Monday, September 19, 2011

Making Pink Professional

My outfit on the 1st day of work. Inspired by the Tommy Hilfiger ad in the March 2011 Vogue issue:

Gave me the idea of combining a striped shirt with a striped jacket. Plus I got to wear my super old jacket that has been sitting in the closet for a very long time!
 I still remember the trip and the day I bought this jacket from my favorite designer discount store of Century 21 in New York city. I should have done a close-up on the side pocket details which have mini hot pink bows.
 The barely pink flare slacks were a $2 thrift store find by my mom with still tags on!
 I was glad no one was up or walking around my hotel in the morning when I took these.
I am mostly hating this outdoor access condo style layout of my hotel but for photos it is actually working out great!
 A bit tight for professional wear but I really wanted to wear outfits from my list instead just wearing my old work clothes!

Jacket - BCBG
Blouse - Gap
Pants - Victoria's Secret
Belt - Limited
Shoes, necklace - Forever 21
Earrings and ring - Tiffany's
Watch - Michael Kors

TRAVEL/WORK Observations:
1. A lot of mini down time waiting which I am filling with reading a book (currently The Help - it is amazing).
2. I am annoyed with this hotel which has no food or room service and also apparently no shuttle service either! Had to take a cab to work this morning and be dropped of by the client!
3. Still doing good keeping my goal of staying healthy - had a greek salad with grilled salmon for lunch, chipotle chicken with rice and salad for dinner and only 1 cup of coffee and 1 soda. A LOT of water. And even fit in a 30 minute workout at the puny gym.
4. Wearing heels were a big mistake today! Especially the wooden platforms with no padding. I imagined my old small office environment where the  meetings were held either in my own office or the conference room 3 doors down, where the closest starbucks was on the main floor of the same building and lunch places around the same block. walking was minimal and heels were no issue. Well, not at this place. It is a huge campus with many streets and at least 10-15 low level buildings all spread out. To my luck every time they wanted me to meet someone or attend a meeting we had to walk what seemed like miles at a very fast pace. My feet were DYING! i think I am going to stick with flats tomorrow!
5. I miss my family soooo much.  I just skyped with them now and they were sooo adorable in their PJs fresh out of bath talking over each other to tell me these:
my son: 'i built a lion cage', 'i built a train track all by  myself', 'i have to show you my sticky lizard from the birhtday goodie bag', 'I have to pee but I will be right back' and lastly 'I love you mommy'.
My girl: 'i have two McQueens', 'i have to pee too', 'i have a sticky frog', 'I right be back' and kissess in the air to the laptop camera.


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  2. love the striped blazer...nice that you are putting it to use now....i love shrunken blazers, but all my older ones are looser and big with shoulder pads...ick!
    good luck with the travels...must be hard being away from the kids for so long!

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  3. I like that you use stripes in both, blazer and shirt.

  4. The ensamble is so cool!!!Love the pants and the blazer!

  5. You are so gorgeous and elegant even et work ! Bravooo !!

  6. Your suit looks so fresh & chic with the Soft tones of pink and stripes :) wedges and necklace; perfect choice for the overall outfit!

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  7. you look awesome! Love those pants!!!


  8. This looks great! Love how you paired the stripe on stripe! You definitely made this a work appropriate and fun outfit. $2 pants, what an amazing thrift find :)

  9. Merhaba Defne, guzel yorumun icin cok tesekkur ederim. Is seyehatini zevkle okudum, ucuk pembe pantalon ceketini de cok sevdim. Yeni bir takipcin olarak J.Crew olayini merak ettim, niye oradan inspiration larin, orada mi calisiyorsun :) takibindeyim, seni de yine beklerim :) cocuklarin cok tatli bu arada, masallah, tez elden kavusun birbirinize :)

  10. HOLY SMOKES!! This is an amazing outfit. Seriously. Like, one of the most amazing. :D And you're a Mommy! I'm so glad to have found another stylish Mom out there who isn't afraid to wear pink in total glam. You go girl!

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  11. Stripes with stripes! GENIUS!!

  12. I love those pants! The fit and colour are fantastic :)

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  13. Defne'cim merhaba, is seyahati ha? Oncelikle bir an evvel ailene kavusmani diliyorum, seyahatte de rejimine sadik kalmani da ayrica tebrik ediyorum:))Kiyafetine gelince, ben sana bol paca pantalonlari hep cok yakistiriyoum, bu cok guzel olmus. Cizgili ustune baska renk cizgili giymene de bayildim.


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