Work Fashion

A Classic Pair of Workwear Pants

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 Top – Express | Pants – Express (run big, size down) | Shoes – Villa Rouge | Bag – Gucci | Sunglasses – Le Specs

I’ve really been enjoying wearing different pants styles instead of jeans recently and came across this pair and loved the silhouette. I wasn’t sure they would look as good on as they do online but was so happy to see that they were so flattering! High waisted and super stretchy, they feel like you are wearing pajama pants. Ha! There are no buttons or zippers so they just pull on. The style runs quite big so I sized down and ended up going with the petite length which worked perfectly for my height (5’4″). If you are in the market for a new pair of work pants, these are such a great option!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Diaries – Hits & Misses

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Halogen Faux Fur Coat: This coat is so much more flattering in person than it is online. It’s runs true to size and allows for a sweater underneath. I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $118.90, after sale $179)
KUT from the Kloth Donna Jeans: These surprised me so much because they fit like a glove! I was looking for more distressed pairs so I ended up skipping these, but I highly recommend them if you want a dark denim high waisted style. They run true to size and I am wearing a 2. (Sale price: $59.90, after sale $89.50)
Vince Camuto Gigietta Booties: Everyone was raving about these so I had to try them on. They are very cute but I have something very similar so I skipped them as well. However, if you want a ankle boot to go with dresses or jeans, these are a great option. They ran true to size for me. (Sale price: $99.90, after sale $149.95)
Halogen Raw Edge Tweed Jacket: I have the tweed one from last year so I decided to skip this but it’s a gorgeous jacket. Fits true to size, I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $98.90, after sale $149.00)
BP Lace Trim Camisole: These lace camisoles are everything. For the price, you cannot beat them. I bought a black and white. I find they fit true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $25.90, after sale $39.00)
Marc Fisher Pointy Toe Loafers: These were an instant hit for me and SO comfortable. They run very big so I had to go down 1/2 a size. These would be my number one recommendation for a great flat for fall. (Sale price: $99.90, after sale $149.95)
BB Dakota Wade Drape Front Jacket: The neckline draping on this jacket is so flattering. The sleeves fit perfectly and overall it’s a gorgeous jacket. This one came home with me! It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $64.90, after sale $98.00)
Sam Edelman Riza Flats: I debated getting these but they weren’t as comfortable as I would have liked so I skipped them. They felt a bit too tight and the next size up was too big. (Sale price: $79.90, after sale $129.95)
Leith Wide Strap Sleeveless Dress: This tank dress is a great staple but I would recommend going up 1-2 sizes. It’s not super see through but it will show lumps and bumps if too tight. I decided to go with a small. (Sale price $45.90, $69.00)
Topshop Crop Faux Leather Moto Jacket: I already have a black moto jacket but was curious what this Topshop one looked like and it is a really good style! The fit is true to size and I am wearing an US 2. (Sale price: $62.90, after sale $95.00)
Astr the Label Tiger Stripe Sweater: I liked this sweater on the website and on the hanger, but on me it was awful. I think it is the nude band around the waist and wrists that I don’t like. This was not a hit. It does run true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $58.90, after sale $89.00)
Madewell 9-Inch Raw Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans: I was looking for a pair of black jeans and liked these but didn’t love them. They were a bit too long for my taste. They run quite big so I went down a size and am wearing a 25. (Sale price: $84.90, after sale $128.00)
Topshop Supersoft Crewneck Stripe Sweater: Sorry this sweater is a monstrosity. It looked cute online but the fit is HUGE and drowned me. Size down if you are thinking about it but frankly I would not recommend. (Sale price: $44.90, after sale $68.00)
Caslon Turtleneck Sweater: I liked this sweater but didn’t love it. The fit is cute but I wanted the neck to be a bit bigger and more dramatic. It runs big so size down. I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $45.90, after sale $69.00)
BB Dakota Up to Speed Faux Leather Jacket: This is the leather version of the brown suede one I wore above. The color is beautiful but the fit of the suede one is so much better. It lies flatter on the body and drapes beautifully. This felt a bit too bulky. It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price: $64.90, after sale $98.00)
BP Lace Trim Camisole: A must have. I bought it in white and black.
Halogen Skivvy Fine Rib Crewneck Tee: I had already ordered this long sleeved tee online but wanted to pair it with this leopard skirt. It’s such a great basic and isn’t see through. It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $24.90, after sale $39)
Halogen Pleated Leopard Skirt: I was curious how this skirt would fit but I have something very similar so I didn’t end up getting it. I liked it but it was a bit too puffy around my hips and made me look much bigger in that area. I think that this would look much better on someone taller or with a shorter torso (I have a very long torso so it hit me in a funny spot on my waist). It runs true to size and I am wearing an XS. (Sale price $78.90, after sale $119)
Halogen Rowen Bootie: I was curious how these would look on but I thought they were absolutely awful. Not flattering in the slightest. They run true to size but don’t even waste your time with them. Much better black bootie options in this sale. (Sale price $59.90, after sale $99.95)
Frame Ali Leopard Print High Waist Crop Jeans: I had mixed feeling about these jeans because they fit like a glove. Absolute perfection. And I love the print. But they felt a bit too much for my own personal style. Which seems weird because I wear a ton of leopard. That being said, I have seen other women wearing them and they look amazing. These are definitely a pair of jeans that you have to try on for yourself and decide. They do run very big and I went down two sizes and am wearing a 24. (Sale price: $149.90, after sale $225)
I popped into a Nordstrom store near me yesterday because I wanted to see some things in person and took some pictures of the things I tried on. Sadly the store I went to didn’t have a huge selection and I was more successful with my online order (stay tuned for that!), but there were a few gems in the bunch. There were also a few items that were too similar to things I already had but I would still recommend because they fit great and looked so flattering. I’ll be sharing my online order in a YouTube video and styling the pieces in the coming weeks on my blog. If you have any questions about the above items, leave me a comment below.

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Past Posts

The Perfect Fitting White Pencil Skirt

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    Blazer – Ann Taylor (runs true to size) | Camisole – Express | Skirt – Ann Taylor (runs true to size) | Shoes – Sergio

A Black Wrap Dress for Work

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      Dress – Asos | Shoes – Gianvito Rossi (budget option here) | Bag – Gucci | Bracelet – Giles & Brother | Sunglasses –

A Simple Black and White Workwear Look

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      Blouse – Loft | Pants – Express | Shoes – Schutz | Bag – Gucci | Sunglasses – Le Specs   I’ve had a

An Affordable Workwear Look For Spring + A Few Tips On Dressing Taller

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        Sweater – H&M | Pants – H&M | Shoes – Dee Ocleppo (similar here and here) | Bag – Proenza Schouler | Sunglasses

A Spring Cardigan Perfect For the Work Place or Weekends

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      Cardigan – Ann Taylor | Turtleneck – Club Monaco | Leggings – Trouve (old but similar here and here) | Shoes – Gianvito Rossi

Versatile Workwear Pieces + Answering a Bunch of Reader Questions!

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Top – Ann Taylor | Pants – Ann Taylor | Shoes – Manolo Blahnik | Bag – Gucci | Sunglasses – Le Specs | Rings – Kendra

Fall Workwear Inspiration

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Sweater – Loft (runs big) | Skirt – Loft (runs big) | Heels – Gianvito Rossi (budget option here) | Bag – Gucci | Earrings – Lisi

A Workday Look

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While I love my casual summer dresses and shorts, I still need to have pieces in my wardrobe appropriate for a more professional situation. My office is