White and Navy

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There are very few pieces that I love more than the classic white button-down shirt. There is something about the crisp, clean look of a button-down that elevates an outfit to another level. You cannot own this in enough styles, ladies. I default to it time and again, whether for a serious office look or for a casual daytime look.

For this outfit, I paired one of my favorite white button-down shirts with loose navy trousers for an office-to-drinks look.

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I went with a blush-colored shoes and bag combination, which keeps the outfit somewhat muted but still adds a touch of soft elegance to the look. I have loved the blush trend this year and I’ll definitely be looking for ways to incorporate it into my fall wardrobe.

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Outfit details:

TOP: Armani (see similar styles in the links below) | TROUSERS: Rag & Bone |

SHOES: Ann Taylor | BAG: Aldo (such a cute find!) | BELT: Ann Taylor (similar here and here)




Keeping it Real

Winter Pastels White Gray Blue

Winter whites and pastels are having quite the moment. It may be that spring is right around the corner, and we are ready to transition to softer and smoother colors as opposed to some of the more dramatic colors of the winter.

In the combo above, we’ve also tried to keep all pieces on the affordable end, so this is very much an achievable look after the havoc that the holidays may have caused on your bank account. Henri Bendel and Michael Kors have been my go-to alternatives for accessories that are always on trend, at very reasonable prices. Also, Topshop has done a great job of bringing European “cool” to the States, and their prices are generally easy on the wallet. Their collection at Nordstrom is definitely something to keep your eye on.

So, about this outfit… The coat is a statement piece, so I’m always inclined to keep all other pieces a little muted. The powdery gray tone of the accessories supports the soft blue of the coat nicely, creating a soft palette of colors. Loving the jewelry here as well. I’m especially excited about the mixed-metal MK bangle – what a lovely Cartier alternative.

Topshop double breasted coat
$62 – nordstrom.com

Emporio Armani Skinny Jeans
farfetch.com (on sale)

ALDO tall gray boots

Henri Bendel gray purse

Michael kors ring

Madewell loop scarf
madewell.com (extra 30% off with code AHHH)

MAC Cosmetics lips makeup
$16 – nordstrom.com