from work to play (part 1)

button downs| j.crew factory (gingham plaidpants| j.crew minnie flats|madewell (old similarbag|micheal kors ring|diy

So this week I am going to show you how I bring an outfit from work to play.  I commute and also live a little distance from friends and after work activities, so I often find myself trying to make tweaks to my work wear that will work in a more fun casual setting.  
Here I doubled up my collared shirts with 2 different patterns, paired it with my favorite flats (if I end up staying out all night I want to make sure I can stand in my heels the whole time without complaining!) and my trusty J.Crew minnie pants and voila! I am 9 to 5 ready.

Stay tuned on Thursday to see how I styled my 'play' outfit!

Love VA Darling? Follow along:

                                  *disclaimer : that is not a bear in my first picture but a very furry dog.*


  1. very adorable for the office. love the beautiful plaid top and "A" ring.

  2. Your dog looks identical to my childhood dog (she passed away two summers ago sadly), so this made me smile :) I love plaid more than I should, too!