Stolen from the boys

Red loafers spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring work outfit with black blazer — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Spring work outfit with black blazer and red loafers — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Black blazer outfit with grey sweater — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair
Red loafers spring work outfit — Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair

Forget "borrowed from the boys." When women can rock the traditionally masculine blazers and loafers as much as (or, in most cases, even more so) than the men...well, on behalf of all women, sorry not sorry for stealing the look for ourselves.

(It's a sassy Friday evening apparently.)

I'm not one to shy away from a good blazer-and-loafers combination. A blazer will almost always make an appearance in my outfits on work days that involve meetings with people outside of my immediate group of colleagues. I'm not sure if it's mostly because I tend to feel more put together with a third piece, and especially with a blazer, or if it's because I subconsciously want to make sure my colleagues take me seriously (not that they don't, but it feels like that is ingrained in me as a woman, and especially as a woman in science). It's probably a mix of both, if we're being honest.

The blazer ended up being a welcome layer over one of my thinnest sweaters. We're still not out of the woods with regards to winter-like temperatures (and even snow, as much as I hate to say it), and this outfit could have easily been categorized under my winter outfits if I didn't wear it at the end of March. The red loafers lightened the mood a little bit—and not only because I got compliments on them! Being someone that blogs about personal style, when I receive compliments on what I wear, it feels like receiving an award. In this case, I would like to thank whoever donated these loafers to Goodwill at precisely the right moment so that I could snatch them for myself! :)


Olivia Moon blazer / similar from JCPenney
Madewell sweater / old; similar from Macy's or L.L.Bean
Madewell jeans / old; similar 
Nordstrom loafers / thrifted; similar options by G.H. Bass: 12 (last seen here)
Moorea Seal sunglasses / old; similar by Le Specs
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in rosé / exact