Last weekend I picked up one of my lust-list items from the op shop. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted a bottle-green velvet blazer. I’ve searched high and low for one that fit the bill. Sadly, each time I found a green velvet blazer, it was either too pricey, or too big or the velvet was too scratchy. So you can imagine how excited I was when I picked up this gorgeous blazer from the second-hand store for just $1.50.
Likewise, you can probably imagine my frustration when I viewed the pictures I snapped in a hurry before work this morning and realised that the jacket looks black. These pictures do not do justice to the lush emerald shade of this jacket. I blame the cold early-morning light in my kitchen. Ah well.
I am wearing:
– Green velvet jacket (thrifted)
– Pink silk kimono blouse from Target
– Black pinstripe pants (thrifted)
– Black patent leather heels (thrifted)
– Gold chain necklace (vintage)
– Pearl ring from Faye Bella vintage.
I think this might be the first time that I’ve posted one of my work outfits since I started my new job. It’s the first time in years that I’ve worked in a place where I don’t have to wear a uniform so I’m having lots of fun getting dressed each day. To begin with, I had built up a basic work wardrobe but I’ve slowly been working items from my regular wardrobe into it. Every now and then I’ll try to push the envelope a little further. So far, each time I’ve worn something a bit more experimental to work my boss has loved it. So I feel pretty happy mixing things up and wearing clothes that are a bit more left-of-centre to the office.
I also get a kick out of the fact that so many of our clients comment on my outfits. I’ve even had the hairdresser who works next door tell me that she looks forward to my morning mail-run so that she can see what I’m wearing. It makes me feel more confident about expressing myself through my clothes, rather than just sticking to the same tried-and-true office wear each day.
Are you interested in seeing more of my work outfits? I’d be more than happy to oblige if you are.