As I am sure many of you have assumed due to all of my posts that revolve around me going to Sunday brunch, I just love breakfast food. And along with my love of breakfast food, I also have a love of all things caffeinated and generally start everyday with either a cup of tea or an iced Americano, and some days, one of each. (After all, it is a requirement of mine to be caffeinated.) With that being said, today started off no different than any other, aside from the fact instead of having breakfast at home or at my office like I typically do, I decided to go in a little late today and stop by one of my old favorite restaurants on Mount Washington, The Micro Diner, for some coffee and a kick ass breakfast.
For those of you who didn't know me throughout my first four years of college at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I actually used to live on the mountain in order to have an easier commute to school. And let me tell you, Mount Washington is still honestly one of my favorite places to hangout (even surpassing my love of South Side) and every time I am there I feel a need to visit my at least one of my old favorite spots. So today I decided to drop into The Mico Diner, simply because they have the best breakfast on the mountain, and because I have a soft spot for the place due to the fact my old apartment is actually right behind it! (So needless to say, I used to eat breakfast there almost every day.)
Camel Colored + Morning Coffee
Since I wasn't about to head to The Micro Diner in my pajamas (which I have admittedly done on more than one occasion while I was at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh) and change for work, I decided my best bet was to dress as warm as possible for my breakfast outing, while of course still looking good to go to work. So due to the chilly weather we are back to having in the 'Burgh (I really wish it would decide if it wants to be cold or warm!) and my office being a bit chilly itself, I opted to wear this lovely, camel colored, sweater dress from my sponsor StyleWe. The reason I chose this dress is due to the fact that though it is chic and polished for the work place, it is also quite warm and stylish for running errands in the city--or in my case playing a little hooky and grabbing breakfast.
There are a few things I love about this dress, but the first thing I have to mention is how warm this garment is. This dress is actually made of thick wool which helps keep you toasty warm on these cold winter days but without sacrificing looking stylish. Though it was a bit chilly out this morning, I actually did not need to pair this dress with a coat because it kept me warm all on its own! You should also note that this dress comes with the belt that I styled it with, meaning you wouldn't have to find one to match the dress on you own, which I thought was pretty nifty. I also love how perfectly this dress fits me, and like all of StyleWe's clothing, it is exceptionally made. And lastly, before I dive into how I styled this dress, I also like that this garment is actually two pieces, meaning you can make a handful of different outfits with it. (Yes, those posts will be coming soon!)
To style this gorgeous sweater dress, I decided to keep it simple and paired it with my plain Nine West nude flats. The reason I chose these nude flats to pair with this dress, is because I liked how they complemented the color of the dress, and because I actually rarely wear heels to my office, simply because of the nature of my job and being on my feet all day shooting. However, these flats are just the right amount of dressy and keep this outfit looking chic.
And lastly, to complete this work style look, I chose to wear my grandmother's plain yellow gold hoops, my yellow gold Cartier bracelet, and my brand new Chloe Drew bag (if you follow me on Instagram you know I've been obsessing over it), which is yet another one of my 2017 style resolutions I have made good on! The reason I chose these simple accessories is that I feel that this dress works well on its own and didn't need to be overly styled with blingy accessories. These accessories also stay true to this dress' earthy tone and both the gold jewelry and motty grey bag mesh perfectly with the camel color of this dress.
One Last Look
What are some of your favorite ways to style for the work place? I'd love to chat, so tell me about it in the comment section below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic. Have a work place outfit you just have to show off? Feel free to snap a picture and either tag me in a post of in your Instagram story at @StarkRavingChic! Later, babes.
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