Work to weekend: Earth Ibiza slide sandals

Work to weekend: Earth Ibiza slide sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

I'm back with my second "work to weekend" post in collaboration with Earth Brands! On Wednesday, I shared my first post featuring the multicolored Tierra sandals. Today's work to weekend look features the Earth Ibiza slide sandals! I was honestly surprised by how much I was drawn to these sandals considering I'm not the biggest fan of the slide trend...or am I? ;) These shoes may have just changed my mind! The amber color is a perfect neutral, and the perforations keep them easy breezy. Per usual, these sandals are extremely comfortable, even with a heel. I took these sandals in my usual size 7, but I could have probably taken them in a 6.5 because my feet can sometimes slide out of them.

Spring work outfit with black blazer and Madewell Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring work outfit with black blazer — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black blazer spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with striped lace-up top — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Work spring outfit with Earth Ibiza sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

The outfit I wore to work came together in a very impromptu manner one morning. I started with the shoes, added the jeans, and knew I wanted to wear this blazer...so then I picked a fun top to layer under the blazer for some interest. This striped lace-up top has been a staple in my wardrobe since I bought it, and it has been especially key since I started my job last summer. (I even featured it in my summer 10x10!)

Even though the shoes don't match the bag perfectly, they still go together well enough that it doesn't look too weird to me. ;) I've been focusing on branching out of my typical matchy-matchy tendencies, and seeing as how nothing in this outfit really matches, I think I'm doing a decent job! I could definitely see myself repeating this outfit throughout the spring, summer, and even fall—if the weather agrees!


OUTFIT DETAILS

Olivia Moon blazer / similar from JCPenney
LOFT top / old; similar by Gap
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earth sandals c/o / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Madewell tote / exact
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Spring outfit with Earth Ibiza slide sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with vintage Coach Court bag — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Everlane kick crop jeans in bone — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with navy striped top and white jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Ibiza slide sandals spring outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

For my weekend look, I knew I wanted to pair these shoes with my new Everlane kick crop jeans in bone. Even though I will likely also wear these jeans to work at some point, the frayed hems read more casual than my jeans with finished hems. (I'm actually considering cutting the hems about an inch since they're slightly longer than I thought they would be on me and aren't true crop jeans.) It was an absolutely gorgeous day when I wore this look; I tagged along with my boyfriend and my dad to the spring football game and forgot my jacket, but I ended up not being too cold (the breeze was a bit chilly at times, but the sunshine was amazingly warm!).

I'm quickly discovering that slide sandals are the perfect "throw-on-and-go" shoe style. I mean, duh... but also, why did I not give them a chance until now? Anything to make my life easier in the morning—whether it be on a weekday morning or on a weekend morning—is a winner in my book. These sandals may just be the gateway I need to add some more pairs of slide sandals in my life! Are you a fan of slide sandals?


OUTFIT DETAILS

Anthropologie top / old; similar by Old Navy 
Everlane jeans / exact
Earth sandals c/o / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Kate Spade necklace / exact
Coach bag / vintage; similar by Fossil
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Work to weekend: Earth Tierra strappy sandals

Work to weekend: Earth Tierra sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Ever since starting my full-time job last summer, my admittedly very casual wardrobe has needed to become double duty—no easy feat since my dress code in grad school was essentially nonexistent! Luckily, my dress code for work is fairly casual, too: jeans are the norm every day, and I've been able to wear pretty much everything I own except for short skirts and dresses and shorts. 

I'm excited to partner with Earth Brands for the fourth (!) straight year to style a couple of pairs of shoes from their latest collection for work and for the weekend. First up is this multicolored pair of strappy sandals: the Earth Tierra. I was drawn to their simple style and variety of neutral colors: taupe, light grey, and a shimmery light grey. These sandals read more "dressed up" to me, so I found them easy to style for work. For the weekend, I think they work perfectly for somewhat special events; I wore them to Easter dinner and again for brunch, flea market shopping, and a birthday party. The best part is their comfort, in typical Earth Brands fashion! I had no problems wearing them all day. The heel barely feels like a heel! I took these in my usual size 7 for reference.

Work outfit with white Uniqlo linen shirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Work outfit with dark high-rise skinny jeans — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Work outfit with Madewell medium Transport tote — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
White linen shirt, Madewell Transport tote, Earth Tierra sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring work outfit with Earth Tierra sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

First up, here's how I styled the Tierra sandals for work! These jeans get a ton of wear at work because they're my darkest pair and there's no distressing. They go with everything and are definitely my most "polished" pair of jeans. I wanted to wear a light top to bookend the look, and I pulled out this linen shirt; I hadn't worn it in over a year (last featured here)! I do like the look of crisp white button-down shirts, but I hate the feeling of crisp white button-down shirts. This linen shirt gives me that white button-down look but without the stiff feeling of regular poplin shirts. The rolled sleeves keep it from looking too stuffy. I typically wear a nude-to-me Airism tank underneath since it's a bit sheer.

I love how this look came together—and even better? I get a ton of compliments when I wore these shoes! Seriously, every time I wear them I get compliments. I don't think there's anything else I own that gets as many compliments as these shoes do, haha. It's such a mood booster! :) Read on to see how I styled these for the weekend...


OUTFIT DETAILS

Uniqlo shirt / exact
Madewell jeans / old; similar
Earth sandals c/o / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
ModCloth earrings / old; similar from Kohl's or Target
Madewell tote / exact
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

Spring outfit with Amour Vert dress and Earth sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Amour Vert Kim dress spring outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with grey dress and black bag — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with Earth Tierra sandals — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Earth Tierra strappy sandals outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

For the weekend, I swapped the jeans for a soft, comfortable dress. This dress is a new addition from Amour Vert, and I'm beyond obsessed with it! I ordered it kind of on a whim (mostly because it's called the Kim dress, haha), but it ended up being my favorite item in the order! It fits perfectly (I ordered it in size small), is extremely comfortable, and the gathering in the front is so flattering. I'm a huge fan of t-shirt dresses, but I don't like wearing them myself because I feel like my belly pooch is really obvious when I wear t-shirt dresses. This has the t-shirt dress fit and material, but the gathering and tie in the front conceals any problem areas. I can't get enough! I'm so happy it finally warmed up enough to pull it out. It paired perfectly with these sandals.

Since I wore this for somewhat "special" occasions—brunch, flea market shopping, and a birthday party—I finished the look with statement earrings and my simple black bag. I didn't want to take too much away from the dress by adding a different bag, and the sparkle on my ears complements the sparkle on my toes. 

For Easter, I wore these sandals with my grey voluminous cashmere sweater from Grana, white skinny jeans from LOFT, and burgundy bag from Kate Spade. I'm looking forward to putting together more outfits with them—for work and for the weekend! Do you have a favorite look of the two?


OUTFIT DETAILS

Amour Vert dress / exact
Earth sandals c/o / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Moorea Seal earrings / old; similar by Loren Hope
Halogen bag / old; similar by Nordstrom
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact

A little rusty

Madewell Palisade button-front midi skirt in rust — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Striped tee rust midi skirt outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black white rust spring outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring outfit with rust midi skirt — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Madewell rust midi skirt spring outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Back in February, I shared my wardrobe plan for the year, and "add work-appropriate garments" was one of the items included in my plan. I specifically wanted to add more knee-length and longer skirts and dresses to wear in the spring and summer, so when Madewell released a trio of button-front midi skirts, I was all about them! Since I already have a striped midi, I debated between the "indigo" (more like a chambray) and this rust color. Indigo would have been the safe choice, but I ended up buying the rust after crowdsourcing on Instagram stories. 

I have to admit, I was a little nervous when I first got the skirt, and I still kind of am...only because I'm not sure what to pair it with besides black and white! Any ideas? I love it with black and white stripes but I don't want to limit it to only those two colors! We had some gorgeous spring weather over the weekend which gave me the opportunity to wear it with a short-sleeved striped tee and sandals. Now I need to put my thinking cap on and come up with some other ways to wear it!

I'm still tempted to buy the skirt in indigo, too, only because it'd be a nice addition to my closet (and I know I'd wear that color probably more than this rust), but I'm not super keen on having "obvious" multiples. Does that make sense? Haha. I'm not sure that the buttons automatically make it unique, but still. I'm weird about that.

If you're looking to buy this skirt yourself, the reviews are kind of all over the place regarding sizing. I ended up buying it in my normal size, and it feels fine (almost loose) but looks a bit tight if you look at it in photos or in the mirror. I feel like button-front garments always look tight even if they're not, so that's a downside. (I also think tucking in the tee made it pucker a bit and fit tighter, but I'm not sure that it's enough to exchange for the next size up...) This skirt is also quite prone to wrinkles; I spent so long getting the folds out from shipping and then it got all wrinkled after sitting in the car, haha!


OUTFIT DETAILS

J.Crew tee / old; similar by Tommy Hilfiger
Madewell skirt / exact (also available from Nordstrom)
Steve Madden sandals / old; similar
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Dior Addict Lip Glow in pink / exact