I had a client meeting yesterday and wanted to at least appear professional. I thought it was funny that everyone thought I was dressed up. However because I'm just getting started in my profession I think it's important show people what they expect to see when they're paying for advice and guidance from a lawyer. I certainly don't want people devaluing my services simply because I look like my advice should be free and rendered out the back of a van. But I think that's the subject of a completely different thread and how today's society sees very little reason to put any effort at all into self presentation. (I'm putting away my portable soap box).
Any way. I am wearing a sweater and ponte knit dress from Banana Republic (no maternity clothes in sight). I really like the tights and shoes with this dress I've never worn them together before. I just like how the violet is enhanced by the soft gray tones in the sweater and tights. I think the houndstooth print and oversized bow on the flats are both modern and playfully professional. I will definitely do this again.
Sadly I think it was ridiculous that I had to reach for a wool sweater AND rain coat in mid may because temperatures yesterday topped out in the upper 40's and low 50's! (Our never ending winter continues -- it actually SNOWED yesterday morning north of the city).