Work Wear

 

Saturday

I wore this outfit on Saturday for doing some general errands and going to see Solo with some friends. I could’ve easily worn this outfit at work. Since I chose to wear it on the weekend proves it’s a win for the work-play category, which is what I’m aiming for.

monday

So, you know you look good when an investor sees you walking down the hall and asks your name, knowing you have nothing to do with the meeting he’s attending for the company. Booyah!

Ok, so this outfit is a bit more polished and not quite something I’d wear on the weekends…. maybe. This is my new (to me) Yohji Yamamoto suit. There’s a dress as well and I’ll be wearing that tomorrow. The lighting is a bit bright, but the suit does have pin stripes. There’s a button clasp at the ankle and the sleeves are ever-so-slightly puffed in the back. The tailoring of this is gorgeous and the material makes it easy to wear (poly/wool blend). In fact, I didn’t even need to iron it last night, but I did anyway. I am completely comfortable in this suit. I even wore the jacket almost all day due to the AC blasting in the office. I really wish I had some better shoes to wear though. I was thinking of wearing my Nisolos, but when I put them on this morning I immediately kicked them off. Nope, not making my feet uncomfortable all day.

I have my eye on a couple shoes I’m tempted to get, but cannot immediately buy due to Reasons:

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Frye Erica Oxford $278 – Gorgeous, simple, effing expensive.

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Birkenstock Laramie Low $180 – Cute, detailed statement shoe that’s currently not in stock in my size.

Something tells me the Laramie would be more comfortable, but I really like the sleek look of the Erica. Either way, I don’t think I’ll be buying either anytime soon.

 

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    1. I do very much like Frye and am leaning towards them for boots. I have my eyes on some Chukas on sale at Zappos and another pair of booties. I really want those oxfords though. I’ll see if they have a July 4 sale coming up.

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  1. Wow, that suit is beautiful! The curved hem of that jacket! It is wonderful to find clothes that feel like you, and yet they are acceptable to certain dress codes. And very difficult to achieve (I would assume–I don’t have to confirm to any dress codes right now, although the mom at the playground look painfully eludes me and I always feel out of place there).

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    1. I’ll admit, I’ve been looking for a jacket with that curved style for a while now and not only did Rosen come out with their own (in linen!!!!) this one went on sale there too so I knew I had to grab it.
      The dress code at my job is relaxed and everyone knows I dress a bit quirky, but it still looks put together enough that it’s become part of who I am there and generally accepted. I’m lucky that they are relaxed in that way.

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    1. The sleeves on the YY jacket are short – deliberately, the sleeve of any dress shirt will come down further than the jacket sleeve. The sleeves of most of my button downs are rather long on me. I don’t know if it’s that I have short arms or if the styles are meant to be long or if it’s just something I should have tailored but never knew I was supposed to do. Either way, it works.
      I was really surprised too! One day I decided to check out the various styles on the Birkenstock website (I think I was really looking for the London, which the closed clog look) and just happened to see the brogues. They do look comfortable and I like how they have the rounded toe.

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  2. This post made me chuckle. Love the YY suit. The detail at the ankle is the best part, I think. I think the shoes you have on look great and is a little unexpected in a good way.

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