In my other (non-blogging) life (smile), I work as a manager within the public administration realm. I adore casual Fridays as much as anyone else. Nevertheless, I'm always mindful of the need to keep my relaxed style as professional as possible.
The outfit I'm sporting in these pics does just that. I've wanted a white cotton blazer for a while now. So glad I recently purchased the one featured here! It serves as the perfect casual Friday topper to a layered look such as this (great for when it's cool inside, but hot outdoors). Black skinny jeans are casual; yet, not too much so (Yay for options like this!).
Last Friday evening, Mark and I headed out to our favorite local restaurant; a gastropub for dinner. These photos were taken beforehand. Post a busy work day, all I needed to do was slip off my blazer and go. This day-to-evening casual Friday ensemble was work-appropriate and simple to pull off (both important to me!).
Blazer: L.L. Bean Signature
Top: Old Navy
Black Skinny Jeans: L.L. Bean Signature
Shoes: Steve Madden
Lips: Lancome Red Stiletto
Nails: Essie Marshmallow
Watch: Kate Spade (gifted)
Bracelet: Purchased at fair trade boutique in Evergreen, CO
Sunnies: Ray Ban
Pendant: Purchased at boutique in Dublin, OH
Linked on Thursday to: Thursday Fashion Files * Spotlight Weekly * Over 50 Feeling 40 * High Latitude Style * Happiness at Mid Life and on Friday to: Style Elixir *Rachel the Hat * Favorite Fashion Friday and Fashion Should Be Fun