Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Business Casual



LOVE the ruffles!

Cool filigree-esque details and python print!

Occasion:

I woke up really tired yesterday morning and lounged around with Keppie for most of the morning. I couldn't seem to shake the 'funk' and I had stuff that needed to get done, including making dinner for my friends C & A (and their 3 year-old, S) who had a baby girl a little over a week ago. When I'm not feeling well or am in a grumpy mood, getting dressed up a little more than usual really makes a difference and helps give me a pick-me-up.

I decided to go with a 'business casual' look (even though I am on break from school, and I can pretty much wear anything I want there anyways.) I started with this yellow lightweight sweater. It has a great ruffle detail at the neckline and the hem! I then layered on this menswear-inspired pinstripe vest. A black straight skirt added polish and upped the 'business' feel of this ensemble. Because the sweater is such a vibrant yellow, I wanted to keep the accessories in the gold family. This long gold necklace has great filigree-esque details and the gold python print belt pulled everything together. I wanted to add another splash of color, so I chose these coral gladiator sandals. The gold chain detail ties perfectly into the gold-themed accessories.

Outfit:

Sweater: J.CREW

Vest: Thrifted (originally H&M)

Skirt: NY&Co.

Necklace: Banana Republic

Belt: J.CREW

Shoes: Aldo


How do you dress when you are in a 'funk'??

7 comments:

starlight said...

I like both this outfit and the in"vest"ment outfit, but I think the belt in both of them is superfluous. You have awesome belts, Ally, and you look good in them, but you don't want to become a "one trick pony." You know what I mean? That's why it's so great that you mix things up with the cardigans, vests, blouses, and pretty, bright colors!

Yael said...

im in love with this outfit. also where was this taken?

chavi said...

Yay! we made it into the blog: ) You looked awesome yesterday i love the look- any suggestions for how to spruce up the "im too tired and lazy to put anything on but the same old jeanskirt and tshirt mom" look : )
keep the blogs coming- always puts a smile on my face

Anonymous said...

i try to wear an easy dress when i'm in a funk, that way there is not too much thought that has to go into the outfit

Chaviva said...

Jean skirts, a knit hat, and a cardigan ... that's my "funk" look :)

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