Saturday, December 18, 2010

Work outfit, office party

Thursday I had the pleasure of starting a new job and going to my husband's work Christmas party.

I love reading The New Professional blog, by sacramento blogger Angeline. Her work outfits and tips on dressing for work are always solid. So I decided to share my work wear as a homage to one of my favorite sac-town bloggers.

My new job is a tutoring position for elementary school age children. The dress code was nebulous, so I decided to play it safe with a business casual outfit.

I picked up these khaki pants at Crossroads, they're Banana Republic. The top was a hand-me-down from a friend's daughter, also Banana Republic. The cardigan is from Target and my teal pumps are from Urban Outfitter's clearance section last Christmas, $10.
It was chilly on Friday so I wore my teal gloves and new vintage wool coat (Thrift Town $20).

After my orientation I set about getting ready for the Christmas party. I wanted to wear this fabulous vintage black dress my sister gave me. The zipper is metal, which leads me to believe it's pre-1960s. I paired the dress with my vintage fur shrug, made in Sacramento (i don't know when), Thrift Town Score - $11.
The hook and eye in the back of the collar were missing so I cannibalized a dress in my mending pile for the hook and eye and repaired the collar. Because of the heavily beaded and thick collar I wore my hair up to minimize shoulder clutter.
While shooting this dress I realized there was a sizable hole in the side seam and at that point it was too late to repair the dress. So I went to my trusty LBD. I purchased this number for my little sister's wedding (she had all the bridesmaids just wear a little black dress). I tried on every LBD in the Arden Fair Mall and ended up choosing one of the first dresses I tried on. It's the most expensive dress in my wardrobe (including my wedding dress), White House Black Market, $120.


Anonymous said...

wow I love those dresses on you, gorgeous!
lisa (starship narcissus)

Anonymous said...

I love the beaded black collar dress on you. So perfect. I am sorry it sat in my closet for so long.

Angeline said...

Love the biz cas! Those colorful pumps really pop!. That last dress is gorgeous on you, too!

Sarah said...

The work outfit is perfect. LOVE the teal pumps and gloves!!

The last dress is AMAZING on you!!

Sarah at Classroom Chic


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