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?

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What I'm Wearing / Where to Shop:

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

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'Til next time!

Love, S


35 comments:

  1. I can see why you got so many compliments. What a well put together outfit and gorgeous skirt! Dare I say way to go Mom! It's nice to see such a quality piece getting handled down.

    xx Mandi
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  2. a super cool preppy look! you look amazzzinggg :)

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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  3. Gorgeous look sweetie ! love it !

    XX Luba

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  4. Nice coat!

    Z
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  5. Very classic look! You really have a wonderful and graceful taste.

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  6. This is gorgeous! Reminds me of Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl :P

    Good work with the blog, hun!

    Katie-xo
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  7. so classy. and you look so pretty too ♥♥

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  8. Love, love, love - so polished and chic.

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  9. you look fantastic. i always have some form of blazer on for work.

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  10. Im just about to start a new job and this ensemble couldn't be more perfect for the ocassion. Beautifully layered and put together.
    Hope your having a great week.
    *Molli-Dae
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  11. Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!!! Hope the new job is going well!
    xo
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  12. Great work outfit !

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    Sincerely,

    Anastasia // Fashion Ramble

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  13. love your look, it's beautiful! xo xo

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  14. I love this outfit - so preppy and chic!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  15. awesome look, love the bag!
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  16. I love your style. It's decent-looking but very chic! :)

    xx Daphne of http://daphnebenosa.com

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  17. Love your look! It's sophistocated and chic.

    I'm following you now ;D

    xoxo Julieta
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  18. I can see why you got so many compliments! Beautiful and sophisticated! Perfect for work. Love the look, S!

    I absolutely adore your blog and style, happy to be following!

    Victoria

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  19. Your outfit reminds me a bit of Blair in the 1st season of Gossip Girl. Preppy chic!

    Abi
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  20. gorgeous! great balance of colour and pattern in your outfit!
    love the added sunglasses
    A
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  21. This is such a great preppy look!! I've coveting that BR bag of yours!!

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  22. oh my,this look is so cool

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  23. love your skirt so cute!
    Any idea where i could get one similar?

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  24. this outfit is perfection! love it!

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  25. OH MY GOD! amazing you look like Blair Waldorf!

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