Has it really been two months since my last post? I would refuse to believe it, but it seems that WordPress helpfully adds a date to the top of every entry. Whoops. To be fair, it’s well-known here at IPF DeskJob that if it ain’t in my BlackBerry, I ain’t showing up, so it’s pretty much a minor miracle that I found my way back at all.
Either that, or A-Dubs and I finally got ourselves in the same room long enough to a) catch up and b) photograph my outfit. I’m delighted with the results of both.
Spring dressing is tricky for me. Either I wear winter suits and get all overheated and grumpy on the way to work, or I try to bust out summer clothes too soon, both freezing and looking ridiculous in the process. Nothing says, “hey, I’m a professional!” like arriving in a light dress and cardigan to find that the rest of your meeting has opted for the winter suit. (Fortunately, they’re generally too overheated and grumpy to notice.)
The outfit below represents the best of both worlds. Spring colours on the top, winter colours down below. A mix of softness and structure, plus plenty of polkadots (for further alliteration). Also, nude hose, because I don’t feel properly dressed for my job without it.
Cardigan: Ann Taylor; Cami: Smart Set; Pencil skirt: Banana Republic; Black pearls: remixed; BlackBerry: The Man; Pose: Post-Academic-Writer-Reunion-Casual-Kitchen-Hangout
Shoes: as pictured, Calvin Klein, but I felt they were slightly too fetishy for an office setting and swapped ‘em out for dark red Nine West round-toed heels.
PS: Can I reopen the nude hose debate, StyleNation? Because I have views.
PPS: I feel you should know that in the process of posting this, my first independently formatted guest lecture, I managed both to mangle the alignment and to post a massive picture of my body (no text) to the public blogspace. I removed it. You’re welcome.