Faux Leather for the Office

The weather has FINALLY seemed to cool down a bit!  The cooler temps have thus begun to inspire some of my daily #ootds – today’s included.  I’m a big fan of faux-leather for the fall/winter, but also for the office.  Some may disagree, but paired with some typical office staples, it can work quite well!

Fall, http://chicinacademia.com

I got a lot of questions about this skirt, so I figured I would put together a quick post with all the details. 🙂

Everything I am wearing is more than a year old, so I had to come up with some alternatives.  I do think I was able find some very similar items though! Check out the following items and see what you think.

shirt, http://chicinacademia.com

// BUTTON-DOWN TOP, $12.99 //

Skirt, http://chicinacademia.com

// FAUX LEATHER A-LINE SKIRT, $24.90 //

Bag, http://chicinacademia.com

// FAUX LEATHER SATCHEL, $27.90 //

Shoes, http://chicinacademia.com

// D’ORSAY HEEL, $74.95 //

Watch, http://chicinacademia.com

// GUESS WATCH, $125 //

What do you think??  How did I do??  Here are some additional pics and close-up’s of the outfit for your consideration.

Top, http://chicinacademia.com

Fall, http://chicinacademia.com

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Skirt, http://chicinacademia.com

Fall, http://chicinacademia.com

For additional outfit inspiration, feel free to drop by and visit me on Instagram!  I post outfits daily and 5 out of 7 are for the office.  I’m also on Pinterest if you are looking for additional inspiration!  Happy shopping and outfitting, friends!

Until next time! Stay ‘Chic’!

Shop much?

A year or so ago, I purchased a few items from what used to be SheInside.com.  They have since changed their name to SheIn.com and have also changed a few things about they clothing they sell.  For one, it no longer appears to be sized for 12-year old girls.  At least 12-year old American girls!  Seriously, though.  A few of the pieces I got the first time around were sized incredibly small.  I’m not tall, but these definitely did not appear to be clothes that should be worn by regular-sized women.

Cut to a month ago: I noticed that lots bloggers were wearing SheIn clothing again.  So, I decided to give them another try.  Boy, am I glad I did!  They have on-trend items, which are quite affordably-priced.  Here are a few of the items I got:

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Details:  Tunic Dress // Lace Top // Skirt

Every item from SheIn worn in the photos above was less than $20!  The skirt was only $14 if that gives you a sense of the affordability.  The one caveat about shopping on SheIn.com is that you have to be very aware of the sizing when ordering.  Although they have gotten better about catering to American body types, sizing does still vary by item and some items are one-size fits all or may change depending on the cut for the garment.  That said, I was able to stick to small’s and medium’s for the most part.  Note that I am also somewhat vertically challenged, so items like the blue and white tunic dress might fit others more like a tunic top than a tunic dress, haha.  Finally, shipping times can vary from days to 1-2 weeks.  To ease your anxiety, SheIn provides tracking information so you can plan receipt of your package accordingly! 🙂

Otherwise, I say, go wild and fill up your online shopping cart!  It’s a great place to back-to-school shop for teenagers, college students, and even young professionals like myself.  Wait…am I still considered a young professional!?  Gawd, I hope so!  😛

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!

Pinspired Navy Work Outfits

Inspiration for my work outfits comes from many places, although Pinterest provides a great deal of inspiration on a daily basis.  I have an entire board dedicated to ideas/inspiration for my work outfits.  Since I surmise that not everyone who reads my blog has a Pinterest account, it behooves me to share some of my favorites with you in this post!  Here are some ideas for putting together outfits for work with a navy color palette.

Work Outfits in Navy, http://pinterest.com/bhidalgo

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1753cd49c5f9f53d57060c82659b3d7aThe images in this post were taken from Pinterest and do not belong to Chic in Academia.

All images with links to blog available on my ‘Career’ Pinterest board (here).  I’m in love with them all and want to recreate each of them!  What do you think??  Any favorites?  Let me know in the comments section below.  And, as always, don’t forget to follow along with my daily outfit posts on Instagram!

Until next time! Stay ‘Chic’!