You might remember this outfit from the Fall Items Two Ways post with Conversation Pieces. (Or maybe you don’t because you’re not a creepy stalker like me–I remember like every single one of Kendi’s outfits, even from years ago. Like I said, creepy stalker.)
I finally wore it this weekend for a recruitment night for the organization I work with. Since my organization is so casual my attire has a lot of flexibility, and I thought this was a fun way to do business casual without slacks, a pencil skirt, or a blazer. On the note of business casual, since it seems to be a confusing and ambiguous definition for all of us, I really like this pin on decoding dress codes. Even though no one ever says “smart casual” I like the illustration to compare the differences between business/smart casual and business/informal, etc. If you know your organization is more on the casual side, I’d follow the “business casual” laid out in that pin. If your org is a little more dressy I would consider “business casual” what this pin calls “smart casual.” What do you think, is this helpful? Which one applies to your work environment?
Shirt #2 is hard to see – it’s J.Crew Factory with some stretch. Option #1 is an extra 40% off, options 2 and 3 are both 30% off!
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