Fashion Wardrobe Essentials

Work Essentials: Palazzo Pants & Layers


Sweater C/O SheIn (sold out similar ones here) / Barcelona cami / similar palazzo pants (here, here & here)



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?

Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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  • Reply Tara

    Loving these pants on you, they look comfy chic!

    September 26, 2016 at 6:06 am
  • Reply Whitney & Blaire

    Nordstrom is the best store ever. It’s beautiful and the people who work there are the nicest and most accommodating ever! So glad you got one, you will love it!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    September 26, 2016 at 7:07 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Loving this layered look. So cute.


    September 26, 2016 at 7:22 am
  • Reply Jill

    So glad Nordstrom is in your area now! They are always so helpful and have the best customer service! Your pink sweater is adorable! I love this chic workwear look!

    Doused In Pink

    September 26, 2016 at 7:31 am
  • Reply izzy

    those pants look great on you! a great piece for work! 🙂

    Metallic Paws

    September 26, 2016 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Mica

    Love the bright colour of that knit and it’s a great layer with the longer white top 🙂 The palazzo pants look awesome on you too 🙂 I tend to wear a lot of pencil skirts to the office and I almost never wear them outside of those days, ha! I have a formula for work days for sure.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    September 26, 2016 at 7:45 am
  • Reply Bryn Bradsher

    I love palazzo pants and these look so comfortable!! So exciting that you get to experience the joy that is Nordstrom, now! It’s the best!

    xo bryn

    September 26, 2016 at 8:01 am
  • Reply Amy

    So fun you got a date night and your hubby suggested shopping. Keeper for sure! Love the outfit.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    September 26, 2016 at 9:22 am
  • Reply kali

    those are def great pants for a work look!

    September 26, 2016 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Those pants are so fun! Love the fit on you!

    September 26, 2016 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    Such a chic look! Loving the palazzo pants and that color is so gorgeous on you!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    September 26, 2016 at 10:40 pm
  • Reply Deena Simair

    True story…I’m wearing palazzos to work today but I think I like your outfit better so I need to go back to my closet and work on this…

    September 27, 2016 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Isn’t Nordie’s amaaaaazing?! So glad there’s one near you now!
    Love this look- worrrrking those wide legs!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    September 27, 2016 at 11:09 am
  • Reply Carylee

    This outfit is great! Love those pants on you. The layered look on top pairs perfectly with them!
    Carylee | more pieces of me

    September 27, 2016 at 11:56 am
  • Reply LISA

    Nordstrom is my favorite. I love the look. I have heard great things about that movie – my husband and I need to check it out.

    Daily Style Finds

    September 27, 2016 at 12:26 pm
  • Reply Ruth

    Nordstrom is great! Sounds like you had a super fun date night! I love those pants and the “cool” vibe the sweater gives off!

    September 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Such a fun look! I love the layers and that pretty pink top on you!

    September 27, 2016 at 5:08 pm
  • Reply jess

    Loving these proportions on you and the mix of the lovely pink sweater with the wide pants. You look great!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    September 30, 2016 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Jennie

    Great layered look! I need to try some cropped sweaters like this with my Barcelona cami’s – thanks for the idea. I am not a pink girl, either, but I really like this sweater. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday!
    A Pocketful of Polka Dots

    October 6, 2016 at 12:18 pm
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