March 30, 2011

Today's Everyday Fashion: Make It Work... For Work






































Today's look is all about dressing up your casual, basic pieces for work or another occasion where jeans aren't appropriate. At the core, this is a T-shirt and cargos, but with the shirt tucked in, and the addition of some heels, a belt and long necklace it really transforms the outfit! Make it work... for work. :-)

Styling tips: Are your pants too long for your shoes? (In other words, are your pants scrunched up around your ankles and/or won't fit over your shoes?) My favorite trick lately is to just roll them up! I've done it here with my skinny cargos, and the LOFT model also did it with her looser-fit pants. Give it a try!

Occasion: Work
Inspiration photo: Ann Taylor
Shirt: Forever 21, $18
Cargos: Sanctuary Surplus/Nordstrom Rack, $40
Necklace: LOFT, $20
Belt: Limited, $15
Shoes: Aldo, $50
Watch: Michael Kors, Christmas present

25 comments:

  1. i think i have the same shirt from Forever 21!
    i will try a simiar outfit for work tomorrow! thnx for the inspiration!

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  2. Love this! It's a really close match to the inspirational picture, and it looks comfortable.

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  3. I wish I could dress that way for work :( my company is too formal!! Can't wait to try that look on a weekend!

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  4. Those shoes are intense! LOVE IT!
    http://work-it-blog.blogspot.com/

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  5. Those shoes are fab! I'm wearing cargo pants with stripe top today as well but with a jean jacket so it makes it a little more casual :) I definitely love the touch of sexy heels in this outfit. Can't wait to wear sandals!

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  6. I didn't realize that Loft also had those shoes - they are on the Ann Taylor website.

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  7. I been rolling a lot of my pants up lately.
    http://amyfashionblog52.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love those shoes!

    Alysha @ shesontherun.com

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  9. I wore something very similar out to dinner, but with a pink and gray striped top, black caged heels and black clutch. Love it!! You have become my pocket stylist.

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  10. absolutely beautiful!

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  11. I really really like this outfit, this is soemthign I would wear. It looks casual but dressy at the same time. Love it and thanks for another great post.

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  12. The same shoes in brown would match this outfit too if anyone's interested. I ended up buying it because everything I see J in these shoes I get really mad because I can't find them anywhere on the Internet lol. So at least I'll have the brown ones with the accent of dark green on them that is hot right now. But, if I ever find the taupe ones like hers I'm buying them too! Here's the brown ones http://m.aldoshoes.com/m/http/www.aldoshoes.com/us/clearance/womens-shoes/heels/78220468-geringer/22?vm_qb=al_proddisp%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fclearance%2Fwomens-shoes%2Fheels%2F78220468-geringer%2F22%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fclearance%2Fwomens-shoes%2Fheels%2F78220468-geringer%2F%2C%2Chttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fus%2Fclearance%2Fwomens-shoes%2Fheels%2F78220468-geringer%2F%2C%3Bwww.aldoshoes.com%2Fal_proddisp.tt&vm_co=300&vm_o_await=al_waitforsize&vm_o_await_polling=.2&vm_v=q1.roiwCT#

    And by the way, I didn't find the shoes on the Ann Taylor website. That was just cruel!

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  13. Hey J, I love your blog. Can you do an outfit for a professional job interview? Can you do various outfits, like a standard one that you might wear, and one that might show a little more personality? And what do you think, are blazers a must for a job interview?

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  14. Love love this look! This is my fav as of yet, now I just gotta get some skinny cargos!! I've always wondered what to do when the bottom of my skinnies scrunch up! Thanks so much for the tip J, can't wait to try it!

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  15. jseverydayfashionMarch 30, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    Thank you! I have had a job-interview post on my to-do list for ages, I will try to get that done for ya! :-) And I don't think a blazer is 100% necessary. I live in FL where it's too hot to wear one in the summer, so a classic collared shirt works just as well. I'll talk about that in my post. :-)

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  16. jseverydayfashionMarch 30, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    Oh, I love these in brown too! Thanks for posting, I'm also going to share the link on Facebook. The buckles are so hot in my opinion. ;-) Ps. the inspiration photo is from Ann Taylor, I had it wrong earlier!

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  17. I love the buckles too. The cruelest thing happened to me with the taupe shoes that you are wearing in a size 6 (my size). I had seen you wearing them on your blog. I gasped and started searching for them frantically online. I FOUND THEM on ebay! In my size! More than half off! After 2 days the lady took the shoes off of ebay!!!! I didn't know why and I was going to pay whatever it took to win them. I even wrote her on ebay and offered to pay her 100$ for them. She has never replied. I guess even she can't part with them! So I keep waiting for someone to give up the taupe ones on ebay.

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  18. jseverydayfashionMarch 30, 2011 at 9:33 PM

    That is too funny! I wonder what happened? Let me know if you ever wind up finding them!

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  19. Awesome! i have a similar top and will definitely be trying this out! didn't think of it!! thanks!!! I'm a new follower at http://borbeletabella.blogspot.com/

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  20. Great outfit! Love anything with stripes! Love your top too!

    sweetandsassy-sherry.blogspot.com

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  21. I want those shoes. If you ever decide to sell them, please let me know. I was eyeing them at ALDO for a while. I just waited toooo long.

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