Dressing for Work in the Summer

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You know those pieces in your closet that you always end up picking out when you feel like you have nothing to wear? Those are what I always refer to as closet MVPs. I buy them in multiple colors if warranted. I’ve outlined my must-have investment pieces before and a silk tank is essential in any girls wardrobe. I personally love this one from Joie (I have it in both black and sage) because its weight and raceback design. It’s feminine but doesn’t wrinkle a ton like a lot of other silk tanks I’ve tried from Madewell or the likes. This feature also makes it clutch for packing purposes.

This tank is so good that both my roommates bought it recently!

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I first wore this skirt in this post and I wore this outfit to work followed by seeing The King & I the other week! For warmer New York weather it’s dressed up without being too casual (when worn without the denim jacket). I think the skirt looks so much more expensive than Banana Republic, doesn’t it?

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I hope you had a great weekend. The highlight of mine was celebrating turning 30 with some of my favorite New York friends at a local bar in my ‘hood. It was the perfect low-key night getting to catch up with so many people I love.

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Here’s to a busy week ahead and heading to Nashville on Friday! (I’ve never been!)

Shop the Post:

Joie Tank

Schutz Heels (c/o- they come in several great colors!)

Banana Republic Skirt (on sale + a less expensive version here)

Sophie Hulme Bag

La Mer Watch

Monogrammed Necklace


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[Bekka Palmer Photography]

Off the Shoulder

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I feel straight up Sandy from Grease in this outfit. After Monday’s cut-out dress, you could say I’ve decided to show off my shoulders I guess? HA! This top is actually unlike anything I own in my closet but it’s kind of the reason I purchased it (and because it was 40% off!)

I didn’t own any Rebecca Minkoff clothing till this top but she has so many good things happening right now. A few of my favorites include:


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Keeping it short and sweet today as my wi-fi on the plane is being less than desirable but super excited to wake up in California tomorrow…be sure to follow along on Instagram!

Thank you so much for stopping by today – xo!

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Shop the Post:

Rebecca Minkoff Top (on sale)

J Brand Jeans

Club Monaco Heels (similar)

Forever21 Bag (similar)

Banana Republic Wrap Bracelet (I wear this practically every day!)

BaubleBar ZigZag Ear Crawler Earrings (c/o)

David Yurman Pearl Ring

More Off the Shoulder Goodness:






[Bekka Palmer Photography]

From Day to Drinks (+ a major giveaway!)

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So back when I was about to start my very first internship in advertising/marketing, I was talking to my Dad about the commute. I was home in Chicago for the summer (I went to school out in California) and had secured an unpaid internship down in the city. The commute involved a drive to my town’s train station, a 30 minute train ride and then walking 15 some odd blocks from Chicago’s Union Station to my internship’s offices. My dad immediately commented “well you’ll need a new pair of sneakers to do that walk in every day.” I remember my over-dramatic reaction with my mouth dropping and my declaring “I will never be one of those women who commutes in sneakers with their dress clothes on.” Oh what little I knew…

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As a proof point I did walk in J.Crew flip flops every day to my gig but now I laugh at the story. 19 year old bodies are so much more nimble than nearly-30 year old bodies and comfort quickly reigns supreme the older we get, right? Anyhow, this outfit brings such a smile to my face because I was that girl…commuting in a dress and a pair of sneakers.

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Thankfully sneakers have gotten a much needed makeover by most brands these days and I picked up these colorful kicks at a recent DSW stopover with my roommate Alyson. Their colors make them perfect for pairing with Spring dresses and skirts and when it comes to get drinks later in the day, I slip on a pair of heels. I also have to make a more concerted effort to stop relying on athletic wear while running errands on the weekends. Pairing sneakers with your outfit and then stashing a pair of heels in your bag makes it easy to transition from running around the city to heading straight to happy hour with friends.

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These Alice + Olivia pumps are the perfect neutral shoe. They’ll go with anything and since I already owned a pair in another pattern, I knew they’d be a great buy.

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Onto more of what you’ll be excited about in today’s post :)

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Always wanted a pair of the perfect studs? Now is your chance. I’ve teamed up with Charles & Colvard to giveaway a pair of their Forever Brilliant Moissanite Bravo Earrings – retail value $299! Seen styled in this post, Moissanite is the strongest alternative to buying a diamond has more brilliance + luster than a diamond and is ethically sourced and conflict free. Better yet? Only Charles & Colvard Moissanite is made in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee. You can find out more about moissanite and its benefits at Moissy.com. I’ve been wearing mine practically non-stop. They are the perfect size!

Please note in order to be eligible to win you must like Moissy’s Facebook Page, wit & whimsy’s Facebook page and leave a comment on this blog post! Details below to enter via Rafflecopter.

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Shop the Post:

Banana Republic Dress

Suede Pumps (also have them in snake print -so comfortable!)

Nike Sneakers

Denim Jacket (more denim jacket picks)

Kendra Scott Two-Finger Ring (c/o – I get so many compliments on this!)

Gorjana Wrap Bracelet

La Mer Collections Watch

Leopard Clutch

Charles & Colvard Earrings (c/o)

BaubleBar Heart Pendant (c/o)

Monogrammed Necklace

Celine Sunglasses

a Rafflecopter giveaway
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And more colorful kicks:



[Bekka Palmer Photography]