i’m a busy girl. my day starts bright and early when i get up and go to work. sometimes this means finishing a blog post before i leave. after an 8 hour day i shoot an outfit for the blog. after that it’s work on posts and respond to emails. after that (are you tired yet?) i try to attend some local fashion events. if i have time later i will sneak some time with my husband. i’m a busy, busy girl!
does this sound like you? are you the chick running around all day? girls on the go i am talking to you. we all know there isn’t time to go home and change. ain’t nobody got time for that. and not just any outfit is going to work for crazy day. it’s important to dress comfortably and practically. but come on. we’re fashion girls. we don’t just throw whatever on. after a few years of experimentation, here are the essentials for those busy, busy days.
on the go essentials:
a “carry-all” bag
this oliver bilou ‘mia’ bag is the perfect size bag to carry all your shit. i have my planner, a notebook, my wallet, and 1 million other things in here. it can even fit an ipad or small laptop. this bag literally fits whatever i need. and rose gold accents with a tassel? count me in. oliver bilou nailed it with this one. love love this bag and it’s great for fall too! you can never really go wrong with black.
comfortable jeans with light distressing
as i mentioned, i have a 9 to 5 gig. my dress code at work is ‘dress for your day.’ we are can dress casual with certain restrictions (i.e. no rips or holes). for me, i wear jeans, but nothing with a lot of distressing. after work, these jeans easily go from the office to an event. and these old navy jeans are on trend with the raw ‘step hem.’ office girl and fashion girl approved!
have fun with tops
wear tops that are appropriate for work but also stylish. just because you work in an office doesn’t mean you have to be uber conservative. experiment with trends and just have fun with it. i love this duster vest trend right now. it is professional enough for work but on-trend for those evening events as well.
comfortable flats or heels
i like to wear a fun pair of flats or heels. you need to be comfortable for moving around all day. but of course they have to be cute. these mules are from target and look just like the gucci ones. i wear them all day with no blisters and look stylish at the same time.
do you guys have any other tricks for your busy days? things that you always grab when you are rushing out the door? let a girl know. i’m all ears!
photos by elizabeth hanson
**this post is in collaboration with oliver bilou. i received the bag complimentary but all opinions are my own.