Thursday, November 3, 2011

What to wear in the Ukraine Part 3

The final day of the conference has arrived!  We are all a bit sleepy this morning after a wonderful night of dancing and celebrating at the annual Senior Officers Dinner.  I will post pictures later once I am back and have gone thru them all...

For the dinner, I stuck with my brown tights and boots but added a closet favorite!

I purchased this dress a few years back at H&M and have really got my $$ worth out of this shiny dress!  I can wear it with a big sweater and boots to work or with pumps for a night on the town.  I still remember being a bit nervous to purchase an all shiny dress way back when....  However, looking back now I am so glad I did!  It is such a timeless piece but the pattern keeps it young and flirty while not being too risky.

For the last day of the conference I went semi-casual as its a half day session and we will be heading into town later for some last minute sightseeing and dinner before flying out tomorrow.

Again, I went with the boots paired w/ my Express skinny jeans and a target grey tunic dress (a bit short to wear as a dress for work).

Can I also say that until this series of posts, I hadn't realized that the majority of my wardrobe that I have gathered over the past 2 years is from Target!  I love that I can find timeless pieces at affordable prices.   I highly suggest investing in certain clothing pieces like boots or a great trench coat that you will get your money back after years of wear.

The investment pieces that I brought with me on this trip would have to be my boots and my pleather leather jacket from Nordstrom.

I picked up this jacket in August on clearance!  It was originally $118 and I snagged it online for $49 + free shipping!!!  It is fake leather, but the quality and details make it unique enough that you would never know!  I love that it is grey and that is has subtle ruffle details.  I can wear it with black or brown, spring and fall!

Tomorrow I fly back and hope to post at some point throughout my trip!

What investment pieces or affordable pieces do you have that you cannot live without?