Off to Work: Embellished
Off to Work: Embellished

Wearing: Sweater: J.Crew Pants: ASOS Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Bag: Kate Spade (similar here and currently craving this one here!) Accessories: Kate Spade knot bangle, Tom Ford sunglasses

Hi everyone! As you’re reading this, I’m on my way to Chicago for a business trip so I thought it’d be fitting to do my second “Off to Work” post today! Personally, I think embellished and detachable collars are by far two of the best inventions ever. I mean, for a girl that’s constantly on the go with work and life in general, I can’t think of a better way than killing two birds with one stone.

With this sweater, not only do I save myself the time from having to choose a blouse to wear underneath the sweater, but I can skip my neck accessories all together because the jeweled collar is a statement in itself! Best part? I can easily remove the collar and add a chambray shirt underneath for a more casual and laid back look on the weekends. It’s like the gift that keeps on giving! :) So, whoever thought of those two fabulous concepts… geniusssss.

Wish me luck in much cooler temps this week in the Windy City, as this California girl is most likely going to be freezing her butt off. Off I go!

Soft Palettes: Blush and Neutrals
Soft Palettes: Blush and Neutrals

You’ll have to pardon me for my summer-ish look on today’s post. Believe me - my boots, sweaters and coats are all lined up and ready to come out and play, but the weather in LA seems to have different plans. The heat wave is not wavering, and I have a feeling it will be here for a while.

I talk as if this is a novelty in Southern California, but I just don’t remember the hot weather lasting THIS long in the past (I probably say that every year). I’m not really complaining per say, but do consider me officially envious of all of you that are actually experiencing the onset of Fall and bringing out your beautiful boots and coats! For now, I will have to live vicariously through you other fashionistas. Plus, I recently invested in a pair of over-the-knee high boots which I’m very excited to wear - just not in this heat. That would just be kind of silly. Then again, sometimes fashion can precipitate silly things, if it makes you happy, of course. :) Until it cools down just a tad, I guess my Fall wardrobe will be waiting patiently indoors….

Wearing: Blazer: Zara (here) Top: Zara (old, similar here and here) Bottom: Reiss (here) Shoes: Christian Louboutin (here) Sunglasses: Tom Ford (here) Bag: Saint Laurent (newer version here) Accessories: The Dancing Jewels necklace, Reiss belt, J.Crew bracelet (similar here)

Don’t forget to enter the MimicDesign giveaway here!

P.S. If you love statement jewelry and other cute accessories as much as I do, make sure to check out The Dancing Jewels. I’m wearing one of their pieces today, and I love the color combinations. I’m happy to share that they are offering The Fashion Pledge readers a 10% discount - yay! Just make sure to enter “TFP10%OFF” at checkout!

Happy shopping and more importantly, HAPPY FRIDAY!