What to Wear: Business Trip Fun

What to Wear: Business Trip Fun

Jessica has a big work trip coming up:

I am going on a business trip to Portland and Seattle in early April. Since I’m a physical therapist, the classes will be spent in shorts (your favorite, I know), so that part is all taken care of. What I really need help on is the social aspect. I went to grad school near Seattle and have a lot of friends left in the area. There is fellow in particular I am hoping will end up as more than “just a friend”. So, I am looking for a fantastic outfit that will set me apart, but not actually look like I’m trying really hard. We are planning on hanging out (probably at Pike Place market and downtown) and eating dinner. I am 5’10 and a size 10, dark hair, pale skin and green eyes. My normal style is sort of French/preppy/casual mix. (I love a good navy striped shirt and a cardigan with jeans). I’m very excited to see your ideas!

Time to turn up the sexy, Seattle style!

Dress – Seattle is known for it’s plaid grunge flair. Plus, plenty of cleavage.
Wedges – Imagine falling daintily into his arms when you slip on an errant squid in these wedges.
Vest – A vest is always a good idea.
Clutch – Yellow is so in for spring.
Earrings – Simply magnificent in feathers and gold.

April Fools! Here’s what I think she should really wear along with a cute white cardigan, flats and light khaki trench.

Next Post:
Previous Post:
This article was written by
There are 14 comments for this article
  1. Anonymous at 4:15 pm

    ohhh you are going to be chilly! It just snowed there this week.

  2. Jackie at 4:52 pm

    totally had me going there. i’m glad you were just fooling! lol

  3. Mary at 4:57 pm

    Awesome, you totally got me. I was like, “A vest is always a good idea?” okay, I didn’t know…

  4. Anne at 5:50 pm

    LOL. Usually I think your taste is great, and I found myself thinking, “Ummmm…am I really that out of touch???”

  5. Yankee Girl at 6:44 pm

    I completely forgot about April Fools and I was so worried about you–was quite relieved to get to the bottom and see what you really recommened.

  6. Melissa from Montreal at 6:57 pm

    Haha! you totally got me… yeah, that vest comment threw me off completely… and I was wondering about the cleveage comment too!

  7. Anonymous at 9:00 pm

    I live in Seattle, and was initially a bit offended by the outfit you dreamed up for our lovely city – I’m so glad it was a joke!!

  8. Jacinda at 9:41 pm

    Since the first words out of my husband’s mouth this morning were… ” I know it’s April Fools Day, don’t even try it” I’m happy to see that someone got to have some fun.

  9. Anonymous at 9:05 am

    If I write down some of the keywords for this outfit: “plaid” “plenty of cleavage” “vest” “gold” “feathers”, a burlesque singer comes to mind.

    And yet, when looking at the outfit, I find the shapes feminine. The great twist comes with the patterns and colors suggested.

    I’d bet you couldn’t help but put together a feminine outfit of just about any given items, no matter how ridiculous some of these items might seem individually.

    I wish you had the time to prove me wrong!

    maria the hun

  10. G at 4:07 pm

    Before I got the joke, I actually thought this was an okay outfit! I was thinking, “Oh, she’s getting funky on us!” It’s risky and gutsy–definitely a departure from your normally classically feminine pieces. This had edge, and I think that’s what I liked about it.