Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Demure

I'm demure. In many ways. So I thought I'd dress the part.

On my way home from court yesterday, I stopped at my favorite thrift-store. Just to look. I saw this conservative skirt-suit with a cute rounded collar. It was brand new and only $7. I thought seven bucks was worth an experiment. I want to see how demure I can look on the outside.

What does this outfit make me look like? I don't know. A real estate broker? An office worker? A Real Housewife of Long Island? Tell me the impression you get from it. Thanks!


 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

26 comments:

  1. I LOVE the colour and the cut on you, Ally! I wouldn't call this demure (I associate that word with youth and innocence, whereas this is more of a conservative look to me). I think you could be a businesswoman in this! You'd certainly fit in as a Director or VP in the IT industry!

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  2. I think you could easily wear this to court (at least a small town court, like I've been in with my boss). A skirt suit goes a lot of places.

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  3. I see teacher on back-to-school night. This fits you like a dream.

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  4. I think it says 'professional' which covers many jobs. Love the pleats on the collar and the fit on you.

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  5. Great color on you. I love skirt suits! I cannot believe the price!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  6. I see corporate exec, but with the courage to do purple instead of gray. She's earned her place in the world. And she's a helluva shopper! xo

    -Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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  7. The collar and cuffs and colour and fit make this.
    Definitely a superior shopper as Patti says.
    A professional with a twist.
    xo Jazzy Jack

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    1. Hey, that fits me! "A professional with a twist." Might be the title to my autobiography.

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  8. Add pearls and you have a first lady.

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  9. The colour is stunning.

    I see Mad Men with this. You are Roger Sterling's office secretary. Keep the scotch glasses filled.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. That color is so great! It looks pretty professional.

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  11. I also see you as a retro style secretary, Mad Men style =) Very cool ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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  12. Real estate broker fits the suit quite well, I'd say!

    -Kati

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  13. My 1st impression? First lady!! <3 this look on you (also can see a real estate broker).

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!! XOXO

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    1. I like First Lady! Thanks for the useful feedback. Now I just need to flirt with Bernie Sanders. :-)

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  14. I love the color! You always find the best things. I haven't been shopping in awhile, not even the thrift store! I can't wait for you to visit. I am going to drag you to all of my favorite places and take a billion pics and go on adventures! :D

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  15. Love this suit, the collar an the color, gerat bargain, too! I Think.. I think, a talk show host, and like how I would love to see Lori Grenier ( sp?) dress on Shark Tank.
    Maybe gorgeous Alicia on the good wife would wear this, or maybe ,more likely, her partner, Diane LockHart with a killer gold choker!
    xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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  16. First thing that came to my mind was The First Lady!!!

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  17. This looks great on you. As for the impression it gave me, it looks like what a fun, bubbly real estate agent might opt for.

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  18. Beautiful color! The suit is very First Lady :)

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  19. My first impression? Wife of a Republican presidential candidate (not Trump, someone from the bible-belt), a bit conservative, with a carefully crafted image to appeal to the target demographic, loaded... The rebellious streak is (almost) completely concealed and comes out only in the choice of jewelry.

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    1. I like your impression, Tiina. Thanks!

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  20. I love it! Its classic and the colour is beautiful! You could wear this out with a little bling and a coloured shoe - perfect hat outfit!

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  21. Goodness, is this lovely, Ally (I'd totally wear it, too). My blink thought is that you look like an extremely well dressed college/university professor. My second is that you're a city council woman. No matter what, it's elegant and so very pretty.

    ♥ Jessica

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