Thursday, July 21, 2011

HIWWI: Alice + Olivia High Waist Wide Leg Pants




I have this fantasy that I'm a powerful business woman, a la Melanie Griffith in Working Girl, post-any scene featuring this hair:


In reality, I'm just a powerful woman. Fierce, yes. Professional? Debatable. Nevertheless, I must act the part when I show up on site for a client. As I was packing for my latest trip, I suddenly realized my closet lacks the item now atop my list of "Must Have Right This Second or I Will Scream!!!!!" Colorful, wide-leg pants, exactly like the above Alice + Olivia.

Of course, seeing as it's business time, I can't just stop at the pants. Indeed, I must complete the look. I finally decided to get with the times and use Polyvore to wrangle up the total look I've compiled:

HIWWI: Alice + Olivia Wide leg pants

As you can see, I'm going for serious business here!! The ASOS Pussybow Blouse ($51.60) is prim, without being too proper.

I like the skinny brown Diane von Furstenberg belt ($145) for contrast against the wide leg pants. Plus it goes incredibly well with the schoolboy style satchel by ModCloth ($135). And what could be more apropos for yours truly than a pink leatherbound notebook with the letters "OMG" inscribed on the front ($80) for taking notes?? Nothing, that's what.

When you're on site with a client, it's best to keep the jewelry simple. That does not mean, however, that you should sacrifice your style to the corporate devil. This tortoise and gold Michael Kors watch ($150) is elegant and understated and the rose gold DANNIJO ring ($84) is modern without being excessive. Although a necklace might be "too much" for some working stiffs, drop earrings are a great alternative. These teardrop red Kenneth Jay Lane earrings ($120) will undoubtedly inspire confidence from your clients that you are tasteful, but do not take shit from anyone.

Last, but not least, an amazing pair of closed-toe platform pumps. This suede pair by Steven ($150) just straight gives me a lady boner. Does it you also?

4 comments:

Paleo said...

well if I can't blow dry my hair, you can't wear pants.

but I love the look... LOVE

emc said...

love those pants! sometimes i wish i was a powerful business woman, but i then i remember that i hate wearing heels.

http://www.style-extraordinaire.com/

Hair Romance said...

I watched working girl recently and it is so funny. I think we forget how bad 80s hair and makeup really was!
LOVE this look. I think I may have to copy you xx

ryder said...

alice and olivia is a very godo brand. love their design. and materials. and most of all i think they are affordable.

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