denim – american eagle || blazer + beanie + pashmina – le chateau || shoes + sunnies – ardenes || cross body bag – colab || striped sweater – quicksilver || belt – michael kors
Thank God its Friday! What have you girls got planned for the weekend? I’ve said it before, I live in this kind of business-casual uniform: skinnies, sunnies, blazer, beanie and a blouse.. it’s pretty fool proof! In Calgary knowing how to layer is crucial, cold mornings, hot afternoons. I’m carrying every Canadian’s pre-work staple- the Extra Large Timmy-Ho’s. Something most people don’t believe about me is that I hate coffee, in all its forms- if it’s coffee flavoured I do not want it in or around my mouth. I take after my lovely mum, Earl Grey tea for me please!
This blazer is possibly my favourite ever- I posted The Basic’s Every Woman Needs and at the top of the list is a black blazer. This one has all the things I look for- amazing seaming and tailoring, a single button, three-quarter sleeves and cute polka-dot lining! I love the subtle polka dots with this striped knit top; shades of black, white and grey are perfect for foolproof print-mixing. For work I lose the beanie and the aviators (and the scarf, its usually hot in the office) but these are all staple accessories for me to throw on every day! I usually like to wear flats on Friday to work, that way I can switch my shoes to dress up the look and last all night long in heels!
To dress up denim for work, every woman needs a good leather belt. Truthfully, there are a great deal of hideous and impractical belts lurking on ladies sale racks- that’s why I head to the men’s department whenever I want a great basic leather belt- this one is from one of my favorite designer’s- Michael Kors. Speaking of which, have you seen this Watch Hunger Stop campaign? 1 watch = 100 meals and I really, really want the gold and turquoise watch. A watch is another crucial investment piece for a woman, so why not be reminded that your watch helped someone? And that its pretty. So very pretty.
Speaking of pretty, Happy Friday to you! Have a fabulous weekend!