November has arrived, and with it comes the chilly NW Pennsylvania temperatures…
…You may or may not be able to tell that I am literally freezing my butt off in these shots. The denim jacket was not cutting it my friends. But yet, there I was snapping away anyhow despite the frigid temperature. Which got me thinking about all of the strange and unusual things that I do for the sake of the blog. For those of you who wonder if you are indeed a “fashion blogger” here’s a handy guide to help you decide, and for those you that aren’t, here’s a few of our dirty little secrets:
- Neither sweltering sweat inducing heat nor frigid icicles forming off the tip of your nose cold will dissuade you from taking outfit shots.
- You always know what the current Pantone colors are.
- It breaks your heart that you wore a killer outfit on a rainy day.
- You will climb, sit, perch, stand on things that simply were not meant for climbing/sitting/perching/standing just to get a really cool shot.
- You always find yourself overdressed for Walmart…because you know, you might get the chance to take pictures.
- Your spouse, significant other, children, BFF are used to having to stop, drop and snap when you happen upon a sweet spot to take a shot of your outfit.
- If you ever lost your phone, the person who finds it will think you’re a self-absorbed narcissist because 95% of the photos in your library are of you.
- You feel like a total poser because the outfit you post that day on Instagram isn’t what you’re actually wearing…in reality you’re on your couch in sweats plowing through a bag of Lays potato chips.
- You oftentimes carry an extra pair of shoes with you because, well, the outfit would look waayyy cuter with heels.
- You know what #wiw, #ootd, #wiwt, and #fwis mean.
- There is always a tripod in your backseat.
I told you back when I wore this sweatshirt in burgundy that I would be grabbing it in more colors. Since it’s currently on sale for under $16, how could I not? So now I have it not only in burgundy, but also heather gray and this gorgeous shade of pastel blue.
Since I was wearing the sweatshirt to work on this particular day and it was more than a little chilly outside, I paired it with my gray cropped trousers. I’ve had these pants forever; they are a pair of GAP slouchy boyfriend trousers from probably about 7 years ago. They are perfect for work and easy to dress up or down depending upon what I pair them with.
I love a good casual/dressed up pairing, so the sweatshirt along with the trousers and suede ankle boots were the perfect mix. I have found that a sweatshirt is one of those pieces that works in just about any setting depending upon what you mix it with. With trousers like I did today or with a skirt (bonus points if the skirt is tulle) you can pull off a sweatshirt even at work. The ruffle details on this particular sweatshirt makes it even easier to dress up.
You can wear a sweatshirt to work assuming that you don’t work in an environment with a super professional dress code. The key is in the other pieces that you pair the sweatshirt with. If you add a sweatshirt to a nice pair of dress pants, a skirt or layered over a dress the look is easy to pull off. If you want to take it up another notch add pumps or high heeled ankle boots for a little more work place flair.
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