Thursday, October 9, 2014

My Fall Uniform

I left out one incredibly important confession yesterday that just struck me as I made dinner last night so let's just get it out of the way now. 

:: I've consumed hot dogs every day this week. 

It's really not as bad as it sounds - I make a 2-3 egg scramble most nights for dinner and always have some form of protein (usually chicken, sausage, etc). There were heaps of leftovers from the party my mom threw for dad's retirement/birthday/brother's homecoming and I was lucky enough to snag-a-bag of this sweet meat treat for myself. 

Now that we have that awkward thing out of the way I can get to what we really want to talk about today.

My Fall Uniform.

This post was inspired by Melissa's October Challenge, even though this specific topic was the prompt a few days ago - I suppose you could say I'm fashionably late? (bah-dum - chhh!)

This fall (and most every fall) my uniform has elements of the following:

Go To Fall Outfit
:: Sleeved dresses

A dress with sleeves, a waist enhancing detail and pockets is the holy grail of dresses in my book. It's the most flattering, sophisticated and functional silhouette for my body - so why not let it work for me?

:: Simple accessories

I used to be the girl that wore every accessory possible - loud and proud. Dangly earrings, obnoxious bracelets, you name it. My mom used to say that I was a Christmas Tree. As I've grown older (and honestly a little lazier) I appreciate fine accessories that don't draw too much attention or pull the charm from the outfit.

:: Classic comfort

I work in a very casual environment so in the fall and winter 90% of my coworkers are in hoodies, jeans and sneakers. While once upon a time that was my style, I now take the approach that there's an opportunity to make a first impression each and every day - so dress for success. Look good, feel good - right?

:: A Smile

Above all else, my favorite accessory is a smile (okay and maybe my backside). A happy girl is a pretty girl and the smile is the foundation of it all. Something you won't see me without.

How about you pretty ladies - what's your Fall Uniform?

Making Melissa


P!nky said...

Your fall uniform is fabulous...just like youuuuuu!!!!

Hot dogs are gross, but that's a funny confession! xoxo

Kristen said...

I love dresses with sleeves... that black one is super cute!

MakeMeUpMia said...

Love it all, a smile is my favorite :)

Helene in Between said...

i love this look! I'm all about boots!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

love this outfit. I'm a jeans and sweater kind of girl in the fall. I also try to throw in my thermal leggings in to the mix.

Meagan said...

perfect dress for work!! I like simple accessories as well. :)

Melissa Suggitt said...

you're seriously so stylish.

ps i don't think i ever told you that i actually took you up on the offer of raiding your closet in the spare room. took some sweaters ;)

so thanks for that lady.

and linking up even if it's late!

Just Me, Angie! said...

Otto's Hot Dogs ... Home-made, no filler, all meat goodness. No confessions needed :)

Bitzy said...

Love the fall uniform. All the pieces are great!
Also, love that you added in "a smile," I immediately started singing "you're never fully dressed without a smile" in my head!

MacKensie said...

Loveeee. I need ALL the booties.

Jules @ If I had 100 Dollars said...

Oh my gosh those shoes!

Kasey Lynne said...

I want this entire outfit. Not even kidding. Is that an Old Navy dress???

kailyn marie said...

come make me a new closet, kthnx.

Jess said...

Oooh I like the dress. I would like some more dresses that I could wear in the fall.