Newsroom Fashion: Flowers & Bows

by - February 19, 2016

One of my goals with this series is to show that dressing for the newsroom can be fun and affordable and that the right purchases can carry you for years. One of the rules I set for myself when buying new clothes is that I have to be able to wear it at least three ways with items I already own. If I can't, I don't buy it. This week, all of my outfits have been comprised of mostly, if not all, old pieces. In the two that I'm sharing with you, only one item of clothing is new - as in first time worn.

I love girly details. This shirt is the only brand-new item I've worn this week. It's still in stock at The Limited and they're having a BOGO 1/2 off sale, not as much off as when I ordered it but still not bad. I'm wearing a petite small. It hits just below my waist, perfect to tuck into a skirt or wear loose over jeans on the weekend. The blazer I've had for several years. I found it on a clearance rack at Sears back when we had one and paid less than $20. I've linked to a couple of similar although pricier options below. The skirt is also several years old. I'm wearing it in a petite 8. It's lined, high-waisted and hits right above my knees. I've linked to a few cheaper options. My shoes came from Target. They're actually the same shoe as the leopard pair from last week.

Skirt - old The Limited (similar, similar)
Shirt - The Limited
Jacket - old Sears (similar, similar)
Shoes - Target (lots of color options)

Black pants are a must for any female journalist's wardrobe, but who said they have to be boring? I found these high-waisted, nautical-inspired beauties on clearance last year. They are definitely more of a "trend" buy for me than usual but they're not so over-the-top that I can't see myself wearing them for a few more years. This pair is long sold out, but I linked to the only decently-priced similar pair I could find below (and I honestly wouldn't spend that much on them). My shirt is several years old, but LC Lauren Conrad can pretty much always be counted on to have this style shirt in some type of fun print like these pretty little bows I'm wearing. I linked to her current collection for your browsing pleasure below. My shoes are the same black wedges I shared a couple of weeks ago.

Shirt - old Lauren Conrad c/o Kohls (browse her current collection here)
Pants - old The Limited (similar)
Shoes - old Cato (similar, similar)

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  1. Hi, Ashton!

    These are lovely outfits! Pink, black and white go well together. You picked out a beautiful print shirt and combined it with existing articles of clothing and accessories to create a finished, completed look for the workplace - feminine yet professional. The black pants and shirt combo is a smart look designed for comfort. I like the emphasis on affordability, practicality and versatility. From a technical standpoint, the lighting and photography are even better in this outfit post. Great job, dear friend!