Wednesday, June 12, 2013

My Style Challenge: On A Boat

My boyfriend and friends and I spent a fun weekend taking a day cruise on the Potomac on an old timey boat call the Cherry Blossom a little bit ago! The event was hosted by a friend's workplace and it was supposed to be about networking... but how to mix business casual with a typical DC hot summer day?

Here I am, all fancy and ready to mingle! I really think the accessories make this look! Surprisingly, I think it's the belt, not the statement necklace that's important here - it really completed the outfit!

In general, my formula for hot & humid business casual is a cotton top, not too tight skirt and a layering piece I can take off when I'm outdoors. Jazz it up with bright colors and pretty accessories and you're set!
I'm wearing: White shell by Guess, Helen Wang skirt from Bluefly (gone but here's kinda similar one), vintage Levi's denim jacket, shoes courtesy of Payless, Oliver Peoples sunnies, Foley + Corinna purse, belt from Express. My jewelry include: a necklace from Anthropologie (no longer available but here's a similar one), earrings from Costa Rica from my sister, gold bangles from Cambodia my dad, pearl ring from my mom. But I feel like my necklace just isn't statement enough, hmmmm..
Much better!