WIW 1/17: Dr. Fun Flirty Princess (for lyn*)

Lyn posted a thread where she was saying that as a new psych resident, she felt conspicuous in a sea of sleek black suits and was asking how she could dress more professionally while still retaining her fun sense of style:

I can totally relate to her dilemma. I struggle with many of the same issues (looking too young and wearing "girly" items). Also we are both doctors, and both Fun Flirty Princesses, so that gave me an idea for a self-challenge--come up with a Dr. Fun Flirty Princess outfit to put the advice I gave her in that thread into action. I wanted to wear something that was mature, polished and professional but still has bright colors and that "fun factor" and still feels like me. I love doing these "suits that aren't suits" outfits.

I wore this outfit for the Fuchsia Friday challenge (http://goldenpig.lookfab.com/p.....weedpatent) but that time I was wearing my patent burgundy zipper boots and day clutch. I wanted to tone it down a bit and make it a bit more work appropriate.

Lyn also mentioned she was worried about budget limitations--each of these pieces was pretty inexpensive, either bought on sale from discount stores or old stuff from my pre-YLF closet. I think the outfit looks more "luxe" than the actual price tags (kind of a Kate Spade/Tory Burch-ish vibe)--so I think it's still possible to look polished without spending a ton!

Tulle fuchsia wool blazer--bought at Loehmann's
Japanese Weekend fuchsia maternity shirt with faux white collars/sleeves/tail (6 years old, from my first pregnancy)
Nordstrom Halogen burgundy boucle tweed skirt (Angie's pick from NAS)
Betsey Johnson burgundy hearts satchel from DSW (I had to keep some whimsy in this outfit!)
Banana Republic gold chain necklace
Clarks brown pumps (10 yrs old from when I actually was a resident, but they are comfy low-heeled all-day pumps)

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  • lyn* replied 8 years ago

    You are such a doll! <3 I thought a lot about what that thread today at work (so much that my attending thought I was 'distracted' - but he attributed this to my near car accident this morning (slippery roads)).

    I love your look - and you look so cute in pink! I might have to try a pencil skirt tomorrow, although I am reluctant to.

  • cciele replied 8 years ago

    Love the Dr. Fun Flirty Princesses in the house! I like the structure that your blazer adds, and the length of the pencil skirt. Those help convey a more "professional" look I think. Plus, the colors work so nicely together. Well done!

  • Thistle replied 8 years ago

    This looks amazing, and it defiantly has the Tory Burch Ktae Spade vibe going. I like the way you added whimsy in the bag to keep it true to you, but you can always leave the bag in your office. You really are the most polished put together pregnant lady ever!

  • cobaltblue replied 8 years ago

    How fun! You might have to repeat this outfit on Valentine's Day. :) Bump is looking good, too.

  • Beth Ann replied 8 years ago

    What a fab and gracious post! I wanted to say that, as a patient, I love to see a vibrant, well-dressed doc, although I think head-to-toe Prada would make we a little more anxious about the fee!

    Excellent job demonstrating how different style personas can interpret professional dress codes!

  • rae replied 8 years ago

    OMG, LOVE that satchel!!!

  • MsLuna replied 8 years ago

    This is definitely still fun and flirty yet more polished/professional! You clean lines yet still added the "fun" to the equation with the bold colours and fun accessories!

    You look great!

  • Amy replied 8 years ago

    Beautiful, GP!

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