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Picture 149Picture 151Orange cotton v-neck sweater from J. Crew, denim trousers from Gap, leopard peep-toe heels from BCBGirls, silver necklace from Ann Taylor Loft, silver cuff bracelet.

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  1. I have no need for hosiery either, EVER! But I would recommend using a self tanner on the legs, even the slightest color improves things greatly!

  2. Honestly my dear Ava Jardin, since it’s an office casual event I say go sans hose. I haven’t worn a pair of hose in years and have never felt inappropriate. I do have pairs on hand for religious events and possible job interviews, but those are the only times I feel they are a necessity. You aren’t showing a ton of skin with a modest skirt… I have coworkers form their 20s to 60s strutting around our conservative office with bare legs and no one blinks an eye. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Hi Alison,
    Great stuff as usual. So many questions; I’ll write letter.

    What would you suggest is current protocol regarding hosiery? I understand that stockings + open-toed dress sandals (even with a higher heel) are a no go. Even peep-toe pumps are borderline. I’ve got an event calling for knee-length skirt, office casual and I’m clueless as to hosiery etiquette!

    Many thanks for any suggestions/ideas.

    Ava Jardin (from FC)

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