OOTD: week 11 – Every open house, every week – in a fail-safe skirt suit
I woke up with a dilemma this morning – I don’t know what to wear.
I have to be at work today (yes, I know it’s a Saturday but working at a real estate agency Saturdays are often our busiest days). I feel a bit dress-y this weekend and really want to put on a nice dress but when I check the weather last night they predicted a chilly day in Perth today of a minimum 3 degrees celcius and a maximum of only 17 degrees celcius. That’s cold. Maybe not for those who live in Melbourne (or worse, Canberra), but cold enough by West Australian standards.
As if an outfit dilemma is not enough to be a bad start to my morning, I don’t know what got me but I took an hour to put my make-up on this morning. An hour! And I didn’t even do a good job. Ok, I admit I am a little moody too. The kind of I am over-it-all sort of day. Did I also mention this is the last weekend of the agency exclusivity contract to sell the same one apartment we had been trying for the past 3 months to sell? (Yes I know it is a 12 week exclusivity contract and my blog title says week 11 but remember we lost a week after the unsuccessful auction and had to refresh the marketing campaign?)
Buyers seemed thin on the ground and our interstate potential had gone cold. And my boss isn’t happy. To be honest I am not too either. In the last 3 months (and gosh I just realised 3 months is a quarter of the entire year gone!!) I’ve given all I can to try to make a sale, and my last ditch attempt last weekend to woo the interstate buyer hasn’t translated into a signed contract for sale. I tried everything to try to get the sale, and trust me I tried EVERYTHING, every dirty little real estate trick in the book, but there is only this much a young woman can do in this market: a 25-year low of the Perth real estate market doesn’t just right itself overnight. That alone shouldn’t explain why I took an hour to put substandard make-up on…. But maybe it does.
So I was standing in only my bra and panties in front of my wardrobe, and already running late, I didn’t have a mind to be too creative with my outfit today. I decided to wear a skirt suit again. Because, like a classic white shirt and black skirt combination, it is one of those fail safe choices. And because on this chilly Saturday morning the wool material from which my CUE blazer jacket is made of should keep me warm.
I matched my new favourite Rhodes and Beckett white fitted long-sleeved button-up shirt with my favourite CUE black pencil fluted hem skirt with waterfall ruffle and my CUE CITY blazer. A pair of nude hosiery, and my usual earrings, pearl necklace and pearl bracelet set complete the elegant and professional look. Ditching my current go-to pumps (my comfy and sensible current season NineWest pumps) for something with a 10cm heel, I slipped on my pair of Salvatore Ferragamo slingback high heeled pump. Did I also mention this is the last weekend of the agency exclusivity contract? I figured this is after all the make or break weekend so if it means having to strut around in high heels to make a sale, I’ll do it. I either make the sale this weekend or lose the commission to another agent (not to that blonde bitch at the rival agency I hope!)
Wish me luck! (P.S. I need it)
Occasion: work/ office
RHODES AND BECKETT white fitted long-sleeved button-up shirt
CUE CITY Black wool blend Blazer
CUE black pencil skirt with fluted hem and waterfall ruffle and exposed back zip
Salvatore Ferragamo slingback high heeled pump
Hosiery from Target
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