Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's A Fact That Everybody Wanna Be Loved


The sun came out today. In full force. And early. It made taking pictures a bit difficult, but I did get a couple. I had to! I wanted you to see me looking all office-y and demure, plus I’m wearing another of the awesome pieces Mikal gave me.

Feb 24

I’m not going to lie! I feel kind of like this week is an unofficial challenge. I am trying to dress conservative for the visiting executives, trying to stay myself, and trying to wear all my fun new jewelry. It’s taking a lot more effort than my normal style.

Feb 24

Lol. I was hoping for at least one picture with my eyes open and my face not too terrible screwed up in the sun. I managed 1 and a half, so I did better than I hoped!

Feb 24

This pin had three key charms on it. I left one, replaced two and added a couple extra charms. The angel and the angel sitting in the heart are from earrings my mom used to wear back when angels were all the rage in jewelry. Do you remember that? It’s more wings now, but when I was in high school and university, angels were the thing. I wore them on jewelry, clothes and I decorated my room with them. I’ve changed. But I still liked these charms, and I like to recycle things instead of tossing them out. Once I added those I decided it had a bit of a theme going and added the wing and medallion. I’m pretty pleased with how it came out. I may punk it up later though, with skulls and bullets, because well, you know me.

Feb 22

Jacket, H&M
Blouse, Target
Pants, Wal-Mart
Booties, Payless
Bag, Nordstrom Rack
Pin, Vintage, gift from Mikal
Watch, Fossil
Bracelet, Gift from Lara


Jane W. said...

Very chic, and you look lovely in this lighting.

Sabrina said...

Very chic, but still very you!!!

Love all the jewlery!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

Looking super cute!! I hear ya!! Sometimes it's hard to still be *you* while dressing the part for exec world because the little things that make us who we are don't go unnoticed and the eyebrows still get raised. You have pulled it off beautifully!

Emily Kennedy said...

This outfit is so great! I love the jewelry on the otherwise conservative items. You should totally punk that piece up a bit.

Alannah said...

Oooh, how did you get that really cute H&M jacket? I love it!

When I saw that key pin, I thought, "wow, those charms are really Erin-ish for something that was gifted" but then I read how you kind of made it your own--ha ha.

I think these "demure" office looks are still very you! You know me, I always love the black & white too, so I think it's pretty awesome!

Wow, do those booties look hot too! Two thumbs up from me.

Bethany said...

I really like these. I'm trying to increase my "executive" wardrobe after having gone from a 6 to a 14 and having nothing so this week is really helpful. I love that H&M jacket. I've been having a really hard time finding jackets I like in my current size (at a 6 I had a plethora of fun but still work-appropriate jackets). I think a trip to H&M this weekend is in order.

futurelint said...

That pin is AMAZING! I'm a total sucker for a skeleton key and I like all the religious iconography you chose for the charms! You are pulling off this weeks unintentional triple challenge amazingly!

Sal said...

The pin is MARVELOUS! I love your additional charms.

Shandi said...

the jewelry is very cool...i love that watch.

Becky said...

I love the flouncy top and the embellished pin! Great little DIY to add your own flair!

(always)alanna said...

lovee itt- im pining for the sun over here.. :(
adore your blog! cant wait to stop by again soon!

Melissa said...

I have the same jacket (the matching skirt too--job interviews from a few years back...) Thanks for reminding me how cute it is!

Rad_in_Broolyn said...

Yeay for the sun! You look great in this outfit. I like a simple black and white outfit alot and your legs look mile long in those pants.

WendyB said...

Love the ruffle on the shirt!

RETRO REVA said...

you look absolutely gorgeous in the top photo ! the sun is definitely your friend !

Tina said...

I love this look! The pin is divine!