Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cath in Kahki, White and Black



Whenever we're shopping, Cath always laments that she is drawn to slightly more conservative clothes because that's what she has to wear to work. Sure she would like to buy the liquid leggings, but they look loud and inappropriate under office fluorescents and out of place around a conference table. My job is a little more arty, so I can wear gold lame if I want to. But the upside for those in more conservative office settings is that Cath looks tres chic and I can look...well...experimental.

Cath has always been a little bit more conscious of fit and cut than I have, and I think this outfit is a perfect example. She reminds me of a cross between dapper Katherine Hepburn and elegant Audrey: menswear with a feminine cut and stilettos.


Jacket: Banana Republic, Necklace: Vivid Boutique, Shirt: H&M, Belt: Tarjay, Pants: Banana, Shoes: BCBG (TJ Max), Bag: Longchamp (a $3 find at Salvation Army!).

LL

31 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

Oh shucks, Lar. You know I love being compared to the Hepburns!

- C

this wheel's on fire said...

Haha Cath :D

Lar that was a very sweet compliment, and very true!! Love the outfit xoxox

Lesley said...

Cath, you look great. And I totally feel your pain. I'm going to be an accountant so I'll be business casual everyday for the rest of my life. Can't wait? *sarcasm* :-/

eileen marie said...

As a teacher, experimental fashion is a no-no. Cath--your look is very chic; I am going to copy it fo' sho'! I love the heels. A Longchamp for $3?!?!

Franco said...

lovely

greenjeans said...

Great call on the Hepburn reference. You guys really do dress as if the sartorialist is right around the corner...

ps I went to lawschool, although instead of just being drawn to classy, fashionable clothes, I was just inappropriate for 3 years.

yiqin; said...

Ah but I still cant get pass the easy level of guitar hero :(

xs said...

i definitely see the katherine hepburn. hot heels!

WendyB said...

Very chic, and look at those shoes!

Shelly's Style Shop said...

Your outfit is great! It does remind me of the Hepburns! Great stilettos and loving your style.

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Cath, you look great!
Lar, give yourself more credit!

xoxo :)

ana b. said...

Trying to look like you know stuff and mixing that with looking like you have personality is hard. Work dressing befuddles me sometimes. I thought i grew out of uniforms! But you look entirely too chic and intelligent!

Mira Maulia said...

FABULOUS!! Cath looks professional.

Ace said...

Oh my gosh, Cath, you look gorgeous. I love those shoes, the whole look is just perfect. Since I'm in music we rarely if ever have to dress up, in fact I think it may give us credibility if we never do. But secretly, sometimes, I really just want to skip through the racks of J Crew and prep it out. Either way, you must have a very stylish office cause you look beautiful.

Sal said...

Cath, I am right there witcha. I am so grateful for my office job, but sometimes it can feel confining. I agree with Lauren, tho - you look sleek and stylish in this Hepburn-esque ensemble!

tanya said...

Oh Cath, how lovely--you look beautiful. (I also tends towards more classic chic for work). Lauren, I'd love to see what you rock to work!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-I agree, she looks very stylish and chic!!

Fell4fashion said...

Love this! I too work in a more conservative office. LOVE those pants, i might have to get me a pair!!!!

Katie said...

i love the masculine pieces sharply tailored to make them more fem! ditto on the shopping, i always want to peruse the fun sequin dresses and frothy tulle skirts but feel the pull of wardrobe-appropriate guilt and end up thumbing through sensible button downs.

oh lady e said...

I need to take some hints from Cath on finding perfectly tailored pieces. When my weight normalizes, I must kidnap you both and have you shop for me. Hehe.

Cath - the hair looks so great!!! I love the blunt bangs on you! :)

Winnie said...

Wow, the $3 Longchamp bag is the ultimate bargain- someone didn't know how to price it then! The sunglasses add a touch of glamour!

Mare said...

Beautiful outfit; great proportions!

lisa said...

Cath, you look fantastic! The shoes are lovely, and a Longchamp for $3--what a find.

missKaren said...

She looks fantastic!! I'm going to run out after work and find pants just like that. I've always been a little afraid of cropped lengths, worried about balance and symmetry and all. But this works. Sleek sophisticate.

Terri said...

Beautimus!

First Lady of MADE said...

ooh la la very classy. you make work clothes make me want to go to work! wow and what a bargain!

Munted kowhai said...

This makes me want to have an office job! I can't wear anything this chic at my work.
(I work at a lab so I wear anything that I don't want to ruin!)

Ediot said...

this is such a chic outfit. chic and stylish and formal- i like how you make the heels stand out. makes it so unique
lovely!

we wear things said...

i just adore Cath's work outfit!! i'm lucky i have the freedom to pretty much wear what i want.. and since i seem to be bipolar with fashion sometimes.. i verge from conservative to liquid leggings in the same week..

-issa

FashionCappuccino said...

I absolutely adore this outfit and her style! Must find a similar jacket! xxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Hippie Frou Frou said...

you two are like MK & A with your style, I think it's great. One is more eccentric and the other is a wee bit more conservative with the same great style&taste.