I was recently asked to feature more posts on work and interview attire. I find this slightly humorous as I don't work in a traditional office, and I only work in a "non traditional" office if you consider my kitchen an office at all. To my credit I do get dressed every day, as they say you that when you work from home you should always get our of your pajamas and into real clothes, I get into real clothes every day. If you consider real clothes leggings, cashmere sweaters and Minnetonka Moccasins, which I do-so there. To more of my credit I have this really strange habit of over dressing. Lunch with friends calls for a fitted pinstriped dress from Express with a silk scarf and flats. Getting dressed to go to my old high school, or middle school lands me in clothes far fancier than I ever wore in my dress code days (and oh, oh, how I swore off dress code type clothes). What I am trying to say, tangentially, is that you can trust me. You can, I swear. Stop looking like that.
The Tweed Shift Dress from Charlotte Russe seems to me to be a perfect interview or work dress. I love tweed, it's a great traditional working lady material. The cut is conservative and classic, boat neck is very appropriate, but still has a nice shape to it. The waist nips in with two little buttons, I almost dont have words, the attached belt is so effortlessly adorable. The cut is short and young, but not too short and young. Wear it with dark tights to extend the conceptual length a bit. On cold days you can even wear a leotard underneath the dress, keep those arms warm. Accessories at your own discretion, funky this dress up with chunky bracelets, or keep it classic with diamond studs. It's adaptable, adorable and affordable-- a perfect wardrobe staple!

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