Wednesday, April 4, 2012

OOTD: Throw a Black Blazer on it, Part 2

Last week, we explored the ability of the black blazer to pull together disparate and perhaps borderline-professional outfit elements (here). Well, get ready for me to stretch the limit of the black blazer to (past?) its breaking point:

This "dress," which Anthropologie called the "Art of Parties Maxi Dress," is one of the most comfortable items of clothing I own. It's so comfortable, in fact, that I have decided it is more useful to me as amazing Amish sleepwear than it is as a dress to wear out of the house.

Yes, you heard me. These are my pajamas.

I put a black blazer over my pajamas and then went to work.

(Um, am I the only one ever to have done this? Please say no.)

In my defense, I'd sprained my back a few days before, and this particular day was my first day back at the office despite the fact that I was still in a lot of pain. The only way I could inspire myself to roll out of bed was if I didn't have to change out of my comfy PJs.

Of course this is not a recommended work outfit. And although I don't think I'd repeat this unless I were once again significantly under the weather, I actually don't think this outfit looked INappropriate for a day spent sitting in my office and not meeting with clients or partners. And I think I owe it all to the black blazer.

What say you? Am I delusional, or was this *not* *un*acceptable for a sick day in the office? We surely can agree that the black blazer is doing a bang-up job regardless, no?

In this Outfit:
Anthropologie Art of Parties Maxi Dress (S)
Ann Taylor Black Blazer (6)
BCBG shoes (circa 2008 or so)
Kate Spade Doodles Pen Necklace
Banana Republic Black Belt


PS: I just started watching Downton Abbey, and that show has made me badly crave several structured maxi skirt suits. This is my new fashion mission and I WILL make it happen by year end. (True story: I initially typed "maxi it happen." Yes, my head is in the game, people.)


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