Friday, August 21, 2015

Coffee Break Basics

We ended our work week with a quick Friday meet up for coffee - love when we can do that!

Karen says...

I saw a friend for lunch and he was like, "So what did you do?  Just throw something on over your jammies?"  Since it was his birthday, I decided to not say anything rude back.  As well, I saw his point.  It is a camisole with like, a thrift-store salvaged Isabel Marant loungewear shift.  But it's the only Isabel Marant I own so I will wear it like it's easy Friday business casual.  And I will try to dress it up with a J.Crew clutch and Topshop stacked heel sandals.  OK?  OK.

Camisole: Martin + Osa (held out, lo, these many years! (like this)
Shift: Isabel Marant (I kind of like this)
Sandals: Topshop (love these)
Clutch: J.Crew (like this)

Oh... and my little Longchamp bracelet!  
I can't find it anymore but a Fendi one would be nice, as well.

Paloma says...

Well, I definitely did the same color combo two days in a row (black/gray/white/turquoise, word), but hey - if it ain't broke, right?

Also, I love the zipper detail on these jeans - a bit more interesting than basic black jeans, eh?

Shirt: H&M (similar)
Jeans: J.Crew Factory (similar)
Necklace: Towne & Reese (alternative)
Bag: Madewell

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Back in Black

I'm here! And dressed in some of the usual suspects -black and gray with a bit of turquoise.  I haven't worn pants in eons (summer, hot, bleh!), but today I was happy that I did because these ones are comfy and I have been glued to my office chair all day.

Top: J.Crew (alternative)
Pants: Express (alternative)
Shoes: Just Fab (alternative)
Necklace: Forever 21 (alternative)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Early Lunch in Late Summer

Always a treat to lunch together. And we just love it when we inadvertently coordinate - it happens quite a lot! Today it was floral shirts + A-line skirts!

Paloma says...

I am not even going to comment on what a crummy blogger I've been this summer because, well, I am starting to sound like a broken record.  Going to start blogging more, blah, blah, I swear, blah, blah... at this point, I don't even believe myself!

In any event, I love this blouse. It combines two of my most favorite colors (coral + purple), is a nice light weight, and can be dressed up or down.  Pretty damn perfect.

Blouse: Old Navy (alternative)
Skirt: The Limited (alternative)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson (alternative)
Necklace: J.Crew Factory
Bag: Madewell

Karen says...

We had a lot, and I mean a lot, to catch up on, as well as being way overdue for another post.

We both miss the days where we posted whatever we wore, whatever it was, every single day.  I don't think either of us thinks that we're adding anything huge to the fashion blogger landscape - it's just amusing to post what we wear to work, and do it together.  It's a fun place to see our outfits lined up week after week, and a great way to push ourselves to stay creative.  Or stay accountable.  In reality, we could probably keep about 20 pieces total and just change it up every day, no one at the office would notice the difference.  This reminds me of like, that teacher in high school with a frizzy perm and blue eye makeup and you're like, why!  Why!  Why can't she just turn on the TV and see that people are not doing this anymore!  So, now that I'm on the wrong side of my mid-thirties, it's fun to keep a (sorta) daily weblog of how my tastes are changing, and hopefully - not for the worst.

Lunch today was at Public School.  Pictures after were at the Standard.  I watched an episode of Sex and the City last night where Carrie wore a late summer outfit of a tied-up button down with a full skirt.  She then went to Charlotte's apartment to yell at her for not loaning her the down payment for her apartment.  I got the late summer part down.  Thanks, Carrie, as ever, for the simple inspiration.

Shirt: Forever 21 (just like this)
Skirt; Zara (bit like this)
Shoes: Frau (similar)
Bracelet: Target (like this)