Positively Polka dots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Positively Polkadots

Outfit Details

Skirt: Banana Republic  ||  Shirt: Old Navy  ||  Sweater: The Loft  || Handbag: London Fog via TJMaxx  ||  Sunglasses: TJMaxx  ||  Necklace: NY&Company  ||  Shoes: old

Does anyone else dress up a little more when it is nice out?  I do for sure! Not only was today a nice day to pull out this skirt from last season for these warmer temperatures, but I had good intensions of looking presentable for work. No a business suit was just a little to stuffy for me today. I don’t know about you guys, but when someone important will be making an appearance in the same building, I tend to make sure I look professional.  Not that I don’t look professional every other day at the office it is just a ‘thing’ I have always done.  I have never really discussed my full time job over here on the blog, but today at work the BIG boss was coming into the office.  Big boss as in the Commissioner of CBP (Customs Border Protection) was actually coming to our office for a brief moment.  By brief, I mean maybe 5 minutes tops to speak to all of us quickly and back to my desk I went.  Point being, I have always found it important to present yourself for the job and life you want to live. Of course I was not going to have tea and talk shop with the big boss, but I always want to carry myself in a professional manner and my attire is the key to doing that in a office setting.

For my professional office look today, I stuck with my favorite pattern, polka dots!  This skirt I absolutely love and adore each and every time I put it on.  This top, well it speaks for itself.  In keeping both pieces polka dots I decided to tone down the look with a solid cardigan over top.  Have I mentioned lately I love wearing nude heels because if you are vertically challenged like myself, it will elongate your legs instantly. On the flip side my legs are in desperate need of a tan. Eeekkkks!  As for accessories, I kept it very simple and clean, nothing to flashy.  And that is positively polka dots folks!

Everyone excited for the weekend?  It goes by way to fast but oh how I love those two days off work. 🙂 Anyone have fun plans?  I always love hearing about what you’re doing for the weekend!

XOXO,

Jessica

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Winter White for the Office

Skirt: J.Crew Factory (on sale + extra 40% off)  (here)  ||  Top: New York and Company (old)  ||  Blazer: Express (similar)  ||  Shoes: Aldo (old) (love these)  ||  Necklace: Forever21 (old) (similar)  ||  Tights: H&M (here)

Brrrrrrrr! It is very cold here in the Midwest and we are trying to keep warm. If you live somewhere nice and warm, I envy you right now. Palm trees, sunshine and sand in my toes sounds perfect right about now. I guess for the time being, we will stick with dark skies, warm boots and snow beneath our feet.

With it being winter, office wear is the last thing I want to put on for the blistering cold.  However, it can be done to create a stylish work outfit. Winter whites are a favorite of mine this season and this wool skirt is a perfect addition to my winter wardrobe.  This skirt is currently on sale plus an additional 40% off! That is a major deal so head over to J.Crew Factory to take a look at their sale items.

There are so many ways to incorporate winter white in with your other winter pieces. I simply went very office appropriate with tights, heels, a burgundy top and blazer to top it off. Of course, my black winter coat was not far to help keep me warm. This was our coldest shoot to date! Brrrrrrrr! I also apologize for those few winkles on my skirt. 🙂 After a day at the office, it happens, right ladies?

How will you wear your winter whites? Would you like to see a winter white casual look?

Stay Warm,

Jessica

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Bejeweled in Navy

Skirt: The Loft outlet || Top: J.Crew Factory || Shoes: J.Crew Factory || earrings: Lia Sophia

Happy Monday, glad to be back here with you! Yes, I have been M.I.A. since before the holidays, but I am back!  Hoping many of you spent some quality time with your family and friends. Between our traveling, working and getting ready for all the holiday madness, it was nice to have a breather around here.

Today’s post I focused on this bejeweled top.  I have been waiting on something just right to pair with the faux leather skirt and this bejeweled top my husband picked out for Christmas was perfect.  To keep the skirt from going to ‘biker girl’, I paired it with heels and a bejeweled top to keep it chic. I don’t know about you guys, but I am actually loving this Navy + Black combo as well. What are your thoughts on Navy + Black together?  Sometimes I just love throwing together things and them to work out so well. I am loving the Navy + Black look! You guys should try it out.

I also want to thank you all who participated in the giveaway! It means so much to me to see so many of you out there share the same interests and whom love reading what I have to say in this big world. Thank you all for being great supporters and reading along on My Brunette Adventure. I hope to inspire and share with you ways to broaden your horizons whether it be in fashion, DIY, travel, etc.

XOXO,

Jessica