Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Disheveled


That is not a sly grin of happiness you see on my face; it's a smirk of extreme displeasure. This was the day I had to drag my ass into work at 8 a.m. for a FIVE HOUR MEETING. A five hour meeting with no breaks, mind you. What kind of sadistic bastard would schedule such a meeting, you ask? Well, the sadistic bastards I work with, apparently. Needless to say it was not a happy day for me. Meetings that start at 9 a.m. are bad enough, but 8 a.m. shouldn't even exist as far as I'm concerned. Mornings were meant for sleeping, not sitting in a chair trying to stay awake.


I found this vintage skinny tie on Haight Street a couple months ago, but this is the first I've worn it. It has very thin, diagonal black and white stripes and a sheen that gives it a silvery appearance from a distance. It's not easy to tie, and getting the two ends to hang one in front of the other is nearly impossible, so I opted to let it look a little sloppy and disheveled, which I think works well for menswear-inspired outfits.


Adding some grass green and teal helped give this outfit a more seasonal look. My legs and feet would've been in danger of being chilly, but I knew I wasn't going to be outdoors much, since obviously I was spending most of the day in the same damn conference room. I always check my calendar in the mornings before I decide which outfit to wear, making sure that if I'm going to be out and walking around campus a lot, I'm dressed for the weather and am wearing reasonably comfortable shoes. And if I'm stuck inside all day wasting my time in marathon meetings, I make sure to wear my most appropriate accessory -- an angry scowl.

Shirt: J. Crew
Vest: A. Byer
Tie: vintage
Belt: Lazaro (Argentina)
Harem Pants: Vera Wang
Shoes: Gabriella Rocha

15 comments:

~*~Kaya K~*~ said...

Sadistic doesn't even BEGIN to describe it!! :-? How awful. So sorry. At least you looked fabulous. :-) Love the outfit!

--Sarah

ilegirl said...

Mornings are for planning stuff over a cup of coffee, right? I have some 7 am meetings coming up soon - argh!

Fab outfit, though, with the pops of color. And interesting to hear how you plan what to wear.

I dig the bracelet.

Cynthia said...

Augh. Meetings. I know your pain.

Patti @ NotDeadYet Style said...

Oh that's just cruel. Most everything could probably have been decided with a couple of emails, and a donut. You look terrific anyway!

Shybiker said...

Great outfit. Sorry about the meeting. I don't understand the concept of meetings: they're unproductive wastes of time. And, you seem to report, morale-killers.

Sheila said...

That's crazy - 5 hours with no break? Did they even feed you lunch?

You look awesome - I love the menswear look. I also covet those green shoes...fab.

Rad in BK said...

Boo to the early meeting, but yeay for the great tie, vest, and belt!

WendyB said...

Those harem pants look a little like knickers to me :-D

Ravina Sniper said...

Aw, oh no! That sounds awful! At least you looked super cute and stylish for your meeting - I love the bright colors with the darker menswear!

Nyssa said...

I have been looking for a sweater vest for months! I have no stores like this in my tiny town. I suppose I'll have to go to Denver to get something like that. And a shirt dress.

Gina said...

I had a lame meeting today, but now I can smirk because mine started at 10 o'clock. I was still sleeping at 8:00! Plus, I was a lot more disheveled than you, so I win again!

Celynne said...

8am is definitely not a fun time... Sadly for me, I work at 8am everyday WEE. I think my favourite part of this outfit is that teal belt.

Audi said...

Sheila: They did feed us lunch, but it was hardly adequate compensation for how crappy I felt all day. :-(

Wendy B: Shhh! They are knickers in disguise!

Jude said...

So here I was wondering what to wear to the restaurant when I saw this, It was a toss up, Shelia's shoes, Kasmira's cowboy boots, and then I saw your tie. Saving the platforms and cowboy boots for another day and goin' with the tie. Thanks to all for being such an inspiration! : )

Meadow Walk said...

You are so funny Audi -- ROFL!

I am very lucky in my new job. My boss is one of the directors and SHE doesn't start until 10am. Every day. Therefore, there are NO meetings that I have to attend that early. Ha!

Now the question is... did you have to PAY ATTENTION in said meeting? Bc really. THAT is the worst!