Come To The Office With Me, K?

by
LAURYN

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Something different for you today! Since I’ve been going into the office a lot more lately, I’ve really been STEPPING UP the office outfits. Like the whole “Michael’s sweatpants at noon & a BP tank top from 2003” isn’t cutting it anymore.

Shocking, I know but that’s just how it goes.

On this particular week, I went into the office 3 days out of the week. Each week is very different for me, sometimes I’m in the office 5 days a week, sometimes none. Sometimes we have to go to LA for work & sometimes we’re traveling. You never quite know what’s going to happen, you know?

…which by the way can give me SEVERE anxiety because I like routine most of the time.

Anyway! These are the exact outfits I wore to the office last week ( my favorite definitely being the olive getup ). As you can see, I keep it simple with wearing the same handbag & didn’t do much to my hair besides throwing it in a low bun or a 1998 alligator clip. EASY, quick, to the point.

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Firstly let’s talk about my office handbag, which is the same throughout the week. Some essentials that ALWAYS are in my office bag? Q-Tips ( trust me on this one ), eyebrow brushes, Simple Cleansing Wipes ( makeup remover wipes in a small compact holder ), TRES Dry Shampoo ( the travel size is a must ), & lastly, an alligator clip.

What would life even be without alligator clips all over the place? I’ll never know.

The Q-Tips are generally just an overall lifesaver because 1.) two words: bottom mascara ( great for clean-up ), 2.) they’re fantastic for random crap like making sure your lipstick stays inside the lines, & 3.) they’re amazing for wiping my chihuahua’s weeping eyes. AND they take up no room in my purse.

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Eyebrow brushes because, duh. They’re all over my house, office, purse, etc. As you know, there’s nothing I love more than a brushed-up brow. I got a 50 pack of these babies.
Simple Cleansing Wipes are an ABSOLUTE must because there’s been so, so many situations where my mascara is running or I want to take my makeup off or run to the gym afterwards.

These all are great when you’re in a bind.

TRES Dry Shampoo because well, I never wash my hair. Ever. This one is light & gets the job done. Dry shampoo saves the day in many situations. Especially when you sometimes ( wink, wink ) change in the car before going to the office because you’re coming straight from the gym. I do this all the time if we’re being honest. Three sprays & you’re golden. Obviously mine is travel-sized to fit in a handbag.

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Lastly, alligator clips. Every girl on the planet needs a good alligator clip with her at all times. I have a million. Plus they’re great for The Sleep Bun…& prolonging a blowout.

Moving right along to the office outfits.

Clearly I love a good olive moment & this dress doesn’t disappoint. It’s flattering AND forgiving. Real easy to throw on ( in the car ) before the office & super cute with black pumps.

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On to the next look: THIS FLARED TOP. There’s nothing chicer than a super intense sleeve. Next time, I think I’ll pair it with a red lip. YES PLZ. You should know, this top is super affordable too. I love this look for a casual Wednesday. On this day, I took my grandma ( The Nanz ) for rosé after work. So clearly this outfit is versatile, LOL.

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LASTLY, stripes! Obviously with white pumps! To be real, I had not washed my hair for eer, ummm a week? Hence the bun moment. Anyway, this dress is perfect for the office because it’s very business-chic in a summery way.

All of these looks are VERY affordable and found at the one & only Target. Whenever I go to Target, I walk in on a mission to buy Bobbie pins……..& walk out with a red cart full of everything on the planet. Office-wear included, clearly.

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So there you have it! A week of office outfits plus my office handbag. What’s your go-to office look? If you guys like this post, I’ll do more like this!

Ok, off to wash my hair for once! It’s been a minute.

– lauryn x

+ this post is in collaboration with Target X Who What Wear. As always, all opinions are my own.

{ photos | white purse }

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  1. AvatarKait Jones

    One of the things I love most about TSC is that there is always fashion/products on here that are appropriate for any budget <3 Some blogs only show dresses that are $500+… but you always show that you can look hot with a $25 blouse!

    Also, I was reading a post on her during work (whoops!) and all my co-workers asked me what beautiful site I was on! So you definitely have a few more TSC readers coming your way!

    xx Kait

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    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      AH can’t wait for them to join the TSC community!! Thanks for all of your support Kait : ) xx

    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      I will definitely start sharing more affordable and chic options Diana!! Target has so many hidden gems : ) xx

  2. AvatarCourtney

    Just started my first official “adult” office job this week, so I can use all the fashion posts like such I can get my hands on! Your look(s) are definitely provoking some inspiration for my own future outfits. I’m more disappointed than anything that you didn’t link those red pumps, as I’m all about them.

    And just for the record, the hyperlink you have for the cute olive dress (which I was also interested in hunting down) leads to the Target striped dress, in case you want to fix that…

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    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      Ah here is the link for the red shoes Courtney – http://bit.ly/29yRLV7 !
      The olive dress and striped dress are actually the same!! You just need to change the color option once you’re on the target page : )
      xx

  3. AvatarTaylor

    Love the looks! Very sophisticated and classy. Those red pumps are everything! Loving it with that all black look.

    Taylor ❤️

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  4. AvatarBeryl

    I use the very same dry shampoo, it’s absolutely perf and smells really good (minus the aerosol part, but that goes away super quickly). And I liiiive for that bell-sleeved shirt. Definitely bookmarking for my next trip to the city (hi, very far away Target)… I feel like it would be on-point for the fall.

    I work from home, but I’ve found that I’m more productive when I put on heels/chic prof-ish clothing. Anything all black is my fave plus neutral-toned wedges.

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  5. AvatarAlicia

    You really must try Anastasia’s brow gel. It’s like super glue for your eyebrows (but washes off easily). I have thick brows and it keeps them perfectly brushed up and out all day long!

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  6. AvatarJennifer

    I wish I had some olive-colored clothes! It’s not as harsh as black but more formal than gray.
    My friend sent me this article and I have been mulling it over.
    http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/the-unfortunate-reality-of-dry-shampoo/489989/
    Maybe the author’s problem was that she was using dry shampoo every day she didn’t wash her hair, or possibly using too much, or the wrong kind! And since you live in California that is a drier climate than where the author lives (the Atlantic??)

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    1. AvatarLauryn Post author

      Hmm thanks for sending this over Jennifer! I’ll have to do some research since I love my dry shampoo : ) xx

  7. AvatarDanielle

    That black top is to die for. Looks like I’m going to do a little online shopping! Currently I have a “Get-Shit-Done-” Uniform, but I’m thinking about sprucing it up a bit from your office outfits!

    -Dani

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  8. AvatarGitana Deneff

    Love love love your alligator clip idea. I’ve been using them ever since you first introduced them to your readers in a blog post about the sleep bun! I wish I had a job that was bougie enough to require me to dress all office chic. You totally nailed it! Love it!

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  9. Avatarsanjyot

    The first thing came to my mind when I saw you is that you look beautiful and then your classy style is amazing,am sure many eyes must turn towards you when you enter your office lol.The dramatic sleeves black top is pretty,i have a black dress with similar sleeves and am so into these tops and dress patterns.And I was thinking of trying a new dry shampoo,thanks for the suggestion.

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