Office Attire on the Weekend

Open your eyes, dollface: Jackets and ballet flats are the answers to your problems!

There are two issues at my office that may be problems at yours, too: I’m never certain how far away I’ll have to park—a 10-second or 10-minute walk to the door—and I can’t be sure if I’ll be hot or cold at my desk. Nothing makes you reevaluate your work wardrobe like bleeding blisters and shivering shoulders, so when my partner-in-crime Erin and I hit up the magical Home Goods/Target/T.J.Maxx strip mall in suburban St. Louis, I picked up a few things.

My finds include an Abercrombie & Fitch (HA! I know…) blazer for $16.99, because my actual suit blazer—in all its structured glory—is not very comfortable to wear at a desk for hours and hours. It makes my shoulders feel claustrophobic after 90 minutes. Oh, and since my pinkie toe has formed a small hole in the side of my favorite flats, I grabbed these, admittedly basic, black leather Nine West flats for $24.99.

Good deals aside, buying stuff just for work bums me out. You’re at that 9-to-5 five days a week, but it’s only 40 hours out of 168. So on Sunday, I grabbed these new work items and my two summer weekend staples: v-neck tees and cut-off shorts. It was the easiest, comfiest, perfect-for-Sunday outfit. Yes, the combination of things pairs navy with black. It also involves purple lipstick with a cranberry top, and fall colors in August. Rules are dumb. Don’t be dumb.

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Currently wearing… Blazer, Abercrombie & Fitch, T.J.Maxx [SIMILAR] |Tee, American Apparel [HERE] | Shorts, H&M [SIMILAR] | Ballet flats, Nine West, T.J.Maxx [SIMILAR] | Small silver chain, vintage | Mesh chain necklace, Lisa Freede, c/o Neiman Marcus [SIMILAR] | Rhinestone chain necklace, H&M [SIMILAR] | Watch necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs (old), T.J.Maxx | Bangle, Forever 21 [HERE] | Grey tote, Jacobs by Marc Jacobs [SIMILAR]

On a hilarious ending note, I can’t believe we’re in the last half of summer and I’m still this pale. Ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha. Sigh.

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