Friday Workday by posinator featuring a cream blush
I've been busy...
I had a big presentation last Friday. It was our 3rd annual Thought Leaders Forum, which is essentially a day for us to create and deliver new content for clients--current and future. I had the spotlight for the opening and the close, so I wanted something comfortable but polished.
Jeans: I went with my Joe's skinny ankles (not the ones here, but close) because darker jeans tend to look a bit more professional. Plus, I like the ankle cut because then I'm not fiddling with the jeans-shoes issue and I can wear flats.
Shoes: My Chinese Laundry d'orsay's are on their last legs. They have lots of extra insoles in them and I think it's time to say goodbye. They're awesome, but just murder after a whole day of standing. I wish they had more support. I'll wear them for non-delivery days.
Jacket: A new Zara puff-sleeve blazer was a purchase in Barcelona. It's great. Perfect weight, and the puff sleeves are a nice detail. I love Zara.
Blouse: I wore a long-sleeve dot blouse--silk, from J.Crew Factory and I love it. Perfect weight and about as much as I want to pay for a blouse I will eventually destroy from working, sweating, etc. I like a price point where I don't feel like I need to be too precious with a piece of clothing, but it's still polished and nice. Dots are cute. I wore it untucked and it was great.
Jewelry: I rolled out my very adorable personalized necklace from Bauble Bar--in my own handwriting. Many compliments on how cute and ridiculous it was. I did get a "you're like a classy Flava Flav" once or twice. I freaking love it. Simple gold studs on my ears, as to not detract from my amazing necklace.
Makeup: Not wanting to distract (although a friend said I should have totally rocked my false lashes...) I kept it simple with basic pink. I didn't even fuss with gloss during the day, essentially neutral eyes, pink cheeks and lips, and brows. That's it. There's maybe a certain seriousness to what I present that I feel like maybe if I'm too glam, it comes across as not serious. Kind of a weird fine line. I debated on wearing my gold loafers, but didn't, for that reason. Totally ridiculous.