February lookbook office outfits

#workstyle fashion blogger in sheath, cardigan, high heel boots, tights and lots of necklaces

When you follow me on Pinterest you know that I have “lookbook” boards for each month of the year. I have no clue why it never occurred to me to show you a monthly look book on the blog. Thus, this post is all about outfits I wore this month, but hadn’t posted about. Time was the limiing factor. I know my former adviser always used to say
The day has 24 hour and when that's not enough add the night. - Erhard Raschke #quote Click To Tweet
Of course, we students hated that cool saying back in graduate school.

Eventhough up here in the Subarctic days have really 24 hours of day light, which is very energizing, I need my 8 hours or so of beauty sleep. 😉

What I wore in February

Science outreach event

In January, the Science for Alaska Series started. Scientists of the university give talks about their research. Typically, the speaker is introduced by the institute director. Since he was out of town, I had to jump in to introduce my colleague at the venue. I went for a business casual femimine look with a sheath and cardigan. The audience typically dresses outdoorsy or very old worn out clothes when a talk is about climate and has a provocative title like “Some like it hot.” The follwoing photos are from the venue that took place at Ravens Landing a senior living center in Fairbanks. You can find further speaker dressing inspirations in my posts on my Fairbanks air quality Rotary lunch speech and professional looks for a science conference.

#fashionover50 blogger in burgundy and fuchsia business casual look with sheath, cardigan, boots and pearls
Calvin Klein burgundy sheath, Sofia fuchsia cardigan, GNW flanel linning tights, Vince Camuto suede burgundy tall boots with chain detail, Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina sportswatch, multiple strings of pearls (all own) and Akoya saltwater pearls c/o The Pearl Source Inc.
#workstyle blogger Nicole in dress with knit jacket, high heel boots and beaded necklaces
Side view of above work outfit

Other business casual outfits

I love the combination of brown with pink/fuchsia. I combined my over-the-knee boots with my leather skirt for the office. These OTK boots were a real bargain. I found them and the skirt both on eBay. One of my tricks to score high on eBay is to buy off season. Read the linked post when you are interested in the other six tips.

#midlifestyle over 50 years old woman in leather skirt, OTK boots and sweater
Brown GNW Luxe cashmere wool sweater, LV scarf, long pink suede belt with gemstone detail, Banana Republic fuchsia leather midi skirt, Hermes click-clack H enamel bangle, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Dior over-the-knee boots (all own)

Styling a summer dress in winter

In March, I start adding pieces from the warm season to my outfits as a winter to spring transition. This year, I was a little bit earlier as a Chinook brought some pleasant warm air. Ok, ok, what an Alaskan woman thinks is warm. Temperatures were still below freezing. But compared to 40 below they are warm and not worth wearing a bikini look.

fashionista wearing a scuba abstract floral print dress with gingham shirt mixed pattern trend
Calvin Klein scuba abstract floral print dress, GNW purple tights, Chanel thin belt, Vince Camuto boots, amethyst earrings (all own) and gingham shirt c/o Whistle River
#mixedpatterntrend woman in a floral dress with gingham blouse in red, burgundy, purple, blue, and white
Back view of above look

British Classic

This outfit is what I call my British Classic. The recipe is take a pair of pants, a heavy wool glencheck blazer (best with corduroy details), cardiagn and romantic blouse or collar and, of course, chelsea booties.

#BritishClassic midlife woman in blazer, cardigan, leather pants, belt, lace collar and Chelseas
Orvis Prince of Wales blazer with corduroy details, GNW cotton cardigan, crochet lace inspired collar (gift from my late Mom), Gucci G belt, I.N.C leather pants, and Coach chelseas (all own)
#midlifestyle woman in leather pants and glencheck blazer with corduroy details
Backview of look with Orvis glencheck blazer with corduroy details, I.N.C leather pants, and Coach chelseas (all own)

Color blocking

Color blocking is always a great idea. Here I went with orange and burgundy. You can find another color blocking inspiration at the link.

#colorblocking blogger Nicole in orange burgundy color blocked winter style with skirt, cardi and sweater
GNW cardigan, orange sweater worn as scarf, Paloma Picasso xo belt, GNW flanel lining burgundy tights, Vince Camuto tall heeled boots, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, citrin statement necklace and Max Mara above the knee skirt (all own)
#colorblock woman in orange skirt with burgundy top
Back view of GNW cardigan, orange sweater worn as cape, Paloma Picasso belt, GNW tights, Vince Camuto boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle and Max Mara wool skirt (all own)

Styling outerwear

When you are a regular reader, you know that I am a big fan of styling outerwear. It’s an outfit too. Thus, why not styling it? It keeps me out of winter wardrobe boredom. As you see, I finally found a pair of white booties.

#outerwear mature woman in shearling posing in front of a Jeep on a snowy day
Cole Haan shearling motorcycle coat, Calvin Klein dress, GNW tight, Vince Camuto footwear, LeatherCoatsEtc beret and gloves, 3.1 Philipe Lim bag (all own)
#winterouterwear over 50 years old woman in gray shearling, Chervon scarf, beret and fuchsia bag closing a car
Short shearling coat, GNW leopard print tight, white Fendi footwear,Rak cashmere Chevron scarf, black beret (gift from a girlfriend I know since elementary school) and 3.1 Philipe Lim bag (all own)

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Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav Jacqui Berry with a cute cat
Jacqui Berry the over 50 fashion blogger at Mummabstylish became the Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

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Top of the World OOTD My Fav Johanna Grange in a chic cable knit and downcoat
Johanna Grange of the blog with her name became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

I picked Johanna Grange’s winter style outfit in cable knit sweater and down parak. She blogs at Johanna Grange.

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Top of the World Style Winner Lorena of My Everyday Wear
Lorena from My Everyday Wear became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

Lorena, the 9-to-5 work outfit blogger at My Everyday Wear became the Top of the World Style Winner. Isn’t this bold polka dot with red skirt and balerina flats a cute office look? <3

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10 thoughts on “February lookbook office outfits

  1. Eine wunderschöne Kombination von Bugunder und Fuchsia im ersten Look, liebe Nicole! Aber auch deine anderen Februar-Styles mag ich!
    Herzlichste Rostrosen-Grüße, Traude

  2. Nicole,

    I love your use of color in all of these outfits! You’ve done such a great job putting the pieces together. Thanks for sponsoring the Link Up.

    xx Darlene

  3. so many fun looks. Loving those boots with all the different looks

  4. I think the first look is my favorite—those suede boots are gorgeous!
    Cheryl Shops

  5. I want those purple boots and the orange skirt. I also love seeing you in the snow in your outside boots….

  6. Wow thanks for featuring me, so chuffed to see me here. Thanks for sharing your super outfits too. Jacqui Mummabstylish

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