OOTD: Effortless Professional

If you saw my OOTD post last Wednesday, you know that I attended Social Media Week here in Santa Monica. Social Media Week LA is a week-long conference of panels and networking events for those in the digital sphere. Everyone in PR, digital media, social media, advertising and startups dress VERY casually – some girls were even wearing crop tops and shorts!

At work events, I prefer to be slightly over-dressed, but just enough so that I look nice and put-together, but not like I’m trying too hard.

Blue Social Media Week Dress 1

On day 1 of Social Media Week, I opted for solid colors, a traditional fit and comfy but cute shoes.

The dress is from Forever 21. Figure-flattering, an appropriate length, a versatile color, ¾ sleeves and just $8.90, how can you go wrong? I chose blue because it compliments my eyes and can be dressed with white, black, silver or gold.

Blue Social Media Week Dress 2

I wore silver studded flats from American Eagle that I have owned forEVER because I just didn’t feel like wearing heels, and because the venue was an 8-block walk from my office. These shoes are understated but also fun – the perfect combination.

Blue Gem Necklace

To jazz up the outfit a little bit, I added a bright blue gem necklace that my mom got me. It’s a pretty necklace, but also shiny and prominent, so my personal style shone through.

 

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