In between baking insane cupcakes and a little back room decorating, I still have to get dressed and go to my day job. Our dress code is business casual with jeans on Fridays (and Thursdays during the summer). Every so often, I have a meeting that warrants a little something more. Not quite business professional (read: suit), but a little more than black pants and a cardigan. On those days, I like to dress to impress.
I had one such meeting a few weeks ago. My boss said he was going to wear a jacket, but no tie. So I should dress accordingly. I took that literally and busted out my navy blazer with a work-appropriate dress. And to keep things from getting too formal, I added a little flair with my accessories: my go-to patent pumps, Jess LC earrings, and a J. Crew bracelet.
None of these pieces were extremely pricey, but I felt like a million bucks because they fit perfectly. And I was having an exceptionally good hair day. This was my hair at around 8:15pm.
I also have to share that I usually wear flats or lower heels to work. I’ve noticed that I feel more confident when I bust out the big girl shoes (aka – my sh!t-kickers) and studies support that: “There is such a clear association between height and power that making yourself appear taller should put you at an advantage.”
So if you’re looking for a little psychological boost on the day of a big meeting or interview, how about slipping into one of these pairs of shoes? Because I know you’re prepared and can dazzle them with your brains.
|Lauren by Ralph Lauren, Zara, Loft, Ann Taylor|
For more tips on dressing for the office, check out Ashley Nicole Catherine’s post on workwear essentials.
How do you dress for work?
So crazy, but I was planning to write a very similar post today or tomorrow! Love how the right outfit can make you feel super-confident.
P.S. You’re right… you were having a great hair day! This post is so fiscally chic.