Thursday, April 1, 2010

Winners!! Business Casual Contest!!

On March 21st I posted up THIS which was a post with a question about Business Casual with in the post. Like I said I am a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, so I was quite clueless when it came to business casual.

I took every one's advice and ended up buying Black pants, a Black Blazer, a button up shirt (Dark Pink), and Black flats. I can not thank you all enough for all the advice.

Now I am sure you all want to know what the prize is for winning.

I have copies of this wonderful novel written by Kristin Hannah. Firefly Lane is a story about friendship and is very well written.

On to the Winners:

Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads said: Black dress pants with a light-weight sweater/shirt always looks nice. If you think it will be cool, add a cute blazer.

If you're going to be on your feet, go with some nice flats or a low heel. It's important to take care of those feet. :)

Cake Mom said: Khakis are a great way to go. They go with most tops and they can be as comfortable as jeans. Plus, you can wear flats with khakis which is always positive in my book!

LB said: Dressy pants - either nicely tailored khakis or about any black or dark brown pants.

As for shirts, I'd say some sort of blouse. Not a knit type shirt but maybe something more like a button up blouse or one with buttons at the top.

Frugal Vicki said: Business casual I usually end up wearing those loose black pants (not booty pants, but not slacks either.Dress pants I guess?)and a cute shirt. For women I think business would be more of a matching shirt/pants suit kinda thing. Business casual for men is usually a button down shirt with no tie and slacks if that helps at all.

Pricilla said: Now I am an old goat and an old goat from NJ...
to me business casual would be a pair of slacks (not jeans, sorry) with loafers or other less than dress shoe. On top I would wear a button down blouse with a sweater or jacket.

I told you - I'm an old goat...

Good luck!

MaryAnne said: What a fun giveaway idea! For business casual, I would wear a cute button-down shirt or a light sweater with black/brown tailored pants or khakis. I'd go for brown or black shoes, anything from flats to a 2" heel (depending on the overall look of the outfit).

For an outfit with a skirt, I would either wear a knee-length A-line skirt with cute button-down shirt. Same rule for shoes - Flats up to a 2" heel.

If you're stuck on colors, I would go for softer, muted colors. And black is always safe - you can even wear all black.

Hope you have fun! =)

susan said: no jeans! no cleavage! slacks, skirt that sits at or below the knee in length, nothing that looks too much like a t-shirt and not too fitted. and no sneakers!

Tracy DeLuca said: Slacks are better than a skirt unless the skirt is knee length. I suggest black or khaki slacks. A sweater or button up shirt or a nice pullover top. Try for muted colors or black. Nothing too bright. Flats are great.

You could also wear a cute little dress with sandals but nothing too short or with too much skin showing.

That is Right!! All 8 of you are winners!!

I took something from each of the comments so you are all winners. If you see this before you get an email from me please contact me with your mailing address at justanarmywife09(at)gmail(dot)com

Thank You all for your advice and comments!!

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