It's time for us to celebrate the work style of yet another lovely
NuSophisticate reader. Ms. Anitha is a mommy/blogger/banker and all around
stylish lady. Check out her style and show her some love!
Last weekend, I was invited to a super cool candy-cane themed Christmas party. Since I dislike the red and white candy canes, I decided to go to the party dressed as the traditional candy-cane's multicolored counterpart. To put this look together, I paired a multicolored flared mini skirt from ASOS with one of my peplum work tops.
This outfit is a great illustration of what I mean when I talk about "double-duty" dressing. Though this peplum top is definitely an integral part of my workdrobe, it translates pretty easily into my after hours work life. If a top can take me from a work meeting to a silly candy-cane party, I'm definitely winning as far as return on investment is concerned. So, when buying a work wear clothing item, I always ask myself - "what other events can I wear this item to?" If at least two non-work events come to mind, then I know that piece is a winner. The more expensive the piece, the more events I require to justify my purchase.
A lot of you ladies have been sending me emails asking how
often I wear heels. Truth is, I wear heels ALL the time. Sans my usual weekday
workouts and the obligatory sporting event with the husband, you can find me
navigating these rough Miami streets in a sassy pair of heels. I do
it because heels make me feel powerfully feminine and instantly more put
together. Though, at this point
in my life, I’ve beaten my feet into submission and I rarely have that ‘no one better touch my baby toe’ type of pain. These experiences have
helped me understand that wearing heels is an art. An art that is about
80% desire and 20% skill. So, if you desire to do so, here are some artful tricks that you can use to skillfully navigate those heels.
Around this time of year the hubby and I are inevitably invited to a “black tie” dinner. Though these dinners always end up being quite fun, they’re also a little nerve-wracking. Herein lays the problem. Ask ten different people for their opinion on what constitutes appropriate attire for a guy attending a “black tie” event and you will most likely get this unanimous response– “a tux”. Ask ten different people the same question about a woman and I can almost guarantee that you’ll get ten different answers. This, my friends, is where “black tie” can become a little overwhelming. For a woman, the world of formal attire holds so many options that it inevitably becomes difficult to navigate. Though it is super easy to get caught up in all of the possibilities, I usually ease my nerves by following these guidelines to help me get ‘red carpet ready’ for my 'black-tie' event.