Worker V: 2.8 Red Rule Breaker


More (faux) leather for the office. And in RED. Uh, I think I just broke my own rule. About rules for office wear…the only one I stick to without fail is to wear one unexpected piece, one piece that whispers nonconformist. Like a leather shirt, a spiked bracelet, or an OTK boot with a classic silhouette. It’s […]

Worker V: 2.7 Blue


Busy, busy, busy bee,  Worker V.  And working a new hue: blue. Shirt: DVF • Belt: DVF • Pants: White House/Black Market • Heels: Boutique 9 • Necklace: Pegasus, Stella & Dot  A sextuplet of tassels is a a statement indeed, but my favorite part of this look? Pegasus: Layers of individual metallic feathers add texture and refract light. […]

Worker V: 2.6 Plastic Fantastic


Oh, hey! It’s me again! Worker V has been a busy girl, but you know what gets me through the day, the traffic, the travel, the deadlines, and the endless fatigue? When I look in the mirror and a quirky and unexpected accessory—like this plastic necklace I bought in Oz—winks back at me. Even if […]

Worker V: 2.5 (Tips for Wearing Blazers)


I’m sure I’m not the only one who knows the value of a great blazer. One good blazer can transform any separate—shorts, jeans, skirts, pants—into a complete, polished look. And the amazing thing is it doesn’t matter how casual the other piece might be…it just works. Yesterday, I broke my workwear black streak with a […]

Worker V: 2.4 (In Loafers)


I know, I know. It’s me in black again. Why don’t we just call this my all-black summer and be done with it, shall we? I have been wearing head-to-toe black to work (well almost…the shoes tend to be the only break in color) for weeks now.  Lately, it’s been so dang hot I am […]

Worker V: 2.3 (in Ann Taylor Pre-Fall 2011)


I’ve come to rely on Ann Taylor separates for work for more than a decade, because they are well-made, comfortable, a great value—and for me, there is no tailoring required. Over the years, some of the store’s collections have been better than others, but the upcoming season may well be the best, ever. Ladies, this […]