What I Wore to Work – October 2023

From feeling like Summer to feeling like Winter to everything in between, weather-wise, October 2023 truly was the perfect definition of a typical Washington, DC Fall (if you know, you know!). And, in my professional life, A LOT of excitement has occurred (!!!!) from getting an unexpected promotion to working on some very exciting tasks to going back to the classroom to starting my first-ever professional certification and *even* speaking at a conference in Washington, DC in between it all, October 2023 has been one of THE MOST exciting professional months for me. Personally, October 2023 has sucked when it came to allergies and feeling perhaps under the weather more than usual. I definitely chose leggings and skorts *even with a cute and maybe snazzy top* over a dress and likely will continue to do so this Fall/Winter season! Anyhow, with the transition from warmer temperatures to cooler ones, I am very excited to be able to style some Fall/Winter pieces from within my own closet.

I think one of the biggest themes within my fashion choices this October 2023 is how much I LOVE choosing comfort over anything else. And, yes, there IS a benefit to comfort when working from home. BUT, I can also dress stylish and make comfortable feel confident and fun, too. Comfort is MORE than just a pair of sweatpants and a fuzzy robe (HOWEVER, that is a great way to snuggle up in these chilly temperatures, too!). I have definitely found myself enjoying hibernating, too, as it gets cooler which I think leads to why I’m often opting for leggings. We shall see how I progress over the rest of the Fall/Winter season, though! And, as it appears in the most recent Washington, DC news, it will be a snowy snowy snowy Winter (!!!!), which may make for some ultra-stylish and fun photos.

Dress: Amazon; Cardigan: Ralph Lauren; Necklace: Cora’s Den; Headband: Packed Party; Bracelets: J Crew Factory & Amazon
Top: Amazon; Skort: Lilly Pulitzer; Headband: Simply Southern; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer; All She Wrote Notes; & Teleties x Scout Bags
Top: Old Navy; Skort: Lilly Pulitzer; Earrings: Local Shop at the Charleston City Market; Bracelets: J Crew Factory & Lilly Pulitzer; Flats: New Bella
Dress: Crown & Ivy at Belk; Blouse: Tory Burch; Earrings: Kendra Scott; Headband: Simply Southern; Tote: Lilly Pulitzer; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer & J Crew Factory; Flats: Tory Burch
Cardigan & Headband: Rachel Zoe; Blouse: J Crew; Leggings: Spanx; Earrings: Kendra Scott; Bracelets: J Crew Factory & Lilly Pulitzer; Flats: Burberry
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer; Headband: Lilly Pulitzer x Lele Sadoughi; Earrings: Lisi Lerch; Necklace: Thrifted; Bracelets: J Crew Factory: Tote: Longchamp: Keychain: Nordstrom; Flats: New Bella
Blazer & Flats: Thrifted: Pearls: Vintage: Dress: J Crew Factory: Earrings: Kate Spade; Bracelets: Amazon, The Inspiration Co, Kendra Scott, & Alex and Ani; Tote: Lilly Pulitzer; Keychain: Nordstrom
Dress: Macy’s; Cardigan: Rachel Zoe; Scarf: Vera Bradley; Pearls: Vintage; Bracelets: Amazon; Flats: New Bella
Earrings, Sweater, & Vest: J Crew Factory; Headband: Spartina 449; Leggings: Shapermint; Flats: New Bella
Vest: Dennis Basso; Blouse: Lilly Pulitzer; Earrings: Booth at a Market in Charlotte, North Carolina; Leggings: Spanx; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer & The Inspiration Co; Flats: DSW
Blouse: Talbots; Skirt: TJ Maxx; Headband: Lele Sadoughi; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer, J Crew Factory, & All She Wrote Notes
Dress: Crown & Ivy at Belk; Vest: Amazon Essentials; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer & Amazon; Headband: SugarFix by Target; Slippers: J Crew Factory
Dress: Lilly Pulitzer; Flats & Necklace: Thrifted; Bracelets: Amazon & Kendra Scott
Dress: Draper James; Blouse: Brooks Brothers; Earrings: J Crew Factory; Bracelets: J Crew Factory, Lilly Pulitzer, & Amazon; Flats: Thrifted
Blouse: Anthropologie; Leggings: Fabletics; Flats: Thrifted; Earrings: J Crew Factory; Bracelets: Amazon & J Crew Factory
Headband: Lilly Pulitzer; Sweatshirt: Women Owned Wallet (Louisville, Kentucky-based boutique!); Leggings: Crown & Ivy at Belk; Slippers: J Crew Factory
Dress: Target; Necklace: J Crew Factory; Bracelets: Lilly Pulitzer; Bag: Kate Spade; Flats: Banana Republic
Top: Lilly Pulitzer; Pants: Isaac Mizrahi; Necklace: Talbots; Flats: J Crew Factory
Top: LL Bean; Vest: Thrifted; Necklace & Slippers: J Crew Factory; Leggings: Shapermint; Bracelets: Amazon, Kendra Scott, & The Inspiration Co; Headband: Rachel Zoe
Tee: Vineyard Vines x Washington Commanders; Skort: Thrifted; Scrunchie: Lele Sadoughi; Headband: SugarFix by Target; Bracelets: Amazon, The Inspiration Co, & Kendra Scott

October 2023 has definitely been a fun fashion month. I am definitely excited to style some more fun pieces this Fall/Winter season and into the holidays. Here’s to MORE fun fashions to come in these cooler temperatures!

XOXO – Katie <3

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