By mid-summer, the fashion mags are displaying the Fall 2013 looks, but we are still trying to beat the heat while looking professional. The easiest way to stay coolis to be mindful of the fabrics we wear.
This striped blazer is made of a light breathable fabric, and with a nice tank underneath, don’t be afraid to sling it over the back of your chair during lunch on a patio!
This blazer is great with a black bottom or a fun colour.
Also looks great when paired with thicker stripes too.
Or my favourite watermelon dress!
Blazer–Femme’s Canada Day Sale–$98.00
H & M Conscious Exclusive
On Wed I was cordially invited to H & M on Bloor Street by a dear (fashion forward) friend.
Thank goodness for friends in high places because this event was great!
Although the style wouldn’t fit my work wardrobe, the H & M conscious collection is not one to miss!
And as if the night couldn’t get any better, given the free alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; the appetizers: and free cup cakes…not to mention the discounted shopping!
H & M out did themselves with one heck of a swag bag!
That’s 2 free eye liners, a FLARE magazine, full sized shampoo and conditioner; full sized Dove deodorant;2 Schick lady’s razors; Tresemme heat protection serum, Covergirl suede lipstick; free hoop earrings!
How to get invited to these event?
Sign up for mailing lists at H & M stores and they will send you great invites like these, particularly for avid shoppers.
And don’t forget to invite a friend to spread the good fashion karma!
How to keep warm this winter under a fabulous cape!
Ever wonder what to wear when you want to wear your suit jacket into work, but it’s too bulky underneath your wool coat or winter jacket?
Enter the season of the cape~what to wear to work, outdoor apparel
Scored this great cape off eBay for $30.00, shipping included!
One of my first ever eBay clothing purchases and I wear it constantly.
Throw this cape over your suit to keep yourself comfortable, have plenty of mobility and look chic this winter.
Pair it with skirts, pants, long gloves or wrist warmers and a great scarf to score this look!
Dressy Casual~Hello Miss Rock
Miss Rock’s Lesson for the day: bold print and beautiful accessories make any Wednesday a great Wednesday!
Pretty Paisley Print
What to wear to work, cool jobs!
With or without accessories, this is a great look! This season enjoy colour and print!
If a colour works well for you, own it! Even the face of her watch has orange!
What to wear to the office holiday party:
It is hard to believe that it is that time of year once again.
Happy Holidays and thank you for following CIWTTW
This holiday season don’t be afraid to dress outside of the Christmas Colour code of red, white and green!
For more tips on what NOT to wear this holiday season, and a good laugh, check out this glamour.com link:
The Irene Edition~The Sweater Dress
Love this Green Sweater Dress as we inch ever closer to real winter.
Paired with cigarette pants (slim dress pants) and pumps; or opaque tights and high boots…this look will keep you looking good while keeping warm!
For more discussion on stepping outside if the traditional work wear box check out this huffingtonpost.com link:
The Irene Edition~Stay Classy San Diego
Yes, I love the movie Anchor Man featuring Will Farrell and Christina Applegate, however, what I love even more is a classic work look that is under $50.00!
Irene strikes again with this $39.99 dress from H&M and the $10.00 necklace from her last trip to the Burlington Coat Factory in Buffalo, NY