Thursday, March 10, 2011

Smarty Pants

Sometimes, an easy, corporate smart-casual outfit can feel as chic as a flirty dress or sassy skirt.  It's not evident in the pictures, but each item here is a different print.  Small dots on the blouse, pinstripes on the trousers, and a checked vest to pull it all together.  It might have been extra great to wear the matching blazer, but I didn't think of it soon enough.

I really appreciate a businessy look that doesn't completely bore me to tears.


Shirt: Express, hand-me-down from Elaina
Vest: Vintage via My Sister's Closet
Pants: The Limited via Ashley's closet

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10 comments:

Judy C said...

The outfit looks great and the hair and makeup are super. Aren't you tired of snow?

Rachel said...

totally cute. I love the sweater vest.

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WobiSobi said...

You look great.. Love this outfit. I was thinking of you . How is your Puppy doing?

Jilliebeanie said...

WobiSobi: He's doing great! Thanks for asking. He's so mellow now, we've wondered if something else is wrong with him. But I think this is really just how he is. Sweet and cuddly and eager to please. Though he can't seem to resist the laundry pile. :)

Sal said...

That vest is utterly darling.

Elizabeth said...

Loving the vest! It's amazing how you mixed so many patterns without it getting overwhelming.

Gracey said...

That vest is absolutely fantastic and I love the nice, subtle pattern-mixing.

Gracey
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Emily Saltzberg said...

Love the silhouette. And your hair looks cute like that!

Vanessa said...

This definitely is no boredom tear-jerker! Love the subtle pattern play and mixing!

Kristen said...

Fabulous pattern mixing, but what I really love is the silhouette of the whole outfit. The curves of the top and vest, the the curves of the flared pant, awesome.