Power Pants in Action

In response to last week’s post about colored jeans, I thought I would show you my power pants in action.

Power Pants Action Shot

Gap red corduroys (I’ve been rocking these for about a year) with a Jcrew cardigan, Old Navy scarf, and cream sweater of unknown origins. Not sure if it’s clear in the pic, but it’s red, white, and navy working together. Because I love America!

If that’s not enough inspiration for you, you can always check out my Pinterest Board, dedicated to Bright Pants.

I received several texts this weekend from Jessica, who was sorely tempted to buy some bright denim (it was on sale!) but she passed because the fit Just Wasn’t Right – which was absolutely the right decision.

Have you rocked some color on your lower half lately? How’d it work out?

I tried it: Advanced Tights

In honor of today’s post on tights, I gave some Advanced tights a shot. I picked them up at DSW (a two-pack for $12!). I was worried about the color of the tights making my legs look short (most likely an irrational fear) so I wore them with a really short skirt and really high heels. Then I spent the day not leaving my desk because A) I was worried that my skirt was too short and people would think that I was making christmas money selling my flesh on street corners, and B) damn, those shoes are tough to walk in.

What do you think?

btw: the dress is from H&M and the sweater is from Nordstrom.

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You’re Welcome, Jessica Hilt

This blog is what happens when a sick day comes head to head with a flattering suggestion from a good friend. I recently provided real-time fashion support to Jessica while she was prepping for an important job interview. Our rapid-fire text exchange covered topics such as “when does a patterned tight make someone look mentally ill?” and “Actually, all blacks are not created equal, so buy your separates together.”

We don’t know yet if she has gotten the job, but we DO know that they are checking references, so the odds are in her favor (which is timely, given my excitement over the full-length trailer for The Hunger Games, which was released today)

She looked KILLER in her interview, and I can’t take any credit for her performance, but I know she felt like a Hot Corporate Lady (which is exactly the look we were going for) and that boost in confidence helped her to knock ’em dead.

Job interview makeup

"Let's talk salary, shall we?" said Jessica Hilt

What you wear is the first thing you tell someone about what you’re feeling that day.¬† Today I’m wearing leggings and a t-shirt and a box of kleenex.

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