Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Wine for Work



Regular readers know that Catherine works in a more conservative setting than I. And even though I know she hates to shop for "boring" work clothes, I know most of us have to follow some sort of dress code at our pays-the-bills/nine-to-five. So these work outfits aren't the most ground-breaking in the fashion department, but they are elegant and practical, non?

Having a slew of dresses that you can just throw on and walk out the door looking smashing is a great way to make the alarm beeping at 7am a lot more pain-free. This wine-colored dress is actually something I picked up at a little boutique in Kentucky a couple of years ago. Cath paired it with black tights and platforms for a little twist.



I also really like Cath's understated jewelry. The necklace is thrifted, and the gold ring is from Bitten. My favorite is Cath's new Frank Gehry for Tiffany's ring (it's the silver one). I like the idea of architecture for your finger. Bilbao, eat your heart out.

27 comments:

Devin Dwyer said...

that color looks great on you, cath.... and who knew Frank Gehry got into the jewelry business?! that's pretty neat.

Lesley said...

Ugh I hate work clothes. But you make it look so good! And I love the rings!

Victory Bird said...

Awesome ring! I got Frank Gehry earrings and loooooove them!

Danz said...

Beautiful dress and rings! I really like your hair too.

Also, I just want to remind you that the Rachel Leigh belt contest ends in 10 days if you're still interested in entering. I hope you will!

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day dear :)

coco said...

I love that colour. It looks fabulous on you.

Couture Carrie said...

Love that dress on you, and your description of the ring! It's lovely!

xoxox,
CC

lisa said...

Cath looks fantastic here! And hey, when you're not a morning person and fighting not to press snooze repeatedly, sometimes looking presentable to the world is quite a feat, let alone breaking new fashion ground or being innovative. At least I find that's the case with me. :P

Sal said...

What a rich, gorgeous hue on miss Cath.

Terri said...

It doesn't matter what she wears, she'll still look super pretty ;-)

Jacquelyn said...

Bella Ragazza!

LaMimi said...

I used to work at a bank, so I know all about "dressing up formal" for a 9-5, pay-the bills job. Hehe....Most of the time I actually didn't mind it, because how often do we get a chance to dress up formally anayways? So I guess it's a fun experience!
I'm loving the dress and it looks like I have the same shoes as you Cath! hehe
xoxo
Mimi

issa said...

elegant and practical is hot! especially for us over 25 crowd

i love it!

oh lady e said...

This color looks so great on you, Cath! I don't think I mentioned this before, but I also like the bangs. So cute!

June Shin said...

That is a great dress, and I love the ring. :)

phi s t y l e said...

cheers to conservative work settings =)

tanya said...

I love this color on you--very pretty! That ring is gorgeous too :-)

Fabutopia said...

I love Frank Gehry :) The style are so minimalist and just a bit different then everything else :)

proudly says, said...

huney, i love your dress and you look good in that color.

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indigotangerine said...

What a lovely color! and I love the rings. You put all the boring button-downs-with-slacks
-indigo

Shelly's Style Shop said...

That color looks great on you. I love it!

xoxo, Shelly

ana b. said...

Cath looks stunning. And I agree with all the points you wrote about work clothes. I blog my work clothes. I don't think anyone notices 'cos I'm a government lawyer and the public service in general is very very badly dressed. No one much cares! I love the belt detail.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-Cath looks great in this dress, the colour so suits her. I adore those rings, they look really good together!

Asianmommy said...

I love this dress!

Tonia said...

Working in a super conservative setting must suck (one of the reasons keeping me from applying to law school), for now, I'm glad I study chemistry =P. The only rules in a lab are the safety ones.
The colour of the dress is really pretty though, I've been weak for blackened reds lately.

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LENORENEVERMORE said...

love Merlot color on you... Frank Gehry's pieces for TCo are slurrrp!...always wanted a cardboard chair fm him... ;)

Hanako66 said...

Great dress...I love the little obi style belt!

May Kasahara said...

that ring is AMAZING.