Mark Shale: 9 to 5 chic

Mark Shale is a Chicago based retailer with high end contemporary pieces that are perfect day to night. I’m hosting an event there next Thursday, July 12th from 5-7pm.  If your in Chicago, please come on by for some summer styling, shopping, and drinks!! 

I stopped in last week to pick out pieces to show my readers.  I had fun trying on different looks showcasing different styles depending on your 9 to 5 work environment and lifestyle.  

Look #1:  For those in a business casual environment, I’m loving this ensemble!  The touch of leather patches (where the orange is) makes it fashionable yet conservative enough for a corporate environment.

Raoul colorblock leather dress in pumpkin & khaki

Fahrenheit NY grafiti cuff with crystals

Dana Reed lucky 13 necklace

Look #2:  For those  of you who are a bit trendier, love a bold print and want something day to night, this is a perfect sheath dress by Samantha Sung Stella.  Paired with Brochu Walker white blazer, you can coverup in the office and still look put together.  The clutch is perfect for night and can slip into your day bag if your going out from work.  

Samantha Sung Stella violet dress

Brochu Walker cutaway linen blazer

R&Y Augosti charcoal python clutch

Dana Reed teardrop earrings

Look #3:  This is probably one of my favorite outfits.  In my previous work environment we didn’t have a dress code, so this would have been perfect.  The perfect white cropped denim, with a touch of sequins, and a leather vest.  The plus side. .. if your going to happy hour afterwards, just take off the vest and you’ve got a a sexier look with the sequin tank. 

Brochu Walker sequin tank

Kushi cobblestone leather vest

Joe’s Jenny jean

Miriam salat starlet resin bangle in grey, and clear basic resin bangle

R&Y Augosti charcoal python clutch

Look #3:  For those in a more corporate environment, I mixed the sequin tank with the white blazer from look #2 and paired it with a pair of red Theory pants.  A bit of preppy glamour .  

Brochu Walker sequin tank

Brochu Walker cutaway linen blazer

Theory Yanette cropped pants

Jules Bijoux gold bangle with Swarovski crystals

Look #5:  I put together a preppy casual outfit for those of you who don’t love sequins during the day.  Not only is this a great preppy look, but definitely weekend wear since it is so comfy.  Don’t you love the bag – for beach or a summer bag to tote all your work items?

Theory Lanai pinstripe blazer

Cacharel knit polo

CURRENT/ELLIOTT pindot stiletto jean

Graf & Lanz large boat canvas tote

If your loving any of these pieces, check out Mark Shale’s website or call 312.440.0720 to inquire about them!  And of course come to the event on Thursday to meet me and have a styling session.  



  1. GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle
    July 5, 2012 / 6:16 am

    You are such a stylish mama. I like them all, but LOVE the last look.Beauty. Fashion. Seattle | Cheap Makeup Reviews

  2. Trinnah
    July 5, 2012 / 6:46 am

    Love the looks! Definitely perfect for the work place. I'm going back to work on Monday, so I will definitely use them as inspiration. 🙂 Happy 4th and Happy anniversary! 🙂

  3. xoxoCat
    July 5, 2012 / 7:37 am

    Oh my gosh I NEED red pants! Not red jeans, but your cropped red PANTS!

  4. Natasha Fatah
    July 5, 2012 / 11:50 am

    You picked up some great pieces Jennifer! Have a wonderful event!xoxo~Natasha Fatah~~Natasha Fatah~

  5. Supal
    July 5, 2012 / 12:24 pm

    Good gosh that sequin top outfit is AMAZING. Loving the bold colors in the second dress too!

  6. Outside Looking In
    July 5, 2012 / 1:05 pm

    Love the first dress and look #3 is definitely perfect! Great post!

  7. Lisa - respect the shoes
    July 5, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    Lucky girl – you are looking fab. The leather colorblock dress and the boat tote are gorge!

  8. pearls and green tea
    July 5, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    #3 is perfection. Would die for the top and the vest! Sounds like a fun event! How are you girl??

  9. still being [molly]
    July 5, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    uh yeah that sequin top is unbelievable! gorgeous!!!!still being [molly]

  10. LC
    July 5, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    love look #3 with the vest and sequins! so chic!

  11. Rachel Lynne
    July 5, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Must agree with person above… LOVE the vest and sequins, so stunning and so chic! xoxo,Rachel

  12. jo
    July 5, 2012 / 5:46 pm

    Hi Jen, love the sheath dress! Too bad, I can't come. My sisters are going to Chicago (within this month), I don't remember the exact date but too bad they're more into food than fashion. I would love to visit Chicago again! It's my favorite American city. I love it more than LA and NYC. xo Jo

  13. Amanda {}
    July 5, 2012 / 5:47 pm

    so many chic outfits!! The last one is my fave…sparkle!And, have a good event!!!<

  14. Jenny
    July 5, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Wow, I'm madly in love with all of those looks! I especially love the purple and blue painted dress…so fabulous!<3

  15. Kay
    July 5, 2012 / 7:11 pm

    Love the stylish 9-5 looks! I love how each outfit is so uniquely different but all appropriate for office wear. I totally wish I could pull off a sequined top for the office but I don't have the guts!

  16. ATM
    July 5, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    This is awesome! I am going to try to make it! Love look #3!

  17. Izzy
    July 6, 2012 / 6:52 am

    love all your different work outfits! my fave is the third outfit too- I love sequins <

  18. Jessica Howells
    July 6, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    This sounds fun! Do we need to RSVP or should we just show up? Hopefully see you next Thursday!

  19. Josie
    July 7, 2012 / 5:21 am

    Jen, this is so fun! I LOVE that sequined top.xo

  20. Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    July 10, 2012 / 3:36 am

    Oh Jen! That's awesome! Have a great time and good luck girl! I love all the outfits! #2 is fabulous too! :D

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