Interviewer

There are a few days every year for work where I have to–get to–dress like I work in an office.  A casual office, but dude, I’ll take it.  This week I’m interviewing candidates who are interested in joining our organization.  Most of my outfits have been repeats because…why waste a good outfit?  Earlier this week I repeated my maroon skinnies + polka dot top but added a black blazer.  
Another day, I went for this skirt and light sweater since the weather has been so nice.  It’s pretty matchy-match, but this week I’ve just been like GIVE ME EASY, PLEASE.  And besides, I’m just holding up my end of the bargain from yesterday–when presented with ways to cheat the system, I will cheat every time.  
Links to Shop:
1.  Target  |  2.  JCPenney  |  3.  Gap
4.  ModCloth  |  5.  Target  |  6.  ModCloth

Shop for the Look:
Sweater: Forever 21 (similar, similar)
Skirt: c/o SheInside (similar, similar)
Shoes: Target (exact, similar Target–sale)
Bag: Target (exact)
Necklace: c/o Outfit Additions
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    I won't wear sludge brown
    January 23, 2014 at 7:07 am

    What an absolutely stunning necklace. You look lovely as always x

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    Catarina Ribeiro
    January 23, 2014 at 11:27 am

    I'm completely addicted to stripes lately <3 Great suggestions has always. Thank you!

    Strawberry Short Skirt

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    Susan
    January 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    I love that Target skirt! I am adding that to my shopping cart! I cant wait until it is warm enough to wear skirts with no tights again! Susan

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    Shoegal Out In The World
    January 23, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I really like your outfit & it is perfect for a warmer weather that can only hope it comes sooner rather than later… All your skirt options are great affordable, wearable choices…

    Have a great day!!!

    xoxo Violeta, your Shoegal Out In The World

    http://www.shoegaloutintheworld.com

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    Mary Ann Lasky
    January 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    So sorry to hear this, Audrey. Take care of yourself!

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    Tracy Miller
    January 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Love this look. Polished but fun.

    Tracy @Its Mostly About
    Fashion

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    litsa0628
    January 23, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I'm so sorry to read about your dad. I lost my mom 6 years ago to breast cancer. She also had stage 4. The chemo eradicated it for a while but then it came back so she switched to a new chemo which had the same results. Eventually, after 3 years of this back forth, she passed away. I really feel for you, and I hope you really do get to enjoy the time you have left with your family and dad. Never take any moments for granted.

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    Ashley
    January 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I love easy looks when you can just put it on in 5 seconds and be done. The skirt is really pretty – the stripes would definitely go with a lot of great colors!

    P.S. I think it's time for another "One Piece Many Ways" linkup!

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    Debi
    January 24, 2014 at 1:13 am

    So very sorry to hear this, Audrey. I will add your father to my prayer list. I, too, have had a rough holiday season. The day after Thanksgiving, we had to say goodbye to our beloved dog, a Golden Retriever named Jasmine. She was diagnosed with lymphoma last January and we had taken the route of getting her chemo, but her time had come to an end. She had been with us for 12 years. It was heartbreaking. The day after that, my cousin passed away. She was 58. During this time also, 4 of my neighbors passed away. Then 2 weeks later another cousin (sister of the first cousin) passed away. Then on Dec. 29 my 82 year old father-in-law underwent an aortic dissection and had a subsequent stroke. I have been in the hospital visiting him for most of January. To say it's been rough would be an understatement. While it's never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, my hope is you will find some comfort in the fact that you get to spend some time with your father and really enjoy this time with him. I find comfort in this verse. I hope you will too. Isaiah 41:10 – Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

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    Maggie
    January 24, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I love this look. I thought I remembered that you turned a dress into this skirt some time ago? I also thought you had a chunky necklace from the "That's Mine" etsy store in maybe a mint green?
    I like the necklace you have on in the picture with the skirt though – the lines make it more geometric and have a similar feel to the stripes in the skirt. I like the nude pumps since they keep the skirt as the "star" in this outfit. Nude booties/shooties would be cute too.

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    Kacie's Kloset
    January 24, 2014 at 2:04 am

    You look ready to interview people 🙂

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

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    Elizabeth
    January 24, 2014 at 2:04 am

    Agree with the necklace/skirt geometry comment about complementary geometry. My suggestion for next time (to contrast the matchy-matchy as you noted) is to pair this skirt with a purple shirt–something rich in color like eggplant. Something that offsets the green in the skirt and makes it pop more.

    Stylish as always!

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    Brigette Chock
    January 24, 2014 at 3:35 am

    I love this skirt! I've been looking for a cute striped skirt for a while. Love how you worked this outfit. 🙂

    Brigette from http://www.brigettelikes.com

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    January 24, 2014 at 3:53 am

    You are quite attentive! Yes, this is the dress turned skirt. I don't have a mint necklace from That's Mine but I have a few other mint necklaces that I've worn with this same sweater. I was trying to move away from that for once. Good to know you think it worked. (Whew!)

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    January 24, 2014 at 3:53 am

    Thanks, Ashley! And, you've put another One Piece Man Ways on my radar!

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    Kelly
    January 24, 2014 at 4:38 am

    I love this look, so chic!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

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    Jasmin
    January 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

    Lurker for a long time but first comment, just wanted to say I love your blog and this post! I work in a business casual environment and I would love to see more of these types of outfits on the blog. Thanks for everything!

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    Karen
    January 24, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    My father has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis which is a lung disease. He was diagnosed 15 months ago and told he had two years to live. It was tuff at first as he deteriorated rapidly a couple of months after the diagnosis. But then after 6 months he kind of plateaued and is holding his own. Some days are harder than others for him and us but we make the most of every day. Staying as positive as possible ensures we get the most out of every day and stops us dwelling on the what ifs. While this is a tough time for you and your family the best suggestion I can make is to just love your Dad and just be there for him. He will appreciate your support and you will treasure the time you spend with him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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    Tina
    January 24, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Oh Audrey, I'm so sorry to hear your news! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this tough time.

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    Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks for coming out of lurking to say hi, Jasmin! I would love to do more business casual, but they only way that might happen at this point is if I switch jobs. 😉

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    Elisa T
    January 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    I love this outfit! I'm currently doing my internship for my schooling so this is a great post for some inspiration! I know that your job does't call for this type of dressing, but adding more of these types of outfits would be great! Either way, awesome style all around!

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    kimmie
    January 24, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    Just getting around to reading your post, and I'm so sorry for what your family is going through. Sending extra prayers your way!

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    Karmen
    January 25, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Just got around to this. I'm really sorry to hear that your dad is sick. I lost my dad just over a year ago to pancreatic cancer that spread to his liver. The doctor gave him maybe 6 months and my dad, like the champion that he always was, fought for 16 months. I was only 27 when he passed and would give anything to spend another day with him. Spend all the time you can with your dad and also take care of yourself.

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    Maggie
    January 25, 2014 at 2:44 am

    Hi Audrey, I feel so honored that you took a moment to respond to my comment. (I didn't expect it!) I look at things people have refashioned for inspiration but although I can sew fairly well, it just takes a lot of time to sew things from scratch.
    It takes a certain courage to cut into a garment for which you paid good money and have enjoyed but I think your "refashion" was very successful. (At least I don't remember your dress being from a thrift store.)

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    Anna
    January 25, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I'm fairly new to your blog, but my heart breaks for you. I'm going through the same experience as my father was also diagnosed with terminal cancer in September and is going through chemo. Life is always too short, too precious! Might I suggest you ask your day to fill out one of these in his quiet moments. I asked my parents and my last grandmother to give me these tfor Christmas a few years back. Their word are some of my most valuable treasures. I too have younger half siblings who are 10 and 13 years younger. I bet they will cherish your father's words as adults as well. Just a thought. May you find comfort in the small things and joy in shared love. A Father's Legacy: Your Life Story in Your Own Words
    http://amzn.com/1404113320

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    Jasmin
    January 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Fair enough! 🙂 Thanks for the reply!

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    Trisha Carrillo
    January 27, 2014 at 7:29 am

    I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I can't imagine the worry, pain and all other emotions you are going through. I live in the Bay Area, so it was kind of cool to know that you'll be visiting here, but obviously not under the best circumstances. It's very heartbreaking to know that as we get older, our parents get older too–and oftentimes, this means that their health isn't as good as it once was. My dad had a heart attack the week before Christmas in 2012 and it scared me because I didn't want to see him in pain, or gone. I am going to be thinking of you, your dad and family in my prayers. I will pray that your dad has the strength to fight this cancer and that he will beat all odds. I will also pray that you and your family have the strength to help him fight this. Think positive thoughts and keep that beautiful smile on your face. ((hugs))

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    Natalie Lee
    January 27, 2014 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for sharing with us. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news about your father's cancer. My dad was diagnosed with stage IV cancer (metastatic adenocarcinoma of unknown primary site) when he was 46 and I was 21, with lung and brain and spine mets. I was a 2nd year med student at the time. He lived for almost two years after his diagnosis, went through surgeries and chemo and radiation. While it is always hard to lose a parent (I still miss him and wish he could have seen me and my siblings get married and met all of his grandchildren), I treasured the time I did have with him. Your dad is lucky to have you and your family to support him and help him fight this. I hope he lives a long long time and is pain-free as possible. Sending positive healing thoughts to your dad and warm wishes to you and your family.

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    Rebecca
    January 27, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    You look so lovely and (;) put-together in this outfit! Really elegant and pretty.

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