Harriet has definitely found her place here at Emma Approved! Seeing all her hard work and talent come to life last night, I think she finally realizes exactly what she is capable of. And like a girl scout, her motto is “be prepared”, even when getting dressed for the office. She starts with a draping white blouse that’s professional on its own but can also go with anything. Next she chose a vivid pair of loose, pink shorts that hang like a skirt but lets her move around freely. Then she tops it all off with a long waisted, blue, sleeveless vest that slims the figure and really pulls an outfit together. For accessories a floral, structured bag halfway between a briefcase and a purse, and chestnut brown heels with thick straps made from a series of smaller straps – the same way Harriet can handle a whole lot of details that come together to make up a single event. But the best part is the jewelry, a bit of glamour in an otherwise casual outfit, with this blue rhinestone necklace. Harriet’s wardrobe, like Harriet herself, can adapt to every situation and work together in perfect compromise.
If a new position and job title wasn’t enough to handle, getting some surprising news on the personal front can be a lot to take on all at once. But like always Harriett impresses me by being calm, collected and steady as they come. She’s got this, and I must admit she does look pretty together in her latest outfit. Another in her growing collection of fun and theatrically bold skater dresses, this time in cream with thin, navy blue, horizontal stripes, she told me it reminded her of sheet music and inspired her all day long. Next, pretty yet practical, I’m a big fan of these thick heel sandals in chestnut brown. Made from vegan leather, with a pattern of tiny cutouts, I nicknamed them the perfect “strolling around Tuscany” shoe. And if that wasn’t romantic enough, a floral mint satchel with impressionist influences of blush, sky and lavender. The ideal mix of old fashioned sweetness that can still function as a business tool. Finally, a bit of charm and comfort finds a way to top it off with Harriet’s pale green, teapot pendant. I think this outfit makes it clear that Harriet knows exactly who she is and likes herself that way. For the record Harriet, so do I.
This week Harriet is on the move, juggling new responsibilities and tracking down everything we need in a high pressure, short on time, race to the finish! So she can’t wear anything that isn’t flexible and adaptable to all situations. A pair of fitted, dark skinny jeans and a peach and white zigzag peplum top creates a casual combination with a touch of class. Because she doesn’t know what kind of events she might attend before the day is through, she dresses it all up with comfortable nude pumps and a mint and tan bag. Made from cotton and faux leather, this handbag is a great mix of soft and sophisticated. Lastly, a versatile plaid flannel headband holds back her long tresses and adds a touch of charm. Who knows what today might bring, but whatever it is Harriet is ready, willing, and able.