Work Style: Suiting Up

I’m not a suit fan. In fact, I don’t even own a match-matchy jacket and skirt/pant combo. Suits aren’t me, and I can’t handle how unlike myself I feel in one. It’s like when Carrie Bradshaw went into full panic-attack mode during wedding dress shopping. I feel just like that. Plus, I can’t fathom spending my hard-earned money on one. No way, no how!

Today I had to “play the game”, which I hate nor am I good at, and grabbed a F21 jacket from the back of my closet to throw on over my dress. Big mistake. The feeling above kicked in, and I couldn’t wait to run to the car at the end of the day and rip off the jacket.  Memo received – I’m in need of work separates that work FOR ME! While I lust over the expensive goods (and investing in the below classic pieces is totally worth it), I also must remember my dear old budget. Topshop, it is!

 Budget Options:

Sister Jane blouse, $75 / Blazer / Kookai skinny cropped pants, $92 / Qupid burgundy pumps / Zara shopping tote bag / Silver bangle / Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

Investment Options:

Marni peter pan collar shirt / ICB short jacket / Helmut Lang skinny pants, $465 / Miu Miu glitter pumps / CÉLINE leather handbag, $1,295 / CC SKYE pave jewelry / Clarins lip stick, $27

 

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