ladies who lunch

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It’s funny that just a few short years ago, this would be an everyday outfit for me, but now it feels fancy. When your day-to-day style revolves around jeans and flats, a day that includes a skirt made of anything besides cotton and heels is a chichi affair.

This morning, I reached into the unchartered depths of my closet to pull together an outfit for an annual ladies’ luncheon for our community college foundation. This year, the keynote was a motivational speaker who shared helpful insights about being better listeners, building up others through kindess and praise, and focusing on relationships to improve our businesses and community. The big takeaway was this: “People reach out to people who reach out.” Good, right?

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go soak my feet. It’s been a long time since I suffered through 8 hours in heels!

{Wearing: Target striped sweater; 212 Collection skirt (Kohl’s clearance); Nine West pumps; Daniel Wellington watch; Romeo & Juliet Couture bag (Hautelook)} 

31 thoughts on “ladies who lunch

  1. LOVE this outfit, very nicely put together. I would love to be able to wear something to work other than jeans and t-shirts (I work with kids), so I know what you mean about feeling dressed up the minute you put on something nice.

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  2. Love it. Though I feel the opposite about myself and dressing up. I used to be so scared to overdress so I always opted casual but now I just embrace the over the top:) Except of course when I am working:)

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    1. Well now some of the magic is gone, because I always secretly wished that you landscaped in vintage sequins… ;-)

      I love your love of fancy. I need more glitz in my life.

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  3. I love how the Skirt and the Pumps made a perfect combination. And they both great with the Romeo & Juliet Couture bag! They’re ‘reaching out’ with each other to give you a fancy feeling.

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  4. Aww, you look like a professional lunching lady! I think you look fabulous. All of your outfits are wonderful from your meetings to the flower shop.

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  5. Such a nice outfit. I’ve also been inspired by your post about hair colour and am going to see if I can try and eek out my colour by using more dry shampoo/hair hiding tricks! I currently wash my hair every 1-2 days and I want to aim for 1-2 times a week.

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    1. So true!! A few years ago, I could walk a mile in my stilettos and actually complained that flats were “less comfortable.” Now, even a 3-inch heel feels like the worst kind of torture after just a few hours.

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