Monday, January 25, 2016

Work Outfit: Wraps + Wide Legs

Wrap blouse + wide leg pants

Wrap blouse + wide pants

Givenchy Small Antigona

Marble watch
Blouse: Ann Taylor (similar solid color or collared version)
Pants: Arden B. (old, similar from Ann Taylor in petite and regular)
Bag: Givenchy (the exact version I have is on a great sale now at Bluefly or you can find the new season's blue for pre-order at Nordstrom) | Shoes: L.K. Bennett 'Sledge'
Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Necklaces: Brian Gavin, Roberto Coin | Watch: The Horse

Today I'm sharing a very simple, but still chic, work outfit. The interest in this looks relies upon the draping of the wrap blouse and the wide leg pants. I paired simple black pumps (my favorite work shoes, the L.K. Bennett 'Sledge' pumps) with my black trousers to keep the focus on the drape of the pants, although I think many other colors of shoes could have worked well with this outfit.

If could definitely wear this look to my office, but for court, I'd need to add a black blazer (like the J.Crew 'Rhodes' I wore in this post) and probably a larger bag that can fit files in it (like my workhorse Longchamp Le Pliage Neo). Confession: I usually have walking shoes along with my in my workbag to make my commute a little easier. Right now I've been loving my Steve Madden lace-up Eleanorr flats--they're on-trend, but still very comfortable to walk in, even for several miles.

Thanks for reading! Happy Monday!

x, Tam

10 comments:

  1. Love these wide leg pants...makes me think I need a pair!

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  2. Such a pretty look. Love your wide leg pants and that beautiful pop of blue!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleadnslippers.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the outfit. Love the colors especially!


    www.llindatt.blogspot.com

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  4. Would you say the Sledge pumps run true to size? I'm this close to buying them but have no way to try them on as I live in Tulsa. Small city, few shoe options. Thanks!

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    1. I'd say they run a little small. I'm wearing a 35.5, and I usually wear a 35 in designer shoes. Other L.K. Bennett shoes I have that fit well are 35's. I do have a small heel grip insert in the back of mine as well as a ball-of-foot insert to make standing in them for long periods of time more comfortable. The Sledges are notorious for heel slippage--I think the Duchess of Cambridge has inserts in hers as well :).

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    2. what brand and type of shoe inserts do you use?

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    3. I've used both Foot Petals and generic pads from Nordstrom and have found them to be equally good. I stay away from the gel ones as I've found they tend to be more slippery. I'll usually put a ball-of-foot pad (Foot Petals calls these "Tip Toes") into most of my pumps and add a heel pad if I feel like my heel slips out too much.

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  5. When you switch into your commuting flats from heels, how do you deal with your pant length? A 4" difference in shoes isn't small!

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