Classic Wardrobe Pieces


Working from home allows me extreme privileges in what I choose to wear. I’ll admit, I’ve worked almost an entire morning in my bathrobe. While that is completely acceptable since I work alone in my office on the 3rd floor, I generally feel like a bit of a bum when I do that. It helps my mood and productivity level to get dressed and feel a bit pulled together. . . even if my footwear is my favorite Ugg slippers.

As you know, Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores to shop at (both in store and online). I do the majority of my shopping online, so quick and FREE shipping is a huge win in my book. I found this perfect blouse online a few weeks ago and already know it will be worn to death this fall and winter. It’s one of those blouses that can be totally dressed down and casual with a vest or a utility jacket with booties. Or you can dress it up with nicer jewelry, black pants, and pumps. It’s versatile, a perfect length, and comfortable to wear.

I’m a huge fan of investing in items that I can get a lot of wear out of, while mixing and matching with what I already own. This grey color goes perfect with jeans and would also pair really nicely with a pair of army green pants too! I created a few styling options in the graphic, if you are more of a visual person like I am!


blouse, vest, jeans, black jeans, pumps, ankle boots, earrings

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  1. JM says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    For items that are hand wash and line dry, do you have time to do this? If not, what do you do to clean & dry?

    • Kate says
      Posted October 30, 2017

      I line dry almost all of my clothes, even those that are okay to go in the dryer Then, when they are fully dry and not made of linen or a shrinking material, I’ll toss them in the dryer with a wet wash cloth.

  2. Gina says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    Cute on you, but have you washed and ironed it yet? Let me know if there is a trick to getting it unwrinkled easily.

  3. Kim says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    I used to work from home and dressing chic really does help with productivity! Thanks for the suggestions!

    Kim — last minute costume tips!

    • Amanda says
      Posted October 30, 2017

      I totally agree with you. It puts you in the right mindset.

  4. Allie says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    I love that blouse! I feel like Ilit’s so important to have good staples that can be worn with most of the things in ones closet – it makes getting ready so much faster and packing easier too! Happy Monday! xxAllie

  5. Shannon says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    Cute blouse! I work in radio and it’s pretty relaxed to a point here. I can wear jeans but I usually pair them up with flats, heels or boots.

  6. Jamie Pond says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    I have this too and while I love the style, fit and length, I feel obligated to say it wrinkles very easily. Iโ€™m wrinkled before I even get to my desk in the morning because of my seatbelt…

  7. wendy says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    Cute but they don’t have any colors in Large ๐Ÿ™

  8. Amy says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    Did you order based on the size chart for the shirt? Thanks!

    • wendy says
      Posted October 30, 2017

      Yes, based on the size chart, I wear Large and there are no colors available.

  9. Anita says
    Posted October 30, 2017

    Can you ID the jeans as well? Looking hard for that gently distressed look….

  10. Posted October 31, 2017

    Kate, I love this shirt and it looks great on you. I think the deeper color charcoal/gray suits u well and goes with your eyes. Thanks for the fashion share. You are right, such a versatile piece!

  11. Beth says
    Posted October 31, 2017

    Super cute blouse! Very flattering on you.

  12. Posted October 31, 2017

    I love the shade of your top, it’s super appropriate for fall! Such cute wardrobe picks, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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