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Back-zip ivory and navy striped tee – J. Crew (no longer available, purchased on sale last month)
Red floral silk scarf – Express (purchased in the '90s)
Gold necklace – J. Crew (no longer available)
Gold and crystal bracelet – Anthropologie via eBay
Jeans – Not Your Daughter's Jeans “Marilyn”
Black booties – Cole Haan “Air Talia Bootie”
As you can tell by the bathroom background, it was an early day at work. I totally slept in and went with semi-natural hair (added a tiny bit of Frederik Fekkai Luscious Curls and dried the bangs 90%) and cheated a bit with the dress code and wore jeans.
We are allowed to wear jeans, but it isn't being publicized. When I started with this company you could wear most anything. We got a new director of the DC office who is a very snazzy dresser and changed the dress code to true business casual – no sneakers, no jeans, no tee shirts but otherwise whatever. Well I guess late 2010 they changed it back to jeans being okay but didn't officially notify the staff. I personally don't like people wearing jeans, tee shirts, and sneakers to work on a regular basis – we often have clients in the office and even if you personally are not meeting with them, you are likely to bump into them when heading to the kitchen, printer, or bathroom. It's just a good policy to dress professionally on a daily basis. I always remember my old boss at Express telling me that one should not dress for the job they have, but the job they desire. So I am going against my own advice today with casual jeans and a knit top, but added some pizazz with the scarf and heeled boots.