Business Casual Made Chic

The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.Fashion Blogger The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Topshop Slouch Longline Blazer, Steve Madden 'Carrson' Sandals, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.Fashion Blogger The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Topshop Slouch Longline Blazer, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.The Darling Detail is showing off a Topshop Slouch Longline Blazer.Fashion Blogger The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, Steve Madden 'Carrson' Sandals, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.Fashion Blogger The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Topshop Slouch Longline Blazer, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.The Darling Detail is wearing a Topshop Slouchy Pocket Long Sleeve Blouse, a Halogen Welt Pocket Pencil Skirt, a Larsson & Jennings 'Lugano' Mesh Strap Watch, and is holding a BP. Faux Leather Drawstring Tote.

Before I took my blog full time, my goal was to move to New York City and work in fashion. 

In those 19-year-old dreams of mine, I always pictured myself: dressed up in the city, headed to a work meeting, and wearing something a whole lot dressier than how I dress myself here in Austin! At least, that was the plan! Upon graduation (I was a fashion merchandising major at The University of Texas), things started to take a turn and my plans soon turned into new ideas, and the blog turned into a business instead of a hobby. Being a full-time fashion blogger was most definitely not my first choice post-graduation (believe it or not, I fought the whole idea!) and I was very set on heading to the city and/or working for someone else/a big fashion house. Finally, after fighting God’s plan for me and this little blog, I realized my home was here (in Austin) and my desire was quickly being molded into working for myself (and by myself, at the time). Looking back in hindsight, I’m not mad about listening to what my gut was telling me to do. 

One of the biggest requests I get from you girls is styling 9-5 professional wear. This honestly makes me feel excited, because it gives me an excuse to style, try on, and experiment with the clothes I thought I would be spending most of my 20’s in (if I were actually meant to be living in the city!). After running last week’s giveaway, I’m going to try my best to respond to many of your requests and give you some business casual outfit ideas. It’s a lot more difficult for me — but I’m excited to dive into another form of dress and incorporate it here on the blog.

Today’s outfit is simple (as usual), but classic, and girly. I chose an affordable bag that can hold all your goodies, and a neutral pencil skirt. Note: I’m obsessed with the designer of this skirt, Halogen, when it comes to workwear. This striped gem is incredibly comfy (I ordered a petite since Halogen runs a bit large, I am 5’4) and friends, it actually fits! I seem to have a hard time finding skirts that fit properly (the struggle is r-e-a-l).

This classic white button-down is always a good idea — no matter the season, and can also be styled casual-chic with a pair of denim jeans and sneaks, and knotted! I’ve styled this particular blazer multiple times on the instagram and blog accounts, and I had to add it into the mix. It adds a pop of fun to the natural ensemble — for all my fashion girls. Get in on all the full details below, darlings! XOXO

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  1. Carey

    Love this outfit, the blazer is so cute! And I can’t believe that you actually fought blogging as your career, it just goes to show that life works in mysterious ways!

    xo, Carey
    https://thedaintydetails.wordpress.com

  2. Yuliya Oleynykova

    you look fabulous. i love how this little detail – a pink coat – changes the outfit completely. Great idea xxx
    Yukova Design Blog

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  3. Polly

    I love your pencil skirt! When I had a corporate job, I always enjoyed wearing pencil skirts because they always made me feel so professional and sophisticated.

    Polly
    http://gemsandjoy.com

  4. sister tales

    This outfit is some Carrie Bradshaw material my lovely friend! I think instead of your moving to the big apple, the big apple came to you 😀 So glad everything worked out in your favor! Great inspirational post!
    xoxo, simona and indre

    http://www.sistertalessite.com

  5. Robin Paris

    Love it! Just sad that most of the clothes you show are not large enough for my current business body. But I love seeing the ideas!!

  6. Christina Braccia

    I’m jealous/excited for you that your blog has been so successful it became your fulltime job. What would be your biggest advice for a part time blogger looking to expand to fulltime? I am always jealous of people who wear buisness wear because I am constantly in scrubs.

    xo, Christina
    http://www.christinabeex3.com/

  7. Shannon Jenkins

    Such a perfect work look! That blush blazer is to die for! Love the length!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  8. Mel

    Love the white and black outfit with the pop of color with the pink jacket! We work in the city so we often wear business casual and a pencil skirt and a blouse tucked in is our favorite combo.

    xoxo, Jess & Mel

    http://www.pennyanddash.com

  9. Michelle Joseph

    Yes! Love this business chic outfit. Giving me great ideas.

    Mich x
    michjosephblog.wordpress.com

  10. KendraAndersson

    Love this post, super helpful as a young professional who wants to look professional but not aged :)! I didn’t realize we are the same height, I often pass things up thinking I’m too short to pull something off but you definitely prove that wrong!

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