On Saturday, I was on a mission. Find something to wear to an interview, and dress comfortably and stylishly enough to feel good even though I was a bit stressed out. I had ordered a suit from JCrew, which was amazing quality, but I didn’t like the fit, and with as much as it cost ($396!!) I wanted something that I would absolutely love. So I trekked out to International Mall, to return the JCrew suit and see if I could find a substitute. When I took it back to the store, they offered to send a different size with no shipping charges, but it wouldn’t arrive until mid-July, which would be too late for my interviews. So I started walking around the mall to scout out some other suits. I knew that I wanted a skirt suit, and that I preferred pinstripe if I could get it. I finally struck gold at Nordstroms. You’ll be seeing some snazzy new work and interview looks soon! Now, here’s what I wore while shopping:
I was so happy in this ensemble. The fabrics were all very soft and comfortable (cotton, silk, etc). It was exactly what I needed. And I even tried out tucking a shirt into a skirt again. I think it’s growing on me.
That gorgeous little cotton silk skirt was one of the treasures I found recently at Anthropologie. It took me awhile to decide whether or not to buy it, as I knew the price tag ($100) would make me go over budget. But I absolutely loved how it looked on me. I loved the softness of the silk cotton blend. I loved the button details on the pockets. And when I found out that it was machine washable, I was sold. So, um, I’m over budget again. But I’m loving my new clothes! Next month I’ll get back on track (really).
This super comfy elastic vintage belt worked perfectly with this outfit. It stays on nicely, adds an extra bit of color, and brings everything together. My faithful lime green purse added another pop of color, keeping things from getting too monochrome.
Blouse: Target (via Classy Consignments)
Cardigan: Ann Taylor LOFT
Purse: Easy Spirit
Belt: Vintage (via Second Image)
Necklace: Kira Ferrer
Bangles: Jill Popowich
Earrings: Sara Westermark