23.5.10

night and day


So today was the first day of the convention we came down to Vegas for (ICSC RECON, The Global Real Estate Convention, someone asked yesterday so just letting you know.  My husband's business interest actually, not mine).  I decided to wear a shift dress that could look tidy under a blazer for day and still cute and ready for drinks in the evening.  Shoes had to be practical since we were walking and standing all day (they still hurt like a mother effer right now. How do you standing-all-freaking-day-for-work women do this??  Tips please!  I have two more days of this! Apparently I am a wuss) and my dress is linen so it got wrinkles down the front the first time I sat down. Oh well.  At least my necklace (a gift from Merl at Clyde's Rebirth!  Thank you Merly!) is FREAKING AWESOME no matter what (in my humble opinion)!  These pictures were taken just as we got back to the casino. Now we are laying in bed watching Myth Busters (a rare treat since we don't have tv channels back home.)  So many things within parenthesis (I have always used them but there seem to be so many today.  Too brain dead to construct proper thoughts and sentences). (Oh and are the punctuation marks, when you are using parenthesis, supposed to go on the inside or the outside? Does anyone know this?  I guess I can just google it. I just wish I remembered.)

Dress: Banana Republic
Blazer: Banana Republic
Shoes: vintage thrifted
Belt: vintage thrifted
Woven Laptop Bag: vintage thrifted
Necklace: Clyde's Rebirth

31 comments:

Brianna said...

Very cute shift dress.

I believe that if the parentheses are like an added note to a part of a sentence, the punctuation goes on the outside. If the parentheses are just in their own sentence (with nothing on the outside of the parentheses), the punctuation goes inside. I don't know if this was what you were asking? :P

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Natasha said...

I agree with you...that necklace is FREAKIN AWESOME!! You look great as usual!

Trishna said...

You're hilarious. :) Looking very glamorous. :)

princesspolitico said...

i'm always so confused as to how to transition day looks into night time charm... this dress is completely the aesthetic i would love to go for... fantastic pattern your dress! a grey shift dress is such a nice option in comparison to black... much brighter but still neutral enough :)

lovely post!

xo.
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LyddieGal said...

The dress is adorable! I love black and brown together, you've done it so well!

Chic on the Cheap

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

I love how the jacket adds structure to this outfit. And the gold necklace was the perfect finishing touch, good job!

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Charlie said...

you´re so right, the necklace is gorgeous! you look pretty as always :)

katie said...

beautiful! that necklace is fantastic!

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

Good choice in outfit. I love that blazer.

Vennica Patricia said...

i lovee ur dress :) ! and ur bag too!! i wan tat bag :P

xoxo
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jokerine said...

Your outfit is pretty awesome, though I would never have worn that Necklace. I seem to have an aversion to that kind of necklace, even though it perfectly suits your outfit. That bag on the other hand... I covet ;) Oh and at conferences I usually tape up my feet with cushions in all the usual spots and endure whatever pain may come, also a cold shower when the shoes come of. This way they still kind of ache but I avoid ugly blisters which my feet are prone to. (I coul probably manage to get blisters in converse sneakers ;))

Becca said...

Your outfit is great. I love it when I get to see blogger's at-work style. I feel like I'm lacking in the workwear inspiration department. The dress is such a cute transitional piece, but i could not do linen for work (don't worry you're not alone! I have a linen skirt that I love, but every time I wear it I end up a wrinkle monster by the end of the day).

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

i think most women don't complain about wearing heels in an office because they don't stand very often - you're in a chair 80% of the day (this is coming from someone who unfortunately does this).

Desiree said...

Ohhh I love that bag! It is so summery. I hope you're mixing business with pleasure!

amanda said...

beautiful! love the clydes rebirth necklace. i have my eye on another one of hers. and do you really not watch tv at home? i know others that don't but i know i wouldn't survive without it.

Sal said...

Such a versatile, classy ensemble! You're so skilled at working brown leather accessories into cool color mixes.

crowdedcloset said...

this necklace is FEIRCE GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!

xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

Celine said...

Outside, unless the parenthesis are their own sentence, I believe.

No tips on how to make those feet not hurt but you look lovely :)

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Jamie said...

love the dress. looks fabublous.

and the with scarf for the shirt below?! genius.

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Melanie said...

So cute! I love how you've accessorized your dress. That blazer goes perfectly.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Sara said...

I love a dress/blazer combo. You look adorable.

merl said...

OW OW mama! I still believe that the necklace made itself specifically for you.. I just kinda sat there ;) can you stop looking so effortlessly amazing? you're making my pj's feel bad..

FashionTheorist said...

1. You need shoes with lots of cushioning, flexibility and arch support for standing all day - plus practice. Your feet get accustomed to the demands of being on your feet all day, but it takes a while.

2. Punctuation marks go outside parentheses (like this), but "inside quotes."

3. You look lovely! I love the combination of neutral colors.

DearBeatrice said...

you look gorgeous! That necklace is so stunning, love it! ^.^

tywo said...

You are gorgeous!
The dress is so cute!


LOVE!

Alli XT said...

Dr. Scholl's for heels and moleskin! Will very much save your tootsies. Also, slip on shoes so that you can slide them off when sitting at a table or behind a desk. And finally - soaking your feet in a tub (and w/epsom salts if possible) at the end of each day. I spend up to 20 hours on my feet sometimes at conventions, those are my tried and trues.

Kyla said...

This is a perfect day to night professional look with style! Love it! And that necklace is just plain awesome.

Delane said...

Cute dress!

You look like your in Miami not in Vegas..by your surroundings.

number the first said...

this outfit is super classy <3 Myth busters is such an awesome show. I always watch it online since I miss the actual show.

That necklace is wonderful.

Brianna said...

I love everything about this outfit, (I'm certain this is most definitely not the first time I've said that). As for the standing all day long, its all about the Dr. Scholl's inserts for me. I don't even buy shoes unless I think they are comfortable, but 8 hours a day on a hard floor is brutal any way you look at it!

km. said...

So cute for a vegas convention!!!

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