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Uniqlo camel coat (similar – on sale!)
Christian Louboutin “Iriza” d’Orsay pumps
Louis Vuitton epi leather cardholder

I wear work clothes everyday that I rarely feel inspired to photograph it, but I wanted to show one of my typical black and navy work looks dressed up with a fuchsia lip and d’Orsay heels. These J.Crew pants are one of my favorite cuts – they taper and crop just above the ankle, which make your legs appear longer and are flattering even worn with flats (these Tieks black flats are the ones I swear by. My usual work day is more like 7-4, and as a high school teacher I’m always on my feet, so there’s no way I’d ever show up in 4-inch stilettos). Anyway, I recently bought a cardholder for when I’m over big bags and just want to carry the bare minimal.

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44 Comments

  1. March 6, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    this is neeeeat carolyn ๐Ÿ˜€ did you get a haircut?

    theleeday.com

    • March 6, 2015 / 5:44 pm

      Hi Annie! No, just had it semi-tucked in the turtleneck. It does make me want to get a trim though!

  2. March 6, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    Love this work inspired look. Those pants are a perfect fit and length with just the right amount of skin showing at the hem.

    I think you should show more looks you wear on a daily basis xo

    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

  3. March 6, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    A tailored pant like this is a work staple for me and always look so chic. You look gorgeous! As a former teacher, I feel you on the no heels. Now that I have a desk job, it's fun to be able to wear them every so often. You look so sophisticated in this outfit. I love black and tan together. Those heels are beautiful!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

  4. March 6, 2015 / 8:20 pm

    you are the best dressed teacher I've ever seen! love it!

  5. March 6, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    Loving your outfit! Can I have your shoes? Hehehe.

  6. March 7, 2015 / 1:03 am

    Love the Epi leather card holder!

  7. March 7, 2015 / 9:31 am

    Amazing simple outfit <3 You look chic

    BCfactor.blogspot.com

  8. March 7, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    Very nice! Love the whole look ๐Ÿ™‚ It's nice to leave the big bag at home and stick with a few things.

    Aissa // tea in january

  9. March 9, 2015 / 1:48 am

    you always look so impeccable!!! so effortlessly chic!! ๐Ÿ˜€ love everything about this!

    have a great week, dear!
    Animated Confessions

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