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Spring Dresses for the Office

19 Mar

I’m loving this weather! This weekend was in the 50s and 60s and today it’s in the 70s, this is crazy.

This weekend Matt and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. It was nice and low key, which was amazing. We went to the movies to see 21 Jump Street, which I thought was hilarious.

Still from 21 Jump Street.

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Matt liked it too, he described it as trippy. There are parts of it that were a little weird, but it’s probably one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in a while. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have great comedic chemistry and they seem like they are actually best friends. You get the impression that they had a great time filming this movie together.

Saturday night we roasted a chicken for our anniversary dinner. It was my first time throwing a whole chicken in the oven, but it turned out great. Matt made some delicious garlic mashed potatoes.

When Matt left yesterday I went for a nice long run. The weather was perfect. I was able to wear shorts and a tank top and it wasn’t too hot out. I ran for about 7.5 miles and it felt really good.

All this warm weather got me thinking about all of the spring wardrobe possibilities.

Office Wardrobe Inspiration

Spring Dresses for the Office

Spring Dresses for the Office by the5kfashionista featuring cross earrings

Mango dress, £45, H m dress, £25, Lace cardigan, $80, Topshop boyfriend blazer, $70, Topshop vintage high heels, $100, Calvin Klein low heels, $88, FOSSIL leather flat, $78, Zara shop handbag, $80, Oasis top handle handbag, $70, Dorothy Perkins brown shoulder bag, $59 Kate Spade post earrings, $58, Jones New York cuff bracelet, $50, Gorjana stud earrings, $25, 1928 cross earrings, $18, Forever 21 chain necklace, $13, Dorothy Perkins tall dress, $59

Outfit #1

The first outfit would be great for for a formal office setting where a jacket is required. Without the jacket this is also a great office look. I love this shift dress and the blocks of color on the sides and the slight peplum at the hips. Playing off the blue a great bib necklace and earrings add some added interest to this outfit.

Outfit #2

This outfit would be great for a business casual work environment. I’m a fan of dresses that combine a top and bottom in a way that doesn’t look cheesy. The belt does a great job of cinching the waistline and providing that hourglass shape. The colors are fun and bright, which makes this great for spring. This is paired with some simple gold jewelry and black kitten heels and handbag.

Outfit #3

This outfit would be good for a casual Friday. The print is fun and the bursts of color in the flats and handbag play off the great pattern on the dress. A light cardigan is great for a cold office, or the dress can be worn alone. The earrings are subtle and also play off the pinks and peaches in the dress.

What piece of your wardrobe are you excited to bring back into rotation with the warmer weather?

I have a pair of white trousers that I wear to work in the Spring and Summer. They will be coming out of hibernation very soon.

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Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

10 Feb

I think I may have found the half marathon I’m going to run this year. It’s at the end of June, so I would need to start training around April. I’m a little undecided, but I will keep you all posted when/ if I sign-up!

I started out the morning with a new DVD ab workout I picked up about a month ago. It’s taken me a while to get through it since there are multiple routines, but I’m going to write up a quick review for next week.

This weekend Matt and I are celebrating Valentine’s Day since we won’t see each other on Tuesday. We are going to go for a couple’s massage. The place we are going to offers chocolate and champagne as part of it. I’m really excited to spend time with him and also for the massage. School and work have been a little stressful so it will be nice to unwind with the person I love.

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner here are some outfit ideas for an evening and day date. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Valentine's Day Evening Date

Valentine’s Day Evening Date by the5kfashionista featuring slimming dresses

Mango slimming dress, £45, Steve Madden leather pumps, $80, MICHAEL Michael Kors clutch handbag, $80, Sequin gold plated jewelry, $58, French Connection twist jewelry, £10

I saw this dress and instantly fell in love with the color. If you walk into the room with this gorgeous dress on you will instantly be the center of attention. The slight draping in the front and belt around the waist make this dress sexy and timeless. To let the dress take center stage I paired this outfit with neutral accessories. Nude pumps will make your legs appear super long, the hints of gold in the jewelry and bag help to bring everything together. This is a great combination for dinner and dancing.

Valentine's Day Day Date

Valentine’s Day Day Date by the5kfashionista featuring hematite earrings

Oasis sleeveless ruffle blouse, £30, Cropped jacket, $120, Del Forte bootcut jeans, £54, Chinese Laundry peep toe platform pumps, $69, BCBGeneration quilted clutch, $68, Vince Camuto hematite earrings, $32

I’m a sucker for a great blazer and this white is crisp and I love the flowiness in the front, versus a regular structured jacket. A great dark wide leg jean will make your legs appear long. The jeans paired with a cute tucked in red blouse adds a bit of class and subtle sexiness. The peep toe pumps are gorgeous and pair easily with the neutral clutch. This outfit would be great for lunch and a movie.

Definitely don’t be afraid of adding some color this Valentine’s day. It’s fun and playful for any plans.

Are you doing anything special for Valentine’s Day?

This year and last year are the only times I’ve had a boyfriend for Valentine’s Day, in the past I’ve normally hung out with girlfriends and had wine and watched chick flicks, it was always a great time.

Have a great weekend!

Holiday Party Outfits – What to Wear on a Night Out

9 Dec

This morning I skipped my usual high intensity workout and opted to do a 20 minute pilates DVD that I totally forgot I had. I think it was my moms but I somehow got a hold of it. It’s called Winsor Pilates and it’s pretty low impact but great for toning.

This weekend I’ll be celebrating Matt’s birthday with him. Tomorrow night we’re going to go out for some drinks with his friends. I’m excited to finally give him his birthday gifts!

What to Wear on a Night Out

This is the second and final part of my Holiday Outfit series. This post will focus on what to wear on a night out with friends and loved ones. Whether that’s a casual night in, a bar or other event where you want to get a little more dressed up, or going all out and classy for New Years or Christmas, I have outfit ideas for you.

Dress Up the Bar Night

By the5kfashionista

Oasis pink top, $17, H M tux jacket, £35, TopShop wet look pants, $44, City Streets platform shoes, $25, H M clutch hand bag, £15, FOSSIL cocktail jewelry, $36, Spike jewelry, $24

Going out with friends for New Years or just going to a bar to catch up? This outfit is a great mix of girly, punk, and refined. First, let’s start with the wet look pants. They have a leather-like look that brings this outfit up a couple of notches. The pants paired with the pumps just scream fierce, while the frilly top add some femininity to this outfit. The menswear inspired tux jacket adds a bit of refinement and also pulls this outfit all together. I went with a simple clutch, but the jewelry is a great accent. The spiked gold hoop and studded ring keep with the edgy theme of this outfit.

I personally love mixing very different elements and this outfit is a great example of that. This would be great outfit to wear to a bar or another evening holiday event where you may not want to get totally dressed up.

Holidays at Home

By the5kfashionista

J Crew scoop neck sweater, $120, Mango straight leg pants, £40, Born leather flat, $70, Oasis camel handbag, $70, Green jewelry, $25, Mimco yellow gold bangle bracelet, £35

Some holidays are simply just spent at home, with family gatherings, small events with friends, or just enjoying Christmas dinner with those closest to you. This outfit is pretty effortless, comfy and still chic. The sweater can be worn slouched over one shoulder. The black trousers make the outfit look a little more polished than just wearing jeans. The flats are cute, but comfy. Who wants to walk around in heels all the time? The earrings and bangles are simple accessories that help to dress this up. The bag is basic and easy to carry or just leave in the coat room.

Christmas Party Glam

By the5kfashionista

Oasis gold dress, $60, Michael antonio shoes, $69, MICHAEL Michael Kors metallic handbag, $100, Jessica Simpson snowflake jewelry, $48, Kenneth Jay Lane yellow gold drop earrings, $45, Leather sash belt, $75

Everything about this outfit screams glamor. From the gold sequined dress to the gorgeous plum pumps. The sash on the dress wasn’t doing anything for me so I would exchange that with the leather sash belt, which also follows with the rest of the color pallet. The gold drop earrings and large cuff bracelet are great accents to this already beautiful dress. The clutch is also simple and plays off the gold accents.

This would be a great outfit for a more formal Christmas party with family and friends. I would totally drink some eggnog by the fireplace in this.

Fun New Years Outfit

By the5kfashionista

Evening party dress, $230, DV by Dolce Vita heel pumps, $74, Dorothy Perkins navy blue handbag, $39, Blu Bijoux black and gold jewelry, $36, Juicy Couture navy blue earrings, $48

New Years is a time to go big or go home and this dress is definitely a show stopper. It doesn’t need much accessorizing, but the small touches add to the glamor. Plain black pumps would do but the bows add that extra little something. I like how the blue accents look against the gold. The studs are simple and the clutch adds just a little extra sparkle. The bracelet is interesting without taking away from the dress. Sometimes you find a piece that just needs to stand alone and this dress deserves all the attention. I would love to party my way into 2012 wearing this!

What’s your favorite look?

This is a tough one, but I think my favorite is the New Years dress. You just don’t get to wear a dress like that very often and it just looks like you would have a great time in it.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Holiday Party Outifts – What to Wear to Work Gatherings

8 Dec

I did a short 3 mile run on Monday at an easy pace. My legs are killing me now from a BodyRockTV exercise challenge I did on Tuesday. I also did a tough workout yesterday morning, so before work today I decided to just get in some yoga and stretching to loosen up.

Today I got in a longer run at the gym. I decided to do a steady 5 miles, but it was pretty rough. First, I was ridiculously sore and then half way through I had to take a bathroom break.  Running to the bathroom totally threw me off, but what can you do. This weekend I will definitely be taking it easy to allow my body some time to recover with some rest, a lot of stretching and very easy cardio, if I decide to do any.

Due to a change in plans I will end up in Boston next weekend. I was originally going to visit a friend, but one of my exam periods is scheduled for Friday evening so it would have been a lot of traveling in a short weekend. Seriously, why would my school schedule an exam on a Friday?  Now I’m a little conflicted because there’s a Jingle Bell Run that I’m now free to possibly run. It’s next Sunday, but I’m still a little undecided. The weather seems decent enough for a run, granted it’s a little chilly, but it’s a $38 registration. I’m not sure if it’s worth it.

What to Wear to Work Gatherings

As promised I thought it would be a good idea to put together some holiday party outfit ideas, and this will be a 2 part series. Part two will focus on more fun night out outfits. Picking outfits for work gatherings can be tough because it’s important to look professional, but you also want to get into the holiday spirit.

Casual Work Holiday Party

Oasis boatneck top, $95, Minuet Petite cigarette pants, £38, Ted baker shoes, $90, Mango shoulder bag, £55, BCBG Max Azria white pearl jewelry, $78, Blu Bijoux white jewelry, $18

I liked this for a casual work party. The lightly sequined sweater is festive and cute. It could also be worn with collared shirt underneath for a little bit of layering. I love these deep purple ankle pants. Bold colored pants are in this season and these achieve that look in a subtle way. Kitten heel pumps are great for comfort in an office setting and the slight accent on the heel of these shoes make them interesting. The accessories help bring this all together with the small drop earrings and layered pearl bracelet. I personally like having a large bag for the office to carry all my stuff for the day.

This is an outfit that can transition from day to night. It could be used for a party during work or to head out for drinks and happy hour right after.

Evening Work Holiday Party

Dorothy Perkins purple evening dress, $69, H M knit cardigan, £30, Armani Exchange seamed nylon stocking, $15, Platform pumps, $50, La Regale metallic clutch, $58, Natasha Couture metal jewelry, $38, Vince Camuto silver jewelry, $48, Belle Noel by Kim Kardashian pave earrings, $39

I’ve personally never had one, but many offices have formal holiday parties. I’m a little jealous because I love any reason to put on a cocktail or evening dress. For a work event it’s still important to stay professional, nothing too short, too tight or too skimpy. This dress is a nice medium, the one shoulder only shows a little skin and the detailing is gorgeous. I would recommend dark colored nylons or tights to avoid showing too much leg. The sequined cardigan will be good to have if the event is chilly, a nice shawl would also do the trick. The metallic clutch, drop earrings, ring and bracelet also add some appeal and slight drama to this outfit. An evening event is also a good time to bring out the pumps.

Is anyone else doing a Jingle Bell run?

I’ve never done one and thought it might be fun. If I do it, I am definitely running in a santa hat.

Does anyone have a work holiday party they are attending?

I have one next Friday during work, we do a yankee swap and have small snacks and chat. It’s a nice change from the usual workday and it’s nice to catch up with people from the office that I don’t see regularly.

Outfits for a Day or Evening Date

3 Dec

Any day I get to dress up is a good day, so the days Matt and I decide to go on a date are some of my favorites. We are spending time together doing something fun and I get to find something cute to wear. I have two categories for dates. They fall into either daytime or evening.

Day Time Date

Coffee and a Movie Date


TopShop metallic top, $68, H&M denim skinny jeans, £20, ALDO above the knee boots, $56, Oasis tote hand bag, $70, Gold tone jewelry, $23, Yellow gold jewelry, $20, Michael Kors studded jewelry, $45, Forever21 zebra scarve, $17

For the daytime, I love dressing up sweaters when it is colder out. A slouchy comfy sweater can look dressed up by simply adding skinny jeans and boots. Since this is a date, a heel on the boot dresses this outfit up. The scarf is feminine but subtle. The jewelry in this outfit will definitely make a statement. I love the chain bracelet, multi-colored ring and the gem stud earrings. The girly accessories can make any boyish or slouchy sweater sexy in an understated way.

I would absolutely wear something like this to a movie (the comfy sweater is a great way to stay warm), lunch or just out to get coffee.

Evening Date

Evening Date

Dorothy Perkins long dress, £18, Dorothy Perkins nylon pantyhose, £6, Vince camuto boots, $93, Clutch bag, $35, Kate Spade long earrings, $68

I don’t wear dresses that often so anytime I get to bring one out makes the day a little more special in my eyes. I love the sheer long sleeves on this dress and the accents at the wrists. This is also a great dress because it’s fitted and will show off some leg. This outfit only needs subtle accessories with black ankle boots, seamed back pantyhose, a bad ass little clutch and great drop gem earrings. This would be great for a fancy dinner out or even to go out dancing.

Now I’m kind of in the mood to get dressed up. I think I will hold off this weekend, but get prepared I will be doing a post on holiday party outfits since it’s about that time of year. I would love to know that type of holiday parties you are going to and I can add those looks to my next post.

What type of holiday parties are you going to?

As of right now I will be going to a holiday masquerade (fancy) and possibly getting all done up for New Years.

Jackets Galore

17 Nov

One week until Thanksgiving and I couldn’t be more excited to see my family and enjoy a little break from work and school. That means there is also just one week until my 5k Turkey Trot. My last race was a 10k and it was pretty rough. I’m going into this race just for fun. Of course I want to do well, but I’m not going to worry about getting a personal best this time. Instead I just want to end the race knowing I did my best and feeling good afterward.

I started out the morning with an intense BodyRock.tv workout called “The Trainer Who Loved Me” it took me just under 30 minutes and I was feeling the burn throughout. I also liked this workout because you don’t need any equipment, it’s all just body weight training.

I went to this presentation at my school after work so I ended up going to the gym later than usual. Since I got in such an intense workout this morning I decided to just do a speed trial for the 5k on the treadmill. I got through the 3.13 miles in 25:04. I may try to get in one more longer distance workout and some light intervals before my race on Thursday.

 Jackets Galore

Fall finally feels like it is actually here and that means it’s time to pullout those fall and winter jackets, if you haven’t done so already. I have a pretty large selection of jackets that range from formal to sporty. My collection includes leather, wool and waterproof and vary in sizes. Jackets can make a statement while being out in the colder temps, especially since no one can see your cute outfit underneath all those layers. Also, a versatile jacket can last for years so it’s worth investing in good quality pieces.

Jackets GaloreCalvin Klein long coat, $148, Victoria s Secret double breasted pea coat, $128, Oasis leather jacket, $150, TNA jacket

The Cape

Capes are on trend this season. They create an interesting silhouette and will definitely make a statement. A cape would look great with skinny or slim pants or a dress. Check out my Gossip Girl Inspired Fashion Post to see a great example of a cape being worn.

Pea Coats

Pea coats are a classic wardrobe staple. It’s a great idea to have one in a neutral color like black or camel and you can use this item for years. If you want to make a statement go for a bright color or interesting pattern.

Pink Pea Coat

This is an old picture from college, but this is one of my favorite pea coats

Bomber

Bomber jackets are great for a casual day. They look great with jeans and definitely add a coolness factor to any outfit.

Faux Fur

The jacket I listed here looks nice and warm and would also be great for a casual day. Faux fur is also being used in an bunch of different types of jackets including pea coats. Fur is a big trend this season, so why not be good to the environment and be in style with the faux version. Not to mention faux fur is a whole lot cheaper.

What’s your favorite type of fall or winter jacket?

I’m partial to pea coats, I have four different types in my closet right now.

Add Some Sparkle to Your Wardrobe

14 Nov

I signed up for what will probably be my last road race until the spring. I’m doing a 5k Turkey Trot super bright and early on Thanksgiving day! I generally feel pretty ready. I’ve been getting in a lot of distance work in and today included a slow and steady 5 miler on the treadmill. I like to get in some long distances before a race, but I think over the next two weeks I want to try to focus on some speed workouts since I haven’t done a 5k in a while and could use a little speed training.

On to a very cute trend alert, has anyone else seen all the sequins and glitter this season? I can’t get enough of this sparkle trend. It’s perfect for the holidays and a night out.

What I like about this trend is you can go as bold or delicate with it as you want. A simple way to add some sparkle is with your nail polish. I’ve been searching for a great new shimmery nail polish color and they are all over the place. Brands from OPI, Revlon to Sally Hansen all have their own version of glitter polishes.

Another way to add sparkle on a small scale is with accessories. Jewelry, a clutch or heels are an easy way to add some shimmer to your evening or daytime look.

Add Some Sparkle to Your WardrobeSequin dress, $50, Short sleeve t shirt, $90, Sequin top, $40, DKNY sequin mini skirt, �64, Black Poppy sequin shorts, $30, Steve Madden platform pumps, $130, TOP CHOICE clutch handbag, $20, Marc by Marc Jacobs silver heart earrings, $48, SEPHORA by OPI Glitter and Sparkle Four Piece Full Size Nail Colour…, $28

Although I like the small ways to add sparkle, my favorite sequined pieces are bold. On my wish list right now is a sequin dress. I think it would be perfect for a holiday party and is an easy way to make a statement. The dress from Alloy above is form fitted and has a great low u-back design that adds some subtle sexiness.

A glitter skirt or shorts would look great with heels and a simple draped tee or sweater. The sequined tops can go with jeans or slacks. These looks can be very versatile.

These looks have me very excited for the holidays. There’s no better way to make an entrance than with some shimmer.

Anyone else really loving the sparkle?

Gossip Girl Inspired Fashion

7 Nov

Happy Monday! The ballet on Saturday was amazing. The orchestra was great and played the music beautifully. It was definitely an experience. I liked seeing Romeo and Juliet done as a ballet and the dancing was really impressive.

With day light savings time ending it was pretty dark when I got out of work. I’m not a fan of running in the dark around the city so I will be hitting the treadmill at the gym a lot more often. I’m going to have to find some ways to cut back on the boredom, but for today I did 3.5 miles on the treadmill in 28:42

Gossip Girl had a week off, but I’m excited because it is back on tonight. I don’t follow many shows, but I watch Gossip Girl regularly. My college roommate and I started watching Gossip Girl my senior year of college. We started watching season 2 on TV and I decided to buy season 1 so we could get all caught up. We watched almost the whole season in a day and since then I’ve been hooked.

I’m attracted to the drama and the over the top lifestyles, but I really love watching Gossip Girl for the fashion. Two of the main characters are Blair Waldorf (Leighton Meester) and Serena van der Woodsen (Blake Lively). They each have very different fashion styles.

Blair Waldorf

[Sources: Facebook, Pinterest]

Blair wears a lot of structured and feminine pieces. She’s known for wearing headbands and bright colored tights. The episodes in the winter are particularly fun because Blair will be spotted in coats with bold colors or patterns. Small vignettes throughout the series show that she is inspired by old Hollywood, specifically Audrey Hepburn – she’s a girl after my own heart.

Blair Waldorf InspirationGreat Plains long sweater, �56. Monsoon wool cape, �80, Oasis tan skirt, �40, Miss Selfridge floral lace tight, �10, Michael Antonio platform pumps, $69, ALDO leather satchel, $81, Nadri crystal drop earrings, $50, Crystal hair accessory, $40

Serena van der Woodsen

[Sources: Facebook]

Serena or “S” is definitely a free spirit. She combines a mix of form-fitted and flowing pieces to create a carefree style that is always glam.

Serena van der Woodsen InspiredT shirt, $30, Boyfriend blazer, $40, H M short skirt, �15, High heels, $50, Black clutch, $30, Banana Republic chain necklace, $45, GorjanaJewelry chain necklace, $48

Is anyone else a Gossip Girl fan? Which character’s style do you like the most?

6 Accessories that Can Update an Outfit

19 Oct

I have a pretty large wardrobe with a lot of basics and items that I have had for years. Since I graduated from undergrad I’ve been trying to slowly update my wardrobe to include more mature pieces, moving away from so many t-shirts and sweatpants. It’s definitely been a process and I’m not willing to spend a fortune right now to do a whole closet overhaul, but I have been looking at small ways to update my outfits mainly through the use of accessories. Jeans and a cute t-shirt can get elevated using just one or a few of these pieces.

1. Watches

Look for watches with bold colors or interesting designs to make a statement.

WatchesLa Mer Collections wrap watch, $128, Liz Claiborne clear watch, $52, Red Herring buckle watch, �14, Button jewelry, $40

2. Scarves

Colors, patterns and textures in scarves can update a t-shirt or sweater. It also makes it seem look like more work was put into your outfit.

3. Statement Jewelry

Jewelery can really serve as a great accent to any outfit. I like jewelry with bold colors or anything with an interesting design.


4. Belts

Skinny, chunky, colorful or classic, belts are a great item to pull an outfit together. They can be used in a very utilitarian way to hold up your pants, or simply as an accent piece at your waist. The great part of using belts on top of sweaters or blouses is they can create the appearance of a slimmer waist, which is great to get that hourglass shape.


5. Handbags

Look for bags with interesting colors and sizes to liven up a neutral outfit. If the idea of having a colorful handbag freaks you out scale down and try a color in a clutch. A colorful clutch is fun and a great addition to an outfit for a night out.


6. Sunglasses

Granted, I know it’s not always sunny out, but there’s something about sunglasses that just makes an outfit look cooler. So if it’s a nice day out use sunglasses as a way to liven up your look. Also, avoid wearing sunglasses at night or indoors it’s a fad that just really needs to end already.

These accessories can be worn on their own or paired together. I tried to include items in a wide price range to show that you can pick these items up at any price point. Some accessories I’m willing to splurge on are a great purse or watch. I typically try shops like H&M or Forever 21 for smaller items since you can’t beat the prices and they carry a lot of on trend items.

What’s your go to accessory to complete an outfit?

Lately I’ve been big on scarves, but I’ve been looking for new types of jewelry.

Top Fall Fashion Essentials for Fun, Work and Exercise

3 Oct

I absolutely love the Fall. It’s my favorite season because you can go pumpkin picking, drink apple cider and dress up for Halloween. I also think the Fall has some of the best fashions. Here are a few sets of my fall go-to styles for everyday, work, and going for a run or heading to the gym.

Fall Fun

Longsleeve shirt $40, Single breasted jacket $110, Seven For All Mankind dark blue skinny jeans $95, Bandolino tall boots $149, FOSSIL leather cross body handbag $158, Black jewelry $30, Wayfarer shades

I love blazers and I think they are a fun way to layer for a day of shopping or grabbing lunch with friends. Horizontal stripes are also in this season and I think a striped shirt is a great casual piece. I’ve also been searching for a pair of riding boots, which has been tougher than I thought it would be. I bought these gorgeous Etienne Aigner Costa Riding Boots from DSW, but the shaft height was too tall for me so I had to return them. I did some research and found that petite ladies (I’m only about 5’2″) need to look at shorter shaft heights, anything under 15 in. Other than that the wayfarers, large watch and cross body bag bring this outfit all together.

Fall Office Brights

H M blouse 9.99, Cotton pants $76, Via Spiga sling back shoes $67, Halogen grey handbag $168, White pearl earrings 8, DAY BY BIRGER ET MIKKELSEN buckle belt $42

I have a tough time finding outfits for work that are appropriate but also stylish. Red is a big color this season and acts as a great pop of color in this trouser. I would most likely have to have these hemmed so they would actually hit me at ankle length. Since the pants are so bright, the other accessories are more subdued. A kitten heel is great for those living in a city or that are constantly on their feet. The blouse is also very cute and can go with just about anything and can also be worn out of the office.

Layering for Colder Temps

Nike activewear $40, Nike 20, Nike activewear 20, Nike dri fit socks $8, Champion activewear $20, Nike lightweight shoes $100, Puma handbag $75

When it comes to running I’m definitely more about function than style, but lately I have seen some nice comfy options that do look good. In the fall I tend to layer. When I first start my run I’m sometimes cold, but by the end I’m really over heated so I like to have something I can easily take off in case I do start to get too hot. It’s been pretty rainy in Boston lately so I tend to pack my gym bag to be prepared in case I won’t be able to do a run outdoors and I’ll be stuck on the treadmill at my gym.

My favorite fall item are my black over the knee boots that I got from Matt for Christmas last year. They are from the Aldo company Spring and they are really comfy and go with just about everything.

Do you have a go to item that you love to wear in the fall?