Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 16: Menswear

This was a fun challenge that reminded me of my working days. My office attire, even skirts and dresses, had a bit of a manly feel to it. Working in a publishing house where the managerial level was dominated by men, it was a struggle just to stay informed when you felt like a lot of business decisions were made in the men's room! You'd better not look or act like a girly-girl!

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The high-waisted trousers define the waist, something my lower-rise jeans fail to do. No muffin top here!

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These shoes have a fun story. I am part of the Freecycle loop in my area, and one Sunday someone was offering a bag of shoes in my size. The pick-up location was in an affluent area, so I figured, "What the heck. I can always donate them to the thrift store if there is nothing I want." Turns out it was a bag of expensive and barely worn shoes! A week or two later the same women posted more shoes. I got another 5 pair! Nothing like free Anne Klein, 9 West, Coach, etc.

Day 16:  Menswear

Merona shirt (thrifted), Talbots trousers (outlet), Anne Klein shoes (Freecycle), earrings (silver shop in Annapolis), ?? belt and bracelet (thrifted)


Of course I didn't wear this all day. I am a home school mom. I changed out the trousers for jeans and added a blue cardi. Gosh, I wear a lot of red and blue! Go here to see what others have cooked up.


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6 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh, this is pretty! I love how prim and proper it is with the high-waisted pants!

Natalie | The Bobby Pin said...

Love a good high-waist pant! Looks so great!

Sarah in Indiana said...

I really like your shirt, and I am a fan of pants that fall at the natural waistline. What a great find with the shoes!

Chris said...

You look so "dapper" and classy in this! And I love the shoe story. Hope you have good luck like that again.

Sam said...

I wear basically all blue, pink or green I think. And that's a great outfit, high-waisted pants can hide many problems in such good ways!

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Tricia @ The Domestic Fringe said...

I love the high-waisted pants on you! They look fabulous. And, what a score with all those shoes!!! You hit the shoe jackpot. ;-)

~FringeGirl