First off, I just wanted to say how much I love your blog. You give me so much inspiration in fashion, decorating, and life! I'm hoping you can give me just a little more inspiration.Oh, lordy. I have to be restrained from sending Andrea to Scotland decked entirely in corduroy, plaid and wool. Remember, she needs an outfit, not an (awesome!) costume.
I'm working on my MBA in Monterey and will be spending this summer as an intern working at the corporate headquarters of my family's dairy business in Scotland. Since graduate school translates to a life of jeans and sweaters, I'm not really prepared for dressing in the corporate world yet.
Add to that the eating habits of a graduate student who found herself on the wrong end of a breakup and I've found myself down to a size six, which I've never been in my life. Needless to say, my wardrobe is a clean slate and I'd like to start rebuilding it with more grown-up clothes.
Luckily, Scotland and Monterey have similar weather so I won't have to worry about buying for separate climates. The only hitch comes from the weight restriction for my luggage and the size of bank account. I'd love a few ideas to help me dress for the corporate world that aren't too stuffy, but don't peg me for the underdressed American either.
It'd be even better if some of the pieces could do double duty for sightseeing around the UK. I already have a few pieces that I know are coming with me: a pair of black Editor Pants from Express, brown pants, a couple short sleeved coats/blazers in black and white, and this skirt in black from Forever 21. I know I'm going to be taking advantage of the dropping exchange rate while I'm there and buying a few choice British pieces, but I just wanted some advice on what to start off my trip with and go from there.
Pants - Her own pair of black trousers.
Sweater - A pretty colored short sleeve sweater on sale at Gap.
Jacket - A linen (summer's tweed) piece on sale from J.Crew.
Brooch - Scottish thistle.
Pumps - A little tailored detail and an ankle strap, these are too cute.
Bag - Not super practical, but I love it.
Earrings - Silver knots.
Switch in a pair of matchstick jeans and comfy flats and this outfit works for sightseeing adventures too.