Blazer: Helmut Lang, Sweater: H&M (cute option here, similar here for $22!), Top: J.Crew (last year, similar here), Jeans: H&M (similar here under $20!), Shoes: Christian Louboutin (budget-friendly version here), Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (old, newer version here)
As I've been working in the corporate world for 4+ months now, I find myself straying away from the preppy classroom style that I had donned for years. This wardrobe evolution is definitely bittersweet for me, but I always try to stick with the mantra 'change is good'. And as more and more elements of glam creep into my closet, there will always be room for preppy plaids and cable-knit cardis.