Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Preppy in Plaid

I wore this outfit to work this week and got several compliments on this vintage, plaid wool skirt - though I actually can't claim any credit for it.  The original owner of the skirt is my mom! As you know, I'm a big fan of borrowing from Mom's closet. Over the holidays, I had this skirt tailored to fit my size, and I've been wearing it nonstop since. 

When it comes to dressing for the office in the winter, I've found that layering is key.  Between the chilly San Francisco winds and frigid office A/C, my fail-proof work uniform usually consists of the following: a wool sweater layered over a silk dress shirt, blazer, pencil skirt, tights, and black pumps. At work, I tend to keep my accessories simple and on the conservative side.  Arm parties unfortunately don't work for me at the office, since I've found that a stack of bangles can often hinder typing (not to mention clank loudly and embarrassingly during meetings).  A single necklace or bracelet usually pulls together an outfit, while keeping it professional.         

What does your typical work outfit consist of?


What I'm Wearing / Where to Shop:

Banana Republic Work Tote
Vintage Skirt (from Mom)
Gianni Bini Patent Pumps (similar)


'Til next time!

Love, S