Perhaps I’m not as smiley pre-caffination on a weekday morning, but this is an otherwise accurate representation of how I look on my way to work. You’ll notice I’m not wearing my stilettos yet, and that’s because I commute in different shoes to save my feet and and my heels. For one, I live in Cobble Hill, an area of Brooklyn clearly famous for it’s stony sidewalks. My heels would be ruined if I walked to the subway in them day after day. And because I’m not one of those super human women, I can only wear heels for a certain number of hours in a day. If I’m at work for a full day, that means at least 8 hours in heels. That sounds like a lot, but it’s not so bad when most of my time is spent sitting or walking short distances on a carpeted floor.
This little button was one of Meredith’s favorite details about my outfit. She thought it looked more like a cufflink than a button, which is kind of cute on a short sleeved button down. This is admittedly not something I wear very often to work, but I quite like the combination of lavender and tan.
I’ve been working so much as of late, I’ve gotten pretty lax about my hair. The first time I wore a messy bun to the office was after pulling an all-nighter. I thought it was a risky hairstyle because it’s not “corporate,” but to my surprise, I received (and continue to receive) many compliments on it! So, for now, this is my go-to simple style.
Necklace: H&M, $14
Frye Boots: Bloomingdales, $250
Pumps: Nine West, $25
Blouse: Ann Taylor, $45
Skirt: Banana Republic, $50 (on sale)