Sometimes it’s difficult to dress formally for the office, especially when it’s a beautifully bright and blisteringly hot summer’s day. And sometimes it’s hard to focus on the task at hand when you’d rather spend your time relaxing and getting to know your coworkers better. A great way to accomplish both is a casual and colorful ensemble that puts people at ease with it’s friendly and laid back vibe. Starting with this crisp and cool, breezy, coral blouse with short sleeves, a bell shaped curve, and black piping at the collar. It may have a high neckline but the back is completely open, help together with a black bow, guaranteed to keep you from overheating. Next I wear it over fitted, tribal patterned, black and white shorts that seem more dressy than a pair of cutoffs. Then throw on some strap-tastic black booties and I’m ready for both work AND play.
After a long month of reevaluating and reorganizing our business is back and better than ever! Now we’re all about efficiency. Have a dream, make a plan, and execute. That inspired my choice for this chic, sixties style, Mod shift mini dress with bold black and white stripes that has a cheeky yet straightforward attitude. Paired with a professional and roomy, textured black tote, cute and comfortable ankle boots with crisscrossing straps, and a burst of flower power with this white stone, statement necklace. It’s the dawn of a new age here at Emma Approved and I’m prepared to dress the part.
Growing up happens in stages. Your first apartment, your first car, or your first time abroad. The same is true for your wardrobe with your first major piece of sophisticated fashion. This, I’m proud to say, is Harriet’s. A simple woven wrap dress in bright and optimistic blue. It has a full skirt, cinched waist, and cuffed sleeves that always flatter. Best of all it’s reminiscent of one of the most famous dresses of our generation, Kate Middleton’s engagement dress. What could be better to help bring a larger than life romance your way? Pair with a metallic clutch, both large and bright enough to go from day to night, and an artsy yet innocent pair of heels. These pumps, for instance, may be a soft and basic nude but the backs are wrapped in a delicate, art deco, gold cage. A few pieces of quiet jewelry and you’re ready for anything, from a day at the office to dinner at the white house.