I probably should've taken proper pics, but was so excited by how it turned out that I just grabbed my phone to snap away, and also threw on the ensemble that I was planning to wear for my presentation, which again was inspired by this stock photo:
My initial thought was to get the skirt hemmed, but my tailor convinced me to get the sides slimmed, which would allow it to fit better overall. With that alteration it would sit higher on my natural waist, and would therefore hit me at a good length without any hemming needed... and she was right! I thought she did a beautiful job and it feels seriously amazing on... I think this is probably the best fitting pencil skirt that I currently own!
Here again is how the skirt looked before:
And here again is the after:
Blouse: AT Charmeuse Ruffle Shirt, size 00P (post)
Skirt: AT Riley Texture Pencil Skirt, size 00P
Shoes: AT Perfect Leather Pumps, size 5
Unfortunately it was a cold rainy day today and I was freezing even with the added cardigan & white coat:
So instead of wearing this outfit, I made a last-minute decision to switch to the petite-favorite (and warmer) Banana Republic tweed dress that I'd also just gotten back from the tailor. I took a few iPhone pics of it but they turned out blurry, so I'll have to retake the pics for another post.
I'm so glad my presentation is done... a big thanks to everyone who shared helpful public speaking tips and words of encouragement! I actually had a really good turnout of attendings... some of whom I'm sure came for the free catered food lol, but it felt good to have an audience to show the fruits of my labor to nevertheless. Now that it's over, I can relax and enjoy my one week of vacation time that starts today! I hope you guys are having a fantastic weekend! :)