Saturday, September 19, 2009

Appropriate-ness Over Balance for Work

Decided to wear jeans again for a casual work day. I thought about doing my new skinnies, which have a dark wash and aren't too-too tight, but decided best to leave those for after hours. I think this top would look better with slimmer pants, but my desire to be work-appropriate outweighed my desire to balance my ensemble.


Simple look - I let the accessories be the stars. My long crystal J Crew necklace has become quite the outfit staple for me.




My new J Crew Parsley Metallic Mary Janes. I first saw these in an old J Crew catalog and thought they were gorge. I decided to not buy them, but when I found a new pair on ebay for a decent price, I jumped!

The shoes are more green than they looked in the ebay photo. I think my pictures is more true to color, but it's still a nice, toned-down green. I like them a lot and they're surprisingly comfortable. My only (minor) complaints are the rounded toe is narrower than other round-toe shoes I've worn and the straps are rather tight. I do like how they're adjustable, though, since most shoe straps seem to stretch at least a little bit.

Dark Wash Wide-Leg Jeans: Banana Republic
Cami & Flowy top: The Limited
Parsley Metallic Mary Jane Shoes: J Crew
Long Gold Necklace: J Crew

14 comments:

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Meli22 said...

I don't think this outfit is 'unbalanced'! It's really cute, laid-back and very flattering.

Brentwood Kitchen Shopper said...

That's my favorite type of outfit! It's casual and can be dressed up as well for drink with the girls.

Mandy said...

Wish you took a photo of that necklace. Looks beautiful!

kokostiletto said...

love everything! the wide legged pants and of course the green shoes !!

Laura Kasdorf. said...

I absolutely LOVE the shoes. They are the prettiest color!! Very cute outfit by the way :)

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Woodbury Commons said...

LOVE those Mary Janes! They do look like they could be a little uncomfortable so glad to hear you can rock them without pain. Overall nice casual work day outfit.

Mr. Moneybags said...

You have a good fashion sense, unlike my assistant who mostly wears burlap sacks because that's all she can afford on the paltry salary I pay her.

The green shoes make me want to eat broccoli for some reason.

Seriously, though, you have a cool blog, but I don't see any affiliate links. Why not monetize and sell the stuff you show?

Just a suggestion from a guy who only knows about one thing: money.

Melissa said...

good post!! worth the read :)

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Coco2Dior said...

i love the green shoes! wanna share?

Laura Rodgers said...

I like this outfit, but the work jeans outfits would work better if you ironed your jeans.