My lovely fellow Midwestern Asian style blogger (originally from Chicago, but now DC-based), Emily from The Lesser Panda (Emily the Panda).
This brilliant girl is probably one of the most politically aware, involved activist citizens I’ve ever seen in my style blogging history (I started blogging in 2000 or just a bit before, and style blogging in like, 2006). For a brief period, she worked with the Obama campaign in Chicago (I think), and now I believe her work in The District is politically related as well.
In addition to taking a real interest in the state of this country’s politics, she also nurtures a true food appreciation. Her FOOD PORN photos leave a herbivore like me (vegetarian), salivating after medium rare grilled flank steaks and garlic broccoli and the like.
Inspired by my “Architecture of an Outfit” series, Emily has down her own architectural breakdown of outfits in different environments–a sort of tutorial for a budding stylista.
Architecture of an Outfit: Work
There are all different types of offices, workplaces and dress codes. But, I think that it is still important to dress to impress. Here is the first part in a three part series of my own, Architecture of an Outfit series.
It’s important to have simple pieces that can go a long way when it comes to one’s work wardrobe. That’s why, I chose simple pants and a blazer. You can can simply change your blouse which would create as many looks as you like. It doesn’t take much to be stylish at work, all it takes are some good basics. Also, it is important to have a simple handbag and comfortable shoes.
Blouse, pant and blazer from J.crew, overcoat from Need Supply, handbag from Chloe, shoes from Nordstrom.
For more of Emily’s wisdom and her many food porn posts, visit her blog, The Lesser Panda (Emily the Panda). And stay tuned for two more of Emily’s Architecture of an Outfit tutorial posts over the next few days!