Work to Weekend :: Polka Dot Skirt

This post was pretty much by accident, but I like the idea SO MUCH I'm going to start featuring this as a special blog post a few times a month. I love looks that can do double duty - just change out a few accessories and you're ready to hit the town after a long day at your desk. It's a concept I use a lot when traveling, because it helps you get the most out of what you've got. So today, I'm showing you a look with a fun skirt and button up that goes from work to play in two seconds flat.

Today's work look is pretty simple. Fun skirt, button up blouse, and a black cardi. It was rainy when I left the house, so I grabbed my rainboots, but normally I'd probably do this outfit with a pair of bright flats for running around. To flip it to weekend, all we do is ditch the cardigan and swap Hunters for heels! I also like to keep a clutch in my car or even my purse if it's large enough so I can take that out on the town and leave the giant bag behind. Throw on some lipstick and you're ready for happy hour!

There's nothing revolutionary here - women have been doing this since they started taking over the office space - but sometimes being able to SEE it can help people come up with ideas. If you know you'll be going out after work, you can throw some heels or a sparkly necklace in your bag for later. And it never hurts to see how pieces can be both conservative and fun, as far as I'm concerned.

Top, MICHAEL Michael Kors via TJMaxx (similar).
Skirt, E.Leigh's (similar).
Boots, Hunter (exact).
Heels, Joss by JustFab.
Necklace, H&M.

AJ Wears :: Watercolor pants

I've eaten sushi for lunch this week about three times. I can't seem to tire of it, and I've convinced myself it's a healthy alternative to the normal Arby's roast beef I'm craving around lunch time, so it's kind of been my meal of choice. It helps that's it's a cool food too, seeing as how it's too hot for pants. Except these pants! These are the pants I wore to a quick sushi lunch with my husband at our favorite little place...normally reserved for Friday nights, so it was a treat.

I have a bad habit of buying things to match outfits I'm currently wearing. These Jessica Simpson flats were born out of a trip to Dillard's while wearing this outfit. I had stowed fold up flats in my tote to replace my wedges when my feet became tired, since I wasn't sure what we would end up doing that day. But these were far cuter! I'd also JUST said I needed navy flats for fall, and I've already worn them twice since buying them Saturday, so mission accomplished (for under $30, too. I love a good Dillard's shoe clearance!).

Starbucks drink of choice this summer - venti passion fruit tea, unsweetened, with two splendas. It's freaking delightful. And clearly, the summer's hottest accessory.

Top, Forever 21 (exact, similar).
Pants, Forever 21.
Shoes, Jessica Simpson (exact at 6pm).
Bag, Coach (exact).
Necklace, The Limited.

Friday Favorites Remix :: The silver tweed blazer

Last week's remix choices were slim. Two colored jeans, two blazers, and some leggings. Of course, I chose the blazer because I need to wear it while it's still under 90 around here. I tried it with shorts - it didn't work. I don't know why. So I grabbed my trusty wide leg navy pants and went on with my day.

I totally got called out on getting dressed just to leave the house for a few minutes today. I was popping into the audio studio where I freelance to cut a quick audition and they said they imagined me wearing sweatpants all day. It's true - if I don't have to leave the house, I'm in sweats. But if I'm GOING to leave, I'm going to do it right. Even if I only drop by Target and go to Sonic Happy Hour. Plus, I totally needed a remix. Look! I'm twirling! Whee!

Here's how I wore this blazer last week! I don't know if it's going to look good with a skirt, but I'm digging the monochrome on top.

How did YOU re-wear this week? Link up below! Yay!!