Sunday, April 22, 2012

OOTD: A Whirlwind

If you don't hear from me for a while, it's probably safe to assume that I got buried under a mountain of unexpected work. This week, I had a fun surprise when I learned on Tuesday that I would be traveling to Chicago on Wednesday for an assignment. I was only in town for the day, but I had a few spare hours to walk around (and, naturally, to grab a slice of Chicago pizza with a friend).

ALL TEH NOMS! (At Lou Malnatis)

And of course, I could not avoid visiting one of the Chicago Anthros. I was so desperate to get out of my business suit that I succumbed to a $20 sale skirt that was immediately wearable. Although this skirt was a popular item, it didn't particularly appeal to me at any point during its lifetime. But for $20, and at a time when I was desperate to change, it worked.

Stuff like this always makes me chuckle when I hear people say that Anthro is too expensive.

This skirt impressed me. It's comfortable, and it's a lovely shape with a flattering silhouette. I was surprised at the amount of attention it got; could it be the contrasting colors at the waist?

1/4 suit, the rest emergency casual wear (roll-up Gap city flats and my $20 Anthro skirt)

In any case, I wore the skirt immediately to work the next day.

Sadly, I noticed that the fabric is already pilling in the rear. I don't know if it was like that when I bought it or if sitting in the airplane killed it, but at the very least it's not horribly noticeable.

I love traveling for work. I enjoy seeing new places and it's fun to feel like a jet setter. My friends are pretty spread out around the country, and thanks to Facebook it is easy to figure out which of my friends live in the cities I am visiting. And since I don't have kids, I don't mind being away from home. Plus, I love hotels!! Getting to stay somewhere overnight is a huge bonus :-)

Do you get to go on business trips? To where? Do you like it? Dish!

In This Outfit: Anthropologie Wreathen Blouse, Anthropologie Field Game Cardigan, Anthropologie Colorblocked Sweater Skirt, Anthropologie Engulfed Effulgence Posts, Necklace from my great-aunt (custom made out of one of her old gold earrings, with my initial on the front!), Thrifted Timex watch, Thrifted Oscar by Oscar de la Renta sling back pumps.


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