Have you ever heard the saying â€œdress for the job that you want, not the job that you haveâ€? Iâ€™ve heard it countless times over the years, especially back when I used to work in more corporate environments.
I feel pretty lucky to have not worn business casual clothes in over 6 yearsâ€“I think every single piece that I used to own in that phase of my life has been eradicated from my closet, thank God.
That being said, Iâ€™ve learned in the last few years that itâ€™s important every now and then to add pieces in that might not be for â€œeverydayâ€. When the time comes and you have an important meeting, dinner with clients, or a big presentation Iâ€™ve found that itâ€™s equally as important for me to dress the part.
Iâ€™ve always loved and admired DVF â€“ if youâ€™ve ever read her interviews or heard her speak you know that sheâ€™s a fearless, go-getter and a woman who lived her life exactly as she wanted. She didnâ€™t take no for an answer and somehow decades after starting her line she still finds a way to design for the modern, but classic woman.
In my style self discovery Iâ€™ve learned that I love a good crossover blouse. They work for almost any occasion and if it werenâ€™t completely awkward, Iâ€™d probably wear one everyday. I saw this one over the holidays and knew I had to snag it. Itâ€™s a bit of an investment piece, but worth it over the long haul. Iâ€™ve done everything possible to keep my wallet out of sight of these Cuyana blouses (in stripes and in plain white) for the same reason.
These days I donâ€™t even know what â€œdressing upâ€ on the weekend means (especially in the winter), but this is what it means to me. A fancy blouse, jeans, and heels are all it takes for me these days.Â
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Photos byÂ Carter Fish