Top for Work & Play

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Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Shopbop | Lipstick: Nordstrom [Baci] | Necklace: Baublebar [c/o] | Jacket: Nordstrom | Ring: David Yurman | Bag: Clare V. | Bracelet: Sold Out, Similar | Shoes: Nordstrom

Photography by: Madison Katlin

I’m so excited about today because my grandparents get to meet Maxi! My Nana comes in town each year for a few weeks at a time and always has for as long as I can remember. When I was in school, she would normally come towards the end of the year and would help out with laundry/meals/etc. while we finished taking finals. My mom was a reading specialist teacher so this was always helpful while my mom prepared for the end of the year with her students, as well. Now that my sister and I are older she visits based on big life events and Maxi being born is of course one of them! I seriously hope to be a grandmother like that one day!

Last year she came quite a few times [they live in Atlanta] and one trip coincided with me just finding out I was pregnant. We picked her up at the airport and I came up to her and said, “Do I look any different to you?! Like I’ve gained weight?!” I was trying to hint to her I was pregnant. She looked at me calmly and said, “Oh I knew you were pregnant! I actually bought you a onesie last week!” It was so funny because my mom and dad and I were expecting her to scream in the airport with shock, but I guess grandmothers just know! 😉

Another reason I’m excited about today is to share this tank! Finding a good silky tank can be a lot more difficult than it should be. For starters, you’ve got to decide if you want thin straps or thick straps. I love this tank for thin straps! However, I was wanting a tank with thick straps I felt comfortable tucking into skirts for church. Then, you have to get the right ratio of v-neck to skin. I love silky tanks for layering and wearing under blazers for work events, so it blows my mind when I find silky tanks to be extremely low cut. Half the time I think, “I don’t even know what bra I would wear with this, much less how to pull it off for work!” I mean can a girl just find a tank that doesn’t look like it should only be reserved for a bachelorette party?! Then when you find the right tank, it needs to come in a variety of colors. I want enough colors for work and enough colors for play! This tank by Vince Camuto meets all those requirements AND the curved hem on the bottom [it’s a little lower in the back] means I can front-tuck it in shorts in the summer or cover my bum for work-related events. I am styling it in the neon pink shade for a fun weekend look, but it also comes in white, black and a rose-hue for work. I’d even say you could wear the cobalt blue if you work in a business casual environment. As you’re headed into spring you probably don’t want long sleeves under a blazer, so this would make layering really comfortable for the warmer months at work. I found the tank to be very true to size and I did order it in regular, not petite.

Do you have any requirements when finding silky tanks?! Have you found any you love?! Thanks so much for reading!


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  1. Remember to share the big day with us! It’s great that Maxi gets to meet her great-grandparents. Not every kid gets to do that!

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    Published 09 Mar 17Reply
  2. Jane wrote:

    I just love your style !! You’re my new fave blogger ! Soooo fun about your Nana getting to meet your Maxi ! What sweet, precious memories there will be !!! Hey there from the Texas Panhandle !! I LOVE Ft. Worth !!!

    Published 09 Mar 17Reply
  3. Kerri Ann wrote:

    I love pieces that can be worn for both work and play. I may push the boundaries of what’s appropriate to wear in Corporate America, but I just left Big 4 a couple of months ago and definitely rocked neon pink and bright blue tops under blazers while I was there! 🙂

    Published 09 Mar 17Reply
  4. Gabby wrote:

    You’re looking stunning as always, Katey! Sometimes I just can’t believe you had a baby a month ago. I’m over here struggling to do my single girl life hair and makeup in the morning before work and you’re superwoman! I love what you had to say about the struggles of finding the RIGHT tank for work. So often I would struggle because I had to wear a suit to work previously and obviously the skin ratio couldn’t be off or I’d get in the big time ka-ka. This is beautiful and has the perfect amount of flow to it. Thank you for sharing!

    Published 09 Mar 17Reply
  5. Kate wrote:

    Hey Katey! First of all, you seem so genuine in each of your posts (totally appreciate this!) and I feel like I am learning from an older sister every time I read your blog– so refreshing! In your post you mentioned having a hard time figuring out what bra to wear with certain tanks, etc. This seems so inappropriate to ask a stranger… but, I promise it is from a good place… haha! Would you ever consider doing a bra post? *insert embarrassed money emoji here* I have the hardest time trying to decide on what kind of bra’s to buy/wear with certain things only because there is such a range of price, types and quality. Having a great bra is important to me, but I find myself just buying the same ole faithful– Victoria Secret bra over and over again because it’s what I know! I TOTALLY understand if that is one area that you would like to keep more private, though!

    P.S. Maxi is precious! Congrats!

    Published 09 Mar 17Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Kate! You are SO sweet!! Thank you so much for your comment and thank you for reading my blog!! Of course!! Here is a post I did last year on my favorite bras! Because you are so right, they are hard to find! lol

      I was a little nervous about the post but then I thought, “Hey, if I struggle with bras, other girls have to right?!” haha! And now I’m having to buy all new ones breastfeeding! lol It’s a cycle!

      I hope you have a great Friday!



      Published 10 Mar 17Reply
      • Kate wrote:

        Awesome!! Thanks for the link! I can only imagine the ever changing pregnancy/breastfeeding bra buying… mad respect for all the mamas! Haha!

        Published 13 Mar 17Reply
  6. Kathryn wrote:

    Oh how cute! I’m a sucker for anything that adds a pop of color! 🙂

    xx Kathryn

    Published 14 Mar 17Reply