9.20.16 13

What I (Actually) Wear to Work

Hello, ladies! Happy Tuesday!

Sorry for the radio silence over here. (And for those of you who have asked, don’t worry, Link Love isn’t going anywhere! I’ve just had fun Thursday night plans the last few weeks and haven’t had the time to pull together a post.)

The lack of posts, of any kind, has stemmed from a combination of all sorts of work—my day job is, to say it politely, bath!t crazy, my grad school capstone project is hanging over my head, and A BLOG REDESIGN is taking over the time I usually work on posts! That’s right y’all, I’m redesigning A Touch of Teal and probably will be signing off the rest of the week to focus my energies on that. You’ll be the first to know when the new design is live, so be sure to follow along on Twitter.

So because of all the aforementioned work, I thought it was only appropriate to talk about a 9 to 5 look today, and this one in particular translates well to the 5 to 9 scene, too.

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

I recently ordered this J Crew Factory Leopard Skirt online (it’s on sale now!), and was a little bit hesitant when I first saw it in person. It is BOLD. But, the reason I picked it up in the first place is because it is Factory’s basketweave cotton which is my favorite material J Crew Factory uses for their pencil skirts—this polka dot skirt you saw last spring is the same material. Essentially, basketweave is a thicker cotton that really holds its shape throughout the day. On top of that, the skirt is fully lined and the zipper is well hidden in the back, so I find it to be very high quality for the price.

Around this time last year, J Crew Factory—can you tell what my favorite store is—released a petite line, which is now the size line I buy my skirts from. If you’re 5’4 or under like me, definitely order a size up from your normal J Crew Factory/J Crew size when ordering petite skirts. I find the petite sizes hit just above the knee in the right place whereas the regular-sized skirts are a tad long and require extra money to hem.

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

What have y’all been wearing to work lately? This time of year is hard to dress for because it’s about 90 degrees at lunchtime, but closer to the low 70s/upper 60s during the daily commute. My strategy has been going for fall colors or black/neutral combinations like show here, but in summer pieces—like open-toed shoes, skirts without tights, sleeveless/lightweight tops.

In addition, and much to my dismay, I’ve been slowly rotating the whites and colors of summer to the back of my closet.

Definitely let me know how you’re transitioning to fall looks in the comments below, and I’ll see y’all soon on the new blog design! Thanks for all your patience over the last few months with my irregular posting schedule! xo

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

*** SHOP THIS POST ***
J Crew Factory Leopard Skirt
Ann Taylor Black Blouse—old, similar here
Illesteva Leonard Sunglasses
Daniel Wellington Women’s Classic Sheffield Watch
Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody
J Crew Factory Patent High Heel Sandals
OPI Big Apple Red
Revlon Spicy Cinnamon Lipstick

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Photos by Rosa

j crew leopard pencil skirt for work

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13 Comments

  1. Gentry wrote:

    This is such a great look for the office- the leopard print is so fun! I can’t wait to see the new blog design!

    Published 9.20.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much lady! xo

      Published 9.22.16
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  2. Monica wrote:

    Such a boss b, Katie! You pull off leopard incredibly!

    Published 9.20.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks Monica! xo

      Published 9.22.16
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  3. Kate wrote:

    Katie! I LOVE this look!!! So easy and chic and the perfect combo to take you from day to night. So excited to see your new blog design!! Have a great rest of the week 🙂

    Taffeta & Tulips

    Published 9.20.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much Kate! XOXOX

      Published 9.22.16
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  4. Kenzie wrote:

    I ADORE this look for work! I love finding ways to spice up my workwear, and this is perfect! XO, K

    Published 9.20.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much lady!

      Published 9.22.16
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  5. Emily wrote:

    You look adorable!! I love that skirt so cute for fall too.

    Published 9.21.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much lady! xo

      Published 9.22.16
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  6. Leopard print is life!!! I love that you wore this to work, get it girl! I feel you with work/ life being absolutely insane. I get bummed when I don’t make enough time for my blog, but you have a great excuse with putting full effort into the redesign!! can’t wait to see your new design!! Happy Wednesday,Katie!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    Published 9.21.16
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    • Katie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Tess! Hope you’re having a great week!

      Published 9.22.16
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  7. Rachel wrote:

    LOVE this outfit! I can’t wait to see the new blog design 🙂 I also never thought of it as 9-5, 5-9. It’s so true! Ha!

    Published 10.6.16
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