The perfect work outfit

Working in a casual office environment means I can wear distressed jeans and no one would care. Heck, I could probably wear sweatpants and no one would care. (I've certainly worn my joggers!)

Dressing up my denim with a silk blouse, heels, and keeping cozy with a long cardigan is my idea of a perfect work look - as long as it's not below freezing or a snow filled arctic tundra out there. Right now as we move into spring I can see myself reaching for this basic combination again and again. I still like my nude tights on under my jeans though!

This weekend was pretty good - I probably did a bit more shopping than I should have or needed to, and I'm seriously considering a shopping freeze for the remainder of the month. There was just a little too much embracement of the phrase "Life's short, buy the shoes." (and bags, and jeans).

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The Rundown
White Silk Blouse J.Crew similar
Cardigan Max Studio via TJMaxx similar
Distressed Jeans Old Navy similar
Leopard Pumps Sam Edelman
Willis Bag Vintage Coach
Knot Necklace Thrifted similar
Crystal Bar Ring Upper Metal Class
Knot Midi Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Sweet Olive Jewelry
Sunglasses "Caravan" Ray-Ban via Ditto
Nail Color "Cement the Deal" OPI


  1. There's something incredibly soothing and calming about your cardigan, Lydia. I think it's the colour. Or it could very well that smooth texture. Or it could be both. Either way, it's really lovely, and timeless enough to last season after season after season.

  2. I am in love with this street wear!! You are looking so chic and just so fabulous! lOVE everything!

  3. I'm loving the casual work look! I so need to shop I've been on a serious shopping freeze and I'm afraid I'm about to do some damage!

  4. You are right, this is a perfect work outfit! I really like the pop of leopard!

    Nicole to the Nines

  5. This really is a perfect work look - you look really put together and professional but not at all stuffy!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  6. Gotta love casual offices! Love that knot necklace, gorgeous look!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

  7. I love this look! The color of your cardigan is so pretty!

    Fizz and Frosting

  8. I wish I could wear my distressed jeans to work! This is a fabulous outfit from the distressing to the pretty blouse gorgeous color cardi!

  9. You look stunning darling! Love the shoes! <3 xxx
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  10. Absolutely lovely. I love distressed denim!


  11. I love that outfit and I agree, it's great for work! My office is also pretty casual, but I still like to dress up a little most days. I do wear jeans fairly often (especially in winter) but I like to dress them up a little.

  12. You look so pretty!
    Nice bag...

  13. The grand blessing of a casual office ... you don't know how lucky you are until you move into a stiff corporate one.
    I really like this, mostly the colors :)

  14. My current daily life would be so much easier if I could wear jeans to work - distressed jeans would be even better, since that's mostly what I own. I find the corporate dress code so outmoded; it's one thing when I'm going out to meetings, in which case I'm happy to put on my pencil skirt and blazer, but I'm not sure why I need to wear those things when I'm in an office where no one sees me. C'est la vie, I suppose, since there's nothing I can do to change my employer's dress code, but I really do wish I could be sitting at work in your outfit right about now...!

  15. I love this...probably because of the shoes! I think it could look rather boring if you hadn't added this dose of leopard! jodie

  16. This is such a chic look! Those jeans look fabulous on you!

  17. Love this outfit !

  18. I love that silk blouse, and the cardigan is pretty, too :)

  19. Such a great look. I love that cardigan - such a great color. It's so nice to work in a casual environment so you can dress up when you feel like it- or not!

  20. Love the long cardigan with this look. I rarely wear jeans to the office since it's not part of our dress code. If I do, it's always a short Friday and they are my darker wash jeans and I feel like everyone is staring at me.


    Hope to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

  21. I would so wear this to work! I love that I can wear distressed jeans to work too hehe


  22. This is the perfect work look, I would love to be able to wear distressed jeans to work.


  23. Totally agree, this is a great work uniform, sweetie! Have a jolly good day. xo