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summer office outfit
cardi: Banana Republic Outlet // dress: J.Crew Factory // shoes: thrifted (similar) // bag: Forever 21 // necklace: Bip & Bop

I had intended on posting red-ish, white-ish, and blue-ish outfits every day this week, and then I didn’t have a chance over the weekend to take all those photos. Instead, you can have this sky blue, magenta, and gold outfit a day before Red White and Blue Day (that’s what it’s called, right?).

As I mentioned in my small goals post yesterday, I’m having fun remixing the items I bought a couple of weeks ago to make cute summer workwear outfits. Am I the only one who feels like it’s extra hard to dress for work in the summer? It’s just so hot, so sweaty, so much of the time. And then the AC is blasting inside the building, so the balance is nearly impossible. Thank goodness I bought a bunch of cardigans!

This was one of the first pairings I came up with when I was still in the store. This sweater has the prettiest gold buttons (doesn’t Banana Republic always?) and it’s high-quality. I’m glad I bought it in a petite size because my short torso really calls for shorter sweaters than I usually buy, especially if I’m intending to wear them with little dresses that cinch at the waist.

Without the sweater, I worried a little about this blue. Does it wash me out? I felt like I was fading into the background while the dress took the foreground the whole day I was wearing it to work. I still really like it, I think I’m just not used to the color. I’m definitely excited to pair it with tights in the fall and winter–though I’m not in any hurry for that to happen. I love summer, I love summer dressing. Now I’m learning to love summer workwear!

Does your professional closet change between seasons? How should I style this dress next?

P.S. Don’t forget my $25 ASOS giveaway ends tonight! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow and email the lucky gal!

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