As I mentioned before, I am a lawyer. (Insert your favorite lawyer joke here :). Let’s be honest, lawyers are not known for their “fashionable wardrobe.” Think your typical, drab, pant suit, and multiply that by your three color options; gray, brown, and black, and that’s about the extent of your wardrobe. To make matters even more interesting, I work for the government, and when the Georgia Legislature is in session, I have to be in some form of a “suit,” so dress pants and a jacket, every day. The legislatures even limit my jeans days…. sheeshh…
But never one to be held back by “office dress codes” I have discovered the secret to working in a conservative profession and still feeling fashionable and fabulous. Behold…. the “Blazer/Work Jacket.” I promise it will solve all your work-weekend problems.
All you need to have a work wardrobe and a weekend look you will love is a few key pieces: 1. A great pair of black work pants. I prefer Theory – seriously. They are expensive, but they NEVER WRINKLE… I kid you not. I don’t know how they do it, but they manage to fit and look nice week after week. 2. A great white shirt. This Bellatrix shirt I have shown is only $78.00, looks fabulous with jeans and work-wear, and most importantly, is machine washable. 3. Some great skinny jeans – like these JBrands. Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE jeans. I think I honestly am verging on 25 pairs at the moment…. that is for another post. 4. Some great black pumps. They are work appropriate and look great with your jeans. They almost become your “uniform shoes.” 5. Finally – some great accessories. A classic black purse, great statement watch and beautiful diamond earrings. All work appropriate that can easily transfer to a Saturday lunch date.
The best part now, picking out a fabulous blazer/work jacket. Your options are limitless! And the best part, you can wear it with black pants for the week and jeans for the weekend. I personally think jeans and a great blazer/jacket is probably one of the best outfits a woman can put on. You always look put together and chic. And with Georgia weather not being super cold – you always manage to stay warm as well.
My dream blazer/work jacket…. The classic Chanel Jacket. The black/white above is not a Chanel but modeled after one. I am not sure my law career will ever take off to afford a Chanel beauty but one day!
So that is how this lawyer makes it through the work week. And even sometimes, I get a celebratory jeans day on Friday.
$8.50 – oldnavy.gap.com
$90 – theoutnet.com
$154 – bloomingdales.com
$80 – jcrew.com
$75 – piperlime.gap.com
(if you are in Atlanta- Laura from Jolie Spa ROCKS
for a spray tan!)
I’m loving Alice + Olivia‘s linen gold shorts, they are my fav. Luckily, dressy shorts are everywhere this season so you don’t have to spend a fortune. Try J. Crew, Banana Republic etc. for a less expensive pair.
Akiko, BCBG and Rolando Santana have great shorts jumpers!
Add a tank, blazer, cute hat, great pair of shoes,
a little Keri Hilson-Pretty Girl Rock
and Life is Good!
xo, a fashionable chick
PS. Tory Burch’s Spring line looks oh so seventies! Check it out for a little inspiration.