It’s time for the 5th installment of Conner’s Closet!!! If you didn’t see the first post, Conner is my sister and she works in HR for a hospital system. Here she is with her little guy, Brody (3 years old).
I MEAN. HOW CUTE ARE THEY.
Conner always looks so polished and put together, and since I often receive requests for work wear ideas from y’all (but I don’t have the need for work wear), I had an idea to start a monthly series where Conner highlights business casual attire for us!
She’s got several amazing pieces to show y’all today, so let’s get started! Conner’s thoughts are in italics.
Blush Scallop Trim top and Gap Ankle Pants
Is it possible to wear a top too much? Maybe. But I don’t care. I would wear this one every day if I could without getting weird looks from my co-workers. This sweater is perfect for the winter to spring transition. The material is thick and fits beautifully. The scallop detail on the sleeves AND at the bottom of the sweater is to die for. The sweater has a “swing” effect to it, so I recommend wearing it with skinny black or gray ankle pants. I’m wearing it with my gray ankle pants from the Gap.
Pale pink and gray is one of my favorite combinations, but this top would obviously be great with black as well. I recommend wearing the sweater with this layering necklace (type Riad in the search bar). The necklace even has a pale pink stone to tie it all together. It’s like they were made for each other. Plus, you can wear this necklace 7 (yes 7!) different ways! I’m wearing my favorite nude Jessica Simpson Calie pumps, but will wear my black suede Sam Edelman pumps when I wear the sweater with black pants. I’m wearing an XXS in the sweater. The label says you can wash it, but this little beauty will be going to the dry cleaners!
And here’s Conner in the outfit. This top is GORGEOUS. The detailing makes it look so expensive! Look at my baby sister. All grown up and looking so chic! I don’t know what it is about scallops, but they get me every dang time. #iheartscallops Also, a couple of people have inquired about Conner’s i phone case. It’s Rose Gold, and you can find it HERE (on sale)!
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And if you want some nude shoe options, I’ve got some for you! Those are Conner’s shoes on the far left. If you are more of a flats girl, those are my favorite nude flats on the right.
Swing Skirt, Mock Neck Blouse, Blush Cropped Cardigan, Leopard Shoes
I wanted to get away from my classic pencil skirt look and try something different…and I’m so glad I did! How much fun is this outfit?!? This swing skirt fits perfectly. It is snug, so I was nervous about it showing a little tummy pudge, but the fabric is SO thick, so it hides all of those little imperfections. I’m wearing the white mock neck blouse and a blush cropped cardigan. Unfortunately, this blouse is sold out in white, but it will be easy to find a replacement (in fact, I found a great one HERE)! Important – if you wear a cardigan with this skirt, it HAS to be cropped. The skirt sits slightly above the waist and flares, so a normal length cardigan makes the outfit look frumpy. The cropped cardigan from Ann Taylor is perfect for this outfit (and there are tons to choose from HERE).
I love the blush, white, and black combination. But let’s be honest…it’s really the leopard print shoes that tie it all together. I’m pretty sure I remember a wise (or bossy) person saying, “Leopard print is a NEUTRAL!” Am I right?!? The leopard print shoes I’m wearing are by Steve Madden and over 5 years old, but here’s a similar shoe by Sam Edelman. And just fyi, they don’t have them in leopard at Nordstrom, but they do carry several colors.
I didn’t want to take away from the outfit, so I decided to wear my basic Kendra Scott Alex earrings. I’m wearing an XS in the skirt, an XXS in the blouse, and an XS in the cardigan. I have already washed and line dried the blouse and cardigan, but I’ll be taking the skirt to the dry cleaners. Oh! I almost forgot – YOU HAVE TO HANG THIS SKIRT INSIDE OUT. I REPEAT…HANG THIS SKIRT INSIDE OUT. If you don’t, your hanger will leave indentions in the waistband.
And here’s Conner in it. It looks like something out of Mad Men, and I think it’s fun and different! That blush cardigan will be a work horse in her closet, and MY GOODNESS those leopard heels are SASSY! They keep the outfit from looking too sweet.
Get The Look For Yourself Here. Just click on what you are interested in.
Since Conner’s exact top is sold out, I wanted to find some options for y’all. THIS top would make an awesome staple in a work wear wardrobe.
And check out THIS shirred neck halter blouse that comes in several colors. It has great reviews, and it’s ON SALE for 40% OFF! The neckline and pleated details are so pretty, and I love how the top drapes.
Circle Dress and Blush Cardigan
I loved this dress from the moment I saw it online. I knew it had to be mine. I love the circle print and the black band at the bottom. Plus, this is one of those outfits that you don’t have to put too much thought into – put on some simple earrings and you’re all done! I was nervous about what to wear over the dress because I knew a black cardigan would kill the look. Then I thought about the blush cardigan…YES! It’s a perfect match! Also, your cardigan has to be cropped for this dress. A longer cardigan will not work. Trust me – frumpy, frumpy, frumpy. I’m wearing my Sam Edelman black suede pumps and my Kendra Scott Alex earrings.
I’m wearing a 00 regular in the dress and an XS in the cardigan. The dress has to be dry cleaned, but I’ll only take it to the cleaners every other wear.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And because it’s too cute not to share.
WORK. IT. BRODY. 😉
Look at his hands on his hips! LOOK AT THE HIP POP!
Thank you, Conner! We love that you share all of your gorgeous finds (and thoughts about those finds) with us! Have a great Monday everybody!
Oh, wait! A couple more things before you go. Check out THESE darling fringe booties! 40% OFF!
Awhile ago, I had a reader e-mail me and ask me for a recommendation for a pair of grown up camo pants (that weren’t junior’s sizing). 🙂 I recommended these, but lots of you were bummed when they sold out so quickly. Well…THEY ARE BACK and FULLY STOCKED! They are stretchy and comfy (they are Wit and Wisdom after all!), and they can be worn all year long! If you don’t have the jacket yet, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore.
I’m wearing a 4 in the pants, but might could have sized down to a 2. I’m not keeping these (because I already have 2 pair), but these are a great option for y’all! I’m wearing a small in the jacket (true to size), but it’s quite fitted. I recommend sizing up in the jacket if you’d like a little more room!
As you can see, at 5’4″, I had to cuff the pants a couple of times for them to be short enough to wear with booties.
Okay, you are now free to go. 😉