FASHION FRIDAY: Executive Editor

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Well hello there!

In honor of the insane amount of work coming my way in recent weeks (notice how you haven’t heard from me?), I’m thinking it’s time for another editor-inspired style post. Here’s what I’m enjoying on Etsy:

Gray Pencil Skirt
You’re fired.

Obviously, the first thing you need is a basic gray wool pencil skirt. I like this one from seller garylindesign. You can tell it’s appropriate for an editor, because “Mother’s Day” is in the title. Even your mom would approve.

Sheer Button Down
NOT a standalone item, just like leggings are still not pants.

Pair your new skirt with a practical–but still pretty–button-down. Try a sheer one, like this one from seller Lootvila, with a camisole underneath. Do you need the camisole? Yes. Why? Because if I can see your bra through your shirt, you are not gaining my confidence.

Coral Cutout Heels
Dwarf your competition.

As an editor, you should tower above everyone else. You’ll need a comfortable pair of heels for this. To show that you are superior, but not inaccessible, try heels in a fun color, like this playful pair from seller KaneliShop.

Geometric Cuff
This was 3D-printed! WHAT.

The final touch is a piece of statement jewelry. Notice how I said “a piece,” not “every single piece you own”. Less is more when it comes to writing–and the same goes for jewelry. Besides, when you slip on something like this amazing 3D-printed cuff from seller ArchetypeZ, no one will be looking at your earrings.

BONUS: Need to go to a fancy event, but still maintain your ice-queen professionality? Check out this gorgeous black wool gown from seller UnsungProductions.

I’ll happily accept gifts of any of the above items (shoe size is 8.5, and as for the rest…well, I’ll tell you in private).

FASHION FRIDAY: Meet Me in the Boardroom

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Today’s boardroom is tomorrow’s cheap Craigslist futon.

That’s right, dear readers: I occasionally conduct business from the couch. I don’t do it often, because my couch is terrible at making both conversation and coffee–but there are times when it just doesn’t matter whether I blog privately in my pajamas or publicly in pants.

When I do take meetings, which I have been doing a lot more of lately (maybe I should get a haircut?), I dress in an understated palette–usually gray or black, with a fun pop of color here or there. Behold: Etsy picks for being me on a well-dressed day.

Gray Cufflinks
Take tiny pieces of your couch to work!

Nice accessories can amp up an outfit from everyday to business-formal. Men: get your paws on a shiny pair of cufflinks, like these understated gray ones from seller TheFoxAndFig. If you’re not wearing cufflinks to business meetings, what are you doing with your life?

Red Peplum Skirt
Fun, flirty, and intimidating as fuck.

Feel like making a serious statement and/or blinding the person you’re meeting with? Try this skirt from seller Jersa on for sale. It’s got a flirty peplum, but its real appeal is that it was dip-dyed at the Red Wedding.

Teardrop Earrings
“I’m not crying…it’s just been raining on my face” – Flight of the Conchords

Just like you don’t pair dramatic eye makeup with bright red lipstick, for the love of God, don’t pair a flashy outfit with gaudy jewelry. Go for something simple and silver. Case in point: these teardrop earrings from seller SilverLinesJewelry. They’re so small, your ears might eat them.

Felt Necklace
Collect them all and become a Muppet!

On the flip side, if you’d rather go for a giant necklace, grab one like this from seller StefCollections. But please don’t grab this exact one, ’cause I’m pretty sure I’m asking for it for Christmas. Thanks in advance, Mom Santa.

I’m not really a pathological shut-in–I promise. That said, anyone free for drinks tonight? Anyone? Bueller?