10.21.19 6

What I (Actually) Wear to Work

Hello! Coming at you while I am watching the Meghan & Harry documentary they shot while in Africa. (It’s on YouTube if you want to watch!) I’ve been kind of meh on Meghan lately, but the work this documentary does to highlight their work in Africa and the shots from their visit to South Africa, Angola, and Malawi are absolutely stunning. I was especially touched by the landmine survivor who met Prince Harry over two decades after his mother visited the same non-profit—she even has a daughter named Diana now. I know Diana would be proud of the legacy the Sussex squad is carrying on now.

It’s been a hot second—slash, basically a year!—since I did a wear to work post, but I wanted to bring this series back since I know it’s popular among the many working gals that read here. My new office (can I still call it that even though I’ve already worked there for 10 months?!) is a very casual work environment—pretty much everything except sweats fly!—but I still enjoy getting dressed up for work, so I’ve only recently allowed myself to wear black jeans to the office. (At my old job, that was only allowed on Fridays!) I also haven’t invested in a ton of new work clothes this year—but that’s a big priority for me in the coming months as many of my favorite work clothes are now three or four years old—which is great in many regards, but I’d love some new pieces to throw in the mix to keep it interesting and also invest in some pieces that reflect me at 28/29 vs. me at 25/26.

SO, If you have any favorite workwear brands or must-have pieces, definitely send them my way!

This outfit here is one I wear a lot to work, no matter the season. This drop waist dress from Halogen at Nordstrom is old—you might recognize it as a nearly identical one to this one!—but there are similar styles here and here and here you can check out. When it’s warmer out, I love pairing it with my Marc Fisher Zala Pumps, and in the colder months, I usually style it with black tights + booties.

If you’re in the market for new shoes to wear to work or to a wedding, these Marc Fisher Zala Pumps are a great buy! They’re reasonably priced and super comfortable—I can wear them all day without any pain and they didn’t take any time to break in.

I recently have gotten aboard the headband bandwagon—they remind me so much of my Catholic school days, LOL!—but since I don’t do a ton to style my hair on a daily basis, they really do add something with literally zero effort. Since I’m sure they’re a passing trend, I can’t bring myself to spend $150 on one, so I grabbed this Pearl Headband on Etsy and love it! The quality is great, and I liked it so much, I ended up buying it in black, too.

For Christmas last year, my parents gave me the Cuyana Trapeze and it’s been one of my go-to work bags, especially for travel, this year. It fits my computer, my phones, all sorts of chargers, my wallet, and anything else I need.

Halogen Drop Waist Dress—similar here and here
Marc Fisher Zala Pumps
Pearl Headband
Cuyana Trapeze


Photos by Kimberly Graydon

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  1. Nina Simon wrote:

    Sober, stylish and smart.
    Looks great! Thank you !

    Published 10.22.19
  2. Annaliese wrote:

    My workplace is super casual too but I also like to dress up more for work! This outfit is so cute and totally something I would wear!

    xoxo A

    Published 10.22.19
    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much! It’s just fun to dress up for work 🙂

      Published 10.24.19
  3. You are the first person I’ve seen look great in that headband! You are pulling it off fabulously. I know what you mean about having an older wardrobe and wanting to freshen it up. Also, thanks for posting the link to the Megan and Harry doc! I was looking for something to watch today.

    Published 10.22.19
    • Katie wrote:

      Thank you so much – hope you enjoyed the doc! x

      Published 10.24.19