LOFT blouse, $4 | The Limited Plainweave Contour Waist Skirt in Tuxedo Black, $60 | Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Skinny Belt, $4 | L'eggs Silken Mist hose in nude, $4 | Nine West "Vexo" pumps in black, $50 | Stella & Dot Goddess Teardrop Earrings | Stella & Dot Tribute Bracelet | Stella & Dot Signature Clover Bangle
worn October 17, 2011 to work
Hey there! I'm Jeanna. I'm so happy to be guest posting for Angeline while she's away helping her sister-in-law out with the new baby!
I blog about my style and daily outfits over at Third Floor Closet. Since I work in the finance industry, most of my work outfits tend to be on the more professional side. Perfect fit for The New Professional, right?
The Mad Men/50s-60s look is really on trend right now. This is my take on modernizing the look for today's office. It's an easy formula, really:
ladylike blouse + pencil skirt + pumps + a few modern details = retro modern office outfit
Since the neckline of this blouse is so busy and ruffly, I skipped a necklace and opted instead for a couple of stacked bracelets and a shiny pair of earrings. I further accessorized with a skinny black patent belt to add a little definition to the waist area.
One point I must stress: The absolute key to this look is a nude-colored camisole. So many of these types of tops are sheer silk or polyester which are NOT office appropriate by themselves. Trust me, a nude cami is your friend.
So that's my outfit for today! I hope you'll stop by and visit sometime or just say hello! Now let's all count down the days until Angeline returns, shall we?