Surviving the Freezing Cold Office this Summer

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Cropped cardigan: LOFT (old) similar (here)| Sheath dress: LOFT (old) similar (here) | Nude wedges: Marshalls

I don’t know about you, but my office is always so cold! On some days, it is just absurd how cold it is. I don’t understand how they just can’t get the office temperature right. So if your office is similar to mine, one of my tips is to bring a cardigan. I have a thick cardigan hanging at my cubicle in the office, and sometimes, I incorporate a cardigan into my outfit – like today!

With the cardigan buttoned up like this, it looks like I’m wearing two separate pieces (master of deception, haha :P)

Both my dress and cardigan are really old, but I linked similar options. This post is also sort of a celebratory one as I am finally able to fit into this dress after two years.

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Here is the dress without the cardigan. If you were going out for drinks or dinner after work, you could just take off the cardigan and switch out the wedges for stilettos.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sales Haul & Review – Part 1

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Top: Pleione (thrifted) | Pants: Halogen| Shoes: Steve Madden

I picked up these pants and sandals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I wore them for the first time today for work. The pants are of very high quality and run true to size. I am wearing a size 4 for reference (I typically wear size 4 or 6 in pants). I ordered the regular, and it is a tad bit long. I would have ordered Petite 4, but they didn’t have size 4 in petite available. I do want to point out one thing – they’re listed as slim fit pants. I find them to be more straight leg than slim fit. The ankles are not tapered enough for the fit to be considered slim.

The sandals are very comfortable. I like the fact that they are block heels and that the heels aren’t too high. I can see myself wearing them during the week for work and during the weekend with casual wear.  I do plan on getting rubber soles put on the bottom after several wears. They were recommended by Mary Orton via Instagram. Check out her blog for more Nordstrom anniversary sale recommendations!

Basics Ensemble + LOFT Extra 50% off Sales Styles

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LOFT sweater (similar), LOFT short-sleeve button-up blouse, pants from Marshalls, Steven Madden loafers from Marshalls,

So excited to publish my very first post!

For today’s outfit, I layered the sweater over a LOFT button-up blouse that is also almost two years old. My office environment is on the more casual side of business-casual, so blazers are not necessary at all times (only when we have meetings).  My pants are by Larry Levine from Marshalls. They were also an awesome find that I can wear all year long since they’re not too thick, which would be problematic for the summer heat.

I’ve had this sweater for almost two years now, and I have to say I’m still in love with it as much as I was when I first purchased it. It’s not too form fitting, and I love the slits on the side. It’s easy to layer over button-up shirts like I did for this outfit.

LOFT always has amazing sales. Currently, they’re having a buy one, get one 50% off sale on tops and sweaters in addition to an extra 50% off promotion on all sales styles!

I can’t wait to share more amazing finds with you all in future posts! I want to share that you don’t have to spend a lot to have polished looks.