05 January 2011

To Apply for the Steno Pool

Apparently when I gave my closet a "talking to" yesterday, my clothes paid attention.
There's no other explanation for this rule breaking outfit.

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Well, except maybe that I have an interview for a steno pool.

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...circa 1957



See what I mean?

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Although, I'm not sure stockings like this were de rigueur.

Straight Out the Steno Pool
Bow Tie Blouse: Express
Black sweater and skirt: 2nd hand Brooks Bros & Loft
Tights: UO; Sandals: Me Too (via DSW)
Pink Faux Pearls: Macy's; Belt: Marshall's
Pearl Ring: Silpada

I'm head over heels in love with this outfit.  It makes me feel so pretty! And I do feel like I'm channeling the ladies of the Mad Men steno pool. And that is obviously fun.  I love that it breaks the old pink and red rule.  I love that there's a mix of patterns.  But most of all I love that it's totally comfortable.  PLUS, when my hubby came home from work he said enthusiastically, "You look PRETTY." That's a winner in my book.

Would you hire me?

29 comments:

Yvonne said...

This is SUCH a cute outfit! I never would have thought to put those tights with that skirt but it totally works. I am impressed. And you definitely look like you are channeling retro! Good job!
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lifeinlimits said...

This is adorable! Never would have paired all that together. Saw on some blog yesterday where the author was talking about how her friend dresses like a scrapbook with all her different layers, textures, colors, etc. I thought that was so cute! I'd say this outfit is DEFINITELY one of those scrapbook outfits. That sounds sort of weird, but I mean it in as a high compliment. =D

Lori said...

I love the texture of the skirt. Very cute outfit. Especially like the scarf. Nice touch.

Lori said...

B was sitting on my lap while I looked at your blog. He says that he likes your hair and that you are so beautiful.
Out of the mouth of babes :)

Kinsey said...

You'd fit right in as an extra on Mad Men! Love it!

KillerB said...

I LOVE this outfit and I also love how you did your hair. Very classy look-- I'd totally hire you.

E said...

I love the pattern combination. I would definitely hire you.

Joy said...

I love this outfit! LOVE! I would totally hire you on the outfit alone! And the fact that you could maybe whip my closet into shape!

DaisyJo said...

TIGHTS!

Peggy said...

super love for this outfit! You look so classy!! Love the addition of the tights!

Lizzy said...

You look FANTASTIC!!!! I love it!
I am so jealous of your super cute skirts! I think I need to move on from jean style minis into skirts like these! Love the tights too!!

xx Lizzy

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Valerie said...

I love this outfit too! It does look very Mad Men and even better that it's comfy. Happy New Year!

xo
Valerie

Carrie said...

You look super cute and yes, I would hire you. Now, if only I can find a job!! ;-) Good luck with the interview! BTW, I always gauge my outfits on whether or not the hubby says something. If he does - instant winner, no matter what anyone else says or does not say.

Olivia said...

Yes! It definitely is pretty!

Thomas said...

Well, thte outfit is a winner1 How did the interview go?

Ashley J said...

That black and white picture has a beautiful vintage feel to it. It's a framer for sure!!!!!

emma wallace said...

So pretty - both elegant and quirky!

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I would hire you in a heartbeat I think you look amazing.

Lydia Marie said...

I love all the patterns in this outfit, you look great! And isn't it funny how you can get tons of comments saying your look good, but when your man says it you know it's gotta be true.

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brittneynikkole said...

After reviewing your resume and observing your ability to mix patterns so perfectly consider yourself hired. This should really be the standard on how to pattern mix!

rlutz said...

Love all the patterns...those tights rock!

Elle Sees said...

love this! and tweeted about it! hopefully this weekend i'll send you the email for your feature!

Rachael said...

SO cute! I would totes hire you!

Jan said...

Hands down, without a doubt I would! Totally adorable :)

kileen said...

how funny, i actually had wearing red and pink together as my rule breaking outfit for today too! you look great and i totally agree this outfit looks straight out of Mad Men!

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Ramsey said...

You look so cute! Red and pink were born to go together...and I love the vintage feel!

Thessa said...

Those are some ahmazing tights. I love the coordination between your accessories. Hope you did well on your interview!

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Cassandra said...

I totally agree with your Mad Men comment - I was thinking the same thing when I saw this outfit. Love the vintage edge! And those tights are to die for.

Katri said...

I LIKE it. I hope you get the job!! :)
I broke a rule at clothed much today too! http://katrihakes.blogspot.com