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Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing a great suit!

One of my sweet readers told me she has a new bank job in a big city and needs some outfit inspiration. While the dress code is stiff, the style doesn’t have to be.

Here’s how I style a suit multiple ways with pops of color and accessories to match.

necklace // camisole (only $25, wearing “light beige” size 4) // bag “mini maestra” // trousers // blazer size 4 in light pastel grey // sunglasses // grey pumps similar

After work blazer dresses:

dress // boots // leopard clutch bag

Some weekends are a little haphazard around here. 7 people, countless loads of laundry yet to be folded, chex mix stuck in the carpet, yarn and paper cuttings line the rug underneath the dining room table, will our house ever be clean? While the future looks bleak for the answer to that question, I can do something about it. I did some research about WHAT MAKES A PRODUCTIVE WEEKEND? What is it you think? Writing notes, sticking to a list? Outsourcing? All those things aren’t bad. I was surprised to find, it is a couple little things in succession for good planning. Who wants a productive weekend?? I DO!

  1. Stay off Social Media. Ouch. But truly, scrolling instagram and watching stories is the fastest way to wasting time.
  2. Make a list. Stick to it
  3. Be aware of your productive hours and tackle the hardest tasks during those hours.
  4. Make muffins Sunday night for an easier Monday morning breakfast.
  5. Make a list of do-to’s and projects you need to follow up on for Monday. I can’t say enough about following up!
  6. Grocery shop or order your groceries for Sunday delivery. Decide the meals for the week, and post it on the fridge to be more organized. And also so you’re not tempted to eat out. I usually write down about 4 meals give or take one meal we go out or eat leftovers.
  7. BONUS – Hire an organizer. I have a girl who comes once a week to help me stay organized. She keeps like things together, and can sort my pantry or closet. Invaluable!

Now, it’s your turn, what are your tips for staying productive?

xx

Shalice



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The fastest way to change up your work wear is to add a couple twists to the classic look, aka your wear-to-work rut. Sound familiar? I too am guilty of finding a favorite that seems to work, like those same black wide-leg pants, and sticking with it over and over because a) it works and b) I’m too busy to change it up. 

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However, realization is the first step to changing. I personally am a fan of the classic look; you can never go wrong with well made trousers, right? But to add a little twist, what about knots and a pop of chartreuse? Instead of a white button down, consider it knotted, or instead of the standard black or brown pump, consider chartreuse. If you aren’t yet convinced, all three pieces are under $250 and can be worn multiple time with jeans and shorts! For more outfit inspiration, check out their 10 pieces, 10 outfits.

Thank you BANANA REPUBLIC for partnering on this post

logan TROUSER /tie front TOP (0n sale!) I also like THIS / heeled SANDAL (I also like THESE and THESE)

all from BANANA REPUBLIC

 

Felicia Lasala Photography