Dressed for: Reading, Chatting, Helping

Tank, Target
Ponte pants, via eBaysimilar
Pumps, Etienne Aigner via Ideeli – similar
Necklace, Target
Earrings, Target

I wore this to my book event at the Galleria EILEEN FISHER store a few weeks back. The afternoon was such fun! I read from my book twice, chatted with customers and attendees, and helped lots of lovely women pick out new EF garments for themselves. I might also have snacked excessively on the delicious fruit and custard tarts that the store generously provided. Such yum.

See photos from the event right here.

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  • amy w

    Hi Sally,
    I really enjoy following your blog. I have noticed a peculiar correlation as we move into winter. In the summer/fall heat, your outfits were dominated by boots. Now that we are moving into the winter season you are wearing a great deal of pumps and warm-weather shoes. Today when I left for work in St Paul it was 18 degrees. I had on Born boots with tights and smart wool socks. When I saw today’s photos, I thought burrr, and I hope that Sally is not driving around today because if she gets a flat tire she will freeze her toes. Please let me know your thoughts on this. Thanks.

    • Sal

      Hi Amy! I don’t generally post my outfits on the same day they were worn. As I mentioned above, this one is from a couple of weeks ago … on a day when it was 65 degrees, actually!

      You’ll be seeing more boots once the cold truly settles in, but I find that on days when I want to look and feel more dressed up, I tend toward tights and pumps instead. Looking back through recent outfits, though, I think my boots have gotten their fair share of love over the past few months. 😉

  • You are rocking that Eileen Fisher sweater so hard I am really tempted by it. Generally, I find her clothes look fantastic draped on the models in the catalog, but boxy and sacklike on me, but you may have inspired me to reconsider!

  • Sophia

    Sal, how do you feel choosing your clothes for an event in person compared to posting a picture to your followers on the blog? On the one hand it’s a smaller group but on the other it’s live and in person. Sophia

    • Sal

      Well, for events there are usually more details to consider. If I’m going to be standing and walking for long periods, I need to choose shoes that won’t tear up my feet. Since I usually sweat during events, I try to pick washable tops! If it’s a speaking engagement and I’ll be far away from the audience, I try to consider color and pattern. In this case, since it was an event at Eileen Fisher, I wanted to wear one of their garments to show my support.

      Non-event outfits are still worn by me during the week, and often reflect similar considerations – I go to meetings, work with clients, attend photo shoots, and lots of other activities that require careful clothing and shoe choices. But on days when I’m just working from home, I can be a little more adventurous.

  • Like the pants and the coat very much!!!!