Last night I had a much needed conversation with my dear friend, Mary. I first met Mary two summers ago when I interned at Bill Me Later in Baltimore. Although Mary lives in Chicago, she'd come into the BML office every few weeks for meetings. I'm not sure how she ended up sitting with me at my desk, but every time she came into Baltimore, she was right there in my cubicle...at least between meetings.
Mary is probably the most fashionable person I know- she's my size, yet still manages to find clothes that are cute and appropriate for work. Mary and I used to go out for lunch, talk about our embarrassing love for Uggs and her travels around the world. I even spent a few days with Mary in Chicago after Blogher. She took me to high tea and introduced me to Bellinis and I felt like the most fabulous and classy lady in the entire world.
Though we don't talk as often as I'd like, I know that Mary is always there if I need her. Mary is a bit older than me, so I'm pretty sure she knows everything. That's why I frantically called her about my lack of Armani-appropriate clothing for London.
And you know what? She was perfectly calm and told me exactly what she would pack if she was in my situation. She told me she could picture the outfits I should bring in her mind, and described some key pieces I should find before I go to London.
The best part? She offered to lend me some of her fabulous clothing. At first I was a bit hesitant. I mean, she offered up her Prada boots. PRADA BOOTS!! I have never been near anything Prada in my life... (Unfortunately, even though Mary is currently in Baltimore, her Prada boots are back in Chicago.)
BUT...she will be leaving me a DVF wrap dress. I think it'll be the perfect outfit for my first day at work. Plus, Mary may even come to retrieve her dress visit me in London.
Here's my interpretation of Mary's London Picks. Now, before you freak out about the $800 shoes, keep in mind, this is just a guide for the types of things I should be looking for. And hey, if I'm making the guide, I might as well put in the best ;)