Monday, February 6, 2012

All Business

I considered several different ways to style this dress -- the grey version of the Target sheath dress I also bought in black & red. I could have added a pink or stripey sweater (or a pink stripey sweater!) or a military jacket or a velvet jacket.

But I went with a classic black cardi because today was full of meetings, including a rather important one about a big project I've been working on at the office. Easier to go with reliable black & grey than something more edgy.

What I'm wearing:
Grey sheath dress, Target | Black boyfriend cardigan, Chadwicks | Black tights, Calvin Klein | Black kitten-heel pumps with silver buckles, Payless Shoe Source | Black beaded waterfall necklace, Torrid | Black & hematite cocktail ring, Aldo Accessories | Black beaded hoop earrings, random accessory store | "Raisin Rage" lipstick, Revlon

The meeting went well, & my proposals for the project were approved. I don't think my outfit had much to do with it, but there's always the chance that if I'd dressed more casually or more cliche goth, I wouldn't have been taken as seriously. That's the risk you take in the workplace, & I don't mind toning it down to get the job done.

How do you dress when you need to impress at work?


  1. I actually popped into target today looking for that dress. Was out of my size, which is probably gods way of saying I need to not shop for a bit. The shoes work great with it.

  2. Smart choice. You look professional and elegant; I think grey is a confident color.

  3. Trystan, that necklace is perfect for that classic look!

  4. Heh, I have that happen all the time - I see something online & think 'oh, I'll buy it in the store.' No luck, but prob. better that way ;-)

  5. Thanks. I really like grey as an alternative to all-black.

  6. Sorry I didn't notice the necklace was partially tucked into my neckline when I took the picture, ah well.

  7. heather phillipsApril 3, 2012 at 6:42 AM

    I have to agree with Scorpianax...the shoes work great with it. Or, "THE SHOOOESSS" as Jen from "The IT Crowd" crowd would have said. ;)

  8. heather phillipsApril 3, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    ...and here's the follow-up....just for giggles...lots and lots of giggles...