Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Chicago

I wore this to a lunch date the other day to discuss various research projects. I was going for a mix of casual yet professional and my pleat skirt and a white top seemed to work pretty well for that. Tomorrow I am leaving for the American Historical Association conference in Chicago. I won’t be presenting a paper but I will be seeing a ton of historian friends from across the country and going on some job interviews … as well as exploring some of my favorite places in Chicago (one of my favorite places to visit – love that city). So wish me safe travels and good luck!






skirt: found on Amazon / cardigan: Pins and Needles via Urban Outfitters / blouse: Old Navy / shoes: Macys / cuff: Laila Rowe

34 comments:

Raquelita said...

Love the pleated skirt! See you in Chicago!

chillairandperfume said...

Perfect look for the occasion! Have fun in Chicago - I've never been. Can't wait to see pictures :)

xo,
Hannah
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Ashleigh said...

Have a fab trip!! If you have any free time I would love to meet up!

StyleIDnet said...

Love it! looks elegant but comfy. That skirt is beautiful and love the detail around the buttons on the shirt.

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JennaStevie said...

The pleated skirt is so pretty!! And that white top is perfect, I like the detailing around the neck.
xJennaD

Ellie said...

Love this outfit! It's professional yet stylish at the same time! Awesome.

-Ellie

Alexa said...

Safe travels and have a good time in the Windy City!

Marie a la Mode said...

Love your blouse! Have a great time in Chicago! Say hi to Oprah for me if you see her ; )

Amber said...

totally nailed the casual yet professional look. Have a safe trip!

Sakuranko said...

Nice outfit pretty skirt!

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Rebecca said...

Chicago is a fun city to visit! Have a great trip.

Elisa said...

i really like your blouse!

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Katie said...

Have fun in Chicago! One of my fave cities, too :)

Veronica said...

I love this look! Its perfect!!
~Veronica

Aimee Victoria Long said...

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GoNcha GoNcha said...

Chicago is my old sweet city. you will love it. have fun there!

Claire said...

you look professional but fab! good luck and have a safe trip!!!! and happy new year!

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CessOviedo said...

So pretty! Can never go wrong with black and white, love your pleated skirt, really feminine and a must have this year! Have a great trip!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Nnenna said...

You know how much I love your pleated skirt! Safe travels to Chicago! :)

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Skinny Moonstick said...

I adore pleats and that romantic looking white blouse! Have a safe trip and have much fun meeting new people and seeing old friends :)
Good luck!

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Emma said...

I Love the feminine simplicity of this look.

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

love the detailing on your blouse! x

Kassi said...

Love the details on your blouse and I love the pleated skirt on you! Good luck in Chicago!

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Closet Fashionista said...

I love the outfit, definitely the perfect mix of business and casual :D
And good luck on your trip!!!
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Shybiker said...

Yep, I agree -- it's a nice mix of casual and professional. Looks good.

Alexa Bennett said...

I love that white blouse!

xx
Alexa
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LyddieGal said...

safe travels!
Love your pleated skirt with that blouse!

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just tututiny said...

I love the details on that white blouse and the beautiful pleats on your skirt. I am addicted to pleats!

Honeysuckelle said...

Yay for Chicago! I've never been but always wanted to go. I hope you have a great time! You certainly look lovely, I love the pleated skirt. Good luck on the interviews!

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Milana - FashionStyleAdvice.com said...

Very elegant!

x Milana

Milana - FashionStyleAdvice.com said...

Very elegant!

x Milana

Milana - FashionStyleAdvice.com said...

Very elegant!

x Milana

Laura Go said...

profeshcash achieved. Good luck on the interviews, Courtney!

♥ laura
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Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

love the detailing on your blouse!