Our daily TPS reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices. This week’s guest posts are from one of my best friends since college, who we’ll call Auntie M – read more about her below. Welcome to Corporette, Auntie M! – Kat
Oooh, I am just loving this pretty — oh, so pretty! — blouse from Matthew Williamson. I generally love beading, and I think the beaded shoulders here add a beautiful weight to this blouse, both literally and figuratively. The beading, along with the buttons on the sleeves, keep the shirt from becoming too flowy. I like the neutral color palette as well, which keeps the design from becoming overwhelming. First, I would absolutely ignore the styling suggestions on this website — no gold-sequined high-waisted shorts for me, thank you! Instead, I would pair it with high-waisted, wide-leg black wool trousers and classic black slim-heel pumps or black patent leather flats. I may also pair it with navy pants or skirt, and/or purple shoes, but I would really want the blouse to be the standout for the day so I would choose other non-distracting accessories to wear. Finally, to be safe and ensure full-coverage, I would also wear a nude-for-me camisole underneath, just in case the blouse magically becomes see-through in natural light. Matthew Williamson Embellished Silk-Georgette Blouse
Guest blogger Auntie M is an attorney who left litigation to work in her family’s legal services business. Sometimes she misses the world of litigation but her nostalgia fades pretty quickly when she is choosing between wearing her peep-toe shoes, capri pants, or skirt-sans-pantyhose in the morning. She believes that one’s handbags should never match one’s shoes (too matchy), that button-down shirts are quite possibly the work of the Devil, and that burgundy/wine is the best neutral color out there today. She is currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of T-strap pumps.