I am spending the day slacking off with my husband. We had to go drive into the city to drop off my son's medication, and I decided that since we were here, we should do some shopping and gorge on Mediterranean food. So much food (I'm secretly a fat chick... sssshhhh, tell no one).
First, the outfit. The leggings are faux leather, from Nordstrom's junior's department (Petite Fashion Tip: Shamelessly shop in the tween and teen section. The styles are generally trendier, but also cheaper). Pants are one of those things I just can't wear in real leather. They have no breathability, they don't stretch, and because of that, I get an epic case of swamp ass. No one wants their nether regions to feel tropical.
The shoes are my newest pair of Louboutins, my laptop bag was purchased from the DYT Type 4 store, the clutch is Kate Spade, the wool blazer is Helmut Lang, and the top is actually a lace body suit I bought in London. It's definitely a bit risque but I like it for that reason. I love a plunging neck line, even though I don't have much in the cleavage department. I think it's because I'm flat-chested that this doesn't look ridiculously prostitutional on me.
Now, as mentioned earlier, I did spend the day shopping, and the best purchase of the day was actually not for me.
So there was no way I was waiting for this shirt to get marked down, because the second it is, all of the Large and X-Large will be gone, and there will be a bunch of manorexic, short, Microsoft developers wearing it like a dress.
It's a nice shirt that you can throw on with a suit, but it's still giving a nod to our geeky gamer heritage, but in a way that isn't as low-brow and college-student-living-in-a-basement like a geek t-shirt is. This is geek culture all grown up, in a way that you could wear it to a corporate office and still be taken very seriously. The design is subtle enough that some douchebag boss probably wouldn't even notice, but your fellow programmers will.
You can also dress it down and pair it with jeans, and roll up the cuffs. I am super jealous that this shirt was not available in women's. Robert Graham makes women's shirts as well but they aren't nearly as awesome as the men's shirts. I have purchased a couple of his shirts for my husband, and I think I just need to stop telling him how much they cost. He does not consider clothing to be worth spending money on, even though he really truly loves this shirt and has not stopped wearing it since I bought it. That's a big deal, because he considers all dress shirts to be uncomfortable and awful by default. He's a t-shirt guy. But THIS shirt gets a pass, that's how much he loves it. I think if we broke this down by cost-per-wear, it's really not that expensive, versus cheaper dress shirts that are collecting dust in the closet.
Oh, by the way, I received my Ivory Clasp order and will be posting my review tomorrow! (Those of you visiting me from YouTube have already seen it, so sorry for the duplicate video! But there is additional commentary about Ivory Clasp and the bag I received) You'll want it check it out because I decided to do something entirely different from my normal product reviews in that yes, spoiler alert, I posted a video. I am terrible at surprises. See you tomorrow!