from desk to dinner…

In honor of Banana Republic’s (rather genius) Desk to Dinner collection, I was gifted the Accordion Pleat Skirt to style in my own way. The collection features pieces fit to take you from the office to dinner in a snap. Considering that I work full time AND run this here blog, my wardrobe needs to be as versatile as I am tired. By day, I’m in an office making magic happen and at night I’m running to blogger events or drinks with friends. For this I rely on key pieces in my closet and accessories (jewelry and shoes!) to make my look transitional.

Desk

Banana Republic Accordion Skirtbr details
top: Princess Vera Wang (gifted), skirt: Banana Republic (gifted), belt: from a previous dress, shoes: Zara, bag: Furla Candy, watch: BCBG (gifted)

Flats make sense for the office since a) I’m often going from one meeting room to another, and b) running to get lunch with a few minutes to spare (can’t run in heels!). Working at an agency, you never really know when you might have to run into a client meeting, so I keep heels at my desk just in case.

Dinner

Banana Republic Nightzara heels
top: Zara, skirt: Banana Republic (gifted), shoes: Zara (on sale!), watch: BCBG (gifted), bracelet: Charm and Chain, bag: Furla Candy

Post work, I’m off to an event or catching up with friends so I often switch to heels to look cute (all an illusion). This is also a great time to swap out the top if I’m going for a more relaxed, casual vibe. This doesn’t always happen but, again, I never know where I may end up going so it’s good to be prepared.

watch details

My biggest tip would be to plan ahead. If you know you’re going somewhere after work/classes, bring a change of shoes (or keep them under you desk) and tons of jewelry options (stacked bracelets are awesome). Also, makeup can go a LONG way. Add a bit of mascara, put on that bold pout, and out you go :)

Disclosure: some items were gifted for editorial consideration. Please don’t forget that you can still help the people of Haiti, donate to the Red Cross today. Thank you.

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2 Comments

  1. Dianna, The Budget Babe Wednesday, July 25, 2012 / 11:27 PM

    i had no clue how to wear that blouse until now. thanks for the inspiration!!

  2. Danielle Monday, August 20, 2012 / 9:40 PM

    why are you so darn cute? ugh! lol

    love both outfits—well styled :)

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