This is as basic a business casual outfit formula as they come, but it’s also very reliable. I mean, you can’t go wrong with a blazer, pants, and interesting top. Because I so rarely wear full suits these days, solid black pants with an equally solid black blazer look a bit stiff to me; luckily, my Cartonnier blazer offers a great alternative — still black(ish), but with a bit of texture to liven things up. My favourite thing about this outfit, however, is the fact that all of its components (other than the bag) are thrifted and have been frequently re-mixed. As much as I love the novelty of new (to me) items, I get a big kick out of re-wearing things I love in different (if predictable) ways.
Here’s a close-up of the shoes, so you can appreciate that (faux) snakeskin iridescence in all its glory. Total Barbie shoes, amirite? But, from a distance, perfectly respectable. I get a kick out of that too.