January 13, 2013

30 x 30 Day 9: Edgy at Work

When I was choosing shoes for my 30 x 30 challenge, I figured I needed one pair of shoes that I could wear "out" on the weekends so I chose this pair of booties below. I didn't think I'd be able to wear them to work at all, but after paying much more attention to how people dress in court, I noticed women take the most sartorial risks with their shoes. I've seen booties, knee-high boots, platform heels, brightly colored heels, animal prints and more. So, I didn't feel too out of place when I wore this outfit. Plus, if I had to, I could remove the scarf and I'd look pretty darn normal. Do you wear "safe" shoes to work or do you take some risks?
Downside to this outfit - the lining in my skirt was peeking out like this all day! Maybe I shrunk the boucle part of the skirt in the dryer?
Blazer: Theory
Blouse: Old Navy
Skirt: Ann Taylor (similar)
Belt: Forever 21 (similar)
Scarf: Cynthia Rowley (similar)
Booties: Madden Girl (similar)
Sunglasses: Cotton On (similar)

13 comments:

  1. I kind of like the lining peeking out! It looks intentional.

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  2. i love those booties! fun footwear--printed/colored heels or higher heels was something i worried about for a while, i didn't want people to think my shoes were too "sexy" but i'm gradually getting past that! and i love the colors of your blouse and scarf.

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  3. I like the green/gray combo, and the lining would be an easy fix.

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  4. Cute booties! I'd wear them everyday if I could just find a pair I love in real life, instead of just in blogland. :)
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  5. What a great work outfit. I love that you've combined classic pieces, but made them modern and a bit edgy. Great look!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  6. I agree - I stuck to plain and low (less than 3") heels until now, but you should see some of the sexy sexy shoes people wear in the courthouse!

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  7. LOL I'm glad that's how it looks!

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  8. Beautiful ensemble. Love the cool color scheme!

    http://polkadotsleopardspots85.blogspot.com/

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  9. Good question. :) I'd probably just cut it off, if it was a fabric that wouldn't unravel much, I'd add fray-check to it. If it needed to be hemmed, I do that.

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  10. Love the outfit! The booties are awesome and the scarf is just beautiful!

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  11. Stumbled upon your blog from Plane Pretty! New follower! Follow me back too?!?!
    Love this outfit!


    http://www.diaryofabrwneyedgirl.blogspot.com

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  12. I wear "edgey" shoes everyday if possible, but then again my shoes spend most of the day sitting on the floor under my desk... with no feet in them!

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