June 5, 2012

..Making it Work for Work

 The deets: J.Crew Factory blazer; J.Crew dress (old); Kelsi Dagger pumps; Piperlime necklace (old); Fornash & South Moon Under bracelets.

I'm always looking for ways to stretch my closet.  It is especially hard when sometimes I feel like I live in two very distinct and separate worlds that are either strictly work or play and don't meet in the middle. One great way to get some of these pieces to co-mingle is to throw a blazer on.  This dress which was last seen here goes from a weekend only item to work appropriate with the slide of my arms into this linen blazer.  Magic!




55 comments :

  1. I love this dress (outfit) and could totally picture it sans blazer with flips flops at a vineyard. You clever thing, you look great!
    Xx
    Justyn
    Thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  2. STOP being so freaking gorgeous!!!! And I you hair is just not fair!!!! But I love you nonetheless!
    xo,
    Shanna

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  3. I do the same thing with "weekend" dresses. I throw a blazer on it and every thing is good to go for work. I love this look!
    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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  4. LOVE this outfit. It's so perfect. And I always look to remix clothes in my closet too!

    A Southern Drawl

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  5. you are too pretty! i totally agree, sometimes it is so hard to pair work outfits + play outfits! def agree that a blazer can help separate the two. love this look!

    xxA

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  6. You look so beautiful and fresh in this outfit! I love it :)

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  7. Pretty!

    xo
    Melissa
    http://sweetstylesbymelissa.blogspot.com

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  8. Pure perfection!! I love it.
    xoxo

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  9. Linen blazer are the way to go!

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  10. LOVE this! Definitely one of my favorite outfits you've shown...love the colors. It all just flows so smoothly.

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  11. This dress is so perfect on you! You look especially great today!
    --TS

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  12. The color of your dress is lovely. I love how you paired it with the nudes so that it really pops!

    http://avatallulah.com

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  13. This outfit is one of my all-time favorites. Really. The classic silhouette with a twist, and gorgeous colors!

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  14. Love the blazer and necklace in this post! P.s. Happy belated Birthday! Mine was on the 29th (of May) so not too far from yours...I love the Tory flats from your wishlist. I just might have to buy them because brown flats are on my list right now. Whenever I'm putting together outfits, I find I am lacking brown ballet flats and brown boots, and the ones from your June 1st post are really cute.

    XO
    http://styleinmiddle.blogspot.com

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  15. The colour of your dress looks perfect with the pink lipstick! So pretty :) and I love your necklace! x

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  16. That is such a great necklace and I really love the soft color combos! Love your hair like that too :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  17. Really cute :)
    xx
    www.clothesandcamera.blogspot.com

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  18. You look so cute! And your make up is always flawless.

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  19. this outfit is just lovely! ; )

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  20. I love the blazer look! It really can take a summer dress into a work dress. Plus, I love your hair in this one!

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  21. Love the dress with the blazer! I threw on a blazer with my weekend dress today for work too :) your hair is gorgeous like that!!

    Xo,
    Angela

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  22. very cute outfit!
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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  23. Er - i was just thinking this on my way to work this morning! Do you have any suggestions for navy/dark blue blazers that won't break the bank?! x

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  24. The soft colors are so pretty on you, Erin! You could also have a more casual look by pairing the dress with some flats.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  25. You look beautiful! Love the color of the dress and how you styled it! :)

    Jamie

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  26. Your hair is so amazing. I am totally envious of it right now! I put a blazer over anything. It is just so easy and instantly looks put together (unless I am just a mess that day. Then not even a blazer can save me).

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  27. Erin you look SO pretty! Love the blazer/dress combo - so cute, and definitely work appropriate!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  28. Erin, I adore this look on you! So pretty dear!

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  29. This is so pretty! I love this great polished look.
    Creamy

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  30. I'm in love with this dress. I'm in love with this whole outfit, you look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  31. Oh I do the exact same thing for work! I always mix a weekend dress with a blazer or a cardi or a tee underneath making it perfect for work! Loving the colors in this outfit as well!

    www.plentyforpennies.blogspot.com

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  32. Perfect for work. I love it! :)


    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  33. Gorgeous outfit!
    Newest follower :)
    www.fashiontruffles.com

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  34. wow you're so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic!

    and hey guess what! i just started a new blog! i think i have some great ideas and i'd love if you could stop by and perhaps follow it, if you like!

    http://www.annacbie.com/

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  35. I love this look! A blazer really can make an outfit go from day to night in an instant. Super cute.

    xoxo,
    Rachael
    www.rachaelkhawkins.blogspot.com

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  36. sooo pretty! i love it. follow me back please? :)

    thoughtsof93.blogspot.om

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  37. I love the idea of using a blazer as a transitional piece. You always look so polished and pulled together, I need to learn your secrets!

    Colleen
    daybydaydarling.blogspot.com

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  38. I love this! Mint is so perfect right now. I just happened across your blog, count me as your newest follower!

    Cheers, Elizabeth @ The Corner Apartment

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  39. love this look!! after watching bridesmaids all I wanted to do was wear blazers and dresses like the main character. LOVE both your blazer and dress!

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  40. SO true lady. Mint is my favorite color too. I want to wear this whole outfit.

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  41. This outfit is pure perfection, I would gladly wear every single item! Love the combination of beige and mint, looks wonderful!

    By the way, I gladly followed your blog, can I hope for a follow back? :)

    http://glamourxkills.blogspot.com

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  42. You look so lovely! Your necklace is beautiful!
    xx
    I Want It All
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  43. This outfit is amazing. So simple, yet chic. I wish I could pull it off at work. It's so conservative that if I showed up in this, they would think I'm an alien lol

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  44. What a lovely outfit, very ladylike!

    octoberchic.com

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  45. I LOVE your hair here -- tutorial please! :) A blazer and dress is such a sophisticated look. You look great here.

    Ashley
    whatisatwist.blogspot.com

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  46. i LOVE your hair like this! so pretty, i might have to try and duplicate it!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

    ps. Don't forget to enter my Lily and Laura Bracelet Giveaway

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  47. It does look appropriate for work, actually, and yet very stylish. Seriously, I feel a little bugged at women who wear dark pantsuits and try to look as masculine as possible when they're in a position of power. Anna Wintour doesn't do that, and oh, she's powerful.
    Love,

    S

    www.sonushka.com

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  48. I'm not sure if we met officially at Blogger Blitz DC, but I just wanted to drop by and say hello. As well as the fact that I love your outfit. I'll have to think of pairing blazers with outfits more often now.

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  49. You look absolutely beautiful! Such a lovely Spring outfit! We've just found your blog and it is a treat! We are now following you on GFC and we would love for you to take a look at ours and follow back if you like what we do! Hope to see you in our sidebar soon :)

    Love Kendall from trendswb.blogspot.com xx

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