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Sunday, March 30, 2014

The One Where I Address Sweatpants.

One question that is frequently asked from me is if I always "dress up", even when I'm at home.  The short answer is "No".  The spunky answer is "hell to the no!".  But the real let-me-shatter-the-glass-for-you answer is that I change into comfortable clothes the minute that I come home and stay that way until the minute that I have to put "real clothes" on and greet the world.  
I don't think there's anything wrong with sweatpants or pajamas.  In fact, I prefer to live my at-home life in them rather than to wear out my "nice" clothes when I'm not doing anything special.  
I even have matching sweatsuits.  I'm really not kidding.  My husband likes to joke around that I look a mob-wife when we're at home.  Three things to address that statement: 1. It's probably true (sans the make-up and nails). 2. I don't wear velour ones, okay?! I stick to the regular mono-color athletic sweatsuits. 3. He loves it!

Now that you know way too much about what I look like at home, here's what I've been wearing at work. ;)

Black & white contrast blouse (Exact old; Similar herehere; Same style but opposite color here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Skinny Dress Pants (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Multi-color pointy toe pumps (Exact old; Super cute versions herehere; Love this round-toe pair here and this strappy pair here)//
Mint blazer (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Bohemian Bombshell earrings c/o Edith Marie Jewelry (Exact here)
"Très Chic" sweater (Exact here)//
Full skirt in dark navy (Exact old; Love these options here and here; And you can get a similar look by layering a sweater over this gorgeous dress here)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Red pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Tassel bracelet c/o Bip & Bop (Exact here)
Mustard yellow pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar herehere,  here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Black sleeveless top (Exact old; Similar here, hereherehere)//
Belt and cardi c/o Hawthorne Collection (Cardi no longer available; Similar belt here)//
Sua Necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//
Tall black boots (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)
The Sophisticate dress c/o Flourish Boutique (Exact here)//
Black peplum jacket (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere
Gold pave triangle necklace c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)//
Love cuff c/o Bauble Boutique (Exact here)//Renegade bracelet ℅ Erika Lehman//Bezel Venus Flytrap bracelet c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)
Lace detail top c/o Jane (Exact old; Love these lace collar tops hereherehere)//
Black cardigan (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Blue lace pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//Earrings c/o Hawthorne Collection 
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Faith plaid blouse c/o Catch Bliss Boutique (Exact here)//
Red blazer (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Black pencil skirt (Almost exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Black sheer tights (Exact here)//Red pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//Rosa flower necklace c/o Accessory Mercado (Exact here)//Gold crystal bow bangle c/o T+J Designs (Exact here)
Black lace top c/o Jane (Similar hereherehere; Absolutely in love with this short sleeve lace top here)//
Seamless cami (Exact here)//
Black blazer (Exact old; Similar herehereherehere)//
Teal pencil skirt (Exact old; Similar hereherehere)//
Black opaque tights (Exact here)//
Black round-toe pumps (Exact here; Similar hereherehere)//
Blue chandelier earrings c/o Bip and Bop (Similar here)//
 Turquoise tile bangles c/o Trade of Hope by Dawn (Exact here)


  1. Love your style! And I want to see pics of those fancy sweatsuits! My husband hates sweatpants but loves leggings, so that's what I wear at home - it's an easy compromise and they're just as comfy.

  2. You always have the cutest outfits! If only I could dress like that. I need to basically study your look. Where do you work that you need to dress up so nicely everyday?

    1. I'm an Epidemiologist at a health department. :) I don't have to dress up. I just love to! haha ;)

  3. I would love some ideas on fashionable sweatsuits!

  4. Those rounded toe floral pumps you suggested are SO cute! And there is NOTHING wrong with sweats at home!


  5. I love your outfits! I am a working mom that has no time to think about what to wear so I often refer to your blog and copy your style ;) thanks for sharing.

  6. I'd love to see you in your mob wife sweats. Lol

  7. I know Spring is here, but it's still so cold in Chgo., which is why I still wear blk tights. The ones I have cut-off blood flow around my thighs - ouch! Could you tell me what brand of blk tights you wear? Are they comfortable?

    1. They are linked above. :) Yes, they're very comfy!

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  9. Your husband's is right! I love your outfits, you are inspiring. I'm no petite nor short but I do love your taste. The Multi-colored pumps are the bomb! LOVE LOVE LOVE. Thanks foe sharing your talent for looking great!


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