Shoes: Half Circle Skimmer ($90)
From Right, Earrings: Jules Smith Hoops ($80) Ring: Robyn Rhodes Agate Ring ($100) Bag: Georgie Weekender ($128) Top: Majestic Scoop Tee ($80) Jeans: Paige Skyline ($158) Sweater: Women’s Drape Cardi (15 GBP)
For Casual Friday. On a rainy recess day, a cotton dress, a lightweight scarf and a pair of flats is my go-to outfit. While there’s no way to tell whether this dress is a work-appropriate length (Mango has notoriously tall models), I love the wider stripe.
This Brigette striped dress is also a great choice. I also like the leather detail on this Ella Moss dress, and the fit-and-flare cut on this American Eagle dress is fun. If you’re looking for something less casual in a stripe, try this Ralph Lauren dress with the knotted waist.
For the lightweight scarf, I chose an inexpensive Forever21 number in navy. You could also do a small print, like this Banana Republic anchor scarf.
I added this cool engraved bangle from Madewell that is great layered with other bracelets as a stand alone. If you want something more traditional, try an Alexis Bittar bangle with delicate lines.
For the hair, I would wear a high ponytail with teasing at the crown. For the makeup, I would wear a raspberry polish, like Essie Sure Shot to coordinate with the shoes, and some bronzer to brighten my complexion on a dreary day.
For a Train Trip. I love train travel on Acela, but boy, does Amtrak love air conditioning. I paired these colorful flats with an outfit of neutral, cozy basics to start comfortable and warm on the trip.
I love this open cardigan from Uniqlo. I also like this sheer, open cardi from LOFT and this White + Warren cashmere cardi. White + Warren is a great brand for quality knits, look for their sales at Bluefly or on Gilt.
For an underlayer, I chose a scoop neck t-shirt. I think scoop necks are more flattering on most women than a crewneck. This James Perse Scoopneck has a more demure neckline and this Karen Kane tee is a great buy at $27.
The accessories looked more fitting in a white metal, so I chose a casual hoop and this agate slice ring. I might also add a plain silver ring to my other hand; this Adina Reyter square ring fits the bill. And the bag is a lovely weekender that mixes navy trim with a snakeskin-like print. Want something more basic? Try this Marc Jacobs Preppy Weekender in black or a Lo & Sons bag.
For the hair, I would wear it down in waves or in a low braid. For the makeup, I would add some color to my lips with a raspberry matte lipstick, like Nars Velvet Pencil in Never Say Never, and a rosy cheek.