Mad Men circa 2012

Even if you don’t watch the show Mad Men, you’d have to be living under a rock not to know about their chic 1950/60’s business attire. (I mean Christina Hendricks and her famous curves?) I’ve been thinking about office wear a lot lately with all the interviews I’ve been going out on. (I got a job! More on that later!) It occurred to me that, while the wardrobe on the show is insanely glamorous, lovely, and represents what to normĀ used to be, times are a-changing. It’s 2012 people, and “business attire” has a whole new meaning these days. I went to an interview the other day at a rather casual place of business. I, of course, wanted to look professional, but honestly didn’t feel this particular interview merited the traditional pencil skirt or slacks routine. It truthfully would have been too much for the setting, so I came up with this solution as an in-between, yet still clean and presentable look.

Obviously I left Mika at home for the interview because as she demonstrates in these photos, she just can’t control herself while I’m trying to be professional. She doesn’t discriminate and will happily gallop over and pounce on me (or anyone else for that matter) whether I’m in sweats and a t-shirt, or heels and pearls. Thanks, pup.

Top: Forever 21, Pants: AG via Anthropologie, Heels: Charlotte Russe.