Friday, May 25, 2012

Outfit for a Tuesday: Yacht Club in the Office

When I found this navy and almost-white cream striped dress on a sale rack at Target a few years ago, I believe the last time I purchased an article of clothing there, I did not anticipate that the piece would become a favorite for layering in the warmer months, particularly to create the illusion of a now nearly hackneyed and ubiquitous nautical-themed skirt. The other day, I decided to yet again enjoy the simple and classic pattern, with its bizarre swoop of added fabric sash, pairing it with a very sheer golden metallic sweater and a camel blazer. Essentially, as is typical, pretending that instead of the office, I am attending a party on a boat somewhere, and creating my absolute favorite color scheme: gold, cream, camel, and navy. Generally, this type of outfit is constructed frantically, with wanton disregard for probable polite professional propriety, while I am showering, running late, and concerned over whether or not I have sufficient time to put my coffee in a portable mug for the admittedly super short ride to work. So, I just throw on some items that I like, implicitly knowing that they work well, while understanding on a more conscious level that they may be ridiculous.

A strand of large round costume pearls was the obvious choice to complete this tardy to teleconferences foible turned sailor-infused success; now is an appropriate time for the admission that I have just finished dinner with my parents, which means cocktails as well as wine were imbibed. Further cogent commentary or wisdom or insight cannot be expected. Costume pearls are a beautiful addition, this is all I have to offer.


Lately, these are the only shoes I have any desire to wear, classically camel and comfortable; I am still rather uncertain how I was able to survive previously without them. Yes, my dependency on inanimate and commercially superficial objects is indeed this grave.


  1. Thank You for sharing your knowledge, Really nice post

    Dinner suit

  2. What an amazing outfit! I love the nautical stripes of the skirt teamed with the neutral blazer. xo

  3. You can really find some amazing pieces at Target! I love the striped dress, and the blazer is so chic :)

    Xo Chelle

  4. I love the stripes with the blazer!

  5. Love the striped dress and the pearl necklace! :)