Thursday: Comfortable Corporate

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karen kane striped blazer
gold bangle bracelet
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gold chain necklace
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Blazer: c/o Karen Kane
Tank: Ann Taylor (similar)
Pants: Tahari
Shoes: Michael Kors
Necklace: Boutique in Rehoboth Beach (similar)
Bracelet: c/o IN PINK

Have a few meetings today so needed to look professional, but felt a bit under the weather last night so had restless and little sleep. Lycra to the rescue! Each piece in this ensemble is stretchy and comfortable but still maintains a level of professionalism.

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  1. Luba
    September 16, 2012 / 12:49 am

    I love this outfit. It is very professional, it brights you up, it fits you perfectly and slims you. I like the way these pants fit you. And I love your make up, as always.

  2. jkbkid
    September 7, 2012 / 9:03 am

    I’ve never commented here before, but OMG, your look is perfection! I’m dying to order this blazer but I teeter on the edge between woman’s and plus sizes (around size 16/18). Does this blazer run small?

    • September 7, 2012 / 9:51 am

      I have a Large and I am usually a 12 petite in blazers, it feels pretty true to size veering on slightly generous since it’s stretchy.

  3. September 2, 2012 / 11:52 am

    Very nice chic, professional look! Who says nice work-friendly style has to be complicated?

  4. Jo H.
    September 1, 2012 / 11:49 pm

    This is truly a “wow” outfit on you – very nice.

  5. Lina
    September 1, 2012 / 5:23 pm

    I love the blazer you are wearing and I’ve been keeping my eye out for a similar one that’s more grad-student budget friendly 😉

    I finally found one today at Target for $24.99 in the Junior’s department! The brand is Xhilaration, in case anyone wants to invest 😉

  6. Kat @ ginger, adorned
    August 31, 2012 / 9:20 am

    What a trickster of an outfit! You look fab, but I bet it’s as comfy as the pj’s you wish you were in!

  7. Judy
    August 31, 2012 / 9:17 am

    One of my favorite outfits on you! You look beautiful!

  8. Stephanie Clayton
    August 30, 2012 / 10:35 pm

    My first thought was, “wow, her skin is really luminous” and then I read that you’d had little sleep. I’d never have known!
    Your striped blazer is perfect.
    Did you get my email? 🙂

    • August 31, 2012 / 10:34 am

      I did and THANK YOU!!! I was going to reply today, this week has been insane. But you ROCK.

  9. August 30, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    I like that striped blazer a lot….so not good for my budget!

  10. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    August 30, 2012 / 7:03 pm

    Like Rebecca, I am a total sucker for stripes, and that jacket is perfection.

  11. August 30, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    you look beautiful!!

  12. Barb
    August 30, 2012 / 5:33 pm

    Very flattering outfit on you! Love the striped jacket and the splash of red.

  13. A.S.
    August 30, 2012 / 5:04 pm

    I really need a striped blazer! You look great!!!

  14. Lisa
    August 30, 2012 / 4:18 pm

    This outfit really looks nice on you! Everything is just spot on. Nice proportions, great color, and comfort to boot!

  15. August 30, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    The shawl collar jacket is killin’ me! I love the red pop and super polished shoes. It all pulls together really well and I never would have guessed you weren’t feeling 110%.

    I wish I had more moolah! I love the aesthetic of jackets but I hate the structure and non-stretch of normal blazers and suit jackets. Can you help me find budget friendly jackets that mimic blazers like this?

    The Opinionated Girl

  16. Sonia
    August 30, 2012 / 12:56 pm

    Super outfit! You look fresh as a daisy and polished to the T! Would never guess you lost sleep and feel a bit out of sorts. That’s the name of the game in these go, go and keep on going work environments.

    • August 30, 2012 / 11:10 am

      Who needs to go to the market in yoga pants when fabrics like ponte knit (this jacket) and stretch suiting (these pants) exist? I could live in Ponte 24/7! 🙂

  17. NL
    August 30, 2012 / 11:05 am

    The perfect business attire. Love the crisp clean lines on you.

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