I hate to admit it, but I've been rather less than impressed with the way interns dress for my office. There's a very thin line between what's accepted or appropriate and what isn't at a creative office. And most of the time the interns, on brands different from mine, come to the office looking as if they're trying to tempt a man, show their extreme avant-garde side, or simply rolled out of bed.
So you can imagine my shock and pleasure when I peeped intern Rachel Francois's flyness! I will admit that I was giving her side-eye, in a good way, as I tried to soak up every outfit detail while she sat at the interns desk. Eventually I worked up the nerve to introduce myself (my shyness is often confused with bitchiness or indifference) and of course compliment her look. Rachel was very warm, if not a little surprised that I was stalking her sartorial expression. And I was ecstatic that she agreed to be featured here on Fetching Rejects!
I'm a simple girl when it comes to the basics of a look -- jeans or pants are often victorious and a tank that shows some femininity is always a win. So I'm sure it's quite obvious why I was all over Rachel's outfit. I love how she used one of the hottest colors of the season, oxblood, and amped up the look with an awesome shoe and fabulous accessories. Although all her pieces look smashing together, each one could be the standout addition to another look. That's why I always champion basics, basics, basics!
This week's glimpse into our insta-lives look alittle something like this...
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that I hadn't watched Gentlemen Prefer Blondes until two weeks ago. Of course I was aware of the pop culture references from this iconic film starring Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe, like Madonna's pink gown sequence in the "Material Girl" video. But I wasn't aware of the sartorial feast that is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As Lorelei Lee (Monroe) and Dorothy Shaw (Russell) try to outsmart a private detective hired by Lorelei's disapproving future father-in-law, they strut, dance, flirt, and use their wits while wearing the height of 1950s fashion. And what do you know? This season many of the same trends, like houndstooth, women's suiting, and feminine tailoring, are at the forefront of fashion just like they were in the '50s.
Keep clicking for a few of today's looks that Lorelei and Dorothy could have totally rocked in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
I loooove jumpsuits because they're as easy to style as dresses, but can look so much more cooler. I blame this amorous affair on my mom because she dressed me in overalls (or openwalls, as I used to call them) when I was in day care.
As a result, I have a tendency to wear this linen jumpsuit when I want to take the guesswork out of dressing. All I have to do is throw it on with a bitching pair of heels and some accessories -- and I'm done! It's sexy without being tight and revealing. A woman only needs to show her collarbone to get a man's attention, in my opinion ... but then again I'm not a dude.
Anyway, check out the details below.
Necklace and Smoky topaz earrings and ring set: Vintage
Arm party: Bulova watch, assorted silver bangles, Tibetan prayer bracelet
Leather clutch: American Apparel
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