The Undone Suit

Greetings internet. Yes, I'm still here. Been a busy week, and the Scottish weather, true to form, has been a blowing, howling, clashing-down mess - which I suppose is in keeping with this time of year. However, it makes it very difficult to get outside with a camera (you can't) or make use of any natural light that may have slipped through the cracks (there isn't any). Not one to be defeated, I took to the great indoors (my house) to create today's outfit of the day post, and had to work around the dreary lighting and ever-present shadowing. A few well-directed floor lamps and photoshopped potted plants later (see above photo…I forgot to move my tennis ball hopper from behind the couch), we have ourselves a post.

Today I've just arrived back from a conference in Edinburgh. Conferences can be tricky to dress for. While by and large they are more like corporate events, I don't really work in a corporate environment, and really dislike the very monosyllabic attire that almost inevitably accompanies such events. Because I was not presenting or anything, I decided upon an "undone suit" look. I like to wear well made pieces that look sharp, but put them together in a way that comes off as more relaxed and approachable. The last thing I want to do is convey that sort of starched, shrill, high-anxiety "office" look that seems to be so prevalent at events like these. To be honest, I censored myself a bit today. If left to my own devices, I would have paired this look with a pair of snakeskin pumps. I tried my leopard pumps, but they were open toe, and "leopard" tends to read the same as "sex" in the minds of a lot of people. With the rather form-fitting skinny cords, it was just a bit too much (note to self - get some snakeskin pumps). I decided on my old faithful Bass loafers, which I thought looked nice with the burgundy cords.

As it turned out, I needn't have put so much thought into my look. After the first fifteen minutes, it was clear that most of the delegates were going to be asleep in their seats, due largely to the opening presentations being delivered in a manner that I can only liken to a guided meditation. In retrospect, I probably should have worn yoga pants.

Giorgio Armani jacket (old), similar / Brooks Brothers sleeveless blouse (old), similar / Gap cords / Bass loafers / Judith Ripka watch (old), similar / Brighton bracelet (old)/ Replay frames (old), similar

Linked-up with: Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday, Not Dressed As Lamb's I Will Wear What I Like, Elegantly Dressed and Stylish Turning Heads Tuesday, Style Nudge Shoe and Tell 


  1. Your posts always make me smile. I've been in that meeting. Only, not in comfortable clothes. Also: I've been looking for Bass Weejuns all over the US without luck in finding them, so thank you for the link!

  2. i love undone and accidental "suits" - I haven't worn an *actual* suit in decades! You look marvelous, xo


  3. This is a lovely look on you - I agree with adding snakeskin pumps, but I think the loafers work just as well! I wish people in my office dressed more like this and less...erm...frumpy. I'll just be blunt, lol.

    Thank you so much for the nice comment on my post, and thank you for visiting my blog! I saw that you're in Oban - I have actually been there, a long time ago, with my husband before we got married. I'm a fan of your scotch! :)

  4. Hello Kristin, how lovely to see your comment.
    You look fabulous as ever too and rock pants like no one.

  5. Nice look. Elegant, understated, attractive. I love the color combination,

  6. Nice look professional yet relaxed.

  7. Great outfit but I loved your comment about how you should have worn yoga pants. The drone! Turn it off!! Hahaha.
    Indoor photo-taking is a challenge but these are great shots. I've been playing shamelessly with my shutter speeds too, looking for that elusive sweet spot of lightness and crispness.

  8. First of all, you know I am going to say I love your glasses, cat eyes rule! I love the comfy burgundy pants and the silver jewelry is a great touch too!
    thanks for linking up with THT
    jess xx


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