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Two Ways: Geometric Eyelet Top


Top: Geometric Eyelet Top ($118)

From Left, Necklace: Kendra Scott Tory Necklace ($52) Purse: Follie Folli Satchel ($225) Shoes: Everly Suede Pumps ($245) Top: Ralph Lauren Classic Shirt ($108) Pants: 1035 Trouser ($130)

From Right, Earrings: Pim + Larkin Cabochon ($18) Bag: Pour la Victoire Satchel ($445) Shoes: Butter Scoop Flats ($275) Blazer: 42nd Street Blazer ($270) Scarf: Barneys Fringed Scarf ($475) Jeans: Paige Skyline ($189)

For the Office.  I don’t usually recreate the retailers styling of an item, but I loved the idea of a crisp white shirt under the eyelet top.  Especially with the sleeves rolled up in J.Crew’s signature style.  However, if this look isn’t for you, try a tie neck blouse in white or perhaps a jewel tone, like navy.

I’ve mentioned the 1035 Trousers from J.Crew before, they’re really chic and comfortable.  However, if you prefer a skinny leg, I would try the drapey crepe trouser or the slimmer cotton chino.

For the accessories, I chose to mix purple in the necklace with teal on the shoes.  If you’re looking for a cheaper teal pump, these Ivanka Trump Natalie pumps are nearly identical and $130.  This would also be a great time to wear a patent red high heel and a gold necklace.

For the makeup, I would wear a purple nail, like OPI Casino Royale, and a black liquid eyeliner.  I’d also wear Black Honey lipstick. For the hair, I would wear it up in a Gibson roll.

For Casual Friday.  There are a lot of philosophies about white after Labor Day, mine is that I will still wear white but I will not wear white shoes.  So this white blazer works for me year round as long as I pair it with seasonally appropriate pieces like these skinny jeans or a black wool dress.

This Rag & Bone jacket is a steal at 50%-off, but if you need something under-$100, try this Calvin Klein or this Tahari.  Plus-size? This Jones NY jacket is lovely.  Petite? Try this Ann Taylor jacket.

I chose this orange scarf and coordinating orange necklace because orange is having a moment in my wardrobe.  If you like the shade but not the price, try this Echo crinkle scarf for $38.

I really like the navy bag and the shoes, but the price is pretty outrageous on a mid-range salary.  I found these Nine West Speakup shoes for under-$100 and this ostrich embossed tote for $60.

For the hair, I would wear it in a ponytail with a teased crown.  For the makeup, I would wear a gold shadow (Stila Oasis, the best) and rose lip tint.


    1 comment

  1. Jillian says:

    Oh dear, Belle, that Rag & Bone blazer has a mesh back! Ha, it’s actually pretty cool but not for the office.

    August 8, 2013/Reply