I've never owned a suit. I searched for one briefly in college, but was so discouraged by the boxy, unflattering options that I stopped looking right then and there. I never needed one in any of my previous corporate jobs, but I occasionally put together my own interpretation, just for fun. In lieu of pleated trousers and button-downs, I prefer comfortable basics with tailored cuts. I'm all about neutrals for spring (as seen here) and I like how this peach-colored blazer complements my tan shorts, but doesn't match perfectly. With a few playful pieces, like a relaxed striped top, a statement necklace and yellow heels, it's an easy way to feel pulled together without appearing too corporate.
Given my obsession with sharks (and subsequent aversion to the ocean), you'd think I'd have a lot more dorky paraphernalia lying around the house. But this embellished sweatshirt is the only thing I own and has become one of my favorite pieces. Despite the fact that it's just ...read more