Thursday, November 15, 2012

November CorpGoth Mid-Month Status Report: Winter at Work

The report subject this month is: What do you wear to work in winter?

Now, I don't live in a very cold climate -- winters in Silicon Valley are mild but can be wet. Still, I love sweaters, boots, scarves, & coats because I get cold rather easily. So I have a lot of winter-appropriate office wear. And as I've mentioned, the building at my new job is a little chilly inside!

So this outfit is a standard Trystan CorpGoth winter work outfit: a cardigan layered over a top (just in case I get too warm, I can remove the sweater), a scarf to fill in the neckline, a skirt, & boots in case of puddles. For my commute, I add my classic trenchcoat which is water-repellant & has stood up to some mighty strong storms. Plus some black leather gloves to keep my hands warm.

I'm looking forward to seeing what those of you with harsher winters wear to the office!

What I'm wearing:
Black wool ruffled bolero sweater, Kohl's
Black long-sleeve knit top, Old Navy
Black & white striped knit maxi skirt, Nordstrom
Black tights, Calvin Klein
Black tall boots, Clarks
Red scarf, thrift store
Gunmetal hoop earrings, random accessory store
Silver & garnet ring, bought in India


  1. Here is the link to my post. It was fun participating in my first MMSR :)

  2. Here's my report ... it was like playing dressup with the dressmaker's dummy!

  3. Sadly, I'm going to be late with this one -- I'll be posting my report tomorrow morning. I'm off to the library and hopefully I'll get a photo before I leave. :) It's so cold here!!!

    I love that pop of red on you, gorgeous!

  4. The scarf fills in the gap between the sweater and the top quite nicely. I think it really sets off the ruffles.

    Here's my report:

  5. Thanks, & I can't wait to see how you bundle up - you've got *real* cold to dress for :)

  6. Sorry I'm late! Here's my report:

  7. Sorry I missed this one - we have a very sick kitty on our hands. :( Your winter work outfit looks cozy and darkly stylish! That scarf is amazing, and the ruffled sweater frames is perfectly!

  8. Love, love, love this outfit!