Performancing Metrics

12.15.2011

Double Duty


It's that time of year when parties are frequent. So frequent, in fact, that we may need to attend several in one day! Yesterday I went straight from my office holiday party to a blogger soirée, then to a community event. I needed an outfit that would be conservative but fun, business appropriate but fashion-forward. I gave it my best shot with a black jersey dress (Thank you, LBD!) and a cute lace jacket from The Fashion Truck.

It is said that "to do two things at once is to do neither." Maybe we put so much effort into an outfit that is tolerable for all events, that we lose focus on wearing something perfect for an event. I don't think any of us have the time (or desire) to do nothing but dress ourselves and attend parties, so we've developed multi-tasking fashion (see: the ubiquitious LBD). But can multi-tasking clothes be really great, or are they just making the best of a tough sartorial situation? What are your multi-tasking pieces? Do they do well enough, or do they knock it out of the park?

 


Dress: J. Crew
Shoes: Target
Tights: c/o Milk & Honey
Necklace: H&M
Watch: Michael Kors
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters
Coat: Vintage
Gloves: ?? Gift from my family