1. Iris & Ink Natasha Silk Blouse ($125) // 2. Phase Eight Trench Coat ($200) // 3. Ivanka Trump Tortoise Sunglasses ($98) // 4. Rebecca Minkoff Amorous Satchel ($325) // 5. Kate Spade Bangle ($48) // 6. Sole Society Jenn Pump ($70) // 7. Jane Norman Quilted Skirt ($46)
This week’s outfit is from Anh at the blog 9-to-5 Chic. I love the crisp whites, the sophisticated, minimalist look and the pop of burgundy. Anh’s look is perfect for after-work drinks or a work dinner, but I wanted to alter it slightly to fit the dress code of a professional office.
One. As I mentioned this morning, Iris & Ink makes a lovely, simple blouse. Looking for something a bit cheaper without pockets? Try this Joie blouse on sale at Neiman Marcus Last Call. For something a bit different, I love this textured, tie-neck blouse from Mango. It’s fabulous.
Two. A chic topper is a fall essential. Trench coats are my favorite part of the change in seasons. Okay, you caught me, boots are my favorite, but trenches are a close second. If this stylish House of Fraser trench is sold out in your size, try this inexpensive H&M trench or this classic London Fog trench (also available in plus-size).
Three. Big tortoise sunglasses remind me of Jackie Kennedy, but if you’re not feeling the large frames, try a pair of Wayfarers instead.
Four. Anh is carrying a sleek burgundy clutch, but I went with a satchel for the office. Need something under-$100? Have a look at this gorgeous H&M bag or this Emperia tote with an interesting shape. Feeling the clutch? This BR number is perfect.
Five. One simple gold bangle is my staple look right now. A stack of bangles is fun, but nothing says classic, chic like one simple bangle. For a lifetime purchase, this Astley Clarke bangle is the thing. Looking for something cheaper? Try this BCBGeneration bangle with a raised texture.
Seven. Anh is wearing this uber-chic Nicholas skirt with a crossover hem, but it’s a bit pricey. Plus, while that hemline would be fine for a creative office, it would be out-of-place in a professional one. Thus, I chose this quilted midi-skirt instead.