Monday, October 25, 2010

Office Casual

This was my thinking today:  I wanted a little sparkle yet, I needed to be casual.  This jean jacket and black skirt combo has been a go-to this season, and here is another rendition.  see others here

I dragged out this sparkly top from last year that I got at Cache on sale.  It was a little too low, so I added the scarf.  I love the textured stockings and they are lightweight, so they still work for fall. 

The shoes were the key here for not making it too dressy, I think.  They ARE  clogs, and though many consider them to be a fashion faux pas, nonetheless, they really help to bring this outfit down a notch.  (The office I work at is VERY CASUAL~  construction genre).

Oh, and the coat is THE BEST!  Its roomy enough to wear a blazer under, and is fleece.  It's thrifted; I just had to add the closure on it as it had none.



What was your thinking today?

9 comments:

  1. Paula, this is GORGEOUS on you! The vibrant colors are fantastic and you're right. The tights are so cute with this. I think this may be one of my favorites of yours! ~Serene

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  2. I like the patterned tights. (And everything else) But especially the tights. I'm on a big tights kick.

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  3. The tights with the skirt/shoes works very well.

    I like the colors in the shirt a lot. Pairing it with the jeans jacket is a good way to avoid looking like a Halloween costume!

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  4. These elements work together so well, you look great.

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  5. ah, that's my problem, too....work is casual...and yet I need to communicate a sense of authority...tough line to walk. LOVE what you've done here!

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  6. Fun! And what a great coat that is -- looks really versatile and sharp as well.

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  7. i really like your coat. and the color really suits you!

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  8. Serene~the colors came out really good in the photos so that helped also and thanks!
    Vanessa~I'm seeing a lot more variety in tights this year at the disount stores--sometimes I have trouble finding them but not this year!
    I know Rose, I MIGHT have ended up looking like the great pumpkin in the orange--lol!
    Thanks Lisa!
    Still~you do a good job at it too, though. I', really mixing up the tailored stuff with the untailored. And then if I have a dressy shoe, I tone it down on top. Balance.
    Materfamilias~LOVE the coat--its like a blanket.
    Marta~Thanks I love red; I have a winter coat in red too.

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  9. The orange is wonderful! And what an excellent coat!

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