Friday in the office

Summer work outfit with J.Crew sweater blazer — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
J.Crew lightweight sweater blazer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Lightweight sweater blazer outfit with frayed skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Casual Friday summer work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell skinny jeans tulip hem edition — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

TGIF! Did this week feel simultaneously long and short to anyone else? Work has been fairly slow recently; I spent a lot of time this week trying to get things working on my new work computer (and succeeded... eventually, haha) so I'm ready to go when we get busy again. On the flip side, I've been crazy busy at home since Korri is still on crutches. He finally went back to work for a couple of days after being off for almost a month. I'm not even sure he remembers what it's like to work...! ;)

Today's post is all about my new sweater blazer by J.Crew. Guys, the addiction is real! I want to wear this one every day. I have another color sitting in my cart but am waiting for another 40% off sale (not sure when that will happen again, though). I sized down to XXS per reviews, and it fits perfect, even on my broad shoulders. The arms are short and hit me at an awkward length, so I just cuffed them once to make them more 3/4-length. The body length is perfect, and I absolutely love the fabric. It's soft and cozy but not too warm. It also travels extremely well; I had it rolled up in my bag for my recent work trip and it didn't have any wrinkles in it when I pulled it out! The. Best. I'll probably end up getting the winter version, too, as long as they rerelease it.

This outfit is like weekend-meets-workday, which is basically what a Friday is, right? I'm wearing a cropped tee with frayed denim, which is definitely more of a weekend look, but I threw on my sweater blazer and added ballet flats to make me look put together for work. The necklace adds some contrast between the tonal grey. Since my office dress code is on the casual side of business casual, I will wear anything in my closet on any day of the week, but I have the idea of "Casual Friday" ingrained in me, so I tend to save my frayed and distressed denim for Fridays because of that!


OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew blazer / exact
Madewell tee / old; similar by Gap or Everlane
Madewell jeans / similar options from Nordstrom: 1 / 2 (distressed)
J.Crew flats / old; J.Crew Factory version
Madewell necklace / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Textures over accessories

Summer outfit with Everlane modern boyfriend jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Grana silk bomber jacket outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Bomber jacket and boyfriend jeans outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Bomber jacket summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
White lace tank outfit with silk bomber jacket — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

If you've been reading for a while, you know that I love wearing a variety of different textures in the same outfit (previous examples shown here and here). Like colors, textures create visual interest, and I especially love wearing textures in lieu of accessorizing. I haven't been wearing as many accessories as of late, mostly because I can't be bothered to think about what earrings or necklace I want to wear when I'm getting dressed in the morning and partly because I don't wear as many accessories in the summer in general.

I love the textural combination of the silky bomber jacket, lace tank top, and suede slide sandals. The fact that the perforation in the sandals mimics the lace top was an added bonus! And of course, the colors...yep, I'm a fan of this one. :) I'm glad it's not too warm to wear this (yet), but even if it was hot out, it's easy enough to wear this outfit with the jacket to work (in the blasting A/C) and remove the jacket afterward...even if my only evening plans are to stop by the grocery store and then plop myself on the couch once I get home!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Grana jacket / similar by Express or Levi's (last seen here)
Lilly Pulitzer for Target top / old; similar from Target (last seen here)
Everlane jeans / exact (review heremy referral link)
Earth sandals c/o / exact (on sale; also available from Nordstrom) (last seen here)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Cool for the summer

Pink and navy summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Navy striped sweatshirt outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Pink denim summer outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Pink denim outfit with navy bag and red sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Vintage Coach Court bag in navy — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

It figures that right as I'm about to transition to summer outfits, a major cold front sweeps through that drops the high temperature almost 30 degrees! The past couple of days have felt a lot more like a summer you'd experience up in the mountains or at a high latitude location like Alaska, haha. It rained almost all day yesterday, which is fairly unusual for this time of year. Normally it's hot, and if it does rain, it comes in short convective storms and not in a drawn out system that lasts for hours. I shouldn't complain, though; it will be 100°F here soon enough so it's nice to have a few mild days.

This spring-like weather provided the opportunity to pull out a cozy summer-weight sweatshirt-top (is it a sweatshirt? is it a top?). I've had this one from Madewell since I believe 2014; it was one of my first purchases from the brand, and it remains a favorite! The last time I featured it here was actually in the last outfit of last summer, which I had totally forgotten about. It's funny what I'm reminded of by having a blog. Let's just not look at outfits older than a year ago... ;) 

I pulled out my pink denim for this look because they've been relegated to weekend wear. They're pretty much leggings, so they're pretty comfortable even with the high waist. And even though I am wearing a glorified jeans and sweatshirt combo, what's a summer outfit without flip-flops? ;) 


OUTFIT DETAILS

Madewell top / old; similar by Old Navy or Jack Wills (last seen here)
Grana jeans / similar from Macy's (last seen here)
Kino sandals / exact style (last seen here)
Coach bag / vintage; exact style on Etsy
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact