Work to Weekend :: Striped Pants

I love figuring out how to wear items in different settings. A pair of dress pants for a girls' night out, a slouchy casual top for date night, a classic LBD to the beach. Work to weekend has always been one of my favorite features on the blog, and since I've been wearing my favorite items more times and more places, it was time to bring it back.

Today's challenge: These slouchy striped pants. They've got a cool vibe that I loved the second I put them on, and I could easily imagine them in a number of settings. Work, date night, beach...they felt like they could work every day. First up: How I wore them to work. This long trench flowing behind me when I walked made me feel way cooler than I actually am, and adding a bright top made my Monday feel much less blah-y. 

Pants, c/o JustFab. Trench, c/o JustFab. Bag, c/o JustFab. Top, J.Crew Factory (similar). Heels, Manolo Blahnik (similar).

Fast-forward to the weekend, and I threw these pants on for brunching with my lady friends. It was a beautiful crisp day, perfect for a patio as long as you had a light sweater. Later that evening, I swapped my slide sandals for scrappy heels and wore a black silk tank and leather jacket. Date night. Boom.

Pants, c/o JustFab. Shirt, Forever 21 (similar). Sweater, Forever 21 (similar). Sandals, Forever 21 (similar). Bag, Coach.

AJ Wears :: A Floral Scarf

Sometimes, there are outfits that aren't anything special. I'm just wearing a striped tee, jeans, and a trench, but I LOVE this outfit. I actually wore it to brunch a few weeks ago with different shoes, and once I got these cute little flats I knew there would be a repeat. And hey, you didn't see me in it, so really... If I didn't blog it, did it even happen?

Coat, Coach (similar from Romwe).
Top, LOFT (similar from XXI).
Jeans, Hudson (exact).
Flats,c/o JustFab (exact).
Scarf, Target (similar from Target).
Bag, Gucci.

AJ Wears :: A Striped Dress

Yesterday was one of those miserable yet delightful days where it poured ALL. DAY. LONG. Miserable if you have to get out in it at all, but wonderful because my office window is huge and looks out over the river downtown. I spent most of the day in sock feet at my desk (because rainboots aren't comfortable to wear all day, let's face it) enjoying the rain beating against the window and watching people try to run to their cars without umbrellas. Which was totally fair to enjoy, because I didn't have an umbrella either.

Dress, Love 21 (super similar from Swell).
Trench, Coach (similar from Target).
Boots, Hunter (exact).
Bag, Vintage (similar from Forever 21).