Admittedly, I wish my first real post were a bit more exciting, but we're all about honesty here at I Take Photos in the Bathroom and a minor work emergency this morning + a court hearing scheduled = slightly more boring work attire than is the norm.
Black Suiting Jacket - custom tailored by Brioni of Bangkok
Silver & White Polka Dotted Silk Trapeze Cami - J. Crew
A-line Pleated Skirt - Banana Republic Outlet
Black Suede and Patent "Harper" Pumps - J. Crew
Micropave "Mirrorball" Stud Earrings - Banana Republic
I am a huge fan of this skirt! I also have it in brown and wear both to work all the time - usually when I'm required to be in court as its more conservative than my pencil skirts but the pleats are still feminine without being to school-girlish.
My jacket was custom tailored last August on our trip to Thailand. I probably got ripped off on several of the pieces I ordered, but this has become an absolute staple. Actually, truth be told, it lives in my office so that I always have a jacket to throw on in case of emergencies. And when I actually plan on wearing a black jacket, I just throw it on upon arrival in the morning!
The top is also a favorite - I originally purchased it as part of last year's NYE outfit and wear it with jeans all the time. I haven't taken my jacket off today but if I were shooting for a more relaxed look (or if it weren't freakin' 58 degrees in the office), I'd probably tuck the top in to give the whole look a bit more shape. With pencil skirts, I always leave tops untucked, except on the very rare occasions that I wear a button-down.
Oh. And yes, that is a version of the Topsy-Tail you see there in the mirror. Don't hate. Messy bun + topsy-tail that shit = instant, non-80-year-old-secretary-looking, work appropriate updo!