Ask Belle Roundup Vol. IV, No. Twenty-One
May 12, 2014
Before we get started, today is Ebates 15th Birthday bash and they’re offering 15%-off the best retailers on the Internet. I’m talking Nordstrom, Sephora, Piperlime, Skinstore, and so many more. That’s a “sale” I can get behind. If you haven’t signed up for Ebates, definitely give them a try during this sale. If you shop online frequently, the savings really adds up.
Can you help me find a few short sleeve tops to wear with pencil skirts? Are t-shirts okay? I started my job at the state capitol in September and I’m clueless about how to dress for spring and summer. Thanx!
To answer your second question, if your office is more business casual than professional, t-shirts are okay. If you want to wear a nice, heavy t-shirt on casual Friday, that’s okay too. But, I think that might be a bit too casual for most offices. I like the Everlane v-neck tees and the Banana Republic Timeless crewneck tees.
For blouses, one of the best places to look is Lord & Taylor. I found this DKNYC blouse with a fun, feminine leather accent. I also like this Kenneth Cole blouse with sheer sleeves, and this simple Anne Klein blouse in black. They also carry petites and plus-size.
I bought this cobalt Tahari A-Line Dress. I love it, but I don’t know what necklace to wear with it. Any suggestions?
Love the blog! Sara
I love my Stella & Dot Rebel Pendant. It goes with everything and comes in gold or silver. I also found this stone necklace at Forever21, the teal would pair nicely with the dress. You can also try to choose an opposite shade like coral.
I want to spice up my shoe wardrobe with prints. Can you suggest some printed pumps or flats that cost $100 or less? I’m so tired of wearing neutral shoes all the time.
Sole Society has a fun shoe with a structured bow front. This Anne Klein pump also has a blurred, leopard print in grey, white and black. This floral print Ivanka Trump shoe is also cute and spring-y.