Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Admiral

My spring wardrobe is starting to reveal itself! This is what a wore recently to a reception for the formation of a new research center here (translation: some rich dudes gave us a bunch of money to set up this “institute” (which I hear will even be having some post docs but is all about, from what I can tell, bashing social and cultural history and crying for a return to straight-up, and very hegemonic, political history from the bad old days of yore…but whatever, free cocktails!). Anyways, it was an awkward afternoon of jazz piano, finger foods, and warmly thanking people (seriously, there was a guy there, one of the donors, called “the Admiral”) but it the perfect occasion for me to wear my sheer top with it’s ever-so-cute pink bow pattern, with a blazer of course…let’s keep this professional people.







blouse: Next / shoes: Target / tights: Target / blazer: H&M / skirt: Gap

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38 comments:

RB said...

I'm really liking your blazer with teh cute rolled up sleeves. Whole ensemble looks fabulous!

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Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh! I loooove this outfit! That top is so pretty :D
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laura said...

Awesome outfit! I love the print on that top--it's playful and fun, yet you managed to keep the whole look professional with the blazer (without being boring) and the cut of the skirt of the dress.

The event sounds kinda ironic, combining Jazz with political history, but hey, like you said, free cocktails!

Debby said...

Love the blazer and it's so versatile! xo

Marie a la Mode said...

This IS a professional outfit yet very chic, I like! And your shoes from Target are really cute. In a little over a month I'll be able to shop at Target! Countdown is ON.

Yajaira said...

pretty top with the bows

Twenty.Something said...

Love the look! You look awesome, as usual. I especially love it paired with the blazer... so classy!


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Nav said...

I love the professionalism in the outfit..love the top design. thanks for coming by my blog. I cant wait to start shopping at TARGET here. =]

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Collette Osuna said...

Im a sucker for bows too.....love the outfit with and without the jacket....both awesome looks on you:)

Emma said...

I LOVE this look! I Love the bows on the top especially.

Isabel said...

i love the bows on the blouse, so pretty!

Katie said...

Love the blazer and the blouse together!

Nnenna said...

Woot! This is one of my very favorite of your looks Courtney! Everything about the outfit is perfect, especially the pink bow top! Haha and love your little aside about the event you attended ;)

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Bonnie said...

GIVE ME THIS DRESS.

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Mo Pie, Please said...

The blazer really polishes the outfit so perfectly!

Codeine said...

I like it
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Oh to Be a Muse said...

the pink bows on that top are lovely, and i really like it with the h&m blazer too.

Ayanna Michelle said...

I like it! It's a really nice outfit, all around. Very classy and stylish!

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Alexa said...

Love that last photo of you!
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MONKEYFACE said...

IS THAT A PURPLE BLAZER or is my monitor playing happy tricks on me again?? Love this super fun but oh-so profesh look. I want it and a colleague to call "the Admiral."

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

LOVE that blouse...the bows are such a nice touch! xo

Ashleigh said...

Free Cocktails! LOL
Love this look, the purple suit spices it up and keeps it profesh!

Kristin said...

I'm loving those wedges with tights!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a pretty, elegant outfit! I adore the bow shirt. :)

Penny Dreadful said...

Ooh, that is indeed a cute top! Cute tops and free food, how could you go wrong xx

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

This is such a great outfit. Everything is so put together. I love that blouse, it is so cute. And, of course, I love that blazer! :)

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Jenni Wells said...

free cocktails?! yes, please. I love love love your bowtie blouse.

She is Sara said...

Very cute! I am digging the bows :)

Kavery said...

Pretty blouse and it softens the suit beautifully

StyleID said...

What a nice outfit, you look great and I love it with and with out the jacket, cool, modern and professional.

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blorange dice said...

ahh!! you really do look professional but way cooler than most professional women i see. the details are where it's at. love your shirt!

Raquelita said...

Hegemony FTW(ine)!?! I do dig the blouse and blazer together.

LyddieGal said...

Awww, the bows!! Just too cute. And free cocktails? Sounds good to me!

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Claire said...

cute outfit. that top is lovely and i really like that blazer!

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Wonderful LOOK!
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Diana Mieczan said...

That bow is fantastic and you look amazing in this blazer! So stylish:) Happy Thursday, sweetie pie

Monique said...

I am in love with your style!

HAPPY EASTER!

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