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July 31, 2006 at 1:42 pm
As a working woman, I would feel decidedly uncomfortable in this outfit – the long cuffs with the short pants would make me feel top heavy or something.The colors are nice, though.
July 31, 2006 at 1:53 pm
what happened to the quality of your pictures?
July 31, 2006 at 1:55 pm
i agree with the above; at least some more stylish flats or kitten heels, unless she has the more uncomfortable pair stowed away in her bag. the colors are nice, but the top looks more formal than the bottom.
July 31, 2006 at 2:00 pm
the “look-like-a-man” approach for working women went by the wayside a long time ago, thank god. it looks like she’s in a men’s jacket.
July 31, 2006 at 2:07 pm
More than anything else, I love, love, love the long cuffs.
July 31, 2006 at 2:21 pm
she looks very put together but also a bit too masculine or dated, imho. maybe it’s the accessories with the clothing. anyway, as a young, female design professional, i want to look more feminine and modern.
July 31, 2006 at 2:26 pm
I agree with the previous post. Also I think the ankle biters are unflattering for most women.
July 31, 2006 at 2:36 pm
to Anon 1:53this was a fast sidestep to a loading problemwith blogger
I will be refining it over the next day
July 31, 2006 at 2:37 pm
you can nitpick the details but this woman has major style
I bet when she leaves a meeting she is remembered -hopefully for all the right reasons
July 31, 2006 at 2:47 pm
a beautifully-cut blazer. i tend to agree with the contrasting formality in the look… i would lose the blazer… a crisp white shirt does it for me.
July 31, 2006 at 2:50 pm
She looks familar…has she been on here before? Or maybe, it was that woman who was wearing Domenico Vacca I believe.
July 31, 2006 at 2:52 pm
The tapered legs, low waist do indeed make her look top heavy, but I like her “Well yes, I am an UES bourgeoise. See you at Settemezzo” attitude.
July 31, 2006 at 3:55 pm
Dear Sart ,agree with you about this woman having style,but I’m a working woman too and i have to say,i agree more with the girls who posted comments about they prefering more modern and feminine looks.
Love you the same,
July 31, 2006 at 5:25 pm
I’m not suggesting this is the only way a working woman should dress but it is an option, especially with so many doing femme work wear so poorly
Often a look is either too frumpy or too sexy – I am really shocked by some of the outfits i see in the offices during this summer – cover up young lady!
July 31, 2006 at 5:59 pm
Love your site, am learning tons. Thanks!
Do you give fashion advice? I mean, your pictures are the ultimate in fashion advice, but I mean answering specific questions.
love again –
July 31, 2006 at 6:52 pm
I wonder about what is the proper proportion for a jacket of this kind, with pants of those kind? I like the look – on her. But I would not be honest if I didn’t question the addition of the crisp white pocket square … To me, anyway, it is just too much with the handbag, and the very nicely done long cuffs.
July 31, 2006 at 7:32 pm
I actually like the jacket & shirt beacuse of daring to look masculine in summer time. I would choose so sexy heels though or flats. The mocasins are (this time) to casual in contrast to the jacket.
July 31, 2006 at 7:56 pm
Stylish professional clothing for women is difficult to find…
The pics in this blog reflect that phenomena – impeccably dressed men, hipsters, ‘creative’ profs. sweet young things in girly dresses…but very few prof women that have a modern/contemp flare.
I’d love to see more sartorial inspiration in this gap! Surely NYC has some role models for me in this niche!
July 31, 2006 at 7:57 pm
She looks neat but it’s just a bit boring? And possibly a bit masculine.
Of course I am not in the same age group so I wouldn’t dress like this to work…
July 31, 2006 at 8:07 pm
very preppy…its quite typical isnt it..
July 31, 2006 at 8:23 pm
I really like this look. I would wear this. The cuffs on her shirt, the lemongrass pants, the Hermes accessories…but what really gives her ensemble character are her beat up drivers. The shoes have seen some mileage…but they are so charming.
July 31, 2006 at 8:24 pm
My fiancee is always at a loss when shopping for professional attire in the US.
It’s either cheaply made (synthetic city) or too casual (especially if you work in a more corporate environment). Europe has a lot more to offer in that “better” to “bridge” category of professional womenswear and even the designer stuff – both in terms of style, choices, quality and femininity. Paris and Milan in particular. She always goes and buys work-shirts when she’s there (and lots of non-work stuff of course).
For example… Her, imho, hottest suit is from D&G and can be warn with quite some success in the US board room as well.
July 31, 2006 at 8:25 pm
Ps. Her pocket square is perfect.
July 31, 2006 at 9:24 pm
very much like the cut of the jacket… not sure bout the capri’s however. she has style though… can’t deny it.
July 31, 2006 at 9:27 pm
I agree that this is a great option for this particular type of woman for work – I’m imagining how hot it must be, yet she looks so chic and pulled together. I generally look extremely wilted and flushed in summer – this woman looks chic and ready to go and well-ironed. And yes, I think part of that is the detail of the cuffs.
August 1, 2006 at 12:46 am
sart -i don’t think you need to justify any of the images you place on your blog. you have an incredibly unique eye, and that’s why i, personally, visit your site so much. love your work.
August 1, 2006 at 1:19 am
I absolutely love this outfit!
I don’t feel like wearing heels every day (most but not every) and I think her style is classy and sharp – she is wearing this outfit not vice versa.
I would only say this is not an outfit for a 20′s something it’s more 40′s upwards.
August 1, 2006 at 10:34 am
is this a recent pic? All fashion love aside- isn’t she boiling in this 100degree weather in that blazer??
August 1, 2006 at 12:27 pm
She looks like she could be from New Canaan, Connecticut – all prepped out. Her style doesn’t do anything for me because it seems a bit unbalanced with casual pants and shoes and a tailored shirt & jacket. I give her credit for trying to look professional despite the heat & humidity.
August 1, 2006 at 2:30 pm
This look is for the confident woman. Do not try it if you are too self conscious. I love it. It screams power and feminity at the same time.
August 2, 2006 at 6:57 am
August 2, 2006 at 1:31 pm
I lived in Paris from 1990 to 2000, and this is exactly how French young, well-to-do mothers dressed at that time. If there was a uniform look for what to wear when you collected your children from school, this was it. Capris, either ballerina flats or Tod’s, Hermes accessories and a blazer (to show that you were polished and chic) were de rigeur, at least at my children’s school.
August 3, 2006 at 1:25 pm
Think the cropped pants with the tailored jacket and long cuffs are unbalanced, I agree with someone saying topheavy. I see two different outfits if this gets split at the middle but like both just not together. Work wear for women is very tough, especially in my conservative environment, please post more shots to show more options.
August 3, 2006 at 3:24 pm
She looks too much like a walking ad for Hermes…
August 6, 2006 at 5:52 pm
this look is hot. i bet she looks great and feels comfortable when she takes her blazer off when she gets in the office. i definitely want her handbag too. i love it.
August 7, 2006 at 10:40 am
Screams money, and lots of it! I want her as my sugar mommy…
August 8, 2006 at 10:45 pm
Love it! Confident, classy and a little preppy. Although I agree that not everyone could wear this outfit, this woman knows who she is!
August 9, 2006 at 9:35 am
I love this look! I think it depends on what your style is. According to the Budget Fashionista, this would fall between Trendy and Socialite…which is what I am, a Trendy Socialite. Isn’t that name just delicious?!?!?!?! I work in a more laidback environment where this look would be perfect.