{ so suit me }

yesterday’s schedule included a few obligations that were a bit more uptown/corporate than my usual itinerary involves.

as such, i decided it was as good a time as any to wear my version of a business suit! this meant: an embellished bouclé jacket, a front-knotted top, draped wool-crepe pants, and frivolous felted pumps (maybe not the best choice for snowy streets, but that’s why new york has car services).

perhaps it’s not everyone’s idea of boardroom chic, but it certainly worked for me!!

more than that, i think this ~ and all my more recent ensembles ~ demonstrates my personal embrace of fashion’s sudden minimalist bent. i’m still mixing textures and prints, but keeping the colors more monochromatic, and enjoying simpler statement jewels than ever before. right now, that’s just what feels right.

{ lanvin for h+m sunnies, self-designed jazz age carcanet necklace, elie tahari for neiman marcus jacket, rachel rachel roy shirt (last seen HERE), club monaco pants (seen in better detail HERE), juicy couture bag and gifted cuff, prada shoes (last seen HERE) }

lest you forget how cold it still is in new york, i wore this ensemble with the same coat you saw here thrown over top ~ but because i adore you, dear readers, i managed to shrug it off long enough to make these photos happen. see the full effect on facebook (where i always post surplus costume shots)!
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06540135876231253838 Kaleido Mind

    perfect as usual….what i wouldnt give for your wardrobe!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17631712778155956104 Kacrates

    wow i love this.

    the hair once again kills me. what kinda cut is that?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    It's hard to keep color alive in the winter, for me, at least. I always end up wearing really muted colours and sort of blending in with the environment.

    This outfit is really chic though. I love it.

    Castle Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17421347098225672822 Yasmeen

    Oh, also, I was wondering you'll be posting about how you make your jewelry some time in the future. I'm really interested :]


  • Leslie

    the lesbian look looks good on you!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03728192880491351659 audrey marie

    lovely – i want it all!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01437269300445395358 Prêt à Porter P

    Really fantastic. Those sunglasses suit you perfectly!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07223258500634535006 welcome to my jungle

    Oh my god…this outfit is just amazing!


  • Lauren

    Love your bag and your "corporate" look.. your taste is impeccable : )


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04817350665810757667 Melissa

    love those shoes! they atleast look like they'd be warmer than your average pumps!

    i'd love for you to check out some photos from a photoshoot i did! (granted i'm in college and not a professional or anything!). i've just posted some on my blog:


  • http://www.thestylefront.com Jessica

    I'm loving your minimalist feel, and the way you stayed true to yourself by mixing textures. It's definitely my favorite way to do things.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11296441207544268955 The Pantry Drawer

    love those sunnies!! great alternative to the run of the mill suit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13794883368958596630 pancakeSTACKER

    Your version of boardroom chic is beautiful! I love it! The white shirt is my favorite!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14940462269243967693 eM Ieva

    You look very nice :) I love your boots and bag.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00327462178007214945 Samantha Hutchinson

    Every time I visit your blog I think about getting a pixie cut because you make it look SO good!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13322422572647442672 SARA REDD

    i've gotta tell you… your hair is god.damn.awesome.

    my hair's been in a pixie cut for about a year now, but i just admire how you've been able to grow it out longer and play around with it a bit. it looks so great! how do you style it the way you do, into wonderful long, messy mops?

    basically….you rule, my friend.



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02426590262383628715 Emma

    That blouse is absolutely fabulous! I follow you religiously and actually have my own streetstyle blog. I am holding a personal style giveaway. The best 3 looks posted score some classic Chanel makeup and will be featured on my site.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05668092012601258622 Lainey

    My goodness those shoes. My jaw literally dropped to the floor when I saw them. They're every bit victorian, punk rock, with a little bit of prep mixed in. Perfection.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16613257185939695123 Julia

    Perfect "corporate" outfit. How to you manage to keep your toes from freezing off? I live in Shanghai and its about 4 degrees C. I want to look cute, I want to wear heels but seems almost impossible as I can never feel my toes!

  • Esther

    most gorgeous boardroom attire ever <3 i'm in the midst of interviews for my first job & this is so inspiring!

  • http://fashionslap.net/ fashionslap.net

    Not gonna lie that is one of the most fashionable "suits" I have seen in a while.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03600803645063472366 Sylvia

    oh my gosh! this is thee perfect boardroom look! That meeting must've been very glamorous!

    i wander, i wonder

  • http://rubinen777.blogg.se Att ha det gott

    LOVE it

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05415023400998052179 duckalicious

    I'll take your version rather than the classic business attire anytime!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01514627554329642237 Vasilieva

    totally gorgeous all black look, loving how sleek and classy it is


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17215702970818737863 Beautycountry

    those pradas is just

    il perfecto :D

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07595225865041692066 Caddy

    I like your idea of a business suit! Still fashionable.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05083314626403530531 Sarah

    love your version of boardroom chic. glad to hear too that you wore a coat. not always a fan of juicy but your bag is a home run.

  • Yum Huynh

    I really love your hair.
    My hair is very short too but I can't make it look good like that >.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08109699563405609074 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries

    THE PERFECT business chic look! :)


  • http://www.theiconicblog.com The Iconic Blog.com

    Love this! You look fab.xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05217705402360866411 Jess

    Great pics, love this black and white!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14592118471244508314 MELISSA Z.

    OMG! The shoes, the jacket, the bag, everything! just wow! <3


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13678937953382560659 Jody-Ann

    you look great. love the cuff and the purse!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01671622982235409326 S

    I'm quite a minimalist person but I love how baroque pieces look on you, love this outfit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07373142176833520538 Chelsea’s Girl

    That top and shoes are to die for! Another fabulously inspiring outfit!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01516187794404451791 Nuheila

    Great outfit,love the black and white combo.Your shoes are fabulous!

    Hugs from Morocco


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17772215968799926893 Nancie Mwai

    awesome oficial wear with a twist!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01145255556079280278 Collette Osuna

    LOVE the outfit….especially the shoes!!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18097110044244553145 ediot

    what a brilliant chic and sleek look. LOVE it.
    amazing photos


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05385331312980141874 Aoife

    I too am obsessed with your hair. I have it short also and would kill for that texture, but with my curls if I don't straighten it I end up with an unintentional 'Rihanna'. Which I can NOT pull off.

    Love the blog!

  • http://www.fashiondevotion.com Natasha

    WOW! I love this! Everything is perfect! You have such amazing style xxx


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03729339687286030370 The Odd and Chic

    Your jacket gives it the perfect touch. While I love the more elaborate, glammed up creations on you, the minimalist look also suits you perfectly!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04833874587061441389 Lisa Griffin

    wow how did you get this much snow yesterday?? i am waking up to a beautiful 9 inch blanket this morning! you look great and i'm obsessed with those shoes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06982376140056037773 Insomnia

    I'm blown away! A great career awaits the girl in the gorgeous suit!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15440934249657693022 MvsD

    i love it!!! now all i need it´s to find a job to wear it!!! hehehehe


    Carmen from http://modavsdecoracion.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04320292001129217425 verychiclist
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16263377842988295961 ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Such a great take on the modern career girl…you nailed it :)

    XoXO-Kelli K

  • ClosetConfections

    Such a great alternative to the traditional suit! Women's suits usually leave me uninspired, but I love the way you've mixed separates to create your corporate look.


  • http://brunetteblogging.com Kim

    This look "suits" you well (haha, lame joke ;))


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    So sophisticated and charming, I adore it! The boucle jacket paired with the felted booties is just perfection. I like the new minimalistic approach with your jewelry and monochromatic scheme. Very pretty and well pulled off.

    much love.

  • http://choicesmultiple.blogspot.com/ choicesmultiple

    Amazing Prada shoes! The bag is really cool, i've never seen it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08443232979548229606 Christina

    I am totally using the monochromatic trend to make my life easier. Love this business fashion-forward look.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17958366929399604669 Baby Budget Blog

    Love the necklace, love the shoes!!!

    Come enter my vintage Razza elephant necklace giveway!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10250143900248022060 ShelleyW

    Sublime as always! The new necklace is beautiful…..and already SOLD! That is AWESOME!! I can't wait to get my earrings!! Your jewelry is heirloom quality and I'm looking forward to acquiring more as my pocketbook allows.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07443992914693322959 The Village Idiot

    this is very chic and i love this look for work! i really am loving black and white lately.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11848986721701869557 Laura

    Gorgeous!!! I too, love the minimalistic bent that fashion is taking.

  • http://leffetdepapillon.wordpress.com/ Robin

    black and white always looks so chic, especially when you mix textures. I like how you still keep things looking fun even with more subdued color palette.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00950123284698606074 Death By Shoe

    This is such a great outfit – I would totally wear it to work :) I absolutely love those Prada shoes….drooool!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09518662343835178003 Teri [a foodie stays fit]

    I LOVE this look. It's totally stylish but still professional. Unfortunately, if I wore that to my VERY conservative (dare I saw backward?) Southern bank that I work at, I'd get a lot of weird looks and perhaps a chastisement. Sigh.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00207083711507978637 Eugenia Woods

    I love these photo's! That shirt is great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12347329353442093349 Michelle Lee

    so chic

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  • http://front-of-a-postcard.tumblr.com/ Caroline

    Very chic and sophisticated! And I definitely did notice that you are much less decked out in jewelry. I think it works for this outfit, but I always LOVE to see what jewelry pieces you have. The texture on those shoes is awesome.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07431886068122136937 RX-SZ

    Love the jacket!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13248862698519684235 alexandra grecco

    gorgeous, gal!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13552215994993062068 Mouthwash

    loving those Pradas!! I just bought a pair of insane boots and I'm stoked!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09526932894195288411 Karolina

    you look so great! everything is gorgeous ;)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06121298928930115780 2Anchor

    This is the perfect for "corporate chic". Not everybody wants to wear the old boring pants suit! I adore the shoes and you're such a trooper for going without a jacket. I ran to the car the other night without one and thought I was going to freeze to death.


  • http://hautetherapy.com hautetherapy.com

    Thanks for suffering for us! We really do appreciate! Did you mention what bag that is?? I don't think I caught that one…Juicy?

  • http://impetuousstyle.com Impetuous Style

    I couldn't agree more on going "corporate chic." I just did a post about turning up my nose to biz cas. Blech, the cringe worthy words "business casual" send shivers down my spine.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14210220475156788693 LeeLee

    This is a fabulous outfit! From the shoes, to the jacket, and the purse! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04993879232693425493 FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION

    you are the epitome of chic….love it! xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15971634116996156364 Catherine

    You've been awarded! Check out my blog:


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08738540407804521635 CaliforniaCandy

    This should be the new boardroom chic! The pieces work great together!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14017598394919735140 Jessica

    Prada shoes are perfect!! Not too prissy but always beautiful.


  • http://www.heyprettything.com Carolyn

    i love your version of business attire! ;)

  • http://www.sweetiegems.com Gloria@SweetieGems

    Such a great look for the city! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02845224695605714893 EGO-FRIENDLY


    I think this is my FAVORITE outfit of the YEAR! (even though the year has just begun). i LOVE your version of the business outfit. ah! what an inspiration

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10812546599746813659 francescalove


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05052792977181531741 La Petite Marmoset

    Wow. This needs to be everyone's version of the business suit! Amazing!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14819599038610134457 Fashion Mixer

    I love the Prada shoes!! You wear them so well!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03620689201161990201 Laurita P

    love the simplicity of this look…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00355478893379494122 simplychic

    you are doing uptown very well! love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00355478893379494122 simplychic

    you are doing uptown very well! love it.

  • http://classiq.ro/ classiq

    it's a chic businesslike style that works perfectly

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05598984810642842223 Song Anh

    I really like your version of a business suit and always love the way you accessorize. Black is a favorite during this season but the fact that you're playing around with different textures through your shoes and the detailing on your jacket makes your outfit so interesting!

    Cup of Fashion

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15034095075059765025 Laiyin

    The embellished bouclé jacket is simply amazing. Love those kind of jackets!! And of course the prada shoes. Wow!

    xo Laiyin

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05605791786567181346 Inspiration exists

    great look with chanel-ish twist!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05027005419345735197 samridhi


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10154940632714513483 FASHION ICE

    this outfit is just gorg! looks straight out of a magazine! xxo love the shades

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14968142062097796652 Deni

    Great outfit! lovely jacket…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02756585515065845268 Aubrey and Melissa

    Love this look, its nice to see some business wear thats interesting and stylish.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09636961492094134005 Girl Twin Exchange

    ooOOoooh! those shoes are hurting me they're so beautiful!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06108816482394583909 DannieDukes

    Love this look…esp the shoes!!!!


  • http://fashiondraft.wordpress.com HannaV

    I loved your outfit!! It is so cool, so pretty!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16746832117478394961 CoutureJunkie

    Very chic. I love he burnout velvet detail on the Prada shoes.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12572652503959077718 Francesca C

    I love your blog!amazing look

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08788038950945215013 F

    You are one of the very few woman that look absolutely GORGEOUS with short hair. Im in love with it!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15830506300963243360 sparkschronicles

    I absolutely love your style! You have great photographs too!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10781489352423249762 J.Lynn

    Most definitely better than any business attire I've seen. Very classy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06194815834035143031 Katie

    great look! i particularly love the necklace…



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06194815834035143031 Katie

    just followed the link to discover it's one of your necklaces, wow, well done!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05170572406709209637 sight

    Nice look, 80's-tastic!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08929204277821754146 FASHION GALAXY

    I like the white here

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14441338787660747184 Rebecca Jane

    If this is boardroom chic, I will take it, gladly! Those shoes are glorious!

  • Anonymous

    OMG…so perfect for these cold days…i can see this look all over.

    I love to lair…


  • Anonymous

    A great option is the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Mini!!
    It's got a similar satchel-like shape with the rocker attitude and is more affordable but still good quality.

    You can find it on eBay:


    The leather is so soft!! Such a classic, iconic bag with an attitude!!
    Love it!!! (ipad)

  • http://www.mydisfunkshion.com Brie at DISfunkshion Magazine

    So chic it hurts.

  • http://diario-de-estilo.blogs.elle.es/ Mariona-Diario de Estilo

    This duality very elegant.
    I know you love the sunglasses.
    We are making an international competition Trussardi, a stunning sunglasses from the new collection. If you dare, join…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04403627409384980792 AnnaBananaCupcake

    If I absolutely HAD to work in an office, this is the outfit I would want to wear doing it. Lovely!!

  • http://www.dailylooks.com Kris

    Amazingly textured shoes!


  • http://Fashionotes.com Fashionotes

    You Remind me of Edie Sedgewick…Andy Warhols superstar factory chick! Love this look!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17995162727816055422 Rosa Pel

    i vote for u !