When I was in law school, I interviewed at a number of firms for work as a summer associate. Like my peers, I bought a suit for this purpose.
I found a beautiful wool crepe suit: very classic, with a pencil skirt and a bias-cut, funnel-neck jacket trimmed with elegant, slightly oversized, dark horn buttons. I showed it to a couple of friends, who agreed that it was very stylish. Then one of them said, haltingly, Is it supposed to be orange?
That’s right! The Directrice bought an orange interview suit. Don’t put your head in your hands. The suit was a deep pumpkin color. We dubbed it the Smashing Pumpkin Suit and everything turned out fine.
I’m not crazy about orange, but it’s a flattering color for me and thusly I have a number of orange things in my closet.
The newest is this beautifully draped dress by Jil Sander.
Directrice360™ shows the draping from every angle. This dress is made of a heavy fabric that folds and holds shapes beautifully. Clever seaming gets the assist.
The dress is made of heavy fabric, but it is sleeveless. I could wear it now (January), except my arms might be cold. Unless . . .
Do you remember this blouse? It’s lightweight cotton and fits easily underneath the dress. The black and white pattern is a nice mix of dark and light and look better than a solid black knit would.
If anyone is curious about the bracelets, I am wearing an assortment of five link and bangle bracelets that mix silver, gold, and pearls.
For those who are wondering about the interview, I wore the suit and got the summer job. A couple of years later, the firm hired me as an associate and a few years after that they made me a partner. No one cares what I wear.
Dress: Jil Sander from YOOX; Boots: Donna Piu from YOOX; Blouse: Anthropologie; Bracelets: David Yurman