I know those two words are not supposed to go together but without Monday there’s no Tuesday and well that means we never get to Friday. Today I wanted to share with you a couple of looks I put together over the weekend to show that you can look professional without wearing a blazer. Two things cannot be denied here. 1. Blazers do make you look incredibly well put together, professional, clean, and assertive. 2. Miami is ridiculously hot and blazers sometimes are not the way to go for us.
Recently it has been a little chilly here so I am including an outfit for those four hours of Winter we enjoy here in Miami.
My favorite way to slay the day at work is with a statement dress. Dresses make me feel powerful and intelligent. Many of them I find at Marshalls or TJ Maxx, but they are brand name so I will link a few options below. This dress was one of those items that had an aura around it when I saw it at TJ Maxx. I just had to have it and it has not failed me yet. You also can never go wrong with a black and white dress. It screams elegance and radiates all sorts of Chanel vibes that make people realize you mean business.
Shades are Chanel from Nordstrom and a similar pair can be found here. Dress is from TJ Maxx but it is Calvin Klein and a similar one is on sale here. Shoes are Jones New York with the most comfortable padding that enable me to stand all day and not hate myself for it. I bought them at TJ Maxx as well a while ago but found a similar pair at DSW on sale here. (P.S. Pointed heels are a staple of mine so brace thyselves for many more.) My watch is Kate Spade in duo-tone and can be found here.
“Work until your Idols become your Equals.”
You can wear a turtleneck in Miami and not pass out. It’s all about balance. That morning have iced coffee instead of Cuban coffee. I’ve worn this outfit before with riding boots and it is just as cute but not as empowering. The turtleneck is from a boutique here in Miami that cannot be found anywhere else. It’s really thin but is snug enough to not have one freeze in a “Miami Winter”.
Other options for turtlenecks here, here, and here. The skirt is vintage Ann Taylor (read: from my mom’s closet) but you can achieve the same look with this skirt from Banana Republic. Shoes are also Ann Taylor and they are my favorite pair of shoes in existence. I couldn’t find them online, but here is a great option.
I hope you enjoyed these looks! Get ready for more to come.
Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All of these items were purchased by me or permanently borrowed from my mother’s closet.