10th Commandment: October 4

Oct 4, 2011

 This blouse is perfect for layering.  Wear it under crewnecks (short and long sleeved), funnel necks and blazers.  Perfect for the office and well-suited for casual attire, this blouse would be a welcome addition to any wardrobe.

Natasha Ruffled silk-crepe blouse (Net-a-Porter, $88)

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  1. Think Tanker says:

    Belle, I have an off-topic question for you or your readers. I don't work on the Hill, but I have started going to lectures there for my think tank job. The dress code for these types of events is a mystery to me. Is a suit necessary, or would a blazer with a dress or skirt be ok? Does it depend on whether or not Congress is in session? So far I have been more dressed up than most staffers, but I don't want to make a faux pas by not wearing a suit one day. Thanks for your fashion guidance!

  2. Belle says:

    Being more dressed up than a staffer isn't saying much these days. I went into a meeting yesterday and the man was wearing flip flops with cargo shorts. Weirdos.

    A dress with blazer should be fine for in session days. For out of session days, you can go a bit more casual. Most staffers will be in jeans.

    I say be more dressed up and revel in it, if the staffers dress down, that doesn't mean you have to.

  3. Think Tanker says:

    Thanks for your always well-informed advice!

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