Blazer- Gap (similar), Blouse- Asos (similar), Skirt- Ann Taylor, Sandals- Zara (similar), Bag- Zara, Bracelet- identical
After keeping track of my clothing purchases for three months in a row, I realized that I really don't like spending money on work clothes. I'd so much rather buy a dress or a skirt to wear on the weekends, or a cute pair of not-so-work-appropriate heels. But spending all my money on things I wear two days out of the week instead of the other five left me really wishing I had some new skirts and pants to play with. I'm trying to spice things up a bit to keep from getting bored!
This striped skirt seemed like a great piece to invest in, and since I got it 40% off, it wasn't even quite an investment. I love the colors in it and figured it would be really easy to match with tops I already own. But when I tried to pick a top to pair it with, I got stuck. Apparently I reallllly like printed tops, almost as much as I like printed bottoms. I weeded through all of my patterned tops and finally settled on this one- a very classic, feminine, and professional piece. My favorite navy blazer was the perfect finishing touch. What I ended up with was a much cuter version of what I've been wearing, and something I felt a lot more confident in!
I used to post work outfits on a weekly basis, and I'm going to make an attempt to get back to that as motivation to keep finding ways to enjoy my 9 to 5 looks a little more.