Casual Friday

And another Friday comes to an end. But honestly, Fridays mean little when you have to work all weekend. 

Despite working in an investment bank, my dress code is not as corporate as one would think. Fridays are still casual, and so that means a little more room for creativity at the end of the month. This is the look that I sported today - a pinstripe flared pant and an oversized bell sleeve collared shirt. For shoes I went with these small block heel "suede" yellowish heels. These heels are becoming a staple this summer. I love how feminine they make my usually very boxy cut clothing look. Maybe this isn't you're standard "jeans on casual Friday" look, but the pants have a slight denim feel to them so I'm going to count them in. 

Summer hit hard today. I think it was a solid 90 degrees Fahrenheit. And while this may look like a lot of layers, they definitely help in the curse of offices during the summers... aka blasting the air conditioner because it's hot outside. Such circumstances mean getting as creative as you can get with layers, materials, and cuts. If you're working 12-14 hours straight in cold air, taking the subway in the heat, and also need to somehow look professional and put together (no open toed shoes), basically anything in your closet is up for grabs. I also keep a mini stack of sweaters and undershirts near my desk because I am cold blooded and cannot adjust my body heat to my surroundings. 

All photos are taken by Kiera Wood. We met up after work this evening to shoot this look around the UN area on Beekman Place - a small street which is home to some beautiful townhouses that are actually embassies from around the world. Perhaps not the most exciting tourist attraction, but a fun place to play "guess who" and a reminder that NY has a never ending supply of hidden treasures that make even the longest work weeks worth it because you know you're here. 

Top and Bottom - Pomelo Clothing

Shoes - Zara

Lip - Huda Beauty