It can’t be. No, it CAN’T be! I really have to go back to work? It doesn’t matter how long you get off for the holiday break, it’s NEVER enough! There’s some little known law of physics that makes this time go much faster than any other! If it’s true that time flies when you’re having fun then I must have been having an absolute riot! Well, looking back it was pretty fun. So much great food, good times, family dinners, and parties, and dinner parties! So I really can’t complain even though I feel like it! Oh well, back to the daily routine it is!
I’ve spent pretty much my adult life dressing for an office or other professional environment. A long time staple for women’s office wear is brown plaid pants. I’ve put a sportier track on the traditional pattern by going with a skinny version. As always skinnies tend to make me (and you) appear taller and thinner. And that’s definitely a good thing! Living with the often harsh reality that is Michigan winter I tend to wear boots. A lot! So when looking for stylish slacks for the season I like to stick with skinnies. As you can see, I prefer to tuck my pants into my boots and with the narrow leg all the way to the ankle they don’t bunch up and crowd my leg. My husband jokes that I sometimes look like I’m on the way to ride my horses but tucking my pants into my boots keeps me drier and warmer. It’s a lot easier to wipe the slush and slop off my boots than my pants. And the real bonus is it looks stylish and sophisticated. So I told my husband that if I ever do get horses he’s cleaning up after them!
I chose my crisp white button down shirt to reinforce the working girl feel. But, I’ve never been a big fan of all work and no play. Too much of a business feel can come off as being stuffy and uptight. So I added a cool light tan short jacket to create interesting layers and tone down any seriousness. The light pink quilted bag adds even more feminine feel to soften the corporate look. After a long relaxing time away from work, I needed some color to pump me up. I am able to bring the sunshine with me everywhere with my cheerful bright yellow coat. There’s no reason why you can’t have a bit of fun in the office! I don’t know about you but I work hard so I can play even harder!
Yellow Coat @Macy’s
Tan Jacket @Sears
White button down shirt &Pink Purse @Express
Plaid skinnies @Nordstrom Rack