past & prologue

Whereof what’s past is prologue; what to come,
In yours and my discharge.
~ Shakespeare, The Tempest

I’ve never been really a fan of menswear or prep school style, perhaps because I work in a male-dominated environment and when I was young I went to prep school. I was a boiler engineer for a power-plant in Asia, designed a new airport plumbing system in the Middle-East, and a procurement engineer at a fabrication yard. I am so done with the overall uniform, hard hat, safety jacket or vest and even suits and ties. Nowadays I prefer sitting in an air-conditioned office, doning full skirts and high-heels, staring at my Mac and draw all day. Oh ..and I get to peek at fashion blogs during my downtime.
But hey ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’, so when Bloggers Do It Better doing a prep school/menswear style day, I join in. And this is what I wore to work yesterday.

Goodwill thrifted outfit details:
Ralph Lauren heels – $3.99
Michael Kors skirt – $3.99
Banana Republic button down – $3.59
Max Mara cashmere vest – Salvation Army $1.50
Skinny belt – $1.59
Anne Klein watch – $2.99
Various silver and pearls bracelet – Kohls
Pearl necklace – gifted

Came home around four, I had to attend the contractor who treated our lawn, I put on a skinny and loafers.

Goodwill thrifted outfit details:
Ferragamo loafers – $3.99
DKNY skinny jeans – $5.99
Gap belt – $1.59

Linking up to Bloggers Do It Better.

5 thoughts on “past & prologue

  1. Lovely! It’s been interesting to hear everyone’s story about initial aversion to menswear… it’s amazing what we’ll do for the blogging community 🙂


  2. I actually love the second look! Really cute. I work in a male dominated profession as well. They all know that I pay next to nothing for my clothes, and they love it. Some of their wives are starting to check out thrift stores now — pretty cool.


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