Shiny Suits: Hey why not?!

I recently had to come back to reality between my wedding and before departing for the honeymoon in April to handle my 9-5  business responsibilities. In retailing we have a time call market, where new products are showcased to buyers. Think the behind the scenes version of a Fashion Week; when the smoke is gone and where the work is really done.

Unlike a runway of free fashion expression, I have to find unique ways to be professional yet stay true to my style in the boardroom amongst VPs, CEOs, and key stakeholders.

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A morning coffee break before a full day is always necessary. On this day I wear a Vera Wang Collection jacket and cropped pants in a shiny pewter color. Bought this suit originally to wear to a wedding, but now it has become office attire. I toned down its "electrifying" nature with a crisp white top.  I wanted the boots to help elongate my frame which is why I chose a stretch fabric with a pointed toe. The orange bag added that "POP" of color we always need. 

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 The Hermes Herbag Zip 31 is big enough to carry my decks and notepad. It took a minute to get use to a fabric bag.

The Hermes Herbag Zip 31 is big enough to carry my decks and notepad. It took a minute to get use to a fabric bag.

 Yes my button up is cropped because you never know who may hit your cell phone for afterwork drinks! This top is from the diffusion line by Eileen Fisher.

Yes my button up is cropped because you never know who may hit your cell phone for afterwork drinks! This top is from the diffusion line by Eileen Fisher.

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 This  bake shop  in Bushwick, Brooklyn is known for their chocolate cake (Ask for the Brooklyn Blackout cake) and electric purple Coffee Shop sign.

This bake shop in Bushwick, Brooklyn is known for their chocolate cake (Ask for the Brooklyn Blackout cake) and electric purple Coffee Shop sign.

Outfit Details: if there was a Fashion Sherlock deal I'll share it below!

Vera Wang Collection Jacket; Retail $1395, 260 sample sale find for $75
Vera Wang Collection Cropped Pants; Retail $795, 260 sample sale find for $50
Stuart Weitzman CoolBoot; Macy's sale for 50% off
Eileen Fisher, The Fisher Project Classic Collar Crop Shirt; Retail $138, brand sample sale for $20
( One is happening this weekend 3.11-3.12, details here)

Hermes Herbag Zip
Cartier Trinity bracelet

Now would you dare wear metallics to the office? Let me know in the comments below.

Stay tuned for my week 2 standout attire.

xoxo

the Fashion Sherlock