At the place, where I go to practice ballroom dancing, hangs a poster of Marilyn Monroe with the citation “I don’t mind living in a men’s world if I can be a woman in it”. At most meetings, men are the majority. They usually wear blazers. So do I. However, I like to roll up my sleeves as it looks so much dressier and so stylish. One day at a meeting in Germany, one of the guys said “Oh, you have already rolled up your sleeves. Why don’t you do the writing of the meeting minutes and take notes?” In Germany, rolled up sleeves are associated with doing hard, unpleasant work, usually work nobody wants to do. Nevertheless, I still roll up my sleeves as a stylish statement. It is better to be asked to write the minutes than running around without style. I think every fashionista agrees on this. Well and there is always no for an answer 😉

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GNW polka dot cardigan worn as top under lines steal blue blazer with blaxk skirt, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, structured bag, D&GM sunglasses, pearls, and L.K. Bennett pumps (all own)

Here I am wearing a polka dot GNW cardigan as a substitute for a blouse. It is warmer and does not require ironing. The skirt and blazer are souvenirs I bought in Germany. The black patent leather wedges are from L.K. Bennett. The three horses belt buckle is a Valentines Day gift from my husband. The silk scarf is Anne Klein.

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Front view of above work outfit

Photos: G. Kramm (2013)

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