Go For The Gold

When someone goes shopping in Nashville, you would think they would end up with cowboy boots, right? Well, I did not…just did not see any that I could not live without – but – there were plenty of other items that definitely caught my eye, such as this fabulous Jane Wood blouse from the Emerson Grace Boutique…when I tried it on in shiny black, it was an immediate “WOW, I’ll take it, what other colors does it come in??”….silver or gold….well, as you can see, I went for the gold!

You know you have made a good purchase when you can wear a piece in different ways…the first time I wore this blouse it was to an evening party; I wore it with a black leather pencil skirt and a layered long necklace…here it is styled for a business casual look with an ivory flared skirt by Theory…

At first I had on sheer nude hosiery, but with shorter length of the skirt and the high heeled boots it felt a bit too sexy for work…the black tights seemed like a more conservative choice.

With a fitted black blazer, perfectly professional!

Smythe is the brand of the blazer, beautiful fabric and tailoring…found at Sole Amour in Winchester last year…it’s a lightweight wool blend that can pretty much be worn year round, except for the hottest days of summer.

Fox hat by Surell

Ready to hit the road with hat, scarf, and gloves, wearing a festive business casual look…you might be wondering why I would consider this ‘business casual’ as opposed to ‘business formal’…the answer is simple: the skirt is too flirtatious for a business formal setting. If this was an ivory pencil skirt that hit just below the knee, that’s a whole different story…small details can make a big difference!

Speaking of details….This post shows the gold blouse styled in a work outfit, and I told you I wore it to a holiday party with a leather skirt…well, it also looks great worn casually too…

Blue jeans, black jeans, white jeans, the possibilities are endless! For such a statement piece, this metallic blouse is very versatile! Glad I went for the gold!

Hope you all enjoy a very Merry Christmas wearing festive outfits that put a smile on your face! Till next year! 🙂


Candy Costas

4 Comments

  1. I love both outfits and the blouse is perfect for you. I eagerly await each post to see if I can make one of your looks work for me. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

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