Happy Monday guys! I’m hopeful you all had a lovely Easter weekend. So, I’m super excited to launch a weekly “work wear Monday” series. Well, mostly because I am a working woman and mother, and sometimes in the business world, it is a challenge to find the right outfit that exudes confidence and is still classy. Fast forward to today, and I’m quickly getting the reputation of being the fashionable one while knowledgeable in my profession at the office.
Every Monday, I will share a post linking one or a few of my outfits and affordable items. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see more of this or what other things you’d like me to share.
With all that said (phew)….let me start with one of my work dresses by Gianni Bini. This dress has simple lines and a beautiful cut. It is right below the knee, so midi-length which is usually where I like my dresses to fall when it comes to work wear, with a few exceptions. I just love this designer because the lines are so clean and it almost always fits well so I don’t have to worry about having it tailored. In fact, most European brands are very similar in cut and I love outfits that compliment your body.
For work or office wear, I tend to gravitate toward softer colors. This particular brand is carried at Dillards but I realized it is sold out on their website so I was able to find the exact same dress on Lyst and have linked it here. I love the ruched keyhole neckline and the flare lower half of the dress. The quality of the material is surprisingly sturdy with beautiful stitching, and I know it wouldn’t be fading or wearing out anytime soon.
Do you usually wear pant suit, skirt, or dress to the office?
The Fourth of July is all about celebrating independence day in the United States! Whether it is inviting your friends and family over for an epic Fourth of July BBQ bash, or spending time by the pool, or enjoying the fireworks, you would still need to keep in mind comfort and a fashion theme that matches the occasion.
Fourth of July has become one of my favorite holidays! I love watching the fireworks and seeing the excitement in my children eyes. Most importantly we get to gather around with friends and family to enjoy food and good company. On this day we plan on visiting friends, having the grandparents over, and then ending the evening by watching fireworks at our neighborhood park. For my friends who are not familiar with this holiday, it is the United States federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Okay, I know you are more interested in the outfit, so without further ado, let me talk about how I plan to brighten up my look for the summer but also for Fourth of July.
“Fashion is not necessarily about labels. It’s not about brands. It’s about something else that comes from within you.” – Ralph Lauren
So I decided to keep my outfit bright and fun this summer. The colors are also the perfect choice for Fourth of July sticking with the red, blue, and white theme. I recently picked this cute top from ASOS because it just matches well with the theme. The top has this knot in the front that makes it quite different from a regular t-shirt look and allow extra room for all the outdoor food and desserts! I could have gone with shorts but decided to stick with jeans. What I love about jeans is how versatile it is. For me, it is all about comfort as I sit on a blanket at our neighborhood park later that evening to watch the Fourth of July fireworks.
I decided to pair the outfit with a few favorites. The Fossil Morgan Traveler Leather Crossbody bag is an old timer and a classic. It is so easy to match with most of my things, so every now and then I pull it out of my wardrobe. Isn’t the bright red color just gorgeous? The size also allows me to carry a few essentials, like my camera, makeup, phone, and hand sanitizer. For the shoes I wore this adorable Marc Fisher LTD shoes. They add a touch to the outfit and easy to slip on and off.
An interesting fact, when I had long hair, I hardly wore a lot of earrings. Now that my hair is a lot shorter, I have been enjoying playing with different size earrings as you can see here. These earrings are from ModCloth and my watch is Michele. If you are outdoors, then you should know that sunglasses are a must-have in the summer sun because they are functional. Everything goes so well together. What are your plans for the fourth?
Summer dress series continues! This week it’s all about ruffles, pastel colors, bows and tie. Today’s outfit features a dress I wore to the launch of the KBS America Dallas/Ft. Worth channel affiliate. KBS (Korean Broadcasting System) is one of the biggest South Korean television networks with affiliates all over the world. It was such a great experience and I’m happy for my dear friend who is president of the KBS America Dallas/Ft. Worth affiliate.
I also had fun exploring the historic downtown Carrollton area before the event. Talk about cute shops, restaurants, interesting wall murals, and railroad tracks!
Ruffles, bows, and ties create a feminine touch to any summer look. It is a great way to stay confident, chic, and elegant. The flirty elements creates interest in the simplest of dresses and sometimes it’s so easy to get caught up in wearing effortless-chic. I dressed this outfit up with these gorgeous shoes from nordstrom rack which comes in four colors.
I have also linked a few of my favorites ruffle dresses below that highlight different patterns from florals to stripes to polka dots.