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Over the Knee Boots - Work Day Style

work appropriate over the knee boots outfit

outfit idea business casual with sleeveless blazer
sleeveless blazer over a grey dress

sleeveless blazer over a dress

 Dress (size down) // OTK Boots c/o // Similar Sleeveless Blazer // Glasses // Similar Chanel Handbag, Similar Affordable Bag //

Last week I did a post on how to wear over the knee boots to the office. I mentioned in that post that I did have a second look in mind that would show another work day appropriate outfit featuring over the knee boots. Today I am sharing that look with you! 

As this outfit shows, another way in which you can make over-the-knee boots appropriate for an office or professional setting is to style them with a dress, so that only the tiniest sliver of skin shows above the boots. To make the look extra professional add a blazer or sleeveless blazer like I did here. 

Okay, on to the specifics of this outfit. The OTK boots are brand new and I have got to say I love them. They are way better quality than I was expecting (and are better than some of my far more expensive boots) Also, they don't slide down at all while you're walking - a common problem with OTK boots. 

The dress I got this past weekend and love that the pockets are actually functional. (side note: can we please talk about why the heck women's clothing is constantly being made with fake pockets?! It drives me beyond insane) I run around between various offices & courtrooms all day so being able to throw my cell phone in one of these pockets has been amazing. The dress is BIG though and I recommend going 1 or even 2 sizes down. I am usually a small/medium, and this is an extra small.

As always, if you've got sizing questions or quality questions about any of the items you see me wear, let me know in the comments below! 

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Wednesday Wants

spring work outfit with floral top

Floral Dress // Over the Knee Boots // Long Black Cardigan

The work outfit:
I love print mixing - and this floral top and windowpane print pants are a match made in heaven. I love the navy and mint colors on the top especially. Because this print mixing is bold, I wanted to keep the rest of the outfit simple, so I went with classi navy suede pumps and a navy phone case. I am always on the hunt for new phone cases - they are a great way to accessorize your outfit.

The weekend outfit:
I am all kinds of in love with this dress. The floral, the cut, the black piping, the bow. It is perfection. I really like that this dress can easily transition from winter into spring. Right now, as you can see, I would wear it with flat over the knee boots and a long black cardigan.

I hope you are all having a great week so far!

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Instagram Lately

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Happy Monday everyone! It's a holiday Monday here in British Columbia so it is particularly happy for me, haha. I'll be spending the day with some fellow style bloggers doing a photo shoot, so it should be a great day.  I thought I'd start this week off by rounding up some of my recent instagram photos as I show a lot of great items that I don't get a chance to put on the blog. This way you can make sure you didn't miss anything you love, and you can ask questions in the comments if you're wondering about sizing of an item, quality, etc. 

I had a rare 'casual Friday' a few weeks ago (ie. I wasn't in court) so this is what I wore to the office and then for dinner with some girlfriends.

  Photo Details: Bow Blouse (on sale!) // Jacket // Jeans // Ankle Boots

Coffee & Macarons at my favorite cafe in Vancouver - Thierry.

Photo Details: Dress (on sale!) // Glasses // Statement Ring 

Speaking of coffee, just yesterday I shared this photo of my mug collection... I am hooked on coffee mugs.
nasty woman coffee mug

Some snaps of clothing/accessories I have been loving lately:
 Photo Details: Happy Bracelet

 Photo Details: Sweater (now 50% off!)
kisses graphic blouse from nordstrom
Photo Details: Blouse

I love this striped 3/4 sleeve sweater. The bow details on the sleeve are just perfect. I wore it to work with black dress pants and these heels last week, and wore it out this weekend with jeans, a faux fur vest and winter boots. So versatile! 
 Photo Details: Sweater // Heels 

This gorgeous wall is outside a great little cafe in the Yaletown neighbourhood of Vancouver. I went there last week, and of course had to take some pics in front of this wall. I'm wearing the same heels as above, and a super comfortable off-the-shoulder dress that I recently got.
Photo Details: Dress (on sale!) // Heels

 I took this pic after an afternoon of shooting with my fashion blogger ladies, so of course we had to snap our fun flats.

Hope you enjoyed this roundup! Be sure to let me know if you have any questions about any of these items. XO

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How to Wear Over-The-Knee Boots to Work

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  Blouse // Sweater Vest // Skinny Dress Pants (my favorites - and they are on sale!) // OTK Boots ( and similar under $50) // Handbag // Similar Necklace 

First things first - enough with the snow already. Sorry for the snowflakes in these photos, but with the unusual weather we have been having here in Vancouver lately, it has been nearly impossible to get blog photos sans snow. This is probably payback for all those winter days I mocked my east coast friends for living where the air hurts their face. #KarmaPeopleKarma 

Now, on to the post. Can you wear over the knee boots to work? I have been asked this a number of times by readers, and my initial reaction was to say no but, as you have heard me say before, I *hate* flat out 'no's' when it comes to fashion. So, I decided to try out some styling ideas to see if there was a way to make OTK boots work appropriate. The good news? I actually found 2 ways to wear OTK boots and still look professional. This is look 1.

So, what is the 'takeaway' from this look in terms of styling over the knee boots in a professional way? The streamlined look from boot to pant. 

As you can see I paired black over-the-knee boots with my black skinny pants. It's easy to tell when close up that I am wearing over the knee boots, but it is subtle enough to not stand out in a corporate setting. Subtlety for the win.

For the same reason, I would stick with flat or low heel OTK boots if you are looking to wear them to work. Plus, you get the added bonus of actually being comfortable in your work day footwear

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Wednesday Wants

office appropriate winter outfit idea

what to wear with red suede heels

This week's work outfit is styled around that gorgeous peplum sweater. I love the idea of peplum in a sweater, and the faux shirt collar is the perfect detail for the office. I wanted to stick with the black and grey color scheme for this business outfit, so I paired the top with black skinny pants. I have heard the BEST reviews of these Nic + Zoe skinny pants. Personally, I love the look of the seam down the front. I definitely want to add these to my work day wardrobe! I decided to go with these gorgeous grey & black suede heels to pull the outfit together. And of course, couldn't pass up the chance to add a statement ring #StatementRingsAreMyAddiction. 

I must just be in a peplum mood this week, because this week's weekend look also features a peplum top. I love the sleeves and floral print to this top. I decided to pair it with frayed hem jeans - which are extremely on trend - and the cutest red suede shoes I have ever seen. I went with gold & silcer druzy accessories. These bracelets are a great addition to your jewelry collection because they can easily be styled with other gold or silver jewelry. Yay for versatility!

We had snow this past weekend in Vancouver ( what. the. what.) so I have been wearing sweaters and boots and toques all week. I am *dreaming* of getting to wear spring/summer clothes again, and it has NOT helped that the stores are starting to get in so many gorgeous spring dresses haha. The good news is I have been narrowing down the list of things I want and need for this spring, so I'll be ready to do some spring shopping soon. Any items on your "must-have" list for spring?

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