Now that Fall has fallen, and that I’m trying my best to be an entrepreneural human being, I have been checking out a few lookbooks here and there. Lauren from Pocket Rocket has been posting some excellent ones.
As someone who is just venturing into the world of networking and professional meetings, I want to find things that are sober yet fun, elegant yet down-to-earth, mature and green at the same time. After all, I’m a Young Adult (eep!), and I don’t want one thing to overshadow the other.
Ann Harvey is quite new to me, but apparently it’s such a British institution, with almost 20 years in the market. Shares first name – and style – with the US Ann Taylor; but while Taylor has no deathfats in mind, Harvey at least tries to offer sophisticated, grown-up clothes for feminine people above straight sizes.
They were at Plus North in July, and gave me a CD/booklet with their Autumn/Winter collection. As it was summer and I am unaware of fashion news protocol, I waited for the right weather to arrive so then I could talk about it. While most of the things in the catalogue were more for my mother and aunts, I could find some golden nuggets I wouldn’t mind wearing during those cold morning meetings and late evening conferences.
And here’s an outfit I made entirely out of the Ann Harvey clothes I own. It’s basic and stylish, but I like how the scarf stands out amidst the b&w and brown. I wore it to a networking meeting in Northampton with a certain amount of success.
Top, skirt and scarf: Ann Harvey
Shoes: Absolute Vintage