Thursday, March 27, 2014

Prim and Proper with Peacocks




Whew - what another crazy week!! I billed about 85 hours last week and a friend of mine in the office billed over 100. Wish the markets would cool down for a bit so some of us lawyers can get some sleep! Last week I also got to go to the Netherlands for a business trip - my first business trip, yay! I didn't wear this outfit, opting for my formal black interview suit instead, but putting on a suit made me start thinking about ways I could dress it up and make it a bit more fun for day-to-day at the office. Whenever I need suit inspiration, I always look to powerful women (mostly in politics) to see how they wear their suits. Here, my inspiration was Madelaine Albright's famous pins. I LOVE peacocks and wearing this one around the office makes me smile. For a more relaxed suit look, I paired my navy blue suit with nude pumps instead of black, and added a neutral-colored camisole in a similar color. It's a bit hard to see in the pictures, but the raspberry colored earrings coordinate with the jewels on the peacocks' feathers.

Suit: made in Hong Kong, similar skirt and jacket at J. Crew (US and UK)
Pumps: Corso Como, similar in UK
Brooch: similar here for US, here for UK

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