Down to Business

10.15.2012


F21 Peplum skirt (similar style here),  
Vintage blouse, 
Tahari pumps (last seen here),  
Michael Kors Tortoiseshell watch, 
Jealous Tri-Zip Satchel c/o Rebecca Minkoff.

It took a lot of cajoling to get Lauren out of the house wearing this outfit. Even though she put it together herself (stealing my bag in the process) when she saw the complete ensemble in the mirror she realized, to her own horror, that she looked like she was on her way uptown for a business lunch. We were actually headed to La Esquina for margaritas and tacos.

This may be a bit more business than is typical for Lauren but I'm always a fan when she switches things up. And considering she's able to work from home, frequently in pajamas, I think it's good for her to remember how the 9-5 of us live. Except I never look this chic.

xx, M


37 comments:

  1. cracking up at "the horror" of dressing like this. ha ha! you look great girl...no matter what you wear!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  2. Lauren looks so beautiful! I LOVE the skirt and those shoes are amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. Love this look and these photos are beautiful as well:)
    Carlee

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  4. I only wish I looked that chic for work! I'm still in love with those shoes!

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  5. Hey Lauren

    I love how you put your own personal twist on "business casual". You look proper but the thing that stands out is you can still see your personal style within the dressier clothes!

    Matthew

    http://speakingofstyle.ca

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  6. Love this! Elegant business look! xxx

    http://aurelieandangelo.com/

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  7. Love your skirt!

    x

    www.chicksaboutfashion.blogspot.com

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  8. Horror? No way! The shoes and bag add the extra edge that negates anything else that may seem too "business-y"... I love it. Can't believe the skirt is from F21, it's great!

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  9. I actually really love the sophisticated look on you - it's classic, but modern at the same time...you look gorgeous!

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  10. Amazing skirt (can't believe it's from F21)! I love how you've styled it and your ombre hair looks gorgeous!

    ~Jacy

    www.laviedelenore.blogspot.com

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  11. Fun seeing this unexpected "business" look! Loving the skirt!

    http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

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  12. this would be an amazingly chic business look! love the slight peplum detail :)

    xoxo

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  13. you look so classy! i love the skirt and shoes!

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  14. Super chic. I love this smarter approach and I love that there is still a sense of edginess with in this look! Gorgeous :)

    Take care,

    Daniella xox

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  15. I think it really suits her, nothing wrong with bringing out some smart tailoring in an outfit! Would love that peplum skirt for my own work wardrobe xoxo

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  16. Those pumps are amazing! As is this look in general.

    xoxo
    H&H

    http://hemingwayandhandbags.blogspot.com

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  17. i love the shape of that skirt! how unique!

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  18. what a sleek look!

    www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

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  19. I am in LOVE with your purse!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    xoxo,diana
    http://www.xoxodiana.com
    ~~♥ ♥ ♥~~

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  20. cute skirt and LOVE your shoes!

    http://layersofchic.blogspot.com

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  21. Amazing look, love the different neutral tones. The shoes are fab!

    xx
    5th&6th

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  22. I love this look! It really does look like a work look, but definitely a good one!!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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  23. yes it does look like a business outfit, but a GREAT one that can work for any other occasion! highly approve :)

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  24. Wonderful Post!
    Good week....Kisses

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    http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

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  25. Hot stuff! Those shoes are AMAZING.

    Sarah x
    www.tellhershesdreaming.com

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  26. really lovely, I like the skirt! xoxo

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  27. I'm liking this uptown look – great details on the skirt.


    Sea and Swank

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  28. you look beyond gorgeous in this outfit! the shoes are amazing!
    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  29. Absolutely adore that vintage blouse! So chic!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  30. Wow, stunning ensemble! Professional and stylish, and oh so gorgeous!

    Pop by and visit my blog Taken By Surprise! xx

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  31. stunning:-) I like this skirt so much. I am your new follower :-)

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  32. Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
    I follow you now!
    Follow me back on facebook ,twitter,and GFC
    love you dear :)

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  33. Love your shoes, they remind me of JW Anderson's !

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