Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Outfit of the Day: Preppy Profesh: Metallics and Neutrals

I wouldn't normally post OOTD's this fast, but everyone was wondering where this outfit was from! I have good and bad news--good news: it's all VERY affordable, bad news: it's all a little bit old...

Sweater: H&M (similar here)
Skirt: Target Merona (similar)
Flats: Target (similar)
Multi-Strand Pearl Necklace: J. Crew (similar)

One of the great things about an internship is practicing for a real job. Not only practicing work skills like computer programs or networking, but practicing what to wear. Some days are a hit, some days are a miss. Today was both. My boss told me that I looked great--total plus! I didn't realize though, however, when I was getting dressed that it was chilly outside! I had bare legs when covered legs may have been more suitable.

I also work for a relatively conservative non-profit, so I tend to always dress conservatively. I also almost always have a cardigan because where I work is ALWAYS cold. Our office building is huge and they keep it cold ALL the time. On the days I forget I'm always telling myself, "DON'T FORGET NEXT TIME!!!!" because it's so chilly! I sit and work at a computer for the majority of the time that I'm there so a cardigan is a great addition to have!

This outfit was definitely good practice for dressing for an office. While it's not "business professional" (to me that's a hard and fast SUIT rule), it's definitely more "business casual" or my new name for it "preppy profesh"!!

What do you usually wear to your work or internship?

xxKatie

8 comments:

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

I have that J.Crew necklace and I love it!

KW said...

Thanks for the heads up on the pearls (I asked about them yesterday). Wish still avail as I have the Fornash ones from the link and they are just not doing it for me, too "white". Found some at F21 over the weekend that are closer to yours, more pearl colored. It is necklace #412 to add to my collection of "not quite perfect pearls"! Love the outfit!

Kaelyn said...

You look adorable! I love that skirt, too bad it isn't sold anymore. The colors look amazing on you!

erica said...

Simply gorgeous outfit! xo

NATALiJA WANTS YOU! ♥ said...

soooo pretty ♥♥♥♥

Krose2442 said...

I love the entire look! It is definitely something I would be able to wear to work. The skirt is perfect I wish it was still sold!

Emily Anne said...

This outfit is darling!

Markese said...

This is absolutely adorable. Saw it on instagram, still love.