Today I was guest speaker at a group that is predominantly made up of very senior aged people. I knew it would be a pretty conservative environment and wanted to make sure I dressed appropriately and with respect for the group.
So I went with my Metalicus drape dress, which I felt till conveyed "me" and added a more conservative blazer, in grey to lighten the outfit.
I must admit I have an association with public presentations and blazers (as in I always wear a blazer) But upon arrival I was pleased with my choice as the ladies were very smartly dressed (and dressed up) and many of the men were in suit and tie:). It was actually quite lovely to see.
I was going to wear my black boyfriend blazer but I asked DH what he thought and he suggested that if they were filming (they were) or taking photos I might look like I was wrapped in a black cocoon! Now I thought that was quite cool, but decided adding something lighter would be a good idea and hence the grey blazer:).
And on another note, it seems we are entering that time of year I always forget I love (stylewise). It's this season where I can wear tights/leggings and booties with a sleeveless (short sleeve) dress or tunic. Blazer gets worn to work and due it the morning but comes off for the afternoon:). Wohoo.
So what do you think, did the outfit work? In your opinion does it tick the boxes for appropriateness for the event?
And while I wasn't specifically adjusting my style for loved ones... I kind if was:).
Thanks for looking:)
Pics taken after work on the evening so sorry for poor lighting:(