Work Week Wardrobe: A Pop of Pink

October is a special time of year for so many reasons, but perhaps most significant is its designation as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show your support for all those touched by the disease, don’t forget to integrate a pop of pink into your wardrobe. Whether it be a pencil skirt, cardigan, or simple sheath, there’s never been a better time of year to show your allegiance to one of fashion’s most feminine shades.

Think pink,

xx Cocoa & Lace, DKNY Blush Silk Top, alice + olivia Roset Peplum Skirt

J. Crew, Everly Cap Toe Printed T-Strap Pump

Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade New York Chambers Street Carlyle Croc-embossed Bag

Work Week Wardrobe: Green with Emerald

Happy Monday all! Wanted to share an ensemble in my favorite color of the season – emerald. Compliment the rich hue by pairing with metallics and rich textures (i.e. suede) for a look that’s timeless and tres chic.

xx cocoa & lace, Trina Turk Monarch Fitted Dress in Green

AX Paris, Statement Gold Cluster Necklace, Tory Burch Robinson Middy Satchel in black

Nordstrom, Chinese Laundry ‘Danger Zone’ Pump

Weekender: Stylishly Cozy

It’s been a chilly weekend in the Windy City as the Irish played the Hurricanes at iconic Soldier Field and runners took their marks at the 35th annual Chicago Marathon (photos to come!). But just because it’s layering season doesn’t mean you have to hide your style under bulky cold weather gear. I opt for knits, cords, and scarves to beat the cold while saying no to snowman style silhouettes. See what I mean by scrolling through the outfit below. 🙂

Stay warm!

xx Cocoa & Lace

MES DEMOISELLES, Maxi Collar Loose Alpaca Knit Sweater

AG Adriano Goldschmied, The Legging Corduroy Pants

J. Crew, Macalister Wedge Boots

MIR, Dove Grey Dresses Print Cashmere Frayed Scarf

Work Week Wardrobe: Geometric Print

Happy Monday! This week, it’s all about geometric prints to give your office look a modern vibe. Balance the printed item with classic cuts and rich fabrics for an especially chic take on fall’s latest trend.

Have a great start to your week – and October!

xx Cocoa & Lace


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Work Week Wardrobe: Fall into Autumn

Celebrate a new week and a new season this Monday with a classic office-ready outfit. This chic pencil skirt and blazer in autumnal colors get a boost from fun embellished pumps and a patent leather bag. Add your own twist to timeless cuts with extras like a jeweled headband or bright belt and you’ll step seamlessly into fall.

Have a great day!

xx Cocoa & Lace

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Weekender: A Little Bit of Leather

Despite my rather belated Weekender post, I just couldn’t let the day slip by without acknowledging the first Sunday of fall. (Forgive my absence in the blogosphere these past few days; I was back at my alma mater for my first football game as an alum.) While my weekend style included layers of Irish gear, forest green colored denim, and two tone riding boots, I offer you an alternative look that combines a feminine blouse with edgy leather-adorned leggings. Consider taking this look to the office with a pair of flats and slipping into leather booties for happy hour once 5 o’clock rolls around.

Enjoy what’s left of your weekend!

xx Cocoa & Lace

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