outfit: work stripes

striped skirt + florals
For as much as I’m at work — at least five days per week — I realized I’m often guilty of sharing more here of my night and weekend looks and not enough of what I’m wearing to the office. You can catch some of it on Instagram (@avggirlsguide), however here’s a look I wore earlier this week for a work meeting, and then a lunch meeting for the Women’s Foundation of Palm Beach County, a local nonprofit I’m involved with.

This skirt instantly called my name at Ann Taylor; great stripes, classic black and white, jacquard detailing, it’s so good. I snagged it during a big sale, but it’s now even less. It’s such a wardrobe staple: I’m also ready to wear it with a denim button down, and with one of my J. Crew light-weight sweaters, for example.  The camisole has this great mirrored print but I couldn’t resist adding a little neutral bling… just because. For a girls movie night, I later swapped out all the clothes for a black blouse and dark denim, keeping all the accessories, this necklace included, exactly the same.
striped skirt + florals
striped skirt + florals

PS: about five hours after taking these photos I chopped 3-4 inches of hair off; I shared it here, and love the results. I’ve struggled with thinning, scraggly ends — my roots are shockingly thicker than my ends — and this blunt cut makes my hair so much feel so much more thick.
striped skirt + florals

blouse: h&m (ancient) // skirt: ann taylor (petites) sizing: I’m wearing a 4 petite // heels: madewell // tote: c/o ann taylor (similar from AT; and similar for less) // necklace: c/o baublebar x nordstrom collection // ring: baublebar x stripes and sequins


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    Jessica Alayne
    August 12, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Great outfit! I just might have to nab that skirt, myself. Plus stripes + florals always works so well!

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    July 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

    Supes cute, as always!

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    July 23, 2014 at 3:54 PM

    Those shoes are so perfect! I love stripes with florals, and who can resist bling?!


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    July 23, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    I love the stripes with the floral top. Cute!

    Style by Joules

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    This outfit is perfection, I’m totally pinning 🙂

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    I loveeee the top!! I love the contrast of the stripes with the colorful top!

    Xo, Belen

    A Hint of Life

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    Samantha Tananbaum
    July 23, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Love this! These patterns look great together, and you are gorgeous in a pencil skirt!


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    July 23, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Oh the power of a fresh cut! It is my continual battle, because I want long hair, but I also want hair that looks healthy.

    Love this striped skirt – totally something I would go for!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    July 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    Super awesome mix of florals and stripes for work….I’m obsessed!!!


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    July 23, 2014 at 9:07 AM

    This is such a cute work outfit, you look stunning.


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    Kayla Wallace Gilbert
    July 23, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Omg I’m wearing floral and stripes today! And your body is bangin’ girl! Look at those guns!

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    July 23, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    Very nice outfit for work! Stripes and florals look perfect together.


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    The Adored Life
    July 23, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    First off, your hair looks GORGEOUS! Second, when I had to dress up for work, I totally found myself only sharing my night and weekend looks! Isn’t it strange how that happens?

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    Red Reticule
    July 23, 2014 at 6:56 AM

    You look amazing! I love how you mixed stripes with floral prints and added the black blazer to make it a professional look. Looking very sharp with a touch of fun. Perfect!

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    July 23, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    Love this look! I am such a sucker for black and white…and stripes.

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