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Three Ways: Knot-Wrap Navy Sheath

Dress Knot Wrap Dress ($77)

Business Attire H&M White Blazer ($55) // Lucky Perforated Belt ($39) // Drop Studs ($48) // Edelman Nora Pumps ($47)

This is a simple summer look with a navy dress and a white blazer.  I like the knotted detail at the waist; it’s very slimming.  To accentuate the waist, I added a perforated belt.  I would actually turn the belt around so the buckle was in the back.  I think it makes for a cleaner, more feminine look.

These pumps offer a bit more office appeal than your standard “nude-to-you” pump.  For a simpler pair, these Sam Edelman Hazel pumps are a good choice.  As for the earrings, I chose a cross between a pretty drop earring and a simple stud.  These simple white topaz drops are another great option.

Cocktail Hour Quincy Star Clutch ($198) // Kim d’Orsay Pump ($299) // Chandelle Noir Earring ($19)

The great thing about this BR dress is that the shape works as a day-to-night option.  Changing it up for cocktails, dinner, or a professional reception is easy.  Just add a clutch, a fun shoe, and a statement earring.

This BCBG star clutch monopolizes my dreams–the wood, the print, the handle.  I keep looking at it and thinking, “I need this.  Why is it the only thing on the website not on sale?”  For something a bit less expensive, this black and white spotted clutch is a chic look.

As for the shoes, I chose something really unique.  The wave design is timeless but still different.  This architectural Vince Camuto heel is also worth a look.  For the earrings, I chose these bold drop earrings.  These Oasis Statement Earrings also caught my eye.

Business Casual Ron Herman Chromatic Sweater ($30) // Audrey Brooke Flat ($50) // Kendra Scott Aiden Necklace ($85)

You can take your sheath dresses farther if you layer on a cropped sweater.  I like this pinstripe Ron Herman sweater because it blends masculine and feminine.  Everlane’s cropped sweaters are also lovely.

To make the look more casual, I chose these d’Orsay grey flats.  I think the pointed toe is a bit more professional.  If you like round-toe shoes, try these perforated flats from Me Too.

Completing the look is this sleek necklace from Kendra Scott.  I love the mix of metals and the soft filigree in the pendant.  For something under-$50, this filigree leaf pendant is lovely.  I also love the slightly exotic look of this turquoise pendant.

Three Ways: Crossover Striped Blouse

Yesterday, I showed this H&M Wrapover Blouse ($35) as the item of the week.  While it’s best suited to casual wear, it can also be worn in a business casual workplace or on casual Friday.  Here are a few ways to style your wrapover blouse. Upper Left. Factory Cotton Skirt ($30) // Nine West Shawn Ankle Strap ($60) // Anna Beck Drop Necklace ($155) The simplest of the three looks, this outfit is perfect for a casual Monday (no meeting) or Friday in a professional office.  The bright color of the skirt is a fun way to bring color into your…

Add It Up: An Aqua-Blue Pencil Skirt

One of my favorite summer pieces for the office is a brightly colored pencil skirt.  J.Crew Factory is currently selling their popular cotton pencil in a variety of vibrant colors.  The quality of the skirt is good for the $45 price.  I’ve heard a few complaints about wrinkling, but I’ve also heard people say it’s not a problem.  Regardless, if you’re looking for a colored pencil skirt, they still have the best selection out there. Other colored pencil skirts in the under-$150 price range include this Italian Flannel Pencil Skirt in ash violet and this pale pink Ann Taylor.  This…

What To Wear With: A White Blazer

Last week, I promised you a post about how to style your white blazer.  I made one, but it looked too similar to the post I had put up the year before.  So I decided to try something a little different.  Meet, What to Wear With… Pearl Earrings. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: when you wear white or ivory a pearl earring lifts the light color up to your face, and gives you an almost halo-like effect.  If I’m wearing my white blazer, I’m almost always wearing pearl earrings. These Majorica drops are a good place…

Two Ways: A Modern Tie Neck Blouse

When this Instagram snap started making the rounds on the Internet, Frame’s silk blouse became a must-have for several bloggers I follow.  But $265 for a silk top is just not going to happen. This Boden Sofia tie-neck blouse ($118) has a similar look to the Frame blouse.  It has the same silky fabric, the same soft ivory hue, and the same loop-fasten buttons.  Plus, the tie-neck is removable, so it’s like two tops in one.  Here are two ways to style this functional, stylish blouse for the office.  For a similar plus-size look, try this ruffle front bodysuit from…