Thursday, 13 July 2017

RED, WHITE AND BLUE|WHAT I WORE FOR A LUNCH WITH THE LADIES

I was recently invited to attend a Women in Business lunch organised and hosted by a networking group.  I am generally cautious when it comes to accepting invitations as you might end up being so inundated by the number of invites to join different network groups or to attend yet another business lunch or dinner that you would have very little time left to attend to your own personal and business needs.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
This time it was different because I met some of the women in the group previously and we hit it off so when I found the invitation in my Inbox, I was delighted.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
The lunch venue was at a posh restaurant, popular among business people who like to see and be seen, so an elegant outfit was in order.
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I HUMOROUSLY CALL THIS OUTFIT A LA LADY DIANA LOOK
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Since it was lunch, I didn't want to wear anything in dark colours, so I opted for a blue and white colour scheme but with a modest injection of red for a bit of deliciousness.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
All the individual pieces of my outfit you have seen before:  I wore the wide leg white pants here and here, the blue silk blouse and shoes here .  I even modelled the socks which I brought on my recent trip to Tokyo, here.

The only new addition to my wardrobe is this gorgeous blue jacket peppered with bright red stars all over that I saw hanging on the rack at the Sandro concession store at David Jones department store and couldn't leave without it.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
For me nothing speaks of elegance more than a string of pearls and a silk blouse.  I was tossing with the idea of carrying a red handbag to match the red stars of the jacket but discarded it as it was too predictable and instead opted for a one in more neutral colour.

When I checked myself in the mirror, I humorously described my outfit as a la Lady Diana's look as she so often was seen wearing a silk blouse and a string of pearls.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
That's probably why I decided to wear Ray-Ban Aviator glasses rather then something a bit more stylish.
wide leg white pants&blue stripes|blue silk blouse|blue jacket & red stars
To my utter delight, I received a great number of compliments about my outfit from my companions with my new jacket topping all the charts, so I will treat it as a good investment.
What was your latest indulgence?

OUTFIT DETAILS AND LINKS
Jacket - Sandro
Shoes - Salvatore Ferragamo
Handbag - Bulgari (Old)