The Brooklyn Suit

I have never been a girl who wore suits. Once upon a time I sort of wanted to be, in a heels clip clopping down a fancy hallway in a pencil skirt kind of way. So when I was headed to a business meeting recently {blogger/writer business meeting} I decided to create my own casual spin on office chic.

Here's my recipe:

1. Fancy jeans: These high-waisted ones from Madewell are super soft and look nearer to trousers than classic denim.

2. Cropped blazer: A 3/4 sleeve blazer profesh-es {new word} pretty much anything in your closet. And the nearer it hits to your natural waist the more it shows off your feminine shape. Plus pay attention to cool details like the tweed fabric, navy piping and gold anchor buttons to make sure you look cheeky vs stuffy,

3: Ladylike handbag: The quickest way to elevate any ensemble is with a really top notch bag, so you can pull off comfortable ballet flats and still look like the powerhouse you are.

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Shop this Style { Hot Pink Top: Loft Similar | High-waist Denim : Madewell : Similar | Tweed Crop Blazer : Forever 21 : Similar | Neutral Handbag : c/o Gigi New York l Teal Flats : TJ Maxx : Similar } + Brooklyn Photography by Bethany Michaela

 

Speaking of the opposite of suit-worthy, I'm headed to SXSW on Saturday for the first time!

Who's awesome a cool indy music-fests? Umm, not this girl.

Anyone have advice on what to wear? Leave it in the comments and help a sister out!

Hey, we all have our weak spots, even a stylist. {wink}

 

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