How to style an oversized cardigan + double buckle belt…

cardigan Lost Ink / overknee boots Mark Adam old similar here and here / handbag Givenchy Antigona dupe sold out similar here / black turtleneck H&M / statement necklace old similar here and here / double buckle belt Asos

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Good morning guys,

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I am really not a fan of the weather these days but after I hared about the -30° in Chicago I take it and will stop complaining. Not so easy cause I have probably hit a new low in terms of snow and ice this morning. My car windows have frozen on the oustide as well as on the inside. I really couldn´t believe it. Have you tried scratching inside? No, good for you cause it doesn´t work. You have to sit it out.

But let´s move on to a much nicer theme. The leopard print cardigan I am wearing in today´s post. Leopard print is still going strong and where the basic piece section of every store was expanded with a striped piece about 2 to three years ago it now contains leopard print. I absolutely enjoy this circumstance cause when leopard print became popular you didn´t get a nice piece unless you were one of the first in the stores. Everything was sold out and only the ugly or super pricey pieces were left.

The cardigan I am wearing above is from Lost Ink. I have a few pieces of their brand and I love them all. The quality is really good and for that they are reasonable priced. Also love this one, doesn´t it look super romantic?! The cardigan is from the petite section but in my opinion it has a great lenght and doesn´t look akward on me (I am 5´5 / 1,65 cm ). I combined it with all black underneath cause I wanted the beautiful dusty blue color to pop right out. The speckles are black and yellow. Overall it has a color combination I have never seen in a leopard print but that´s what makes me really like it.

I have worn it about ten times until now. A lot around the house too cause it is just so cozy and comfortable. I have also worn it unbelted and with a black slim dress underneath. Looks great as well. A light gray color also looks really nice with it and if you have a yellow one in the same hue as the speckles be sure to wear it, I bet it would look awesome.

Wishing you a great day today. Last day at work today and I am so happy about that cause I have tons of stuff to do around the house and also since I was alone at my office the whole week I got really really bored.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

 

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Office Version – midi knit dress + gingham blazer….

dress Mango / plaid blazer jacket H&M old similar here and here / handbag DKNY old similar here and here / patent ankle strap pumps similar here and here / statement necklace H&M old similar here and here / fishnet tights

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Good morning guys,
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how is it possible another Monday and where has the weekend gone. I really can´t believe it. Although I have a short week and one more day off than usual this week, I dread Monday like nothing else. I am just always so tired and unmotivated when I get up and the cold and dark winter mornings don´t help much either but I am working on that so let´s hop over to some Monday morning office inspiration.
It always depends on what office standards you have so you can wear what you like. I am at a more relaxed office now which makes it pretty easy for me but the dressing rules at the law firm I worked before where pretty strict.  So I think this look would work for both places. Maybe just swap the fishnet tights for opaque and you are good to go.
A knit dress in an appropriate lenght and a versatile color can be a great basic piece for your office wardorbe. It can be combined with different types of jackets and boots or even with pumps and no tights.  You can wear it from fall to spring and also without a blazer jacket it looks really nice plus it is super comfortable to wear all day.
I combined mine with a plaid blazer jacket – I call this my professor blazer as it has the typical plaid pattern and ellbow patches, always feel so british when wearing it – and a pair of color matching patent ankle pumps. I absolutely love burgungy and wear it a lot throughout the fall and winter as it pairs so nicely with a lot of different colors. That is why I got myself this DKNY handbag a few years ago since I was sure it would match with so many of my pieces of my wardorbe and it really does. I have worn it a lot this season and am not done now.
So I am hoping I could give you some work wear inspiration for this cold and gloomy Monday. We are all in this together so let´s get another cup of coffee and tackle that day.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Winter Style // Plaid Pencil Skirt and Chunky Knit Sweater…

earrings H&M / pumps Buffalo old similar here and here / plaid pencil skirt H&M sold out similar here and here / chunky knit sweater old similar here and here / bag old similar here and here

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Haven´t felt so Ralph Lauren fall collection like in quite a while. The heavy knit pullover and the plaid pencil skirt fitting so seamlessy into the background of dark brown wood and lush green moss like straight out of a commercial.

I absolutely love combining an oversized sweater with a slim silhouette like a skinny jeans or a pencil skirt. The sweater was really warm and fit perfectly with the pencil skirt I got from H&M.

Brown hues are usually not my favs but these are gorgeous together. The bag I am wearing in the picutres above was the second leather bag I have ever gotten. This has probably started my handbag addiction.

Since there are so many different colors in the skirt you could also choose a black sweater / heels and bag combo but I preferred a lighter color on top.

Hope you are having a great day so far. The middle of my week is already over and I couldn´t be more happy about that. It has been very exhausting since Monday morning and there is more which needs to be done, but more about that later.

Be sure to check out the H&M online store sale section. There are tons of sales going on to incredible prices. I am sure you could find some pieces who could be transitioned into spring easily like the skirt I am wearing above. I got this one and wore it yesterday and I love it. Post is going to be up soon.

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Awesome handbags for the working girl at every price point….

skirt H&M / handbag Lauren by Ralph Lauren Marcy medium Satchel in red, blue and brown / boots Mango modell Kylie / lips MAC Persistance / sweater from a local shop similar here and here
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Good morning to all my working girls,
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I am sharing a long overdue post in the work category today. As you might know I am working 4 full days of the week at an engineering office and therefore I always have lots of stuff with me which normally includes my phone, keys, charger, wallet, my makeup pouch and another one for other things like hand sanitizer, pencils, gum.
 I also have my Erin Condren life planner with me along with my breakfast, lunch and a small snack for in between, as well as my tea bottle and two water bottles (I need this much stuff because there is no way of getting food at my work place and we are also in the middle of nowhere so there is nothing around).
 Most of the food/drink stuff is in a small separate basket but let´s think of the possibilty of also carrying your notebook or tablet in your handbag too.
 
I got this beautiful yellow satchel (color is called safran) bag from my husband for my birthday last week and loved it ever since. Not only do I truly love the brand (it is from Lauren by Ralph Lauren) and wanted to own a bag of theirs for the longest time but I also love the rich and vibrant shade of yellow. This will go with so much different looks I can´t wait to style it differently.
Don´t hesitate to use color for your office looks. If your color palette for clothes is more on the nude and/or darker side add a pop of color by a beautiful handbag. A red or even a vibrant 
 
For this and also for the fashionable reason I have rounded up a bunch of great options for your “office bag“. I would always pick a hand bag with a well made bottom that stands for itself. If you can see right inside it, clutter won´t be produced by searching for stuff. 
The perfect modell differs a little but I wouldn´t stray to far aside from a shopper, tote or satchel bag. I have listed my favorite finds for each price category since we all have different point of view on money and the worth of a hand bag for one personally.
The look I am wearing has become a go-to for me this winter. A comfortable knit midi skirt paired with a cute sweater, boots (preferable super cool statement boots) and a colorful bag. Of course I am wearing a jacket when I am outside but that would be a nice look for a more casual day at the office or even the wekend.
 
Under 50 €…

Under 200 €…

500 € and up…

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