My Current Uniform

It has been a hot minute since I did a classic fashion or outfit post. I’ve been wearing some variation of the same outfit for the last two weeks and thought I would share it with you!

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It’s pretty basic, but the pieces are breathable and comfortable. Since my lifestyle has gone from driving everywhere in an air conditioned car to walking several blocks in 90 degree weather, cool and comfortable have become the most important factors when getting dressed in the morning.

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This look is definitely on the casual side when it comes to DC. But hey, I’m not wearing this to any client meetings or anything. I’ve had this pair of denims from American Eagle for years now and it is still one of my favorites. They are super stretchy and the holes make them much cooler than my non-ventilated skinny jeans and jeggings.

The top is from Madewell. It was on the expensive side, but I was able to use a gift card on it so there was no guilt. Yay! Plus I’ve already worn this so many times that even if I had paid full price, I would have gotten my money’s worth.

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This bag is one of my favorite Forever 21 purchases. It goes with everything and is large enough to fit a notebook and camera for blogging on the go.

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Towards the end of college I stopped being a tennis shoe girl. (High school and most of college — you should have seen the tennis shoes I rocked!) This lady was totally into flats, especially of the leopard variety. But this lady is now a walking fiend, and comfort takes precedence. The nice thing is that athletic shoes are on trend and most people around here wear their tennis shoes while walking and riding the metro, then slip into something a little more stylish before heading into the office or meeting. And my back isn’t complaining! (Here’s a link to these shoes. I was able to find them at Marshall’s for $40!)

While I love this comfy outfit for running errands and site seeing, I do need to start finding a few more business casual pieces to work into the rotation. Let’s just say, my Birkenstocks aren’t an appropriate shoe choice for a dinner out as they were in SoCal. Luckily, there’s an Ann Taylor LOFT just down the street. Don’t tell Matt.