What I Wore to Work 1.2-1.17

I’ve been sharing my daily work outfits on my Instagram Stories and plan to round them up on the blog with links every 1-2 weeks or so. Please forgive the photo quality – it’s just a bit hard to try to get a photo when it’s still dark out before heading into the office.

When I worked at an agency, I wore jeans pretty regularly. Now being on the corporate side, I do dress up more but still love throwing on jeans every once and a while and especially on Fridays.

You’ll also notice that I wear a lot of Banana Republic. Not only do I like that they carry petite, but I also have their credit card. I use the rewards to purchase a lot of our family’s clothes. Bill and I both love Banana Republic (okay, I love it for Bill and then just buy him new clothes) and then get a lot of Ainsley’s clothes at Gap and Old Navy. It can definitely be hit or miss, but I love the challenge of finding some of the best pieces they have to offer.

There will be a lot of old pieces mixed in with the new as my wardrobe isn’t my #1 priority – we are still slowly adding special pieces to our home, and I can’t wait to design another nursery in the next few months. Not to mention those weekly daycare bills 😉 I’ll do my best to find similar pieces when I post! And last but not least, I got a few questions on Instagram about how I wear heels in the winter. I typically wear my go-to winter boots into the office and then change when I get to my desk. They’re super easy to slip on and off!

Gap Sweater (so cozy I own it in two colors, see how I wore the white version here) / J.Crew Trousers (old, similar here) / Sam Edelman Pumps (old, similar style here) / Amazon Headband

One/Third Jacket 03 / Banana Republic Sweater / Henry & Belle Jeans (really old and the low-rise is perfect for the bump!) / Banana Republic Sneakers / J.Crew Factory Earrings

Banana Republic Sweater (the star of the month) / Gap Skirt (sold out but similar here) / Sam Edelman Pumps (old, similar style here)

Banana Republic Sweater / Banana Republic Boyfriend Jeans (old, similar here) / Loeffler Randall Flats (old, similar here)

J.Crew Sweater Blazer / J.Crew Tissue Turtleneck / LOFT Jeans (old and they definitely stretch throughout the day but similar here) / Dolce Vita Over-the-Knee Boots (old, similar here)

Target Cardigan / J.Crew Sweater / Madewell Denim (old, similar here) with the Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband / J.Crew Boots (old and very well-loved, similar here) / J.Crew Factory Earrings

Banana Republic Moto Jacket / Banana Republic Dress (another item I own in two colors) / Soludos Booties

Banana Republic Sweater / LOFT Wide Leg Trousers (old, similar here, here and here) / Sam Edelman Pumps (old, similar style here)

Banana Republic Dress / J.Crew Booties
Plus a another way I plan to wear it on my work trip next week!

Tuckernuck Blouse / Madewell Denim (old, similar here) with the Ingrid & Isabel Bellaband / Chanel Ballet Flats (look for less here)

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