Getting dressed for work every morning can turn into a major drag – you’re rushed for time, you’re tired and you’re not so pumped about hurrying into work for that early meeting – so some go-to looks are key. One of my fall-back options on particularly rushed mornings is a comfy tee with a pencil skirt – necessary items for every woman’s closet – which can easily come together as an office-appropriate look. I found this tee on sale recently and decided that while its cropped silhouette was most likely appropriate for weekends paired with jeans, it could also work with a slim skirt for the office.
So my love for (obsession with) all things neon has clearly not yet subsided, as I recently spotted this tank’s neon triangular appliques from across a boutique and beelined. Can we please bring neon with us into fall? I’m gonna go with yes.
Another thing of note about this outfit: When I was anywhere from, say, talking age to about 10 years old, I would have nothing to do with any and all things pink or purple and preferred to stick with my trusted blues, greens and browns. My 8-year-old self would be horrified at my current state.
I recently picked up this top at the super-awesome Anthropologie sale (made even more awesome by the 15 percent off code that Anthropologie sends during birthday months) – if you haven’t yet, I highly recommend you check out the sale. And soon. But I digress. I’ve already told y’all about my love of this season’s tropical trend, so mega sale+tropical=duh. This print in particular totally reminds me of a safari, and while I’m unfortunately far, far away from something as glorious as that right now, some sort of urban safari is certainly in the cards. Just watch out for the wild beasts.
As much as I whine about it, there is an upside to going to work on days when the rest of the country is on vacation, like I did on Monday. I usually walk to work, and it’s nice to start my day with a stroll through a peaceful, sleepy, on-vacation town; it really sets a nice vibe for the day ahead. Moreover, as someone who gets a crap-ton of phone calls and emails, it’s nice to have a day of relative reprieve from that.
But more importantly, I can wear pretty much whatever I want (a huge plus in steamy summer months) – enter short skirts and midriff-baring tops. My grandmother would be horrified. But if her ghost had happened to pop into the office on Monday, I could’ve quickly untied the shirt, tucked it in, and maintained some semblance of office formality. Split-second versatility=bonus!