Version 2.0

by - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

I'll always remember the first time I wore version 1.0 of this outfit. It happened to be the day after I interviewed for my current position. The recruiter called to say that they loved me but wanted to bring me back in again to "meet other people." Neither of us knew what that meant exactly... but sure? I glanced down at my holey jeans and said I'm free anytime later in the week. A couple phone calls later, I was told they would really appreciate it if I could make time for them that same afternoon. They also didn't care if I was wearing jeans. Well, if they insist, then alright.

I showed up later that afternoon exactly as I was. Nobody blinked at my outfit (as far as I could tell, anyway). My plan was to hide my legs under the table, but that fell through since there wasn't a table in sight. So I improvised by making a conscious effort to cross my legs to cover the big ol' hole on my right knee. When I could feel my left leg starting to fall asleep, I'd just stretch out both legs. Then repeat.

I was reminded of this memory when I walked into work wearing today's outfit. Now that I've been briefed on the dress code, the holey jeans will never make another appearance. The rest of the outfit sure can though!

gray cropped vest, white dress shirt, black pants, oversized watch, blue suede pumps
gray cropped vest, white dress shirt, black pants, oversized watch, blue suede pumps
sunglasses: Ann Taylor Metropolis (sold here)
lips: MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in N9 (sold here)
vest: Banana Republic crossover-hem tank (sold here - $17.50 w/code BRSALE)
top: J.Crew Factory infinity shirt (sold here - $24.15 w/code PIZZATIME)
watch: The Horse Original watch in rose gold/blush (sold here)
pants: Ann Taylor ponte skinny ankle (similar)
bag: Nina Ricci small Marche in gris (sold at Barneys / mytheresa; similar)
shoes: Sole Society Desirae almond toe pump (similar; similar)

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