Layered for the Office

- Outfits

As much as I love my work uniform (seen here) for the spring and summer… there are still days that the air conditioning is on full blast and I freeze at work.  This is when layering is key.  I can stand the chill on my legs (even though I get goosebumps and then so much for shaving everyday), but when my arms get cold, it is almost unbearable.  That’s why this is another key work outfit for me: Light-weight sweater layered over chambray (or a collared button up).

This combination along with my full skirt from Banana Republic, vintage necklace, bow belt and teal heels makes another comfy, easy to throw on outfit that is all set for the office! Today I linked up to “Work It Wednesday”… don’t forget to stop by Laura’s blog A Little Bit of Lacquer to get some great inspiration for office wear!


Sweater- Express :: Similar here

Chambray- Levis :: Similar here

Skirt- Banana Republic :: Similar here

Bow Belt- Windsor Store :: Similar here

Teal Heels- H&M :: Similar here


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    May 9, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    I totally feel your pain! I have a giant fleece I usually end up wearing at work since it’s always freezing in the office! Love that skirt on you – the volume and print are lovely 🙂


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    Grace @ Wrinkled Chiffon
    May 9, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Great layering look! I just love that belt! Perfect combination for work. I hope you can check out my WORK style today too!

    xo Grace

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    May 9, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    I LOVE your skirt!!
    Man my office is always so cold, too. I never wear skirts without tights cause I freeze. I even have a little space heater under my desk that I use YEAR-ROUND! I think it may just be me because I’m incessantly cold. I keep a sweater here always just in case! Haha. 🙂
    Love your work look- I always do!

    xx Olivia

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    May 9, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    This outfit is so great. Love that skirt and the detailing of the belt. That’s the worst when the a.c. makes the room freezing. You look cute regardless!

    A Southern Drawl

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    Hannah @ Tattoos and Pearls
    May 9, 2012 at 2:40 PM

    oh my gosh. i am LOVING this outfit! it is so cute! i think the belt put me over the edge!

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    antonella c'est moi
    May 9, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    This outtfit is so great..amazing layering look

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    Fashion By Alicia
    May 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    I absolutely love this look! The layering works perfectly. I am like you I hate freezing in the office.

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    Megan, The Frugalista Diaries
    May 9, 2012 at 6:14 PM

    you look stunning rachel!

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    May 9, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Looking beautiful sweetie:)

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    May 9, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    Cute pattern on the skirt, and love the color of your shoes!

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    May 9, 2012 at 10:11 PM

    You look great, nice layering I esp love the skirt and belt..

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    wardrobe girls
    May 9, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    that belt is awesome and such a great finishing touch to your outfit!

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    Clara Turbay
    May 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

    i like the way you express your own ideas here.

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    May 10, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    SO cute! It’s the little things that make the outfit – love the bow belt and teal heels! 🙂

    xo, sam

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    antonella c'est moi
    May 10, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    Lovely <3

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    May 11, 2012 at 12:57 AM

    LOVE your blog and style! Come by and let’s follow each other :D:D!

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    May 11, 2012 at 2:57 AM

    So cute! That skirt is amazing and I love that you paired them with a pop of color in the shoes. And those shoes..amazing!

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    May 11, 2012 at 7:27 AM

    I love all the layering! turquoise shoes are adorable 🙂


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    May 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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    May 11, 2012 at 11:07 AM

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    Tasia of Ruffles & Sequins
    May 11, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    What a fun bel, Rachel! And such a great look for the office 🙂 Hope you have a fabulous weekend.


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    May 11, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    Hey there! Found your blog via The IT LIst! Awesome style post…love the cute layering look that still has a spring feel. So glad I found your space….I look forward to “getting to know you”. Happy Friday!

    The Mrs. and The Momma

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    nancy @ adore to adorn
    May 11, 2012 at 4:06 PM

    this is such a sweet look. I love that bow belt! Great outfit! =)


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    May 11, 2012 at 7:18 PM

    Super cute look! Love your belt and shoes!


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    May 11, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Love the colors you used in this look. And the belt!! Too cute.

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    May 12, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Looooove that skirt! Great look!


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    May 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Lovely heels!

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    May 12, 2012 at 7:57 PM

    that is an awesome skirt! love!

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    Sandy a la Mode
    May 13, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    amazing amazing skirt and bow belt!!

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    May 14, 2012 at 5:37 PM

    I love everything about this outfit! the colours are fabulous!!

    Corinne xo

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    Patricia Iacob
    May 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    Such a beautiful blue eyes:*

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    Miss Rockwell
    May 14, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    I wear layers to work also. I know people look at me like I’m crazy because I have on a sweater in 80 degree weather but I don’t care-I hate being cold. I love this color combo BTW.

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    May 15, 2012 at 3:25 AM

    this layered look is absolutely perfect!!! loving your style, girl!
    xo TJ

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