While I work from a home office, I still try to put together a somewhat “pulled together” look each day. And I know many of my readers do work outside the home, where dressing professionally is even more crucial. So today I’m sharing several items I found recently at Target and put together to create a modern workplace outfit. I’m styling a plaid blazer and black crop pants that will work beautifully through the spring and summer.
These black cotton crops are versatile pants that can be dressed up or down. I find them to be comfortable and very modern. I’m wearing my usual size 8 comfortably, so they’re true to size.
The plaid blazer would also look great with blue, black, grey or white jeans. And on the Target website they show the blazer with pink pants. So it’s quite versatile and lovely for spring and summer, but really all year.
I certainly could have worn black or even nude flats or heels with this outfit, but I decided to accentuate the modern vibe by wearing my white pointy toe flats. I picked these up in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and they’re sold out. But these white flats are very similar. And these in the bone snake print would work beautifully here, too. And while these white mules may or may not work for your office dress code, they’re a great budget option.
By the way, I’m wearing an 8 in the blazer and it fits true to size. I think the sleeves are a tad long, but you could have them taken up if necessary. The jacket is fully lined, but it’s a nice light weight. Really a sweet quality jacket for the price.
Finally, I also picked up this classic grey satchel at Target. I’m quite impressed with Target’s selection of handbags. They’re not especially high quality, of course. But these are great bags to wear with unique outfits, so that you don’t have to invest as much in them.
I realize these black crop pants are not everyone’s cup of tea. But I think they’re modern and fresh. And you could easily duplicate this look with pants of a different silhouette.
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Blessed for My Day
I’ve been visiting each of our church’s Sunday school classes for three weeks over the past seven months. This past Sunday I was in our oldest senior adults’ class when the scripture passage below came up in our lesson. There wasn’t a dry eye in the small room as a a dear man, weary from battling cancer and other health problems, slowly read the familiar passage. Suddenly, the words took on fresh meaning.
Then our teacher reminded us that eagles do not soar high because of flapping their wings, but rather by being lifted up on the current of air beneath them. Likewise, the Spirit of the Lord lifts us up if we will simply relax into Him and yield to Him in our times of weariness. If you are tired today, weary from a battle or long ordeal, won’t you rest into the arms of your Lord? He will give you strength even when you feel like you can’t take another step.
Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become weary or tired.
His understanding is inscrutable.
He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who lacks might He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary. ~ Isaiah 40:28-31