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Outfit 28.1.11: black dress, turquoise and orange

28.1.11: black dress, turquoise and orange, thrifted, bright, LBD. workwear

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This is from a couple of fridays ago. We have a new director in my directorate, and on that day he went round to meet the policy division we share an office with. Since I was basically the only researcher in that day, he introduced himself to me too and we chatted briefly. After speaking about my work for a bit, the policy guy who was showing the director round, who by virtue of faux jarvis cocker glasses, colourful socks and cardigans on a Friday fancies himself as the epitome of stylish menswear, helpfully added ‘Franca wears a lot of colourful tights’. The director looked bemused, paused for what felt like an eternity, and said ‘and they match your scarf’. Indeed.

dress – charity shop
scarf – swap
shoes – hush puppies

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  • Pampelmuseandme 10 February 2011, 1:31 pm

    Hopefully you managed to keep a straight face through the "fashion recap"

  • Veshoevius 10 February 2011, 1:57 pm

    I hope he said something helpful about you as a researcher rather than reducing you to a sentence about outstanding things that you wear! You do not know how much faux jarvis cocker glasses annoy me! What a great print!

  • magnolia family 10 February 2011, 2:21 pm

    ooooh that pattern is ridic! so cute! also, how do you get your comments to be reply-able?? I love that πŸ™‚

  • BetweenLaundryDays 10 February 2011, 2:35 pm

    Indeed, indeed! How funny and odd.

    And that is a fanTAStic scarf.

  • Sacramento 10 February 2011, 3:10 pm

    I love the shade of blue of your tight and the touch of colour of the scarf. They make the whole outfit really lively, Franca.

  • MrsBossa 10 February 2011, 3:29 pm

    Ha! I dread to think what my 'sartorial summary' would be. Far less interesting than yours, no doubt! You and your tights are so getting a mention on #FBFF this Friday!

  • Melissa 10 February 2011, 4:29 pm

    That made me laugh. Indeed. πŸ™‚ I love these tights and that scarf is a fantastic accessory for this outfit! You look beautiful.

  • Stef 10 February 2011, 5:55 pm

    Such a gorgeous scarf and I love how your tights pick up the colour.
    Sounds like Jarvis is very observant πŸ˜€ Colourful indeed πŸ™‚

  • Rad 10 February 2011, 9:07 pm

    So funny! It's true, too.
    This is the exact sort of colorful outfit I'd like to wear- mostly neutrals, but with colorful touches. I'm watching and learning.

  • LORENA 11 February 2011, 8:26 pm

    They DO MATCH your skirt AND YOU look fabulous.
    That scarf is just perfect.

  • teeny 14 February 2011, 4:58 am

    HAHAHA, well how precious to be noticed like that. I like your hushies and scarf! I've recently thrifted a beautiful bright scarf and I'm going to pass it on to a good friend of mine….lucky gal really, because I REALLY like it!

  • Alicia - The Red Deer 14 February 2011, 11:42 am

    Love those tights!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    The weird thing was he said this AFTER I'd already talked about my work! He
    did say something about work too, but the tights thing was just so random!

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  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    thank you my dear!

  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    Thank you!

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  • oranges_and_apples 10 October 2011, 7:25 am

    thank you!

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