Going out tops for women out of college, pants for tall women, what to do with snow boots during a job interview and more. You asked, I answered. Let’s Go!
I’ve recently purged my wardrobe and now need to restock with “going out” blouses I love. I’m single and I enjoy nights out (read: like to dress on the flirtier side), but I want to look appropriate because you never know who from the office you’ll run into. Loan payments will be creeping up soon, affordable please!
Long time reader, Jenette
Once you abandon the fast-fashion going out tops from college, it’s hard to find a replacement. But I picked up a few tops that I think will work well.
This BCBG top is a little more expensive than I would normally label affordable, but it’s the first thing that came to mind when I went hunting for going-out attire. The dramatic one shoulder is just phenomenal. And the peplum really defines the waist.
In the under-$100 category, this $39 jacquard print top was one of my faves from the holiday season. This WAYF lace blouse is kind of fun. This gold sequin top really catches the eye. Plus-size? Try this City Chic top.
Do ponte pants exist for tall women (35″ inseam)?
Try NY & Co., they have ponte pants with 35″ inseams.
Can you help me find a not-so-simple pencil skirt for work? Something in a color other than black? Not boring? Oh, and under-$100.
Can’t wait for spring. -LC
This $15 skirt from TJMaxx comes in green or cobalt. New York & Co. has a great chartreuse-colored skirt. This Alfani skirt comes in an amazing deep berry color. For something really different, try this Ann Taylor black and blush stripe dress (also in petite). Plus-size ladies, try this tweed skirt or this bright red Eloquii skirt.
I just moved to snowy Boston and have a few job interviews set up, but have no idea what shoes to wear. Do you have any advice for footwear that could work for commuting in the snow/salt/ice and to wear in the interview? My instinct would be to wear snow boots to the office and change to heels right when I get in, but I have no idea where I’d tuck away bulky snow boots during the interview. Thank you!
Honestly, I wouldn’t commute. I would splurge on the Uber. It’ll probably be the same price as buying boots.
If you plan to wear wider-leg pants, I would wear these Aquatalia suede tall boots or their leather boots. Or go with these Aquatalia ankle-height boots under pants. But again, I’d just pay for Ubers. (See comments section below. Lots of Bostonians with helpful tips.)
I was wondering if you could help me find what has now become my holy grail: a plain white sleeveless blouse. Whenever I’m running late for work, I wish I had one to just throw one and head out the door. If I found one I liked, I’d buy a few! Ideally, it should be lined, not too frilly (although some nice pretty details are fine), and have a high enough neckline that it’s work appropriate. Does this even exist?! I’m starting to doubt it. Thank you!
You seem to have very definite ideas about what you want. So find a good tailor and see if you can have it made.