13 April 2012

The Work Travel Challenge - Part 1

Ok, I tackled the first part of the Travel Challenge and started with my wardrobe. I switched up the goal to stick with black as my foundation color and added a print and an ink blue skirt. I'm also taking a basic cardigan that will work for two of the outfits. All the pieces I picked should travel with minimal wrinkling and iron quickly.

Since I'm going to a class and not some kind of conference, I decided to leave my blazers and white button ups at home. I was initially afraid that I was going to look like a stuffier version of myself, ending up with a palette of predominately blacks and neutrals with little color (and it truly started out like that...it was frightening). But I'm prit-tee happy with the end result, which are pieces that are stylish, yet professional. It's more or less like a mini version of my home wardrobe.

Ink blue pencil skirt - The Limited
B/W polka Dot pencil skirt - Alfani for Macy's
Black cigarette pant - NY&Co
Magenta ruffle front top - The Limited
Teal chiffon dot blouse - Papaya
Chambray button up - JCPenney
White cardigan - Merona for Target

The other high points were that I succeeded in my goal of taking one multipurpose pair of heels and minimal jewelry. Though instead of black, I settled on my camel Charles David's.

For accessories I chose one versatile statement necklace and for a little variety two pairs earrings - silver hoops and black studs. To keep things easy, I plan to carry my black B. Makowsky handbag.

So onward I go to muddle through my beauty goods, hoping to change a mountain into a molehill!

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