What I Wore: Redefine the Daily Grind

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

high waist pants, black trousers, gold necklace, snakeskin belt, bolero, wyoming, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
high waist pants, black trousers, gold necklace, snakeskin belt, bolero, wyoming, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
high waist pants, black trousers, gold necklace, snakeskin belt, bolero, wyoming, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,
high waist pants, black trousers, gold necklace, snakeskin belt, bolero, wyoming, never fully dressed, withoutastyle,

What I Wore: Shirt (Gap; Similar Here), Pants (Similar Here), Belt (Similar Here), Bolero (Amazon), Necklace (Similar Here), Shoes (Madden Girl; Similar Here)

I've been meaning to get this outfit on the blog forever because I wear it all the time to work. All the time. But patience (or procrastination) rewards because Sunday, I finally got this bolero as a replacement for the worn out white shrug I'd been wearing this with and- BAM! Took the outfit to the next level. Makes me feel powerful and ready for work!

So many reasons why i love this look-it mimics the look of a jumpsuit without any of the inconveniences of it, plus the high waist makes me feel like Katherine Hepburn and who doesn't want that? The snakeskin belt and the necklace match pretty perfectly. Both were originally my grandmother's. I also got several other belts from her (a.k.a. took out of the garage sale pile), and all three have this bright gold for the buckles. I wonder if they were part of a set, or was it just a popular look when she bought them? Did the necklace come with any of them, or was that too, just what was popular? Either way, it makes me happy because when I put them on in the morning, I think of her.

On a less sartorial note, things have been busy, busy, busy at work recently. Spring break is right around the corner for my school and it is in everyone's core, everyone's bones. We all need it and all crave it. At the same time there are so many new things happening at the school too- new programs, new people and- most exciting- new job opportunities. Ah, hiring season for schools! A stressful but hopeful time, wish me luck!


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  2. I adore that you were able to achieve the look of a jumpsuit without the inconvenience. The gold details are so classic.

    You can tell this outfit makes you feel powerful. That's the sign of a great outfit.

    Good luck on the getting hired full time front. I'm rooting for you.


  3. I absolutely love love LOVE this outfit! The simplicity and silhouette is perfect. You are rockin' it!


  4. A bolero! So that's what those long sleeved, shrug-esque doo-dads are actually called. I always referred to them as mini cardigans, but bolero is a much fanicer term. I love that you added it--it adds a whole new level of refinement, and I love the sleek black below!! :D


  5. Those pants give you legs for daaaays! You look amazing, and totally ready to tackle your work! xo

  6. These pants were made for you! I love how simple yet sophisticated this outfit is. You look SO pretty. I love that you bring up the inconvenience of jumpsuits. My sister and I were shopping and she almost bought a romper. I told her I'd never wear one simply because using the bathroom is impossible when you wear one hahaha!

  7. Black with gold accents makes for such a classic look! Very nice with the heels too. Good luck for work. And yes, definitely looking forward to Easter break around here!

  8. Oh I totally thought it was a jumpsuit at first! Such a strong and quite elegant look on you! Best wishes with the new hiring season approaching :)

  9. Well, aren't you just the classiest lady! Those high waisted trousers make your legs look a thousand miles long and I love how simple, but compelling this is. The small details like the necklace and belt are truly beautiful. Also, do you wear those heels to work? Because as a fellow teacher, I applaud you profusely if you do ;)
    Good luck with new job opportunities! :D

    1. Yeah, no, I usually wear heels with a slightly more sturdy and thick heel or switching out to snow shoes for recess duty or flats....

  10. Damn, you look amaaaazing in this. I thought you were wearing a jumpsuit at first. Everything fits you so well! <3

    - Anna


  11. This is such a perfect work outfit. Good luck with the new job opportunities!

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  13. those black pants fit you like a dream! it really takes this simpler outfit to a very classy level. great necklace, and hooray for secondhand belts! this one is absolutely classic.

    ♥ perfectly Priya


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