Remember when I used to always wear business casual? Those were the days, right? WRONG. After four months of living in a business casual-free zone, my trip back to wearing office attire reminded me of just how uncomfortable it is. Now I remember why during my Bank of America days the first thing I did every day after work was put on sweatpants.
However, I am of the opinion that basically any blouse looks better paired with a pencil skirt than it does paired with jeans. For my business meeting on Wednesday I threw on my trusty sailboats blouse and dusted off my J. Crew pencil skirt. This actually wasn't my first outfit choice for the day - I was initially planning on wearing my favorite striped silk blouse, but a late-in-the-game stain discovery forced an eleventh hour outfit switcheroo. The boats ended up being a very comfy shirt to wear on the plane and in the 100-degree heat we encountered in L.A.
Also, as you can see from these pictures, I was not kidding when I said that I carry my TEXI bag everywhere. In this purse I fit a laptop, an iPad, gifts for our business partners, a pair of flats, and all my normal purse items - wallet, keys, etc. Amazing.
Is everyone excited for Labor Day weekend? I sure am. For some reason I've been looking forward to Labor Day like it's the first day of summer - I'm not sure that my brain has caught up with reality on the fact that this weekend will only be one day longer than a normal weekend. Regardless, my husband and I have already started putting together a list of all the fun things we want to do this weekend, including taking long walks every day, going out for an upscale dinner at Frances, playing some chess, sleeping in, baking (okay, that's mostly me), planning some upcoming trips, and tons of snuggling, of course.
I can only hope that you all have some really fun things in store as well - have a wonderful long weekend!