Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Kevin and I had a great time out Saturday. We ended up not being able to decide where to head to dinner so we’ve settled on Burch for tonight (today’s our actual anniversary!). And we spent yesterday relaxing, which was much needed!
So I’d thought I’d start this Monday off with a spring outfit that transitions perfectly from work to happy hour. Maybe a little preemptive given it’s only Monday, but I’m willing to bet there’s a few of you looking forward to that five o’clock brew 😋
I recently picked up this lightweight $50 top from LOFT. It was one of those tops that looks 100 times better on than on the hanger, and I instantly fell in love with it! The style is perfect for work and the criss cross back brings a trendy twist to an otherwise classic style. The back doesn’t go down too far making it both appropriate for work and great for wearing out.
The description says it’s a “sweater”, but I feel it’s much more lightweight than you’d typically think of a sweater being. It’d be perfect for those times when the AC is blasting in the summer, and you wish you had something a little heavier in the office! It comes in two colors, and I opted for the blush color since it feel so springy. In terms of sizing, they did not have petite sizes available in store so I went with a XS, and it fits well. However, it does come in petite and regular sizes. I probably would’ve gotten petite had they had it so it was just a bit shorter (I’m 5’2″ for reference).
This outfit is definitely ready for happy hour. These white jeans are my current faves – I talked about them in this post as well as this one! They’re so so comfy and feel like jeggings. I’d suggest sizing down one as they do stretch. These wedges are also some of my favorites recently! Super soft leather and come in a ton of colors. They’re also under $80 but feel and look much pricier! If between sizes, I’d size up a half size. I typically wear a 6.5-7 and got a 6.5 and am right on the edge!
To make it more work appropriate, you could easily pair this top with a pair of pants like these white ones or these gray ones. I’ve gotten several work pants from LOFT and love the quality (and the petite sizing can’t be beat)! You can never go wrong with a pair of slim fit work pants. So flattering and chic! Also, I’ve linked the “Marisa” fit pants but if you’re curvier, go for their “Julie” fit. And, because I know open-toed shoes aren’t allowed in every work place, these pumps are perfect for almost any occasion and come in so many colors. They’re a bit pricier but will last forever! These are very similar but have a thicker heel.
This little bag is perfect for wearing out and about, and it’s a total designer dupe. It’s surprisingly big – I can fit a wallet, phone, make up and sunglasses no problem. For work, I love my Kate Spade and Hammitt tote bags. Both are great quality and large enough to fit a laptop, tablet, wallet etc. They’re also great for travel!
I’ll end the post with my Instagram quote from this morning – “Focus on being productive instead of busy.” Here’s to a productive start to the week!
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