Workday Meets Weekend

Winter workday outfit

And just like that, Super Bowl Sunday is over! Anyone else feel like the spring is practically around the corner once the big game passes? The one thing about shopping this time of year is that we’re in the awkward middle where most people are itching to buy warm weather clothes (and retailers are starting to sell them!), but the daily forecast calls for warm sweaters. I personally don’t mind it, but know that most people would disagree :) Regardless, it’s the time to reinvent the wheel with some things that are already in your closet unless you’re taking advantage of some off-season shopping!

L.L. Bean Fisherman Tunic

Most of you know by now that I’m a huge proponent of mixing my weekend + weekday wardrobe whenever possible–not only does it mean you get to spend 8+ hours at a desk in something comfier than a tailored, dry clean-only sheath dress, but it also means your weekend self can feel a little more pulled together without sacrificing comfort. It’s a fine balance but I think a button down and cozy sweater are pretty much the easiest way to achieve the look!

I’ve been wearing this sweater non-stop over the past four months–it’s long enough to wear with leggings, too, which is always a plus. The sides have a little zipper detail that modernizes the look (compared to the more traditional version), and the neck is more of a boatneck. This is one of those times when L.L. Bean’s quality really shines through…this thing is heavy, in a good way! Trust me when I say it’ll keep you warm, regardless of what you’re layering underneath (Note: I wore this button down + sweater combo with a scarf and puffy coat last month on the coldest day in DC this season, when friends were in town and we were walking the National Mall. It kept me so warm that it’s now my go-to when I have to spend lots of time outdoors!)


L.L. Bean sweater (c/o)
Brooks Brothers shirt (old)
LOFT pants (similar)
J.Crew heels
Coach bag (c/o)
Tissot watch
David Yurman bracelet
Zoya ‘Chantal’ (c/o)

Dumbarton Oaks

PS: How beautiful is Dumbarton Oaks? If you’re local to DC or in town for a visit, I’d highly recommend the gardens. Admission is also free through March 14 because of the winter season, but the grounds are still stunning despite not everything being in bloom!

Photos by Katie

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  1. mary wrote:

    Hi Monica,
    you are so gorgeous.
    Love those photos.
    Wonder where you are….in DC?
    Then I clicked on the link for your bag….gosh, might have to buy that coach bag, exact. same. one.
    Have a good week and Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Posted 2.12.17 Reply
    • Monica wrote:

      You’re so sweet, Mary! Still in DC :) And you’d love the bag…it’s a good versatile one to have on hand, especially on the weekends. Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too!!

      Posted 2.14.17 Reply