SPRING II // VINTAGE BUSINESS LOOK

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This outfit feels very appropriate for my life right now. I just started a new job (yay!) so some more businessie attire is in my future :)

With a more structured schedule, I’m hoping to be able to commit more time to this space. I’ve found that I’m a person that needs to be full speed to be productive. Meaning, if I have a To Do list that’s a mile long, I’ll crank through things. But if there are only a couple items, I tend to procrastinate and put it off. It’s something that I’ve learned about myself over time and discovering what helps me be productive has been super valuable. 

So for today’s look I’m going to, as always, discuss some style notes and share where you can find similar pieces! 
 

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STYLE NOTES


| POP OF WARM | This look also works with a black tank top bodysuit but wanted to warm it up a bit. The top acts as a nice pop of color and brings out the cream in my trousers. This overall warms up the black and grey elements making it feel more spring appropriate. 

| VINTAGE PIECES | I've always had a love for vintage pieces and their history but this past year I've looked for more vintage pieces to fill the holes in my closet. In this outfit, my vintage elements are the houndstooth blazer and handbag. I found the handbag at a local vintage/antique store and am absolutely in love. I have been looking for a dressier handbag that had some texture but still a clean minimal look and this bag hit all of those requirements. I encourage you to explore your local vintage shops because you never know what you might find! 

| TIMELESS | There is something about a blazer and clean pant that will always look fresh and put together. Even though this blazer is from the 80s, I love the long, straight, minimal cut. It's a piece that has been on the blog & my Instagram many many times and will continue in high rotation for years to come. 

| NATURAL PANTS | I believe the white/cream pants are what take this from a traditional business casual look to something that is fun and unexpected. My closet challenge for spring has been to stop relying on black so much and try to incorporate brighter neturals into my wardrobe. So to practice this I went with my natural cotton canvas pants in this look and I think it works perfectly. 
 


Outfit Pieces


1 | houndstooth blazer | etsy | purchased | size: 6P | vintage | similar vintage option

2 | camel tee | everlane | purchased | size: small | secondhand | similar ethically made | I also really love this bodysuit

3 | tilda cotton canvas pants* | elizabeth suzann | size: small tall (I rolled the pants under to create the desired length but desperately need to get them hemmed!) | made responsibly in nashville, TN | *linked to a similar product by ES 

4 | day heel | everlane | gifted | size: 7 (tts) | made responsibly in Montopoli in Val D’Arno, Italy 

5 | vintage handbag | monticello antique marketplace | purchased | vintage | similar vintage piece

Cheers!
Allison

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