Sunday, June 10, 2012

business appropriate {and giveaway winner}

Pinstripe Blazer- H&M (Swapped); Skirt, Belt &White Flower Bracelet- Thrifted; Blouse- Anthropologie; Pearl Bracelet- Le Chateau; Pink Flower Bracelet- Castellammare Designs; Flower Ring- Boutique in Hawaii; Hosiery- Forever 21; Shoes- Spring; Nail Polish- Coral Pink by Sally Hansen

I'm currently in Marina del Rey, California (in LA county) for an international Dress for Success conference which starts this afternoon.  I'm looking forward to networking with other affiliates, exploring the local area (I've previously visited San Diego, Hollywood, Beverly Hills,  Malibu & Lego Land- which should count as a city in my opinion!), learning from others and hopefully teaching something as well (I'm a panelist at one of the conference sessions on starting a new affiliate).  

The attire for the conference is 'business appropriate' which I am embarassed to say I had to google as it's not a term I'm familiar with (I'm a wear what makes you feel good and works for an office setting kind of gal).  It basically means pants or a skirt with a blazer for a woman (doesn't have to be a matching top and bottom as in traditional business attire). I packed lightly (for once!) with one suit and a few separates that I can mix & match. During the conference I'll be wearing outfits similar to the one shown in these photos (which I wore to conduct job interviews last week), professional but with a bit of Tinfoil Tiaras injected style!

I'm very excited to announce the winner of the Castellammare Designs jewellery giveaway- drumroll please.... congrats to Breakfast with Tiffany! (Please e-mail me at to arrange delivery.) Thanks to everyone who entered!

 P.S. I've scheduled posts for the whole week I'm in conferences, you can't get rid of me that easily! :)


  1. Sounds like such a fun conference! I love getting dressed up for professional events now and again. Really love the outfit you're sporting - clean and polished. The accessories are such a fun touch. Can't wait to hear all about your California adventures when you get home!


  2. you've definitely spiced up the very serious outfit with all those pearls and flowers. well and the top is pretty cheerful as well :P
    good luck with the conference and enjoy your stay there!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  3. Have fun at the conference! You definitely added a fun twist to this "business appropriate outfit" and I love it!

  4. Great business look and Congrats to Tiffany

  5. Emily, I love this look! the belt looks lovely against that skirt and I really totally dig that printed top! Hope you have lots of free time to go have fun in Cali!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
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  6. Sounds like such a neat conference...I just love traveling and dressing up and feeling really cool :D The pearl belt and snazzy shoes really do make this your own, love it!

    <3 Cambria

  7. Pretty blouse and I love your shoes. They look so lovely!

    Hope your week of conferences goes well!

  8. congrats to tiffany! so exciting. i love this outfit, girlie! and how exciting you're in MDR! you're literally like 5 minutes away from me. email me if you have any freetime! we can do a blogger meet up!!!

  9. Love the blouse - the pattern is beautiful!

  10. What an exciting opportunity! I hope you'll post a followup about how the panel discussion went! This is a perfect business appropriate outfit. I love the cluster of very feminine accessories in the second-last photo. I have a pearl belt too! Isn't it a fun piece in your wardrobe?


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily