In case you didn’t know, Alabama has been in the headlines a lot lately due to a special election for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. I won’t get overly political here, but let’s just say that the stakes were high, and I think it would have been pretty disastrous had the Republican candidate won. Accordingly, I did my part and voted! Here’s what I wore for the occasion.
Again, I apologize for the wonky lighting in these photos. The daylight hours are limited, and the time that I’m home is even more limited…which means I have to settle for photos with some kinda crazy shadows!
As I mentioned last week, I’m trying to wear my blazers more often. This week’s pick is my black wool one. I chose it because I figured the wool blazer would be warm enough so that I wouldn’t have to wear a coat too…and I was very WRONG. I was freezing on my 6-block walk to and from my office!
I might have been cold, but at least my outfit was cute, right? Well, at least I think so. I have so many plaid shirts, and all too often I just wear them on the weekend with jeans and booties. It’s kind of fun to dress them up a little bit more with a blazer or a pencil skirt (like I did here). Already contemplating which blazer I should wear next week…
black wool blazer: J.Crew, similar, similar // red plaid ruffle shirt: J.Crew Factory, similar, similar // skinny jeans: Wit & Wisdom, exact, similar // cognac leather boots: Timberland, similar, similar // pearl stud earrings: gift, similar, similar // black leather strap watch: Kate Spade, exact, similar
I’ve been trying to find a work-appropriate combination of red + black for the past few days, in an attempt to “dress for the season,” but I keep coming up short. This was an attempt last week that ended up alright, but it’s not my favorite.
Truthfully, I kind of want to order this dress in red. I recently bought it in black, but now I’m kind of wishing I had gotten something more festive. How cute would this be with a little sparkle and some black accents? Not at all work-appropriate, but holiday-ish for sure. In the meantime, I’ll keep trying this color combination with what’s already in my closet…