Yep: another Friday, another blazer. In my defence, I did try to mix up the vibe to be less girly/frilly than last week’s. The colour palette is a bit sedate, so I added bright red flats to liven things up. This pair is reaching the end of its run, I’m afraid, but I can’t bear to part with it. The suede is unbelievably soft, and makes these shoes super comfortable, and I dread the prospect of trying to find a suitable replacement. I’m one of the people who *hates* shopping from a list, because I can never find the specific thing I need — just everything else under the sun. It’s a curse! Anyone else feeling my pain?
Month: February 2016
… go for the “feels like a million bucks” dress. Seriously, every time I have a networking/client/public speaking event coming up, I pull out this dress. It looks elegant without being either too memorable or too blah. A (black) blazer is a necessity in most cases, which takes away some of the wow factor of the dress, but that doesn’t mean I can’t do the requisite twirl for this here blog.
Do you guys have a go-to dress or other piece of clothing that you wear when you need a boost of confidence?
This was a total impulse outfit. I’ve been thrifting (and eBay stalking) a lot of Anthro pieces, and it made me realize that I don’t wear the ones I have — and love — nearly enough. Case in point: this Nathalie Lete skirt. I end up “saving it” for the perfect occasion, which never seems to materialize, because I worry that it’s too girly and/or casual for work. Well, life’s too short. I “adulted” it as much as I could, and went to work with a smile on my face. Here’s a closer look at that gorgeous print:
Incidentally, my vintage Chanel bag is also not getting enough love, so I’m pushing myself to rectify that. It’s a bit on the small side for my day-to-day needs, and I worry about the wear and tear (this bag is almost as old as me), but these are small quibbles. It does add an instant dash of lady-like elegance to any outfit. Perfect match for my too-girly Anthro skirt? Hah.
After looking at these photos, I have a feeling I wore almost this exact same outfit (minus shoes) before … but I’m too lazy to check. As far as I’m concerned, if that’s the case, it’s only more proof of the staying power of favourites.