Last week, we explored the ability of the black blazer to pull together disparate and perhaps borderline-professional outfit elements (here). Well, get ready for me to stretch the limit of the black blazer to (past?) its breaking point:
This "dress," which Anthropologie called the "Art of Parties Maxi Dress," is one of the most comfortable items of clothing I own. It's so comfortable, in fact, that I have decided it is more useful to me as amazing Amish sleepwear than it is as a dress to wear out of the house.
Yes, you heard me. These are my pajamas.
I put a black blazer over my pajamas and then went to work.
(Um, am I the only one ever to have done this? Please say no.)
In my defense, I'd sprained my back a few days before, and this particular day was my first day back at the office despite the fact that I was still in a lot of pain. The only way I could inspire myself to roll out of bed was if I didn't have to change out of my comfy PJs.
Of course this is not a recommended work outfit. And although I don't think I'd repeat this unless I were once again significantly under the weather, I actually don't think this outfit looked INappropriate for a day spent sitting in my office and not meeting with clients or partners. And I think I owe it all to the black blazer.
What say you? Am I delusional, or was this *not* *un*acceptable for a sick day in the office? We surely can agree that the black blazer is doing a bang-up job regardless, no?
Anthropologie Art of Parties Maxi Dress (S)
Ann Taylor Black Blazer (6)
BCBG shoes (circa 2008 or so)
Kate Spade Doodles Pen Necklace
Banana Republic Black Belt
PS: I just started watching Downton Abbey, and that show has made me badly crave several structured maxi skirt suits. This is my new fashion mission and I WILL make it happen by year end. (True story: I initially typed "maxi it happen." Yes, my head is in the game, people.)