Anyone else in the process of adding new pieces to their closet for fall?
I don’t have a ton of disposable income, and really like to save what I can for travel, so these days, clothing that I can wear both to work and on the weekends gets a major thumbs up in my book since. When I saw this bell sleeved shirt at the LOFT Factory Store—similar in both look and price here—on a recent trip to the outlet mall near me, I knew it fit the bill perfectly. Paired with one of my favorite pencil skirts here for work or ripped black jeans and leopard flats for a causal weekend wine tasting, it’s no one-trick pony. I also envision this top being great for holiday parties over the next few months, especially paired with a more festive red or deep green. I’m sure you’ll be seeing those looks soon! ;]
In particular, I was drawn to this bell-sleeved shirt as the sleeves weren’t too large. I’d like to be able to eat lunch at my desk without having to worry about whether or not my sleeves are accidentally being dipped into my sweetgreen dressing of the day—you know? This one takes the concept of bell sleeves, but tones it down just a bit—on-trend, but not over-the top.
On a more substantive note, how is work going for y’all? I know this isn’t a wear-to-work post so to speak, but now that we’ve briefly alluded to the 9-5, I’d love to check in. It’s long been on my to-do list to integrate some more career posts here on TOT since everyone seems very receptive to those, especially this one I did. But frankly, I started my blog as an escape from work since it was creative endeavor that I could completely control as I would not be subject to others edits and thoughts. Selfish, maybe—but it’s been a great outlet for the past two and a half years, and I love having it to work on when I’m not at work. So sometimes, sitting down to write about career-related topics makes it feel too much like work, which has been a tad all-consuming lately. (It is just me, or is this starting to sound like “they don’t know that we know that they know we know?”)