I do a lot of volunteer work for different Army organizations. The one I've been with the longest is AFTB (Army Family Team Building). I have been the AFTB Volunteer Program Manager for over 4 years now. For the most part I go in at least one day a week to work. Today I went in because a) I had to prep for an upcoming class, b) I had to get out of the house and c) I needed to wear a business appropriate polka dot outfit for the blog :)!!! While I didn't snap a picture of myself doing any actual work, I was able to get my darling husband to take a picture of me after we arrived home.
I was very happy with how today's outfit came together. I hadn't worn these pieces as an outfit before, but isn't that the purpose of this challenge? To create new outfit combos with clothes I already have?!?!
Yes it is and I succeeded! So many times I put together an outfit in my head and when I actually try on all the pieces together I look totally ridiculous. The red and white (I am just as surprised with you that there isn't a trace of pink in this outfit!) polka dot top was given to me by a friend. The white trousers were purchased at a Banana Republic outlet store. I think I spent $40 on them and they are worth every penny! They are super comfortable and the perfect length for me (I finally realized I am in fact petite and therefore must purchase petite clothes).
Now we take a closer look at what I am wearing...
I added a touch of red and whimsy by wearing my favorite red enamel heart earrings that I purchased at The Dandy Lion Boutique, which you can shop online by clicking here. I decided to accessorize with a black belt and shoes, but I could've (and would've) accessorized with mustard yellow, cobalt blue, emerald green or even light pink. I'm pretty sure the belt came with a dress I bought so I can't really give you a price on that. I can tell you that it is patent pleather. The white bangle bracelet is another purchase from The Dandy Lion and the Fossil watch was a Christmas gift from my husband.
The shoes are my favorite part of this outfit. I bought these Ferragamo black patent leather pumps a couple of months ago, from the Fort Rucker Thrift Shop for $3.25! Now, if you don't know Ferragamo, go online here and check out the prices of their shoes. For a basic pair, like these, you'll spend around $300. I was shocked when I found these bad boys for nothing!
So, what do you think? Do I look office ready? I consider the Ferragamo pumps one of my best finds while thrift shopping. What has been your best find? Let me know in the comments section below.