For all of January I’ve been keeping track of my work outfits, AND it’s proven to help me a ton! While I’m getting to know what looks goond on me, more importantly I’m learning what makes me feel comfortable. I’m finding if I feel good plays highly into the score. The way I feel is like another garment: if my work outfits make me feel confident, than it’s a win. If I feel slouch and meh, not so good. Evaluating my work outfits is totally demonstrating to me what works on a daily basis. I find my style–or randomness of style to be quite interesting. Maybe in a bit I’ll be able to name it. I was happy to have scored much higher this week each day–my confidence and attitude weighing in highly to each day’s score. Have these Friday posts been helping out you with your work outfits? I’d love to know….I think I’ll keep it up for the month of February.
MONDAY’S WORK OUTFIT: 5/5
I liked this outfit. I’m not sure if the flare of the crop black pants works, but I felt really comfortable, and that matters. I have almost gotten rid of this (very) dress a couple of times, mainly because it’s so short. I think wearing it over pants however makes it work. One of the reasons I love this dress so much is it reminds me of turning 40. I wore it to my 40th birthday brunch–Oh, that whole February month of 2012 was such fun. So, the dress stays. I like it. Heck, since I can’t afford Missoni might as well pretend!
*With all those muted natural colors I wore my very berry Chanel Destinée.
Missoni Look Alikes:
TUESDAY’S WORK OUTFIT: 5/5
I also liked this outfit. For one, the sweatshirt is the best!! I mean come on. For Kremb de la Kremb, wearing “Créme de la Créme” just makes me find cool–even if it is totally nerdy! The other reason I really liked this outfit was my plaid pants. I mean–they’re totally cool. At least in my opinion they are. In this outfit, although I’m a total wanna-be, I felt a little like Blaire Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. (She’s where I first saw this sweatshirt.)
*My Lime Crime Velvetine‘s arrived the day before, so here I’m wearing Pink Velvet.
For Créme de la Créme Lovers:
And anyone Mad for Plaid?
WEDNESDAY’S WORK OUTFIT: 4/5
I really like this outfit–parts of it anyway, but I wasn’t completely comfortable. I’m chesty, and this top accentuated that. Sometimes that’s a good thing, but on this day it felt like too much. I do however adore the cape! I mean I felt like a super hero every moment I wore it! Unfortunately I was warm during parts of the day and had to take it off. I’ll be sporting the cape again soon; it’s feels RAD. (I love the reaction I got from Kevin too. He was like, “Are you wearing a cape?!” Yep and yep!) These pants I will not be getting rid of because I love the cut, but they need to either be replaced or copied. They’re done, sadly. But I’m not tossing them quite yet….
*Again, on this day I wanted to try out my new Lip Crime Velvetines, so I wore Red Velvet. By the end of the day though I was back to my favorite red lippy of the moment, Bourjois Rouge Edition in Hot Pepper.
You too need a cape!
THURSDAY’S WORK OUTFIT: 5/5
Oh, I had such trouble getting dressed on Thursday. It was actually pretty comical. My bed was covered with options to pair with a black tube skirt. When that didn’t work I tried another long, black skirt with side slits. The outfit just kept getting worse and worse, but I already had on the black tights, so I didn’t want to give up. Then, the light went on: just wear a dress Ann. Duh! Once I shifted my mindset away from a black skirt, I was totally liberated, and pulled out one of my favorite dresses of all time. (See the story and its relationship to my lovely sister-in-law Amy HERE.) Paired with my black kimono, I felt comfortable and confident plus a little chic all day long. Phew!
*For a bright pink lip I reverted to my fave of the moment, Bourjois Rouge Edition in Pink Pong. Love this lippy!
Kimono Dreses to wear under a Lace Kimono:
FRIDAY’S WORK OUTFIT: 5/5
What’s not to love about a dressed down Friday?! While it isn’t formally announced that we can dress down on Fridays, it’s accepted and quite normal to wear jeans on Fridays. I don’t always but in the winter months it is a little cozier–especially when paired with some heat technology and an even cozier short sleeve sweatshirt. There are two items that add extra Italian love and friendship to this outfit. Remember, these are style stories! First, the jeans–they are reminiscent to a side seam, striped pair that I got in Italy and then traded later with Annie for a pair of earrings. I’m not sure if she remembers those jeans but I do! Also, I’m wearing a dear Italian bauble from Cathy, my roommate in Italy. When she returned to Florence during our senior year, she brought me back the necklace and earrings. Yes, that would mean these treasured items are over 20 years old. Wait! How did that happen!? Yes, this outfit gets a solid 5! (Even though I need to get rid of the boots. Yes, they were free at a swap, but they are just WAY. TOO. BIG! Ann, stop keeping things just because they’re a good deal!)
*More favorite lippy but today back to red, Bourjois Rouge Edition in Hot Pepper. (I sense a blog post and perhaps a give away…I love this lippy so much!)
I know you want embellished side seam jeans too!
Successful Work Outfits
Wow! Four out the five days this week my work outfits scored a 5/5! These style story posts are TOTALLY helping me out. I hope you are getting some #inspo too! Here’s to feeling confident, comfortable, and chic while we work.