Wednesday, October 14, 2009

suit up

jacket~twelve by twelve~f21
turtleneck~the gap
tights~old navy
shoes~steve madden wedges
"think of me as yoda, but instead of being little and green I wear suits and I'm awesome."
barney stinson on how i met your mother
there was a big meeting at my office today so i needed to wear something a little more "professional" than i usually do. this outfit is my version of a suit. this jacket from forever 21 is so fantastic that i bought it in black and ivory. i usually wear it to dress up jeans but this morning i thought it would work well with my "suit". are you ever shopping and your eye goes to something and you can't tell if your drawn to it because you love it or hate? that was this skirt. i was fascinated by it for some reason but i didn't know if it was because i thought it was great or really ugly. when i tried it on the fit was more flattering than i thought it would be, so it ended up in the yes pile. i still wasn't unsure about what would work with it. when i got it home it looked really good dressed down a bit with a t-shirt, jean jacket and some funky boots. today, the tights and turtleneck give a more conservative twist...well, conservative for me. i never wear necklaces over turtlenecks but i've been dying to wear this jeweled collar but i've had a hard time styling it. because it's all black it looks like embellishment on the sweater. the metallic in the skirt and the sparkle of the necklace add a little bit of glam to this unseasonably cold(seriously...45 degrees..wth !!?!) and rainy day.


  1. wow, i love that jacket and bib necklace!

  2. D~I took inspiration from one of your looks. I think I was overthinking the necklace:)

  3. Great jacket! You look like you are ready for a big night out!

  4. i think that skirt looks so rich - the material is fantastic, and the bib necklace gives a great accent to the shirt & jacket!