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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Board Meeting Basics

In my opinion, board meetings can get pretty stressful.  On a day that I know I will be stressed, I make sure my outfit is pre-planned and something that I feel comfortable and confident in.  My first boss really ingrained in me the importance of wearing a suit on board and council meeting days, so I alternate between a few of my suits!









Pearl studs:  Target ||  Wedges:  BCBGMaxAzria  (similar)


I have a few true suits where I bought the pieces together in a set, but otherwise, I usually pair my J. Crew Schoolboy blazers with a matching pair of pixie pants.  I think suits can be a little masculine, so I always like to wear a fun, printed blouse under them.  Something about wearing pearls makes me feel like I can take on the world, so I always wear my double strand and my studs.  I don't find heels to be super comfortable, so I wear a pair of wedges on important days.  (To be honest, I usually wear my black Jack Rogers to set up the meeting, then throw on my wedges at the last minute.)


Do y'all share my dread of board meeting days?  Do you have a work outfit you feel super confident in?

Happy Thursday!

XX,

SS

22 comments:

  1. What a cute outfit! It's professional yet stays true to your personal style! I almost always wear pearls with my suits! I love suits, I get this confidence from wearing them! Its the debater in me I guess!
    xoxo

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  2. Amazing!
    Have a nice day dear,
    xoxo
    http://stylishpatterns.blogspot.com.es/

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  3. So cute!! I have that exact same shirt and it is my absolute favorite professional go-to! I throw it on with a red cardigan and pants or a black blazer like you did!

    Carley @ Preppy Lane

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  4. What a great look, I loved how you still showed off your personality by adding a fun shirt to the suit combo.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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  5. I love adding a printed blouse to jazz up a black suit- it's so nice to add a feminine touch. I make sure to wear comfortable heels on days that I want to feel extra confident. While I don't have a power outfit, wearing something new or special helps give be an additional boost of confidence when I need it!

    Great post girly, I hope Savannah is a blast!

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  6. You look so cute and professional. With my current job we are so casual but at my last job we had huge company wide meetings that required a little extra dressing up.

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  7. A pair of black dress pants with a blazer is always wonderful (and chic!) option for the board room or any other power day at work, or day when you need a bit more power. ;-) I'm really enjoying this series!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  8. I love your outfit! The printed blouse is everything to make this fun for work! <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  9. I love the way this looks on you!
    I like how you paired it with the printed blouse -- so chic.

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

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  10. While I don't have board meetings, I do have important conferences and other meetings where an outfit such as this would be perfect! You look so chic and put together! Also, I LOVE Jcrew Pixie pants!

    xo Ashley

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  11. This is so adorable! I still don't own a suit even though I graduated a couple of years ago, but I should probably invest in one. J.Crew's suits look amazing!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

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  12. Cute outfit! You look so cute and professional!!

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  13. I like your outfit! You look so chic & professional. I've been dying to get my hands on a blazer.

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  14. You look absolutely great in this! I need to start posting more work-appropriate outfits and I'm looking to you for inspo!

    Lauren
    The Fashionista's Diary

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  15. You look amazing! I love the leopard print blouse underneath - adds a little fun to a board meeting ;)
    Sophie
    Smitten Sophie

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  16. Love that outfit! You look amazing!

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  17. A suit is really great to have! I need to add one to my wardrobe ASAP.

    xo // www.thematerialgirl.co

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  18. There's just something about a suit that really makes you feel powerful & on top of the world! While I wouldn't want to wear one every single day, I sure do like wearing one every once in a while :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  19. I am loving this outfit. I love that you let your personality show through really well, even through your work outfits. This is so adorable!

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  20. Love this outfit - it's both cute and professional! #girlboss

    Pop over to my blog!

    Sarah
    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com

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  21. I do the same thing when I wear suits. i always add that little pop of color or a cute printed blouse to complete the look.

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