Happy Friday! This is a favorite casual Friday outfit of mine this fall. It has been unseasonably warm here in Vancouver, so casual Friday outfits this fall have meant a lot of culottes. (I actually wore and shared my favorite plaid culottes on Wednesday!). Culottes paired with my Gucci dupe belt (… read on for more info on this dupe – trust me you don’t want to miss it!) and you’ve basically got my go-to casual Friday outfit.
I like culottes for a casual Friday outfit because they feel modern and chic while being a cut that is still work day appropriate. These camel ones are some of my favorites because a) camel is one of my favorite colors for fall and b) I love the wide cuff hem!
My exact culottes are sold out unfortunately, but I did find a similar pair for you. What isn’t sold out is this gorgeous ruffle shoulder mockneck top (woot!). I grabbed this top at a pop-up event during New York Fashion Week and so didn’t even try it on in store because it was total chaos. I was so pleased and surprised when I got it home and found out that the ribbed material has just the right amount of stretch and it fits true to size. I’m wearing a medium.
Side note: the top appears a bit blue in these photos, but it definitely is solid black. Sorry for the weird lighting!
How fun are these boots?! A PR agency sent me these about a month ago and I’ve been wearing them a lot. I do note that they run a bit big. I’m wearing a 9.5 but I should have gone with a 9. It’s not the end of the world since they are boots, so I’ve been able to wear them with fluffy socks. If you’re buying them however, save yourself the trouble and size down a half size.
I was really surprised by the quality of these boots for the price. Definitely a fan now of this shoe brand. I love the studded detail on the boots because, again, anything that makes me feel strong and powerful is a wear-to-work win for me, and these definitely make me feel empowered. I wouldn’t wear them to Court, but for a casual Friday outfit for the office they are perfect!
On to my Gucci belt dupe! As many of you know, I love designer pieces but not their price tags. I’ve personally found that Amazon has a ton of great dupe items; you’ve just got to find them. I’ve shared below the real Gucci belt for anyone wanting to splurge, but also this Amazon dupe that is under $20. The one thing to note though is that the dupe is for the wider size belt. There was a skinny one (the one I’m wearing here) but it sold out. Just a warning so you don’t order the belt and then hate me when it’s wider haha! I have the belt in wide and skinny and in black and cognac. The Gucci symbol is removable so if you really want one but don’t like the thick belt, get it anyway and then wear it on any skinny black belt you already have.
And there you have it; a casual Friday outfit that I hope you guys love! I have a busy Friday ahead of me in Court, but then I think I’ll be taking it easy tonight in preparation for Halloween shenanigans on Saturday. I still haven’t fully decided which costume I’m going to be. (See my DIY feminist halloween costumes post for the 4 options I’m considering – give me your opinion on which to wear!) I do know though that I will be eating a ton of candy and having some Halloween themed cocktails so I am a very happy camper haha. I love Halloween, and really all holidays, so freaking much. I hope you have a great Friday and an even better Halloween weekend. See you back here on Monday!
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