Hi ladies! Here are my work outfits from last week. One of the spring trends I'm interested in exploring this season is mixing pastels with brights, so last week I painted my nails tomato red and mint (#5) and built outfits for the week that sorta went with one or both of those shades.
#1 - Worn to work, then out to a small typographic dinner party with some type friends. Wanted something relaxed but dressy. This is a variation on an outfit I wore to a type conference back in August; that time I wore my white sequin tank instead. The sheer blush top was more noticeably sheer in person. Red jacket and minty green earrings pick up on the manicure.
#2 - Worn to work. I haven't wear this bomber much (I find them tough to wear, personally) but I quite like how it looks with flared bottoms. Maybe because the flares help balance out the shoulder line? Had fun mixing textures in this outfit: quilted pleather, sweatshirt, cashmere, denim, pony hair, patent leather, matte leather. Red earrings pick up the mani, and the blue/teal shades "go" with it.
#3 - Worn to work. My foray into the cropped-top trend primarily manifests as wearing cropped or almost-cropped lengths that hit just on the pant line; I wear a tonal camisole underneath the tops, in this case a light gray. I particularly like the look with flares, but wanted to give it a go with slouchy pleated pants too. This jacket has little puffed sleeves which I tried to show in #6; as an IT that's not particularly drawn to the cute factor of the puffed sleeve, I do like it in certain cases. I initially had planned to wear this with black shoes and purse, but it felt too autumnal so I switched to cream and white instead. Rust picks up the manicure. Bonus normal toothy smile, for Angie :)
#4 - Worn to work, then a hockey game. Ok so this one didn't fit the "dress to the manicure" theme at all, but at the last minute we got hockey tickets and I decided it was more important to dress in my team's colors (green/black/white). Sporty look with mixed checks, and since my hair is now borderline long enough to do things with again I popped it up into a little rockabilly pony (which I missed more than I expected!). And then since I wanted something to go with my nails, I wore mint stud earrings.
Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!