i’m lucky to work in a creative office: that has a looser dress code, but i still have to attend presentations and meetings with senior leaders where i need to feel more pulled together. i really like this look because it includes some pieces i consider signatures of my personal style, and still feels elevated. i love fun and flirty skirts; this mini from keepsake the label has a gorgeous floral print but the black ground makes it more versatile (and not as sugary sweet). graphic tees are another way to add personality to your look, and i immediately had to have this reformation cacio e pepe one (not to mention cacio e pepe is one of my favorite things to make and eat). finally i’m always looking for ways to get more wear out of my blazers, especially since they tend to cost more. i’ve had this j. crew ludlow blazer for years and its simple shape adds a bit of polish to anything you pair it with. and while i’m wearing this look with sneakers, i could see myself wearing it with heels too.
this look reminds me of some things that came up over the weekend at the event i was a part of at thredup’s walnut creek store. there was lots of talk of how to grow your influence—but what it kept coming back to was being yourself and not changing to chase the numbers. this look is unapologetically me and that’s what fashion should be about: celebrating who you are and helping women find their real self. just a friendly reminder to have fun with fashion and wear what you love.
photos by alex drysdale