All in good time

Over the past couple years the amount of work looks I share has steadily diminished. Summer used to be my time, with the extra sunlight getting a few snaps of a look at the end of the day was a cinch.

Now I feel like most week nights hold some obligation, all the while rationalizing that my work looks have just been uninspiring. So when Sean asked me if I wanted to go take photos on a particularly sunny Tuesday last week, my first response was that I didn't really like my outfit.

But I decided I liked this blouse with these pants for a reason, just when tucked in it was blousey and billowy and my waist felt lost, so I turned to my favorite trick, and knotted it up. Then I grabbed a pair of sunglasses I haven't worn in a while, as they've been tucked in a drawer - out of sight, out of mind. Finally I swapped my practical bag for the bamboo one. Not that I haven't taken the bamboo bag to work before!

With a few little tweaks, my boring work outfit became blog-worthy. If only I could think about these things when getting dressed the first time.

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The Rundown
Floral Blouse c/o Cabi
Linen Pants Lou & Grey
Mules Madewell
Vintage Japanese Bamboo Bag via eBay similar vintage, only $60!
Wood Watch "Frankie" c/o JORD
Gold Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box
Liho Liho Ring Rudiment via Rocksbox
(Use code lydiaxoxo for a free month of Rocksbox!)
Sunglasses "Caravan" Ray-Ban



  1. Love how you made a few quick tweeks, and transformed your work look. The color of those pants is fabulous <3
    Green Fashionista

  2. Love this outfit! I don't think it's a boring work look at all (even without the accessory changes)

  3. It's hard to feel inspired about getting dressed when you're rushing out the door for work in the morning - I still remember how repetitive my work ensembles were, and I've been working from home for almost three years. But a few tweaks really do go a long way to make an outfit feel different and, to be honest, this is far more stylish than anything I ever wore to work, so you're doing well ;)

  4. This transitions from a work outfit into a blog outfit pretty darn well - I sort of feel like all things are possible with that super cool purse though.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  5. Works like a dream !
    And I know.. if we could only get it right the first time ;)

  6. Knotting this blouse was such a good call- it looks so cute! Loving those mule sandals, too, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  7. I think you look adorable! I love that you knotted the top for a fun twist. Also, I am really jealous he SUGGESTED you go take pictures. I have to BEG!


  8. Love this whole look, perfect for the office or a night out, that bag is lovely too!

    xx Auna |

  9. I love this look! I agree that my weekday looks also feel uninspiring these days though. It's hard to feel blog worthy all the time! But I like seeing what bloggers really wear!

  10. That blouse is so pretty, and it looks great knotted!

  11. I'm glad you took the photos! The blouse is so pretty and I love it paired with the olive pants. I never would have thought to put them together, but it works perfectly!


  12. What a cute fun look! Love that floral top and the olive pants!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  13. I love the look! Such an amazing color combo!
    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  14. So stylish and pretty! I love that olive color. So glad I visited your blog. :)

  15. I love how the top looks knotted. I'm also loving your sandals--I keep seeing similar ones around and I think that may be the next sandal I get. They seem to go with everything. Yay for an impromptu photo shoot date :)

  16. I like how you knotted the top. I really like the colors of it with the olive green.

  17. You look adorable in this outfit. Trying to get looks after a long day is so hard. So glad you did it with this. I love the shoes and bag with this. Totally appropriate for a weekend or lunch out!