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Can You Wear Mirrored Sunglasses In The Fall?

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The Outfit To Wear To Transition Into Fall

The Outfit To Wear To Transition Into Fall

The Outfit To Wear To Transition Into Fall

The Outfit To Wear To Transition Into Fall

The Outfit To Wear To Transition Into Fall
Mirrored Sunglasses: c/o Zenni Optical
V-Neck Tee: c/o Lilla P
High Waisted Skinny Jeans: Nordstrom ($34.50)
Cut-Out Booties: JustFab (old), similar here ($69.95)
Crossbody Bag: Saks Off 5th (old), similar here ($49.95)
Watch: Marc By Marc Jacobs

Seriously Glad It Is Friday

We have made it to Friday!! This week was so hectic for me! I mentioned yesterday that I have been working nonstop. I really do hope that all that hard work actually pays off. Sometimes I feel like putting in the extra time and trying to meet deadlines at work is not worth it. I don't know, maybe I'm just being a Debbie Downer. Do you guys feel that way about work?

First Day Of Fall

Today is the first day of Fall and I can't believe it is like 100 degrees outside? Just last week it felt like Fall-weather and I started thinking about Fall outfits and new pieces to buy. Oh the irony! Just when I thought I could almost put away my summer clothes. Gotta love Chicago's crazy weather.

My Go-To Accessory

The one accessory I can always rely on in any season, Summer or Fall, are my sunglasses. As you can tell by almost every outfit post, I always have them on. I just can't get enough of them, especially when they're from Zenni Optical (my favorite eyewear company).

Is It Fall Appropriate?

The sunglasses I didn't expect to work in the Fall were mirrored sunglasses. I usually associate them with being worn in the Summer. I think it has to do with the mirrored lens having that cool blue tone. But what I've noticed is that if the mirrored lens have a warmer color to it, it can definitely be worn in the Fall.

My mirrored sunglasses have a red finish and the tint has a yellow-orange glow to it. These colors are for sure warm colors and it is the reason why I was initially drawn to them.  In my opinion, they go well with Fall colors. Next time I wear these sunnies, I want to pair them with a rust-colored sweater. I think it will make the outfit pop! Since I want to take advantage of t-shirt weather (not many of those in the Midwest!), I decided to wear a plum-colored shirt. So comfortable and totally worth the splurge!

What are your thoughts on mirrored sunglasses?


xo RD

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How To Wear White After Labor Day

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How To Dress For Work Without Losing Style


How to Dress for Work without Losing Style


In case you didn't know this already, I have a full-time job outside of blogging. I was shocked to find out that many people are surprised that I am not a full-time blogger! I think the confusion is that fortunately, I do have the option to work from home. There are people in my team that work from home all the time since they live in places such as California (our home office is in Chicago). So definitely grateful that working remotely is possible. It definitely made it much easier during my chemo days.

My Work Dress Code


On days I am in the office, I do like to dress up a bit. Not sure if your workplace is similar to mine, but they are pretty laid-back with what we can wear. There's no business casual dress code. Phew! Seriously, the culture has changed so much since I graduated from college. I remember my first and second jobs when we had to buy work pants to wear to work! Anyways, my current work lets us wear whatever we want within reason of course. Ya know, do not show up in short shorts or a cropped top that shows your midriff. I do like to keep it classy but with more of my personal style. For me, my workwear style is a balance of looking professional without losing style.


How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Striped Tank // Paperboy Pants // Lace-Up Flats
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
White Blouse // Striped Skirt // Ballet Flats
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Flutter Lace Top // Pink Midi Skirt // Blush Heels
 How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Flutter Lace Top // Skinny Jeans // Loafer Mules
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Embroidered Dress // Lace-Up Flats
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Dress with Pockets // Pointed Toe Flats
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Black Tee // Striped Crop Pants // Loafer Mules
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
White Button Shirt // Pleated Midi Skirt // Cap Toe Heels
How to Dress for Work without Losing Style
Striped Button Shirt // Midi Skirt // D'Orsay Flats

I get asked if I wear a lot of the stuff on the blog in real life and the answer is yes! I don't like wasting my money on clothes and I want to make the most of what I buy. With that said, I like to make sure my workwear outfits don't lose my personal style.

During the summer months, I have asked my co-workers to take a snap of an outfit whenever we head out for a break. I've received a lot of great feedback about my workwear style. Thank you all so much! I have been sharing it via Instagram with the hashtag #RDatWork. When the weather gets colder, I can't promise you all I can continue this. But I'll do my best! Maybe I'll resort to mirror selfies - we shall see. 

Tips On Dressing For Work Without Losing Personal Style.

Like I said, I love showing my personal style when I dress for work but still want to be taken seriously and dress appropriately. It is also a great way to wear pieces that are already in your closet. Below are my tips on dressing for work without losing style. 

1. Wear Knee-Length Clothes

If you decide to wear a dress or skirt, don't wear one that is above the knee. Anything shorter than that just looks like too much skin is exposed. I highly recommend wearing midi lengths. They're flattering and there are so many options! Plus, they can easily be worn during the Fall with a light cardigan or blazer.

2. Dress In Layers 

Layering makes such a difference especially if you think the top may not be appropriate. I have strapless tops that I love to wear, but I honestly don't think strapless tops are appropriate. So in order to wear them to work, I layer it with a cardigan or a blazer. It immediately transforms an outfit. Or it can easily dress up just a classic tee. 

3. Keep The Heel Height Low

When it comes to wearing heels to work, I don't like to wear more than 2"-2.5". Anything higher than that height gives it a 'going out' appearance. Plus, you will be comfortable all day. My favorite are these kitty heels. They look chic and comfortable. I just recommend sizing up! If heels aren't your thing, go for flats. I think a pointed toe flat immediately creates a workwear chic look. 

4. Add Color & Prints

Adding pops of color or printed pieces is a great way to elevate your workwear style. A basic blush button down shirt looks like it has a lot more flare and style than a basic black button down shirt. Even though they look identical, adding that color makes a difference. Or change up your shoe color. I love to wear red heels with a classic outfit to work.

5. Add Textures

Another way to elevate a classic workwear outfit is playing with textures. My favorite texture is ruffles! Ruffles are all the rage lately and it is a great way to be fashion forward with your work clothes. I am loving this ruffled white shirt!

How do you guys dress for work? I love hearing your thoughts! I'm all about making my workwear outfits fun!

xo RD


The Best Top To Wear This Fall

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