make your shoes do double duty with these picks for EVERY budget

photo by bruce allen // loving my shoes? they're from  HUSHPUPPIES. 

photo by bruce allen // loving my shoes? they're from HUSHPUPPIES. 

The summers are literally SO tricky for work wear. It's scorching outside and you literally want to take everything off. I personally would prefer to be answering emails poolside with a nice piña colada instead of sitting in a freezing cubicle with artificial lighting. 

BUT CEST LA VIE. 

This is the world we live in. And so while we can't be real housesives, at least we can enjoy our footwear right, ladies? I compiled a little list of literally every shoe on the market that I'm obsessed with. There's a shoe in there to work for every board room, every buttoned-up work place + every laid-back startup. They can work for the power lunch with your boss + happy hour margs after.

Found a pair that you're in love with?! Let me know below. 

FLATS + SNEAKS

HEELS + BLOCK HEELS 

MULES

 

This post is sponsored by the engineer, Annie. 

work the wear: what I wore to the office

It occurred to me that most women in the U.S. are going to work everyday and probably encountering the same thing: What in the world do I wear? I decided to begin sharing what I wear partly because it's a cool time capsule + partly because I hope it inspires you to share what you wear! I feel like I'm always examining what my co-workers wear: Do they rock the open-toe heel? Do they wear jeans? A sweatshirt?

So, what do you wear to the office?  

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MONDAY // 

I always try to start the week off in heels + a blazer. There's nothing like feeling confident on the {arguably} worst day of the week. 

blue blazer {similar

white lace shirt {loft

blue jeans {madewell

brown heels {similar}

 thing on my phone {popsocket

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TUESDAY // 

I woke up late, so I threw on cropped jeans + threw my hair in a ponytail after a heavy dosing of dry shampoo. I added the necklace + pin for some flare. 

grey blazer {express, similar

patterned shirt* {whowhatwear

necklace {ON SALE loft}

pin {erin condren}

cropped jeans {DL1961}

black flats {target}

thing on my phone {popsocket

*for some reason, I can only find the top in plus sizes on target.com. But, I know in stores they have other sizes. I'm wearing an XS. 

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WEDNESDAY // 

I wanted something comfy but loose today — I woke up feeling bloated and a little off. No worries, because we all have those days! I opted for my FAVE pair of pinstripe pants + a striped blouse + 5 inch heels to offset the wider leg cut. 

blouse {similar-ish

necklace {similar

shoes {steve madden

pants {similar}

thing on my phone {popsocket

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THURSDAY // 

I got out of bed early to straighten my hair. And after that I felt super inspired to put effort into my minimal outfit. I paired this pussybow blouse with a blazer + matching flats. I also forgot to take a photo, so you'll have to settle for this Robeks shot. 

cropped jeans {DL1961}

black flats {target}

blazer {similar

shirts {whowhatwear}

sunglasses {quay australia

morning smoothie {robeks} 

clutch {similar-ish

FRIDAY // 

I woke up 20 minutes before an important international call and omg I have never gotten ready faster. I threw on my go-to portofino shirt + paired my shoes with a matching necklace. Sunnies on my head? Yeah, I was optimistic about the weather. #TGIF

portofino shirt {express}

blue jeans {madewell

necklace {ON SALE loft}

shoes {similar}

sunglasses {steve alan

watch {daniel wellington} // 15% off with code: DANIELWELLINGTON

thing on my phone {popsocket