Menswear Inspired Look for the Office

One of the things that I envy the most about menswear is its simplicity.  A crisp white shirt, slacks, and belt often are enough to make a man look ‘put together’.  I don’t own too many crisp white shirts, often because they don’t seem to be made well for curvy, petite women like me.  That is, until I spotted this white shirt from Target:

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I love the length because it can be worn with leggings or skinny jeans (as shown), or tucked into slacks like I have done below.  I also love the fact that the buttons are covered.  I just feel like it makes the shirt look polished.  Exposed buttons aren’t necessarily bad, but I definitely prefer the look of hidden buttons better.

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Chic in Academia, http://chicinacademia.com

Outfit Details: Shirt // Slacks // Belt, similar here and here// Bag, similar here

Photos: Chic in Academia’s Hubby

If you love the shirt, be sure to use the Cartwheel app in store to get an additional 25% off.  If you use your Target Red Card, you can save up to 30% on the purchase of the shirt!  Promo ends today, however, so be sure to scoop it up while you can!  The slacks are also on super sale at the moment and I believe sizes are limited online, but you may still be able to find them in the stores, so keep an eye out for them!  One caveat about these slacks: They are actually meant to be cropped slacks!  So, if you’re petite like me, they work wonderfully because you don’t have to have them altered.  😉  Finally, both the belt and bag are sold out (actually, C Wonder went bankrupt, so the belt will likely never be available again), but I linked some alternatives above.

That’s all for now!  Happy shopping and hope you all have a wonderful week!

Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!!

Luxe for less at the Net-A-Porter Sale

We all know January is an amazing time to buy clothing at 50% or more off retail, so get your wallets ready!  Here is one of the sales you don’t want to miss.

Did you miss the Altuzarra for Target or regret not picking up some of their amazing work-to-girl’s-night-out pieces?  Fret not.  Check out these items that are less than $20!

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Their shoe selection is also, as some would say – off the hook!  I’m coveting a few of these, but as I am resolving to save more money than I spend this year, these will have to remain on my birthday wishlist for now…which, btw is next month in case you were wondering and need ideas for a birthday gift! 😉  The shoes below are all 40-80% off!

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And accessories…we can’t forget those!  I have obsessed over a snake print clutch for some time now, and although the one below is actually a laptop case, I went ahead and took the plunge and will see if I can make it double for a clutch.  I’ll keep you posted.  For now, it is well on it’s way to my doorstep!   Check out the other two items I found for under $30:

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In conclusion, you’re welcome. 😉  Let me know below what you thought about these picks and/or what you decided to pick up for yourself!  Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to see how I end up styling the things I ordered.

Until next time!  Stay Chic!