I told you that I have been wearing real pants with a set waistband . . . and that’s true. That’s what I’m going to show you. But I haven’t been wearing worky pants — i.e., wool trousers. Is that ok?
You don’t expect me to put on fake work outfits, do you?
I could, but I don’t think that would be very helpful, do you? So we are agreed that rumpled khakis and action slacks are reasonable right now, even for a style blog?
Here is what I wore for work on December 23rd, my last day of work in 2020. Better to go out with a bang than a whisper.
I am sure one of your first thoughts at the start of the pandemic was, “What about all the bustiers? What will happen to them?”
Having shown on numerous occasions that a bustier fits neatly into a work wardrobe (with a shirt, blouse, or tee underneath it!), allow me to demonstrate now how a bustier works at home equally well.
Even I was a little surprised to find myself wearing this get-up comfortably for 8 hours.
Possible explanations include:
So why did I head down this road on the 23rd? Two reasons.
I did have a Zoom meeting.
But I also wanted to honor this ascot, recently purchased from Lilian Asterfield.
It’s so exuberant and spirited, I felt that it had to be worn right away. And paired with some like-minded garments. In addition to my slightly shiny, navy blue bustier, you may remember this charming printed shirt — a gift from my mother many years ago.
When I go back to the office, I can wear this shirt/bustier/ascot combination with navy, pinstriped pants and these shoes.
During the colder months, I am finding that socks and sneakers are most comfortable.
Here is the pair I purchased to replace last year’s running shoes. Which I wear for my daily walks.
I often see people wearing great-looking Nike sneakers and then I can never find them on the Nike website — even when I’ve taken a surreptitious photo to help me. Possible explanations: too much merchandise on the Nike site; constant addition of new models pushed to the fore, and; for models that come in more than one color, a change in the color scheme can sometimes render the model unrecognizable. To prevent you from feeling even a moment of frustration, I am providing direct links and exact (though preposterous) names of the models that are delighting me right now.
* In a quick Internet search for the model name, I found these on Net-a-Porter. So . . . chic.
+ These remind me of saddle shoes. You know my love of saddle shoes.
** My shoes are telling me to Just Do IT. Note: The flyknit, laceless sneaker feels different when you first try it on. It might feel tight, but mine relaxed very quickly and now feel supportively snug, but not tight.