Blouse: Old Navy (years ago on clearance for $3!)
I had a reception thing I had planned at work today, where the President would be speaking to a small group of people. I work in a casual environment, so business dress is not always appropriate, especially on Fridays. This is what I wore to work today. For the reception, I threw a blazer that I keep at my desk (primarily for when I'm pulled into interviews) to up the ante for the reception.
I learned a few things about this outfit though:
1. My jeans gape a little in the back. Which means I had to retuck my shirt in the back every. single. time. I stood up.
2. My jeans have bled (despite being washed a few times), thus staining the bottom of my shirt a light indigo color.
3. These puffy sleeves show even through the blazer I put on, so things get bunchy and awkward.
I'm a big advocate for every girl (woman? I feel that makes us all sound old...) owning a white blouse. Not a boring "Table for two?" kind of blouse but one that makes a playful wink to the white blouse. My next one won't have so much going on in the sleeves so it's easier to layer though.
Also, these shoes are a total knock-off of these Calvin Klein shoes (which were available in grey)...I loved them last year when I saw them at Macy's, but couldn't justify their cost ($115ish) at a time where I already had 3 pairs of shoes I was buying. (I'm a shoe whore...my closet, and under my bed are stuffed with shoes) so I was excited to find these at Target for a fraction of the price.
This weekend I'm hoping to get my craft on. I've got plans for an earring holder (DIY coming with that!) and plenty of jewelry (I never finished the piece I was hoping to wear with today's outfit). Hopefully I can find some down time to do it! I also want to roast a whole chicken, and bake molasses cookies. We'll see how far I get with it all!