For my second interview with ANP (Anonymous Non-Profit, anyone?), I wanted to keep the same "business, but not stuffily-corporate" vibe, but I didn't want to overdo the dress + jacket combo. After having great success with purple hues last week, I settled on my silk plum skirt, an silk ivory button-down, and a 3/4-sleeved jacket in dark gray. Black tights and my "Harper" pumps rounded out the ensemble.
As a wee first year law student with summer clerkship interviews looming, I high-tailed it to the Banana Republic outlet and picked up two suits (one black and one brown), and one shirt (this one!)... four years later, I still wear all five pieces. I'm not usually a huge fan of button downs under suits (because I tend to feel like an FBI agent when I do so), but I love the feminine detail on this shirt. If only it were a couple of inches longer... if I'm wearing a skirt that sits lower like this one, the shirt often rides up and becomes untucked... not cool!
Gray 3/4-Sleeve Jacket - Ann Taylor
Short-Sleeved, Silk, Ivory Tuxedo Shirt - Banana Republic Outlet ('06)
Silk Plum Skirt - J.Crew (Winter 2009)
Black Tights - Merona via Target
Black Patent & Suede "Harper" Pumps - J.Crew (Fall 2009)
Pave Ball Earrings - Banana Republic
Gold Medallion Necklace - wedding present
Gold "C" Cuff - Coach