nine to five: emily from so anthro

I'm pleased as a peach to bring our first guest of the nine to five series to you today: Emily from so anthro! Read on to learn more about this fabulous gal and what inspires her for work, and then make sure you head over to Shannon's blog to get all of the details on her fabulous outfit!

:: Describe your work environment from a style perspective (i.e. traditional business professional, stuffy corporate, laid back artsy, kid friendly, etc...). ::
I feel very lucky to have a casual dress code in my office. That being said, with few limitations I do have to keep myself motivated to put together stylish and professional outfits and not take advantage of our laid-back dress code by wearing jeans all the time!

:: What are your nine to five staples (go-to brands, or key items)? ::
Blazers and pearls for sure  I think they add class to almost any outfit. Also fun skinny belts! I wear this gold one at least once a week -- it adds just a touch of sparkle. I find myself buying most of my work staples at stores like H&M, Zara, Gap and the J.Crew Factory Store (but I'm always open to new places, so I'd love to hear your suggestions as well!).

:: Does blogging make you a better employee at your day job? ::
Funny enough, blogging is actually a part of my day job! I started my personal fashion blog as a way to learn and practice Wordpress, the platform we use at work as well. Blogging for myself has definitely helped me become a better blogger for work, and vice versa. I feel constantly connected and inspired. 

:: Do you view blogging as a means of recording life, or as the start of an alternative career? ::
Both! It's certainly a creative outlet for myself, but I would love to turn it into something bigger one day. Emily from cupcakes and cashmere is a huge inspiration of mine -- she has turned that [once little] blog of hers into a full-time career and brand.

:: Is blogging your main creative outlet, or do you also write novels, run marathons and knit all of your own sweaters? ::
My only other main creative outlet is dance -- I've been doing it since I was five years old, all through high school and college, and now I dance with a local Boston company. I also enjoy photography and spending full afternoons DIY-ing, but a lot of that shines through on my blog already :)

:: How do you find time to do it all? When do you blog? ::
I tend to block out a couple hours at a time, either on free nights or weekends, and draft out a ton of posts at once, then schedule them throughout the next couple weeks. The hardest part I think is actually finding the time to keep up with all of the other blogs I love to read!

:: Finally, what have you been pinning lately? What are the items you are just dying to add to your work wardrobe? ::
My Pinterest Fashion board is full of chambray, flirty summer skirts and pastels. I'm also a huge fan of British fashion, and I think you'll see a lot of that on there as well!

I hope you love Emily as much as I do, and make sure you grab her fabulous outfit deets from Shannon's blog! And make sure you head over to Emily's blog to show her some love. Go. Go now.


  1. Oh this series is going to be so much fun!

  2. Eeep you are just a doll thanks again so much for featuring me love!! Hope I did you proud hehe! xxx

  3. What a cutie! I'm with her on the chambray obsession. Looking for a cute cropped jean jacket and another chambray shirt... can't get enough!

  4. I love this Alex! What an awesome idea!!

  5. You know I love Emily! I still remember meeting her at the Charlesmark at Rendezvous New England :)

  6. EEEE!!!! I love Emily!

    The outfit is awesome and I'm loving this series!



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