My Wardrobe Monday

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Monday I attended the Digital East conference in Tysons Corner, Virginia. A very long but inspiring day learning about digital and social media. Dress code was business/business casual. This could mean anything from power suits to jeans. I don't currently own a suit and had no desire to wear one – my plan was to wear my Gap Perfect Trouser Pants and some top, but this weekend I stopped by Marshalls and saw a great ponte sheath dress from Calvin Klein. It is the same exact style as this one, but mine is a red and black print – red with black hashmarks all over it, making it look like a dark red dress from far away.

Alone, this dress is super cute and flattering and I think it would look great with tall sleek black boots. However for the conference, I wore it with my black leather Nine West “Madeup” pumps and over it, my black ponte collarless jacket from Banana Republic.

I know, random picture but I left my house at 5am and was trying hard to get a pic in the hotel bathroom without anyone walking in.  I felt dorky enough there with my non-Smartphone cell and a notebook instead of iPadir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B002C7481G, if they saw me taking pictures of myself in the bathroom I would be uber-humiliated. ūüôā

Anyway, after wearing the dress all day, I love it even more.  So comfy, perfect length for a corporate environment, yet had a sassy touch.  I also love that it's ponte so it can be worn year-round without looking weird.  I like it better without the jacket, but needed something against the hard-core hotel A/C at this event.

For my hair, I washed it the night before and dried it.  Then in the AM I hit it with a curling iron and it sort of waved/feathered around.  Standard makeup, but instead of shiny lips, I did Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honeyir?t=whaevewomneei 20&l=btl&camp=213689&creative=392969&o=1&a=B0032RMX3U.  For a bag, i used a black leather J. Crew tote I purchased as a congrats gift to myself for a new job back in '01.  It's a stiff leather classic tote that has plenty of room for notepads, books, and heck even a netbook or iPad if I were hip enough to own either!

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3 Comments

  1. Kala
    October 20, 2010 / 8:05 am

    What a great find

  2. October 19, 2010 / 8:05 pm

    Thanks Oscura! Have always wanted to visit it!!!

  3. October 19, 2010 / 8:04 pm

    About Via Spiga boots – since I am on the other side of the Atlantic, I have never heard of the brand.

    But you might probably enjoy finding out where the name comes from

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_della_Spiga

    The place is really fantastic.

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