Summer has heated up properly in Chicago. And now I’m trying to strike the right balance — it’s acceptable to dress a little more casual since fewer students and faculty are around, but not too casual. I can’t look like I’m off to the beach.
The grey, draped shirt is by Zara, but is unfortunately sold out now. Otherwise I’d buy a whole armful, because it has the right amount of drape without completely consuming my figure. (Although I have it in white too.) The skirt is from the Gap and is probably eight years old. I can’t believe it’s still in rotation in my wardrobe. The Kenneth Cole Reaction mock ballet shoes are a recent purchase from DSW, and I found the purse by Pour La Victoire on eBay a few months ago.
I’m loving this purse. Just enough polish for work with a good dose of style. I came to the decision that I couldn’t keep lugging my black tote everywhere, especially to functions with donors. They say you have to dress the part, so I think this fits the bill of chic professionalism.