Monday, January 31, 2011

Style: The Secretary

Since I didn't want my Quorra eyes to go to waste yesterday, I decided to play dress-up so that I could make a new style post.  I am so grateful to have a husband who is an immensely talented photographer as well as having the patience of a saint.  Despite the fact that he had a million important things to do, he still set everything aside to make time for me.  Heart heart heart!

So I threw a bunch of stuff together and ended up creating sort of a vintage-inspired secretary look.  Reminds me a little bit of Mad Men, don't you think?

The top, from Forever 21, is a red and black plaid button-down blouse with a self-tie neck sash that you can fashion into a nice big bow.  The bottom, from Sway boutique located in Alameda, is a black pencil skirt with ruche detailing at the waist and faux welt pockets.  I'm wearing control-top nylons to keep everything tucked-in and slim looking, and, of course, proper ladies don't leave the house in a skirt without stockings on, right? (cue the mild sarcasm)

The shoes are my favorite part of the outfit!  They're a hidden-platform pump in deep black with a luxurious, velvety texture.  It's from a cheap-o brand called Qupid and I got mine online at Kmart for about $30.  They're actually pretty well-made for the price and surprisingly comfortable for such a high heel.  Whodathunkit?  They're so gorgeous and versatile.  I imagine you can wear them with jeans as easily as you can wear them with a cocktail dress.  Grab a pair here before they're gone: Qupid Platform Pump

And last, but not least, the black, feathered birdcage fascinator I'm wearing comes from Hot Topic.

Unfortunately, aside from the shoes, my outfit is no longer available for sale because I bought all the pieces separately anywhere from 1-2 years ago.  However, I don't think comparable items would be difficult to find.

In any case, hope you enjoyed the style post!



  1. The pictures came out great (wouldn't expect anything less from your hubby :) I've always wanted to wear pencil skirts, but thanks to my ridiculous badonkadonk, I can only look on in envy..

  2. @Linda: are you sure you don't want to try? I'm sure with a nice, curvy seat like yours, a pencil skirt will make men weak in the knees. :) Hey, if Kim Kardashian can rock it, I'm sure it wouldn't be a problem for you!