Dress Well: Living on the Edge

J. Crew blouse (old), J. Crew shorts, Zara heels, Kendra Scott necklace, TEXI leather bag, Coach sunglasses (old)

This is what I wore to work on Tuesday. Well, correction - this is what I was planning to wear to work on Tuesday. I ended up working from home at the last minute. But before I made that decision, I put some major effort into picking out this outfit.

I still can only kind of believe that I was planning on wearing shorts to work. Shorts. To. Work. My Texan sensibilities incline me towards thinking that shorts in the workplace are borderline offensive, but I'm trying to get used to the San Francisco/startup mentality. In our office, shorts with a stylish outfit are completely acceptable. So I took the plunge. Well, if taking the plunge is the same as lining up to dive in the pool, only to have it lightning.

Even if this outfit never made it through the front door of my office, I still love it. I've written before about my devoted adoration of this shirt. Since the shirt is cut like a t-shirt, I love playing off the t-shirt idea and pairing it with jean shorts. And these Zara heels make everything better. Well, everything except for long walks.

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Also, you may be asking if this is my natural hair texture. I am here to tell you that it most certainly is not. The stick straight, slippery hair that you see in all my other posts is my natural state, so if I ever shower at night I have to put my wet hair in French braids with plenty of mousse so that the texture the next day hides the inevitably greasy roots. The thing that cracks me up is that on the rare occasion when I wear my hair like this, people will say, "oh my gosh, I love that you're wearing your hair all natural!" Turns out it's really hard to explain to people why you would want to fake having naturally wavy hair when you actually have nice, straight hair. So I just go with it.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!