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)


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

  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.

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

  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. :)

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


  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!

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

  8. Beautiful ensemble. Love the cool color scheme!


  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.

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

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


  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!