I have been on vacation for four months, and I start a new job on October 1st.
As a lawyer, I am excited about having to wear a uniform
of dark suits and white or light coloured shirts, paired with
equally conservative accessories.
However, I am not entirely prepared to retire everything else
to the strictly-weekend wardrobe.
You'd also be surprised how difficult it is to find a conservatively
suited and booted wardrobe when you're a 20-something woman
with a limited budget. That is, of course, unless you're willing to look
either like you should never be taken seriously or are, in fact, middle-aged.
I went shopping today with my working wardrobe in mind,
and I returned exhausted and frustrated,
albeit with a new bag and new suit in tow.
I'm having a slight buyer's remorse about the suit - I can't decide
if I actually like it or not. An example of the minefield that is women's suits,
I was looking for a black suit dress and after trying on about 30,
I ended up with a navy skirt suit.
So now for a bit of a therapeutic new job wish list...
1. This is the kind of suit dress a girl needs. I tried on this Theory
sheath dress with its matching jacket at Bloomingdale's
when I was in New York back in August, and it fit perfectly.
Unfortunately, the whole suit was a bit pricey for my
then unemployed pocket.
2. I've been needing a bag to stash my laptop in on my commute
(hence the Zara tote above), and would love to be carrying this
Marc by Marc Jacobs hobo around.
(Soft hobo: Marc by Marc Jacobs)
3. I would definitely then need something smaller for the weekend,
like the Michael Kors Middleton bag.
(Navy and Crimson Middleton Square Flap Stripe Bag: Michael Kors)
4. It's almost officially fall and the weather in London is definitely
aware of that, so I'll be needing a coat to keep me warm.
I think either this one from Alexander McQueen,
(Coat: Alexander McQueen)
or this one from Vivienne Westwood.
(Coat: Vivienne Westwood)
5. Finally, this watch will keep me from being late for anything.
(Metro watch: kate spade)