July 12, 2013

Black & White & Red All Over

You know that great joke that asks what's black, white, and red all over? A newspaper! Well, other than being quite funny to this journalist, the joke felt like it pretty much summed up this outfit - black, white, and red all over (my lips!). I wore this outfit to work this week, paired with a cardigan for my chilly office space, of course. My work is pretty laid back when it comes to office attire, but I feel best when in a dark pair of jeans, a nice blouse/top, and a pair of flats, booties, or nice sandals. I'm still working up the nerve to wear bold lipstick all day in the office, but I'm sure getting there (this day I wore a light pink lipstick earlier in the day, and then switched it up with my favorite orangey red)!

I'm still working on getting into a daily routine at work, but I feel like I now have a better handle on it at the end of week 2. I get there a little before 8am, put my lunch away, either grab some coffee from our kitchen (we have the nicest kitchen/eating area) or sip on my iced coffee that I brought for a few minutes while looking at emails - I should call this my "settling in" time. A few minutes later I go and chat with my immediate supervisor, and then head back to my desk to start on my work. I love that during this time the lights in the office are still off (we have tons of natural light, but something about having the lights off feels nice in the morning), and that the office is still very quiet and slow. About an hour later the lights will be on and the office will be buzzing, and I love that time almost just the same. We've got a great vibe going on in the office, and I feel so blessed to be a part of something so great. Sappy aside, I truly am so happy for this amazing opportunity and can't wait to settle more in and continue to grow with my position.

Outfit details:
Top: Ann Taylor
Necklace: c/o Black & Bronze
Bracelets: Kate Spade
Bag: Madewell
Jeans: Levi's
Gaby booties: c/o Blowfish Shoes

This afternoon there will most likely be a coffee run (I've been craving a warm latte of sorts - dreaming of pumpkin spice), and this evening Scott and I are hoping to go see a friend (hey, Mandy!) at the improv/comedy club she works at!

What does your work attire usually look like? What's your daily work routine like?

-Chelsea xo


  1. Wonderful to hear you're settling in, and this is a gorgeous look!! As for my work attire? Leggings, cami & cardy + top knot. Haha, not as cute but that's what happens when you work from home! xo

  2. love this outfit - and every time you rock that bag, i keep thinking that i need one. it's super cute!

  3. Black & white is always so good, especially with a pop of red! My family has a little inside joke about the black & white & red all over joke. When I was little, I used to say it was an embarrassed zebra and it kind of stuck.

  4. I work for ASU and the office is business casual, I feel like I'm still finding my office style but it's usually nick slack, a top and a cardigan. I'd love to wear more work dresses and accessorize more! I love getting in a little bit early too. I have a big window overlooking Mill Ave and love all the natural light. I sip coffee and check emails and make a to-do list for the day, such a nice time of the workday before everyone is in and things get too busy.

  5. I work in a public library so dress code is business casual except for casual fridays when we can wear jeans. I normally wear a dress, cardi and flats to work, which isn't too different from my out of work wear. I'm so happy you're loving your new job, it seems like a really great place and I love your quiet time in the morning.

  6. That's really great that you're settling in so well at your new job. My work is pretty casual too, which is great, so I try to make a lot of my clothes work for both "regular" wear and work wear.

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  7. That is the cuuuutest top! My work dress code is also super casual, to the point where when I wear a nice dress, I get like a thousand compliments haha! I do try to keep things sassy with a blazer and heels as often as the heat will allow! Some of my favorite blazers are from Nordstrom Rack and Target :)