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Outfit: Real Girl Work Wear

Stripes & flats

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve really honed in on my personal style. I still have a long way to go but I know that I’m a girl who loves all things “cozy chic.” It’s kind of my personals style mantra. While I love dressing up once in a while, I’m most comfortable in a pair of flats, and denim if I have the choice. When it comes to a work day that involves meetings, I often gravitate toward a pair of pair of pants, and typically have had luck at LOFT and J. Crew / J. Crew Factory over the years. This pair, from LOFT, are at least two years old but still look perfectly new and the wide leg is a departure from my typical skinny pant style.  LOFT currently has 50% online and in store today, too.

While this might not be your vibe, try to hone in on the clothes that make you look & feel your best, and embrace it. Some girls live for pencil skirts & monster high heels. I swear I used to be such a high heel girl but I’m way clumsy, and try to walk faster than I should, so pointy toe flats generally give me the look without the heel height to slow me down.

With personal style, it’s fun to embrace a few seasonal trends. For example, I’m such a stripes girl and this blouse with its ruffled detail (it’s all about the romantic details this season… ruffles, bell sleeves, lace, off-the-shoulder, etc) gives the look with a more structured style ideal for the work place (though I’d totally rock it with black denim and heels for a date night).

Stripes & flats

pointy toe mary janes from DSW Stripes & flats Stripes & flats

Stripes & flats
Stripes & flats

Blouse: LOFT (also love these stripes)* // Pants: LOFT* // Flats: Steve Madden (also available here) // Necklace: Dear Marny (purchased locally at Marston Boutique) // Tote: Ann Taylor (old; similar or this for less)

By the way, little known fact… I’m also officially the world’s lamest jumper. Any tips to get more than three inches off the ground? 🙂

Stripes & flats

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    Zorica
    October 20, 2016 at 5:01 AM

    Perfect outfit for everyday…
    xx
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    Shira
    October 19, 2016 at 9:14 PM

    Love that cute top on you! And I can’t do a jumpshot to save my life.

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      Hahha, so glad I’m not alone on this one!

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    Stephanie
    October 19, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Love this outfit! So chic!! The shoes are so cute!

    • Reply
      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks so much, Stephanie!!

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    Heidi
    October 19, 2016 at 3:29 PM

    LOL love that jumping shot! And this is just the cutest basic T I’ve ever seen. I love that ruffle detail and the stripes. Such a versatile piece!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks so much — it’s more like a sweater-ish so pretty versatile heading into fall for sure.

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    Victoria Fox
    October 19, 2016 at 8:43 AM

    I am loving this office look so much! SO chic and so fab! And those shoes are adorable!
    xoxo,Victoria
    http://www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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      Alyson
      October 23, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      Thanks, and right? They’re so comfy, too!

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