Words cannot express how much I love this white ruffle blouse. I got this blouse just before New York Fashion Week and have worn it pretty much once a week since! It’s the perfect compliment to a pair of jeans for an easy weekend look, but it can also be styled for a day at the office, like I did here.
I have received a couple of reader questions lately about whether the cold shoulder and off-the-shoulder trends that are so popular this fall are work appropriate. Sadly I’m not sure off the shoulder can be made ‘work ready’, but I do think cold shoulder can be – and this outfit is the perfect example!
If you want to wear a cold shoulder top to the office or any business casual setting, make sure the rest of your outfit is classic. Think, black dress pants (or a pencil skirt), a structured handbag, and pumps. You can also always have a black cardigan or blazer on hand in case you have a last minute meeting or other event pop up during your day that requires a bit more business-formality.
I am *obsessed* with the black suede Gucci belt I am wearing in this outfit. It actually belongs to a blogger friend of mine, Keyma, who ‘borrowed’ it from her boyfriend. This exact style is sold out, but I’ve included a similar one below. Let’s be real, pretty much every Gucci belt is utter perfection, and any one would like great worn with this or any other wear-to-work outfit. I have been debating getting one for months and months and I think nearer to the holiday season I will splurge and get myself one as a Christmas present to myself (…I’m not the only one that does that, right?!)
To finish off this outfit I went with a black Celine tote (classic) and my rose gold pumps. I wanted to add just a bit of color to this look and shoes are always my go to way to do that with a work appropriate outfit. I have worn this rose gold heels over and over for the past two years; I highly recommend them as they go with so many outfits!
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!!! I hope everyone has an amazing day filled with friends, family and delicious food. If you need me, I’ll be buried under a mountain of blankets with my apple cider. See you back here on Wednesday!
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