{coat & sweater: j.crew; blouse: polo ralph lauren; skirt: whit via gilt; tights: wolford; shoes: schutz; handbag: c/o asos; watch: michelle; ring: c/o david yurman; earrings: jude frances}

I am boarding a plane this morning to Tokyo!  I am so ecstatic I can barley focus on this post.  Who is excited for updates from Japan and China next week?!  Until then…

I get a lot of emails from readers asking how to dress modern yet appropriate for the office.  Of course, every job is different and you have to know your audience, but I decided to share an outfit I wore to the office last week.  I work at a start-up that doesn’t have an official dress code, but because it is a fashion company people always look put together.  I love this outfit because it plays to the prep school trend, but the leopard accessories add an edgy element that prevents me from feeling like I belong on the set of Gossip Girl (Season I).

How do you play up your work wardrobe?