I have never been a wear-my-sneakers-with-my-jeans sort of girl. Not that I’m wearing my heels to the grocery store, definitely not, but somewhere in the middle has always been my sweet spot. Well, that was true up until I got my first pair of New Balances. I fell in love and out the window my no-sneakers-unless-you’re-at-the-gym rule went! Now, that’s true love. (and no, this is not a sponsored post!)
Now that it’s December, it’s officially time to bring on the bling—well, actually anything glittery, shimmery, shiny, metallic or even remotely sparkly. For whatever reason, the holiday season opens the floodgates for sparkle, and I love it. In fact, my recent purchase of these pants inspired a “bling theme” for this year’s office holiday party. You’re welcome, office. So, here’s a little added inspiration for all of you who have your own theme this year. Go nuts!
Usually, the annual office holiday party is something I look forward to. This year, it’s even more exciting since I’ll be heading back to Chicago to see the whole crew! I couldn’t be more excited to reconnect with friends and meet some new ones. Hanging out with coworkers and friends after a 6 month hiatus means one, very important thing—I’ve gotta look good.
The only problem is I can’t decide how to dress. Do I dress way up? More casual? Edgy? Cute and girly? Why does being a girl have to be so hard?
Bold, graphic black and white is all I can think about right now. All summer I was feeling color—bright neons and cool ombrés—but now that the summer fun is ending, neutrals have taken over, especially black and white combos. And not just in my closet, but everywhere!
Lately, I can’t get layered blouses and sweaters out of my mind. And not like old-school, preppy, argyle sweaters with your whitest oxford shirt (collar-up); I’m talking about a fitted, crewneck sweater with a chiffon blouse loosely hanging underneath. Then, pair the style with your most flattering black or blue jeans and killer booties and you’ve got yourself a real casual-cool look. Seriously, I’m about to order each and every one of these right now! I love this look. Can you tell? ;)