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.
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.
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.