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September, 2009

  1. Find of the Weekend: Grey Luxe Top

    September 29, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    The husband and I spent our Friday and Saturday nights in the quaint little town of Dahlonega, Georgia. I can’t believe we are already celebrating our one year anniversary…

    Anyway, I digress…

    One find from this weekend was this Luxe top. The silky smooth purplish-grey blouse features deep under-the-arm holes, a lucite-jeweled neckline and a tie waist. I’m in love!

    If you’re in Dahlonega and have an itch to do some non-outlet mall shopping, hit up Dress Up Boutique (right off the square). The trendy shop is run by a dedicated, young husband/wife pair. The shop is stocked with tons of crave-worthy threads, most (or all) of which are under $100. My top was $31.

    Should I wear this with jeans? Black leggings and platform gladiators? Black skinny jeans and boots? The possibilities are endless!

    (More info on visiting Dahlonega in a forthcoming post!)

  2. Second Day of Work: A Little More Fun

    September 23, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    My second day of work was a little more fun from both experience and attire perspectives. I’m starting to understand the personalities of my colleagues and better understand the business. And I wore open toe shoes and a belt to cinch my waist.
    And did I mention my office is the temperature of a deep freezer? I had goosebumps under my two light sweaters.

    • Cream knit top: Christmas gift (Kohl’s or somewhere)
    • Brown short-sleeve sweater: Mossimo via Target
    • Skirt: Banana Republic
    • Shoes: Bandolino via Ross
    • Belt: Liz Claiborne via Ross
    • Necklace: one of the five I bought from eBay last week
    What’s your business casual look? I need Stacy and Clinton!

  3. First Day of Work (and a <$50 outfit post)

    September 22, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    I had trouble falling asleep last night. And this morning TOTALLY felt like the first day of school. 

    “What should I wear?” 
    “Will these shoes give off a good first impression?” 
    “Pants or skirt for the first day?” 
    “I wonder how they feel about open toes…”
    For my first day at the new (business casual) job, I finally settled on a new-ish black dress, low-heeled Mary Janes and black tights with a barely-visible argyle pattern. I intended to put on my shapes chain necklace but forgot (whoops). Maybe I was too distracted by how the torrential rain was going to ruin my rarely flat-ironed hair? (FYI: I am aware that this photo is terrible — I ran out of time for re-dos.)
    I’m already itching to wear something a little more funky (but still totally appropriate and within dress code). Part of this feeling comes from seeing my new colleague Peggy’s workplace attire for the second time. When I visited the office two weeks ago, she had on a totally approp bohemian-style dress with creams, teals and browns and fabulous costume jewelry. Today she had on a tiered black dress, black kitten heels with roses on the toes (they were much cuter/less kitsch then they sound) and a cluster of metal, lucite and faux gemstone costume jewelry. Business casual can be fun and professional, right?
    Dress: Evan Picone via Ross ($17.99 on clearance)
    Tights: Anne Klein ($7.99 for a pack of two – Ross)
    Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction (gifted from sister because they were too small for her)
    Total: $25.98 (would have been $39.98 if I hadn’t forgotten the necklace…)
    Now that I have a reason to get dressed every morning, I hope to be back to posting outfits semi-regularly.
    Note to self: get a better camera. Either the user or the camera sucks with indoor photos. Question to self: why so shiny? ALL THE TIME?

  4. Interesting…

    September 16, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    So, today FabSugar posted a photo of (and criticized…) Tinsley Mortimer (NY socialite). Her outfit looks familiar-ish…

    I suppose I get docked style points?

  5. Funky Jewelry Love (eBay Seller Recommendation)

    September 13, 2009 by SavvyInTheCity

    It was destined to happen. 
    I started a little early Christmas shopping for my husband, four parents, 11 in-laws, four brothers, one sister, three step-brothers, three stepsisters and friends. Despite the big task at hand, I became distracted by wonderfully awesome eBay items that I want for myself!
    I just bid on this delicious lot of FIVE vintage necklaces (current bid: $14.99 with free shipping!!!). 

    (By the way, I’ll reach through my computer and warmly smack any of you readers who may try and outbid me. She has plenty of other options — many with free shipping — so you shouldn’t need to bid on the necklaces I’m eyeing.)

    Here are just a few other intriguing items being offered by PowerSeller 44brendee (note: this seller has 100% positive feedback).

    Glam charm bracelet: $8

    Lot of four fab costume necklaces: $14.99

    10 assorted pierced earrings (dangly, hoop, etc.) for $14.99

    I’m reminded all over again why I heart eBay. Happy shopping, friends!