I know that with the polar vortex the last thing we want to think about is sweaters but I found these on Lands’ End and had to share them. Aren’t they so cute. They would be great for spring and summer evenings when it gets chilly at night. They are having a 20% off sale on all full price items. I may have to buy one…
Black Sheep Sweater
Needlepoint iPad Case
Their tote bags are also perfect for weekend trips, the gym, school, or as an everyday purse.
A few weeks ago, I interviewed Sydney from Summer Wind. Sydney works a full-time job and still manages to write great blog posts almost every day. I wrote to her to ask if she would collaborate with me once a month for a professional style series. I was thrilled when she said yes! I’ve only worked in very conservative offices (the government and a law firm) or very casual offices (a startup and a digital media agency where the only rule is to wear clothes) but there are so many different ways to make outfits work for work (pun intended) without losing your personal style.
Sydney’s outfit is great for an interview, a client meeting, or any day in a conservative office. I would recommend adding a black blazer if she were interviewing for a company such as a law firm, investment bank, or a consulting firm. This would be a perfect outfit for a less conservative company. I always tell people to dress up for an interview, regardless of whether their future colleagues wear jeans and hoodies to work*.
Without further ado, I give you the first outfit from Sydney!
Dress: White House Black Market (sold out but here is a similar dress). Necklace: Pearls handed down from her mom (similar). Bag: Rebecca Minkoff purse. Shoes: Boutique 9 pumps.
Note: Thank you, Sydney! I am so excited to see next month’s outfit!
Images: Summer Wind & Tea Pots and Polka Dots