As much as I hate to admit it, during the winter months I am more than guilty of simply slipping on an over sized sweater, some fleece lined leggings, boots, and my parka to commute to work and school. Even though I am a style blogger, as I have mentioned time and time again, I hate the cold and therefore would rather look like a hot mess than freeze in the frozen tundra that Pittsburgh becomes in the winter. However, just in time for spring, we are finally warming up here in the 'Burgh and that means I can finally get back to looking human--I mean styling, some of my favorite spring and summer pieces, starting with this darling office appropriate outfit that I am featuring in today's post.
Let's Do Lunch
Even though I am back in school part time online, I am also still working at my office job at DSG until the end of July when I begin to get ready to transition into a full time student at Point Park University. So needless to say, I'm more than happy to be back dressing nicely for work, even though my office dress code is pretty relaxed, I personally just don't like to look sloppy. So to celebrate the nice, warm weather in my own way, I decided to dress up in this adorable off the shoulder blouse, some white skinnies, and my ever trusty black flats and grab lunch from the Primanti's down the road from my office.
The first piece I would like to talk about in this outfit is this off the shoulder blouse from my sponsor and affiliate, Light In The Box. Some time ago, this blouse actually was included in one of my style guides earlier this year, so I was stoked to have the opportunity to finally style it. The reason I love this blouse so much is because of the unique way that it is cut and because it is definitely a style trend for spring this year. As I've mentioned before, bare shoulders and updated oxford shirts are a must in your 2017 spring and summer wardrobe.
The other reason why I love this look is that even though it is appropriate for the work place, it also makes for a darling outfit to just go out in. The reason this outfit works for both work and play is because the blouse is a perfect transition piece for day to night due to the fact that it can still be worn with a cute pair of pants or dressed up with a denim mini skirt, which would make for a great after work happy hour outfit.
Lastly, to further accessorize this look, I decided to pair it with this gorgeous new bag that I received from my most recent collaborator, Sydney Love. This bag is absolutely perfect for spring and summer due to its light color and fun design. This bag is also quite spacious and easy to keep organized, which scored it major points with me! I also just adore its structured design and how soft the material is, making this bag one of my new summer favorites! Also, I have some good news for my readers too! If you love the purse above or any of Sydney Love's other awesome designs, you can get 25% off your order when you use the code "starkravingchic25" at check out! Pretty nifty, huh?
One Last Look
What looks are you looking forward to styling now that the weather is heating up? Let's chat about it in the comments below or you can tweet me at @StarkRavingChic! Have a great spring look or Sydney Love bag that you just adore? I'd love to see it! So feel free to tag me in a post or in your Instagram story at @StarkRavingChic. Later, babes!
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