I’m happy to report sunshine and “warm” temperatures here in Chicago today, readers! I, for one, couldn’t be more thrilled. Of course, it’s just a matter of time before I start talking about how I can’t wait for fall. The grass is always greener, right? Well, this Monday I’m trying to stay focused on the here and now, and appreciating the present…which is definitely a present of sun and warmth today. (Sorry, you know I cannot resist a pun…). Happy Monday, readers!
“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you…have. Make the now the primary focus of your life.” -Eckhart Tolle
T-shirt: J Crew ($3 marked down from $65)
Denim top: Forever 21 ($20)
Blazer: ABS Allen Schwartz via thrift ($8, retails for approx $340)
Pants: Banana Republic ($17 marked down from approx $90)
Shoes: Vaneli ($50, marked down from $150)
Necklace: made it! (tutorial here)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) I tend not to get too creative with blazers. As a result of this, I was really missing out on the full potential that a “statement” blazer can bring to a look. It’s funny how often we overlook a potential fashion change, right? I used to solely wear black blazers because I thought “blazers are black.” Then I realized that blazers are actually a great way to wear a statement piece! Think through some of your “fashion standards” to consider if there are ways to change up your look!
2) T-shirts are always tricky at work. Unless I’m dressing up my t-shirts pretty significantly, I try and avoid wearing them to work. Adding a blazer or cardigan is generally a straight forward way to dress-up a t-shirt for work. Below you can see a couple of ways I’ve dressed up my t-shirts to make them work-ready.
Thanks so much for stopping by, readers!!