Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gray & Tweed

When we were kids, my brother and I would joke about what we wanted to be when we grew up. The only requirement for me was using a pager on the job (I sure am dating myself, but that's growing up in the 90s for ya). I remember my parents perking up and suggesting doctor as a profession (how typical, right?) Sorry mom and dad, I just don't have the drive and dedication for that. Thank goodness I wasn't serious about the pager because now I'm grateful my job only requires normal hours.

My brother on the other hand, wanted a job where he wore a suit everyday. I remember scratching my head at his response while my parents burst out laughing, telling him that dressing up will get old. Fast forward to the present and whatdoyouknow, he wears a suit and tie to work everyday. And actually enjoys it.

I'm most comfortable in casual clothes but sometimes I look around my closet and feel guilty that my business attire items don't see much daylight. So for today's look, I started with a pair of slacks then dressed it down with a long tee. I topped off the outfit with a tweed jacket, where the gray color scheme is also picked up from the metallic threading.
sunglasses: Xhilaration (sold in stores)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (sold here)
top: Gap Pure longline tunic (sold here)
necklace: Forever 21 (similar)
ring: Forever 21 textured horse shoe (similar)
pants: Express Editor (this season's sold here)

22 comments:

  1. Ha, to carry a pager these days, you have to be either a doctor or a drug dealer. I will say though, the one advantage is that unlike a cell phone, you get a free pass to excuse yourself and check your messages whenever your pager goes off.

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    1. LOL @ drug dealer. Wish I knew that as a kid because oh, I would've loved to see the speechless reactions on my parents, hahaha.

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  2. Super cute, Cee!

    (Sorry I can't write a more meaningful comment, my brain is just about fried today, but I do like your outfit and wanted to tell you) :)

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    1. Blogger needs to get with the times! A "like" button would be appropriate ;)

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  3. Dang it...I was just in Gap last week and forgot to look for that tee! I was shopping for my nephew, so never made it to my section.

    Always love seeing that jacket around the blogosphere. :)

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    1. No worries, I think Gap's Pure line is here to stay. I'll try to remind you the next time a promo/sale rolls around :)

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  4. Love the colours! Those pants are awesome and fit you so well! I have a pager for work, and it sucks. I hate beeps with a passion now. xD (Not a drug dealer, lol!)

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    1. Aww, I can empathize. A couple of my friends have pagers for work and it drives me nuts when it goes off when we're hanging out. I shouldn't complain though because they have to put up with the beeping 24/7.

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  5. I really love your jacket, and love the added touch of the necklace!

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  6. I sooo need a tweed jacket and/or skirt. this looks great on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  7. Comfy, casual, but really put together! You look like you could go between running errands and office meetings.

    http://www.xjole.com

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  8. good choice. the pager is the worst! i cant believe we still use those things.

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    1. ((HUGS)) Who am I to complain when I haven't even experienced using pagers, right? Feel free to yell at me :)

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  9. The more I see you wearing that tweed jacket the more I want to get it!

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    1. Do ittttttt!

      If you're still undecided, no worries, it won't be any hardship for me to wear the jacket on a constant basis until you pull the trigger ;)

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  10. Whenever you wear that tee, it catches my eye. I love a good tee, and the color and fit suit you so well! :)

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  11. Loving this outfit.

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  12. LOL pagers!

    That jacket looks so good on you! For some reason that style blazer doesn't suit me. I feel like it makes me look shorter for some reason :P

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    1. Hmm... perhaps wearing a high-waisted pair of trousers would work? It would elongate your legs and hopefully draw the eyes away from the blazer. I certainly wouldn't rule it out though because Jean/Khatu/Wendy all rock this blazer and they're shorter than us!

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  13. Argh, these Uniqueen tweeds look SO good on everyone, but I am too cheap to shell out for it, lol. Love today's mix and really love that you re-wear items to show the versatility of said garment.

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  14. Those pants are such a perfect fit! I need to get me a pair (or 2 or 3) of them!

    Shanna
    http://cheapersideoflife.blogspot.com

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