Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Office Ready With Closet Basics & Old Navy Pumps Review

Thank goodness for closet basics.  On that one rare day I needed to look office-ready but didn't want to buy office-y clothes because I'm pregnant and only have a couple of weeks left...enter striped dress and blazer to the rescue.  Before blogging I seriously thought closet basics were a waste of money, but now I'm singing their praises!  

Links to Shop:
one  |  two  |  three
four  |  five  |  six

On another note, I ordered these Old Navy pumps and thought they'd be worth mentioning.  I've wanted blue suede pumps for so long, and these have positive reviews online and are decently priced, so I figured I'd try them.  I threw the pink ones in only to fill out the order to get free shipping, but I'm pretty in love with them as well--doh!  

First of all I was pleasantly surprised to see that the blue and pink ones are darker in person than they are on Old Navy's site.   *NOTE: I tried to adjust the colors in the collage above to reflect the color in person.  The color in the collage above should be truer to their color in person, which is slightly darker and more saturated than what is represented on Old Navy's site.  I'm in love with the color of both pairs!

Fit & Comfort
Online reviews claimed these to be really comfortable, especially given their price.  The heel height feels sturdy and not too high.  The only thing I'm not sure about is the width of the toe box because once week 38 of pregnancy hit my feet finally decided to swell and I can't tell how much the squishy toe feeling is due to the shoe being narrow vs. my slightly swollen feet.  I'm hoping it's only my swollen feet, otherwise I'm going to be VERY sad about having to return these!

They only come in full sizes.  I'm normally 8.5 to 9 and I ordered these in 9.  They come in a bunch of other neutrals as shown above.  I think they'd be fantastic options for basic neutral (or colorful, in my case) pumps at a very affordable price!  

Old Navy is currently having a sale as well, between 20-30% off.  

Shop for the Look:
Dress: Target (similar, similar, similar)
Blazer: c/o SheInside (exact)
Shoes: Target (exact)
Belt: H&M
Bag: c/o Lily Jade (exact)

*Bump status: 38 weeks


  1. I tried to love those Old Navy pumps because I have heard so many great things about them, but when I try them on they are just so uncomfortable!

  2. This is a great outfit. And I'm loving the new outdoor pics!

  3. I love basics and you look amazing!!!! I would love to buy those shoes, but honestly here in Vancouver, suede and the rain don't mix. But i love them. Gorgeous.



  4. Оксана КовальчукTuesday, August 05, 2014

    Great look, your looks are always great. and great photos. Love watching and reading your blog.

  5. You look fabulous, Audrey! I only wish I could look half as stunning as you when I'm pregnant! Do you have a picture of you wearing the heels? I'd love to see how they look on you! (I realize how creepy this entire comment sounds, and it's really not supposed to. Sorry!)

  6. Road WarrioretteTuesday, August 05, 2014

    Could you possibly be any cuter?? My word. When I was 38 weeks pregnant it wasn't pretty, that's for sure. I love how summery this look is, while still being office appropriate. During the hot months I struggle with balancing professional and church lady :)

  7. This is my first time commenting although I have been reading for a few months. I love this outfit and I love how creative you are in using simple pieces to make great outfits. I am so grateful to have found your blog. Thank you for sharing all your tips and tricks - you are amazing!

  8. Haha not creepy at all! I meant to take a pic but got home too late yesterday. I'll try to get one today or tomorrow.

  9. Dress #2 is so cute. Hoping the tall sizing is long enough for me

  10. Well, you are "officially" showing!!! I know...you've had that cute belly for a while now, but NOW you can see the due date is drawing near...you look adorable and I can't wait to see your precious girl...I"m sure she'll love stripes too (I mean, really...who doesn't???) Looking great!

  11. Love the cobalt color!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    Come by! Weekly Style Me Wednesday fashion blog link-up

  12. Are the shoes comfortable? I really love the leopard pair!

  13. They were for me or else I wouldn't have mentioned them, besides what I said about the toe box and my swollen feet. But the first commenter said they weren't comfortable for her so...*shrug*

  14. Those pink pumps are so cute! I am very tempted to order...

  15. this is the perfect office maternity outfit!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  16. Such a cute dress--I'm obsessed with stripes. I purchased #6 below your photos a few weeks ago.

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

  17. You look amazing! I want to be as stylish as you are for work! Right now, I'm relying on maxi dresses but that's not going to get me much farther this year!

  18. Why wouldn't they? Cuz of weather or cuz of fit?

  19. I'm impressed that those shoes are comfy, I might have to check them out! Thanks for the review.


  20. Oh my gosh. I just bought this dress. So excited that you posted a great outfit wearing it (and of clothes that I actually have...maybe I am learning something from you!). Hopefully non-preggers me will look as great as you do! Thanks!

  21. Dressed up stripes for the win! You look so amazing lady!


  22. Umm, the second dress that you linked to is AMAZING. Dresses like that are my kryptonite...

  23. Wow! You look great in that outfit!

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