What to Wear: power outfit


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This week on What to Wear, we’re showing you our “power outfits”. I was a little stumped by this prompt because I don’t have a power suit, I wear what I want to work, and I’ve never been what you might call “power hungry” (obvi…).

So I started thinking, what do I think belongs in a Power Outfit? Well, duh, a power tie for one. And hello, every truly powerful person has a red phone- a la Batman and the president. Well, hey, I have both of those things so I guess I’m pretty darn powerful after all…


In my world, the powerful don’t need muscles and have perpetually messy hair…



dress: Buffalo Exchange (Jason Wu for Target)
Lady Tie: Flapper Girl
shoes: Blowfish (bought in a Shop my Closet sale)
phone: vintage, part of my collection

what to wear power outfit

I had my eye on this dress when it first came out as part of the Jason Wu for Target collection, but couldn’t bring myself to drop $50 on a Target dress. I recently found it at Buffalo Exchange for $12, so let’s also raise our glasses to the power of patience and second hand shopping, shall we?

Make sure you head over to Gypsy in Jasper to check out the other power outfits- and link up if you want to show us yours!

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15 Responses to What to Wear: power outfit

  1. Lexi says:

    Your power outfit rocks! Love the dress. I’m glad I’m not the only one who had a little trouble putting together a power outfit.

  2. Sarah says:

    Looove your dress! & those shoes are super cute; great finds!

  3. Ha! Yes. Red phone a la Batman!!! Rad.

    That dress is awesome. Good job waiting it out. There is nothing better than a bargain.

  4. Christine says:

    I’m so glad your Lady Tie makes you feel like the powerful, gorgeous woman you are <3


  5. Marisa says:

    Now this is my kind of power outfit! At my one of my previous job positions – I used to have to wear suits and it killed me…haha…just not my thing either. I’d much rather don a lady tie and pretty dress any day. As for that dress – what an amazing find!

  6. Erin says:

    That dress is so sweet! The colours remind me of sherbert. I love the soft colours in the dress and tie, but the shoes for me really kick it up a notch… maybe because you look so darn tall!! And the red batman phone, well, I’ve always dreamed of having a direct line to anyplace important, or just pretend I do by having a red phone (how hard could it be to get it to light up??). So, colour me jealous. You’re one powerful woman.

  7. Taylor says:

    Oh man. This is a great power power out! I wouldn’t change a thing!

  8. Briseidy says:

    that dress sure is a power outfit! It’s awesome I love it!
    thanks for stopping by the other day :)

  9. jorjiapeach says:

    i’ll raise my glass to that.

  10. Jessica says:

    This dress is perfect on you.

  11. Marlen says:

    ahh $12?! hats off to you lady, that definitely worked out! and i love the lady tie, i really need to cave and buy one already. i think that totally made the outfit. also, is that your house in the background? if it is, i LOVE the decorating :)

    xo Marlen
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    • lalafauxbois says:

      Thank you for the decorating compliment- it’s a work in progress :) And yes- you need a lady tie!

  12. Salvaged Strawberry says:

    yes! get it, girl.

  13. Kendall says:

    Adorable dress and don’t you just love blowfish flatforms?!

  14. Miki says:

    Love. Love. Love these photos! You look like a movie star in the 60s! :D

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