Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mint and Champagne



To liven the appearance and appeal of one of my austere and dependable black business suits, I purchased this champagne silk blouse to wear as a shell and paired it with my new mint pearl beads from the local church sale a few weeks ago. The blouse and the suit were neutrals that complemented one another well, and the necklace infused enough of a statement and flash of color to prevent me from looking completely dreary. Unfortunately, I should admit, the attention to detail, color, and texture fell short, on hard and cold and wizened eyes of physicians and marketing directors alike, receiving little recognition. Facetiousness aside, I actually did glean a sweet compliment from a woman in the bathroom, always a catalyst for some positive energy, a brief and kind interaction. I also much prefer to blend in, unnoticed, at these events, as much as possible, which is quite simple; attend my meetings and mind my own affairs. Pharmaceutical sales representatives are always swarming, buzzing, prepared to sink into the flesh and take hold in a politely forceful death-grip, engaging you in parasitic dialogue on the attributes of a certain product, the nuances of a particular disease state. A subdued nature can often be the preference. The conference I had attended was replete with armies of European attendees; silk scarves and acute aesthetic details were in abundance, so I was not alone in my attention to sartorial subtleties.

Today, I am enjoying a much deserved, if I may be permitted to indulge myself, day off and away from both the office and the San Francisco Moscone conference center. Katherine and I plan to head out to a few wineries in the Napa Valley region, explore the terrain and bask in the warm tongue of the sweating sun. This is a beautiful alternative to the climate of the east, which brought seven inches of snow to my proverbial door a mere week ago. Unfortunately, wine would be difficult to transport home, but I look forward to a long afternoon of conversation and imbibing.

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!! Love these two colors ;) xo

    ReplyDelete
  2. i love the pearls! they're amazing:)
    http://spliffedcookies.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey Love. In honor of my Birthday today I'm doing a major $150 gift card to my favorite jewelry designer's website. I hope you'll join. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh my! I love the necklace. Please visit LIFO. It is a fun site for girls that has a virtual closet feature which allows you to upload your own personal closet and create outfits you can share with friends.

    ReplyDelete
  5. love this necklace along with the silky shirt :) gorgeous

    love kat
    www.paperdolltheory.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. pretty!!! love the colors!!
    thnx so much 4 leaving me a comment http://imjustmefashionblog.blogspot.com :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. wow I really love the pearls necklace :D
    if you wanna you can check my blog at http://www.pursesandi.com
    have a nice day,

    Laura

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful pearls! I love these colors together.

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such a great post.
    i´ll be back soon. Take some time and check out muy blog.
    http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a romantic color combination!

    Caitlin
    www.my-grandmothers-gucci.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. these are both lovely and they go well together!
    www.miouprincesslovespink.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is a wonderful colour combination! I hope you had fun imbibing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. i love love love your blog !
    pretty cool :D come and visit my blog
    and if you like follow me and i'll follow you back
    have a nice day (Ryan)

    ReplyDelete