From Desk to Date

I am so excited that I only have a few more days until a nice relaxing two weeks off. The life of a Kindergarten teacher is strenuous work sometimes, so I feel extra excited when I get some downtime just for me. Luckily, my husband is taking two weeks off too so we get to spend more time with each other and unwind from all of works stresses. As a teacher professional, I love to style my outfits with blazers. But for the evenings, a moto jacket is what I’m all about! It’s amazing how with a change of a few accessories (or just ONE), you can create an effortless look from your desk at work to date night fun.

Outfit One: Work

For daytime at the office, you’re going to want to appear a little more professional. That’s why I chose to go with a blazer. Are boots too casual for your office? If so, a classic black pump will do the trick. If you’re unsure about your office dress code, perhaps you will need to exchange the textured tights for some opaque tights.  I remember one time I wore a pair of tan color striped tights and my boss jokingly laughed and asked me, “What’s on your legs?!” Let’s just say I didn’t wear those again.

Outfit Two: Date night!

For me evenings are all about bringing a little more edginess to my outfits. That’s why I LOVE moto jackets. Textured tights are really fun for evenings, especially in the winter, but there’s no stopping you from going with bare legs and some edgy heels. I’m definitely used to being a little cold for the sake of fashion! Today I got asked by three people, “Aren’t your feet cold?” Let’s just say it was 38 degrees outside and I was pulling off the flats and bare feet look. 🙂


Hope you enjoyed this post featuring two outfits in one! I’d love to hear, how do you style your outfits from day into night?

Keep smiling!missMollyHeader

Feel free to check out a similar blog post on creating an outfit From Day to Play.


Molly Lawson

I’m Molly Lawson! I live in Seattle and am an optimist, adventurer, and bold lipstick wearer. I created this space to inspire and empower women with words of encouragement known as #MollysWords and share inspiration through my personal style. I always want my readers to leave with a smile and I hope you do!

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  1. December 16, 2015 / 6:40 am

    Molly, you are such an amazing K-teacher. Super stylish and chic every time! Love your blog! Have a blessed Wednesday!

    Much love, Len ❤️❄️

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:36 pm

      Thank you for saying that! I love teaching Kindergarten, even though they have been extra hyper this week because it’s almost Christmas! 🙂


    • December 16, 2015 / 7:37 pm

      Thank you! I love styling fun leggings! They bring extra fun to an outfit!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Aww thank you Haley! Textured tights are my favorite right now and I’m looking forward to relaxing! Have a great week!

      🙂 Molly

  2. December 16, 2015 / 12:33 pm

    Molly, I really LOVE your smile and the dress is just to die for! The color suits you so well!
    Also, I cannot help but smile every time I visit your blog – you have such a happy personality!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:38 pm

      Vanessa, Pretty much the best compliment you could give me is complimenting my smile! Thank you for leaving such kind words and I’m glad to put a smile back on your face!

      🙂 Molly

  3. December 16, 2015 / 4:50 pm

    Love this everything about this look! Such a polished and work appropriate outfit, but still so stylish! Hope you enjoy your two weeks off, Molly! Have a great time with your hubby! 🙂

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:41 pm

      Thank you, Aiko! It was really fun switching out a couple of pieces to create two different looks! Enjoy your Christmas!

      🙂 Molly

  4. December 16, 2015 / 6:02 pm

    Hi Molly. You are mix master. You always know to mix the right pieces together. I love this outfit 🙂

    • December 16, 2015 / 7:41 pm

      Wow CJ! That is such a kind compliment! You make me smile! Thank you!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 17, 2015 / 8:39 pm

      Thank you Rachel! I’m totally loving the ability to change a whole look with just one jacket!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 17, 2015 / 8:40 pm

      Thank you! It can totally be worn without the jacket for date night!

      🙂 Molly

  5. December 17, 2015 / 6:39 am

    Love the switch from work to ‘play’! I try and do this often 🙂

    • December 17, 2015 / 8:50 pm

      Thanks! I’m the same way Victoria! All about creating looks that can transition easily!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 17, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks Merel! This is my favorite color for fall right now!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 17, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Thanks girl! I love the color of your sweater in your latest post!

      🙂 Molly

    • December 17, 2015 / 9:12 pm

      Thanks girl! You look darling in that green lace dress!

      🙂 Molly

  6. December 17, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    I love both looks! You’re are such a fashionista.
    Happy Almost Friday love.
    Xo, Raysa

    • December 17, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      Aww thanks babe! You’re so sweet! So excited for Friday! Then I get two weeks off! Yessss!

      🙂 Molly

  7. December 17, 2015 / 11:17 pm

    You are such a beauty! That color is stunning on you! And you are definitely the cutest kindergarten teacher I’ve ever seen! I’m sure your kids just love you!

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Aww thank you so much Sierra! I love teaching Kindergarten! Best job ever!

      🙂 Molly

  8. December 18, 2015 / 9:17 am

    Beautiful look Molly. Dress color looks great on you. Those leggings are so cute! Love your leather jacket, I am looking for one. 🙂

    Rita –

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Rita! These leggings are so fun to style! Hope you find a leather jacket you love!

      🙂 Molly

  9. December 18, 2015 / 12:03 pm

    Love the simple change in outerwear to make such a beautiful difference!!
    And those earrings are stunning! Thanks for yet another perfect tip!

    • December 18, 2015 / 5:25 pm

      Girl you bless me with your kindness! The funny thing about these earrings is they kept falling off! I put the wrong earring backs on them! Haha!

      🙂 Molly

  10. December 20, 2015 / 1:47 pm

    Love the entire look! The color of this dress it perfect… too cute!!

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks Stephanie! This color definitely has me going this fall!

      🙂 Molly

  11. December 22, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I LOVE both of these looks and it’s so true how changing just one aspect of your outfit can make an entirely different look! I hope you’re having a wonderful time with your husband over the holidays and Merry Christmas!!

    P.S CONGRATS on reaching 10K!!!!! That is so amazing!!

    xx Julianna

    • December 22, 2015 / 9:57 pm

      Aww thank you so much for your support! You have no idea how much it means to me!

      🙂 Molly

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