How exciting! Thank you so much for reaching out to me, sister! I believe a capsule-like wardrobe would be your best place to start, as this would create the best foundation for you as you make your way back into the routine of office attire, and it will make adding new fabulous additions to your workday rotation so easy!
Let's start building your foundation:
Tops: a white blouse, a black blouse, and a striped (and)/or floral blouse
Two Dresses: black shift, and a patterned dress
Bottoms: black skirt, a black slack, and a patterned slack
From here you can grab a jean jacket, a knit sweater in your favorite color, and a cardigan for those chilly days at the office!
The first place to go is Old Navy! This store has made shopping for work-wear a complete breeze! All images below are clickable links to the item, and most are on sale, or within a reasonable price-point - You know your girl is a BARGAINISTA! I won't steer ya wrong! xx
Fitted, structured, relaxed, always choose fabrics that work for your lifestyle, and that will aid in creating multiple outfits! Let's quick-style the classic white button-down: this can be worn alone, under a sweater, under a dress, under a vest, under a belted scarf... the possibilities abound!
Since I know you love a skinny, I am going to suggest Old Navy's Pixie Pants! These are a fabulous, mid-rise skinny, cotton/spandex blend, that feel like you have hit work-wear PJ gold! I chose two options for you, a black, and a denim/twill with polka dots! Both are extremely versatile, and can be worn year-round! These come in at (or around, depending upon if they are running a sale, which they seem to ALWAYS be doing!) $35!
Below I have linked up my favorite Shift Dress - CURRENTLY ON SALE! Along with a floral scarf, and a suede jacket! I chose this color in particular because it will look FAB on you with your gorgeous blonde locks! And total bonus, these would all be so chic together as one outfit!
Don't be afraid to mix & match patterns! That is what make life FUN!
Last, but always first in my book: ACCESSORIES! Throw pops of your beautiful personality into your wardrobe! Not only does this let people know who you are within a glance, it also brings out your most confident and true self! A serious job is no excuse to not rocking what you love! Be bold in your jewelry, scarves, cardigans, and shoes - not all at once, of course!
I cannot wait to see what you pick up, I know you are going to look amazing! Thank you so much, Nina, for letting me feature your question on the Blog, and most of all, for you support! I appreciate you very much! Now get to shopping & slayin' it at your new gig!