AJ Wears :: A Purple Peplum

I have exciting news.

Today, I started not just a new job, but a new career. Working from home the past few years has been fun; There's nothing like waking up and changing out of your pajamas into different pajamas. And no doubt, people will think I'm crazy to give that up! But just as you hit a point in your career where you need to move up and on, style evolves and changes as well. I complained about a style rut just weeks ago, and the answer fell from the sky - get a job where you have to put on pants every day.

So...who wants to read a blog about creative office outfits? GREAT. Because I get to work in an office now and that's what I'm gonna be wearing 5/7 days. I look forward to seeing how the blog and my style change slightly now that I'm leaving the house every day and doing something a little different.

I haven't worked in an office environment in over five years, and even then it was far from a traditional office. There's going to be a learning curve for me in dressing. And the past few years, I've focused more on buying casual pieces I could wear every day. I decided to break my shopping fast and prep my wardrobe with a few office-ready pieces to get me prepared. So...that's done. All of this happened after I'd already given up shopping and while I struggled with the decision to go back on it, I knew ultimately I'd feel more confident and prepared to transition into this new phase with a couple of nice tops and pants. That sounds so silly, I know, but it's really the same concept as "First Day of School Outfits". If you look the part, you'll feel the part. I'll probably go more into the sorts of pieces I'm looking to add to my wardrobe later, but for now, I'm going to go drink my weight in caffeine and celebrate my first day with some Kroger sushi. It's the little things.

Top, Nicole Miller Artelier via Dillard's (not as good but similar from Revolve)
Pants, Forever 21 (and on their last leg - I might try these from VS).
Blazer, Kenneth Cole (similar from Vince Camuto).
Bag, Alexander Wang.
Necklace, H&M (similar from XXI).