Monday, March 28, 2011

ProFASHIONal


Did someone say professional dressing can't be fun?  They were wrong.  Sarah Palin made waves with her red Naughty Monkey pumps.  Michelle Obama breaks the rules in sleeveless shifts.  Ivanka Trump brings 'bombshell' to the boardroom.  Andrea Jung (Avon) is quite possibly the chicest CEO ever.  

Maybe fuchsia tights aren't quite on their level, but why not?  I like to think Corporate America is beyond the traditional uniform of formal pantsuit with white or blue oxford and matching neutral shoes.  Want to see how to ROCK a suit?  Check out fab Angie.

I own a couple of matching suit sets, but prefer to wear the pieces separately.  The right combination of texture/pattern/color can be just as professional while displaying a little creativity and flair.  Not 'Office Space' kind of flair...personal flair.

Blouse:  JCPenny
Blazer:  Macy's
Skirt:  JCPenny
Tights:  Target
Shoes:  Ashley's Closet

13 comments:

Liz said...

Love this Jill! The colored tights really put this over the top for me.

Miranda said...

Way to pair the bold tights with a black and white outfit, you look great.

Miranda
www.indcfashion.com

two birds said...

adorable! i love your new term...profashional.

TheJMay said...

Love the look! I get SO bored dressing for the office...it's nice to sneak in a little print or colour here and there!

Sal said...

Sassy!

Rebecca said...

I think the bright tights are a good way to make a suit a little more fun!

Bombshell Beauty said...

I'm with you - love a good suit but prefer to break it up and mix the pieces separately. Love the ribbon-belted jacket.

Mrs. J said...

Just lovely! Love the mixture of classic and fun together! :)

Simply Bubblelicious said...

Now that is a power suit! Those tights make it pop. LOVE it!

Melissa said...

Now see, this is exactly what I'd love to wear to work! Except that I'm not allowed to wear patterns (so I'd need a different shirt) and bright colors aren't allowed either (so I'd have to go with something much darker or a neutral). You look fantastic!!!

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hurricanekerrie said...

This does look professional with some creativity infused in it! If I worked in a corporate environment (that isn't too restrictive) I'd wear this. :)

Jess said...

Love this outfit! The fuschia tights are amazing. This is definitely something I would wear to work on a day I needed to be more dressed up.

Iris said...

I haven't been so bold as to wear fuschia tights at my new job but, I did start out with purple... baby steps :)