Monday Round Up: Statement Print for Work

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Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend! I had such a busy weekend packed with fun-filled activities. It was an absolutely gorgeous weather weekend and we took full advantage! What did you do this weekend?

We basically took in all that summer has to offer, bonfires boat rides and BBQs...well fish fries but the alliteration sounds better if I say 'BBQ' right? Because I had such a busy weekend I am pretty tired out so here's the short version:

Friday we had some friends over I haven't seen in months and we had a bonfire where we made s'mores and caught up. Perfect night for a fire, cool enough for a sweatshirt and the fire felt nice. 

Saturday we had a family boat day. My Aunt rented a pontoon and we brought our boat. Almost all of my dad's side of the family was there. We found a little sandbar and basically hung out there all day enjoying the sun.

Sunday we had a fish fry. In June my husband and some friends and family go on a big fishing trip. They caught a bunch of fish and it was time to fry them up. We went over to a friend's house and had dinner. I don't eat fish so we brought some chicken, but I am told the fish was good.

Annnnnd... here we are Monday.

In the summer my work wardrobe is relatively casual. I work in a school so it does not have to be that fancy in the first place, but in the school year I try to keep it more professional as I am interfacing with lots of types of people. I am always on the hunt for fun work wear. A few weeks ago Zara had a major sale and I picked up a few things. This top caught my eye because, hi, it's black and white. That was the start but I loved the big polka dots. Now, I don't mind a polka dot but it isn't always an obvious selling point for me. For this top I loved how big and statement-like they were. More edge less yacht club. It felt very 'out there' like how Zara can be without falling off the edge of fashion, still everyday wearable. I will say it is a bit transparent so I paired a bralette underneath, even if the one you get isn't this way a bralette is a great way to add some coverage for the office.  For the rest of the look I paired with my go-to black pants from Express. I love the pants there, just fit me right and good quality. Kind of pricey but worth it, in my opinion. I finished off the look with some old staples these metallic loafers. I linked some similar items because this open back loafer/mule is still very much in style as we approach (sad, I know) Fall. Statement shoes are another great way to add a little edge to your work wardrobe without being too crazy for the office. I have a bunch in my collection that always make me feel ready to take on the day. 








Top| Zara (similarsimilar  )
Pants| Express
Shoes| Qupid (similar / similar)

What do you think? Do you have any fun ways to edge-out work wear?

Also linking up with Bloved Boston to share about my weekend!




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