Hope you all enjoyed your weekend, the hubby and I got lucky with an impromptu date night after a planned girls night I had on Saturday was cancelled. We were able to get last minute help with the kiddies and so we headed to the city. My hubby’s idea was to first check out the newly opened Nordstrom at the Eaton Centre in Toronto. Nordstrom has just recently arrived in Canada and I was totally excited this was his idea (he’s a keeper that’s for sure!). All I can say is… Nordstrom you had me a hello…I was impressed with the service, selection of merchandise and the overall really cool, ultra chic vibe of this retailer. They were having a 30% off sale on Tory Burch bags so of course I had to snag this classic little gem here. After that we went to catch a movie (Hell or High Water starring Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges) and then had dinner at one of our favourite Thai restaurant’s Spring Rolls. It was a super fun night and I posted a pic on IG of my outfit if you want to check it out.
Now on to my OOTD, as most of you know I work part-time in the professional world and I have been asked a few times about what I wear to work. It’s a business causal work environment so I often wear outfits that I post here on the blog but today I wanted feature an outfit I would wear if I had to attend court or have an important meeting. These palazzo pants (or wide-leg pants) are perfect for more formal work gatherings and are also quite comfy. I styled them with my Barcelona cami and this cute half sleeve sweater which is great for early fall weather. I’m not much of fan of pink but I wanted to change things up a bit and add a splash of colour with this pretty top. This sweater is currently sold out but I linked to many similar ones above.
My personal style has never been formal or ultra refined so working in a business casual workplace is the perfect setting in terms of my style. It’s funny as I get older I sometimes think maybe I should be walking around in stiletto’s, trench coats, sheath dresses and the like. Then I try on pieces like that and often it just doesn’t feel like “me”, I’ve come to realize as long as I’m dressed appropriately for my workplace there is no need to try to fit in the box of what a working mom should be wearing. Truly fitting in with a certain “age-appropriate” look is kinda ho-hum to me anyways and I’d much rather stay true to my own style. Don’t get me wrong there’s nothing wrong with any of those pieces I mentioned, in fact I love a sheath dress and a great stiletto heel, they are just not my personal go-to’s for the everyday.
How about you, what is your work style? Do you dress very differently at work then on your days off?
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