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Workday Wardrobe Update

I’d recently been feeling like my workday wardrobe was in a bit of a rut. Each morning I would stare blankly feeling uninspired by my clothing options. Have you ever felt this way? I wanted to be spend savvy and not go overboard, so I went on a hunt for a few staple pieces that were versatile, yet offered a spark of inspiration!

Gold Metallic Ballet Flats from JCREW
I’m definitely a flats girl, especially in the workplace. I came across the adorable Gemma Cap-Toe Flat from JCREW and instantly loved them. For me, gold is a neutral that pairs well with almost anything. I typically go for round-toe ballet flats, but was eager to mix-it-up with the semi-pointed toe on this pair. So far, I’ve found myself pairing these flats with pants, skirt and dresses. They are the classic go-to, and with a promotion code, within my budget!

Black Trousers from Banana Republic
Banana Republic often has exceptional deals, so when I saw “40% Off Your Purchase” I immediately decided to take a peek! Black trousers are a workplace staple and sometimes a fresh pair is needed for a wardrobe pick-me-up. I found the Logan Trouser with a slimming silhouette and rich fabric for everyday work-wear. I plan to hem these to wear with flats (hello, newly purchased Gold Metallic Ballet Flats!) for a casual, yet sophisticated style. I definitely recommend signing up at Banana Republic for promotional emails and deals—it’s a great way to know when new products become able and get the best savings!

Tailored Tee from Madewell
There is no strict dress code at my office and although I more often take a formal approach to style, I definitely include a casual look a few times per week. I found the Tailored Tee from Madewell and instantly crushed—the material is thick, the design is flowy yet feminine, and I love that it drapes a bit lower in the back. I chose the Cabernet color and I am so pleased with my choice—it is the perfect fall/winter shade. I plan to pair this top with trousers for a more refined look, and with jeans and flats for a casual style.

Sometimes giving your workday wardrobe a facelift is just what you need to help you get through the workweek! I recommend finding a few key pieces that can easily be integrated into what you already own. And with summer here, be on the lookout for great deals! Happy shopping!

Winter Fashion Finds

One of my favorite things about winter time is that even tucked away here in California, I’m able to pull out jackets and boots, scarves and sweaters. While we don’t experience snow in the Bay Area, it does tend to cool down just enough to justify getting a few fun cool-weather staples.

Hopefully you received all the goodies that were on your holiday wish list, but in the case that you’re looking for a few warm-weather articles to ring in 2016, I wanted to share a few of my favorite winter fashion finds.

One of my favorite and cost-effective purchases this season is Old Navy’s Frost Free Fleece-Lined Vest ($34.95). I am in love with the vest look and always find myself dreaming over the adorable vests that other brands come out with each season. However, many of the other vests that I covet come at an $80-$150 price point, which can certainly get a bit pricey. My Old Navy vest, pictured below in Herringbone Grey, was a nice alternative to the pricier options and came in an adorable (and versatile, I may add) color. Bonus points to this vest for being available in petite sizing.

Winter Fashion 1

My next purchase this winter has been a pair of Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots ($150.00). Luckily,  I  didn’t have to pay full retail due to an excellent sale at Costco that allowed me to nab these adorable boots in glossy black for a mere $79.99! Even at the greatly reduced price, these were still just a bit of a splurge for me because, let’s be honest, I live in California and not only are we in the midst of a major drought, but also it’s rare that we get so much rain that we need knee-high rain boots. That being said, they were just too cute to pass up and I’m hoping that my purchase will foreshadow a “rain-ier” 2016! What I love about these boots is their slim cut and comfortable fit!

Winter Fashion 2

Another major winter fashion staple for me is my UNIQLO Ultra Light Down Jacket ($79.99). While I actually purchased my jacket last season, this popular style is still available in stores and online. This jacket is an incredible find –it’s lightweight and portable (bundling into a small pouch you receive with your purchase), and the down filling gives you an instantaneous surge of warmth. I originally purchased this jacket to have something to throw on in my early morning commutes, but it has seen a lot more action than that by becoming a staple item that I pack when I travel. It’s also a great option for hikers, as it takes up very little space/weight in a backpack.

Winter Fashion 3

The final items that I want to share are the most amazing Merino Wool Trail Socks that I located at…wait for it…Costco! By now, you should know that I’m a HUGE fan of Costco. I was introduced to these socks by my Mom who is busily planning her packing list for a trip my parents are taking to Scandinavia to see the Northern Lights. While on her typical shopping trip she found these adorable merino wool socks. Since EVERYTHING at Costco comes in bulk, her purchase included a bit more than she needed, so she dropped off a pair for me.  (Thanks, Mom!) The socks are both warm and breathable, and I’ve been wearing them in my riding boots and Hunter rain boots. Oh, and did I mention they’re only $11.99 for a pack of four?

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I’ll be honest, while California winters aren’t quite the same as other parts of the world, we still love to dabble in cool weather fashion. Do you have a great winter clothing piece or accessory that you love this year? If so, please share in the comments below!