Carrie Underwood wears red skinny jeans

This time of year is really confusing for figuring out what to wear to work. It’s too cold for a dress or skirt with bare legs, but too warm for tights or leggings. So between the seasons, I end up wearing a lot of pants to work. Because I’m not a fan of standard business work pants, I end up wearing pants in different colors, like the mint jeans I wore the other day. Carrie Underwood’s outfit here in red J. Brand skinny jeans is a good example of an outfit to wear to work between the seasons. And I love the name of the color of these jeans – lipstick!

carrie underwood outfit

Isabel Lu gray 3/4 sleeve sweater / J. Brand lipstick skinny jeans / brown cowboy boots

Carrie’s pic from denim debutante

Colorful spring outfit inspired by Amanda Seyfried

I realize there’s a few more weeks until it’s officially spring, but I’m over talking about winter! I do like the layering and boots worn in the winter, but the colors and dresses of the spring are more fun.

This outfit on Amanda Seyfried was actually taken in December, which is a nice way of wearing color in the winter. For spring, I found an even brighter yellow Splendid high-low dress and bright blue LOFT blazer that could be a cute look for work. I thought it was interesting that she (well, her stylist) chose nude heels to go with her outfit. It’s a smart way to keep the focus on the already bright colors on top. What do you think of these colors together?

amanda seyfried spring outfit

Splendid dress / LOFT blazer / Sam Edelman pumps

Amanda pic from vogue.com

Brittany Snow shows us how to wear a pretty pink blazer

I love Brittany Snow and it’s all because of the show American Dreams, which lasted only a few seasons, but I own it on DVD.  Yup..  She’s of course been in other things since then (John Tucker Must Die) and is all adult now with her cute new bob.  I love her in this pretty pink blazer – a really cute look for work especially as we get closer to spring. If you feel like splurging, I found a similar Stella McCartney blazer on sale for $519.  If you buy it, you have to send me a picture of how you style it :)

Brittany Snow pink blazer

Brittany Snow pic from Zara is the New Black

Claire Danes shows how accessories can add style to a work outfit

I love Claire Danes.  I’m missing out on her latest show, Homeland, because I don’t have Showtime.  I’ve been hearing it’s really good, so I guess it’s too bad I picked the HBO premium package instead!  My Claire Danes obsession started with My So-Called Life, my absolute favorite show from childhood that I still watch sometimes. Then there was her and Leonardo DiCaprio in Romeo & Juliet! I’ve also seen her in Brokedown Palace and Shopgirl a million times..oh, and Little Women!

Anyway, back to the point of this blog post. I came across this picture of her the other looking gorgeous.  Her outfit shows how focusing on accessories can bring a plain white blouse and gray pants to the next level. Don’t you think?

Vanessa Bruno white blouse / gold knot BaubleBar necklace / J. Crew beaded necklace /  Kenneth Cole gold cuff bracelet / Hive & Honey gold twig bangles / gray straight leg LOFT pants

Keep it simple like Jennifer Hudson

Sometimes a simple black dress with a few interesting touches is all you need for a stylish work outfit.  If you know me, you know that I’m obsessed with peplum seen here on Jennifer Hudson’s dress.  I also like that she added a touch of color to this outfit with bright blue nails.  Cute and classic!

Ella Moss peplum dress / Essie blues coat azure nail polish

Jennifer Hudson pic from people.com

Kristen Stewart has some style when she wants to!

For someone who says she doesn’t care about dressing well like other celebrities as popular as her, she does look nice when she gets a stylist involved.  This blue lace dress with matching heels is a good alternative to the standard LBD and would make a great day to night weekday look!

lace dress / dark blue heels

Kristen Stewart pic from stylist.co.uk

Get Nicole Richie’s on-trend winter look

If you want to spend your money wisely and only add a few trends to your closet, look for something leather – like a skirt in a work appropriate shape.  Nicole Richie’s outfit here in a flowy leather skirt is totally work appropriate.  Add some black tights and you can wear this through the winter months!  Get the look for yourself:

Vince black turtleneck sweater / Lauren Merkin yellow clutch /  Jimmy Choo nude platforms / Black leather skirt

 

 

Nicole Richie pic from people.com

Transform Jennifer Lawrence’s risque outfit into a work appropriate look

Jennifer Lawrence’s outfit here is NOT appropriate for work..way too much skin on top.  But the idea of this outfit and the color combo can definitely be worn at the office.  Here’s how:

Purple blouse: Dorothy Perkins / Orange pencil skirt: Nordstrom / Gold belt: Michael Kors

PS – anyone else think Jennifer Lawrence looks like Stephanie Pratt?

Jennifer Lawrence pic from tumblr.com

Emmy’s 2012 inspired work clothes

What Emmy dresses did you like the best?  My favorites were Ginnifer Godwin (interesting texture), Sofia Vergara (pretty color on her), and Claire Danes (the Lanvin dress wasn’t altered at all and fit her pregnant tummy perfectly!)  Each of these dresses were in pretty colors that are great inspirations for brightening up your work outfits.

Cardigan: Merona at Target / Dress: ModCloth /  Sweater: BB Dakota

Sweater: Nic + Zoe at Nordstrom / Shoes: Apepazza from Zappos / Dress: ShopRuche

Bracelet: Max & Chloe / Sweater: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Skirt: ModCloth

Celeb pics from tv.yahoo.com and US Magazine

Get Hayden Panettiere’s casual work look

Hayden Panettiere has a new show coming out in October called Nashville and I think it looks really good!  Have you seen it?  Here’s the Nashville trailer.  Her clothes in the show are very sparkly and not work appropriate since she’s an up and coming country music singer in it.  But in real life Hayden has been seen casual and “just like us!

Gray T dress: ModCloth ($69.99) / Striped cardigan: Mossimo Supply Co. ($18)/ Gold glitter ballet flats: Xhilaration ($99) / Black rimmed glasses: Warby Parker ($95) 

 

Hayden pic from posh24.com