.
This Canadian tuxedo is a combination of standards for me. And while I doubt I will be rocking the denim on denim look on the regular, it’s a nice alternative in the weekly rotation.
When I’m feeling lazy (not just Friday but all the mornings) but still want to look mildly put together (for that thing called work), you can find me in this outfit. No but really, you can (well, minus the sunglasses – that might be weird).
But mostly this is made up of all things that are good. Stretchy jeans, a loose but flattering tee, fitted blazer and comfy flats.
Another thing that is made up of all things that are good is the link up I’m doing today with a few fab ladies (all with exceptionally nice eyebrows – don’t ask) from the Southern Blog Society. No but really, they’re great and you’re gonna wanna check out how they styled their James Jeans.