In The Mood

Turtleneck by Club Monaco, Anthropologie belt, All Saints skirt

What determines what you clothes you wear when you get dressed for the day?  Where you are going? The weather? Who you will be seeing? How about your mood?  Not necessarily a good mood or a bad mood, just what you are in the mood for!  Right?  Which leads to this outfit, recently worn to work…after several days (maybe weeks!) of wearing blazers and more formal attire, I just felt like a more business casual look. Do I dare wear a striped turtleneck without a jacket?  I decided, why not?

One major component to my confidence:  the perfect bra. 🙂   If you’re going to wear a fitted top without a jacket, you better have on a bra that provides the proper coverage and fit, otherwise it can be disastrous!  No need to hide behind your scarf, that’s worn for added warmth and visual interest!  Plaids and stripes are always a fun combination. 

When I wear a more casual look to work I am careful not to go overboard with ‘fun’ jewelry.  With a wrist of fun/casual bracelets I keep my earrings serious – my go-to modest sized gold hoops.

Something else I was ‘in the mood’ for? A lighter weight coat!  After months of wearing my heaviest coats to face the winter chill, with temps heading to 50 I headed to the back of my closet for one of my favorite Mackage jackets – blanket wool with leather trim, warm, but very light!

For final touches, leather gloves and my black beret.  Regardless of milder temps, I never leave the house in the winter without the essential three: hat, scarf, and gloves.  🙂

It felt good to wear a more relaxed outfit this day.  What were YOU in the mood for today?

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  • I dress for what I am in the mood for as well, except for Tuesday mornings when I have to be outside for 45 minutes meeting the buses. On those days, my outfit is determined by the weather. Love the stripes and plaid of your Burberry scarf!


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