Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Business Casual Casual
Don't adjust your monitors, Style Nation! All of the brightness on your screen is not a mistake. The sun actually came out here!
Things are starting to really get busy at work, as we brace for the last 2 weeks before our big March 15th deadline (my entire career has always been dictated by some sort of government deadline, and I still can never fully get used to being totally slammed for a month prior). I would have loved to have worn jeans today, but we have a company wide Town Hall meeting with our CEO. I think it's only the second such meeting since they announced our merger, and the first since we've actually been one united company, so I don't want to miss it. But working in our corporate headquarters, I'm expected to attend in person. So although we have a casual dress code that allows for jeans everyday, I just couldn't do it.
That said, immediately after work tonight I'm meeting Fella and a friend of ours at a bar for dinner and beverages, so I didn't want to look too corporate. I always feel weird going to bars in dressy work clothes. It's just not my thing. So my compromise? A denim pencil skirt. I feel like I'm still dressed a little better than jeans for my meeting, but not nearly as fancy as a full-on business casual outfit for the night out. Paired with a soft sweater and flats, it's all comfort.
How do you dress for two totally different situations?
Sweater & Skirt: Loft
Necklace: New York & Company
Shoes: Eddie Bauer