Already Pretty recently had a post on how to rock button-down shirts, and that inspired me to dig out some of the button-downs I never wear and breathe new life into them. I have posted a couple of button-down outfits before, most of them involving my short sleeve white striped button down that has become on of my staples. However, I find long sleeved button downs daunting for some reason. In this outfit, I think I may have finally found a way to rock it.
The only problem is that this is definitely not a summer in Florida outfit. It works fine as long as I’m in air-conditioning, but the combination of long sleeves and a waist-cinching belt had me seriously sweating after about five minutes of walking outdoors. Then again, no matter what you wear at this time of year, you sweat after five minutes outdoors around here. Still, I think that for the summer, short-sleeved and three-quarter sleeved button downs are the best bet.
That denim skirt is another Diana original that I just finishing sewing on Sunday. I feel like I still haven’t quite mastered fit, although this got close enough to being perfect to feel comfortable wearing it to work. I’d like to get a dress form sometime soon, because I think that will help me crack that last barrier in learning how to sew perfectly fitting garments.
I’ve also got a question for my lovely readers. I’m getting ready to start interviewing for elementary media specialist positions in about a month, and I’m trying to plan my interview outfits. Do you think that dark denim, like this skirt or a pair of dark denim slacks, is appropiate for an interview? Or is denim an absolute faux pas for those situations?
I think that styled this way, with lots of crisp professional finishes such as high heels, a leather purse, pearls and a button-down, can make it work, but I want to be sure that I’m giving off a professional and friendly vibe. But I’d like to know what you think.
Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: Sewn by me
Shoes: Clarks Navan
Purse: Easy Spirit
Pearls: Coryell Design