back to the office

Going back to the office after maternity leave was not as difficult as I had originally thought it might be.  While my commute is not ideal, I like my morning routine of getting dressed, greeting coworkers, and ordering a latte from the office Starbucks before settling into my cube to disburse genius legal advice 😉

What is challenging is finding clothes for this postpartum body that make me feel like a pulled-together, polished, and confident professional.  Here are some of the pieces that I am really loving right now-

lou dress (fern)  |  lou dress (garden)

The “lou dress” by Amour Vert is amazing.  I own both of these colors.  It is made of silk with an adjustable waist and it has pockets!  Just slip it on and add flats or heels and instant perfection.

onyx blouse  |  black skirt

The ‘onyx blouse’ is one of my ultimate faves right now because it makes me feel sexy and chic even though I’m still more than a few LBs over my comfort zone.  It’s got a super flattering yet comfy fit, and sassy peek-a-boo detailing.  Pair it with a base under tee for the office.

And a simple black knee length or midi skirt is an office wardrobe staple.  It is slimming and pairs well with pretty much any top from a flowy silk blouse to a chunky knit turtleneck.  Stick to a pencil or sheath silhouette for a sophisticated polished look.

base under tee (nude and black)

Love this base layer, and it’s only $19 with free shipping and no tax!?!  It’s a stretch one-size-fits all and it is perfect as a smoothing under garment and for making sheer blouses and peek-a-boo tops office-appropriate.

cashmere cardigan

cashmere cardigan

This piece was a bit of a splurge, but I justified it with a cost-per-use analysis.  It’s a super soft go-with-everything cashmere cardigan and I plan to wear pretty much daily.  It looks great with all of the outfits shown above, and I also wear it regularly with high-waisted jeans and my white premium v tee.  This cardigan is perfection.  If you do get it (you will LOVE it!), I recommend sizing down one size since it does run a bit big!

xoxo
-ash

 

 

 

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