I’ve been awfully unhappy with my summer work wardrobe lately. I feel like all I have in my closet are skirts (great) and wool sweaters (not great), which is making Monday through Friday a little difficult in the humid weather. I’m lucky to work in an office with a relaxed dress code, making sundresses A-OK, but I feel like I should step it up a bit. That said, I don’t want to invest in too many pieces. I’d rather buy a handful of items (or rework current items) to create a seamless capsule work wardrobe for the rest of the summer. I’ve pulled 11 items that can be worn in various combinations together or reworked on the weekend, like the dress with the subtly sexy back cutout. Wear a cardigan over it to work, but wear it as-is on the weekend with a pair of leather sandals. You could also wear the button-up shirt untucked with a pair of shorts. Below, you’ll find six ways to mix-and-match these pieces for a stylish work week. (Just assume you’re wearing the same flats and choosing between the leather tote or clutch depending on your work load.)
It’s now day six with a fractured foot. Some things are getting easier (like motoring around on crutches), but some things are increasingly frustrating (like the bruising on my side from the crutches). This is my first time breaking a bone and I wasn’t sure what to expect (so much crying!). I’ll share my observations later this week, along with tips in case you ever have the misfortune of fracturing your own foot.
On a more upbeat note, this is my final post with Cara for our #WaysToYosca series. This pendant and the coordinating pair of earrings (seen in this post) have been an integral part of my early summer wardrobe. I tend to fall in love with a new piece of jewelry and wear it for weeks on end with different outfits. These two pieces from Gerard Yosca’s “Mesa” collection are no different and I’m sure I’ll be wearing them well into autumn with the upcoming season’s Native American trend.
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Top: Lilly Pulitzer (similar print, also have this one)
Sandals: Sam Edelman
Rings: Lulu Frost, c/o Vrai & Oro
Necklace: c/o Gerard Yosca
Bracelet: Gorjana borrowed from Rocksbox*
Lips: Clinique “Peony”
Nails: Essie “In the Cab-ana”
*Get your first Rocksbox set free with code bedknobsandbaublesxoxo