The Speech

I don’t know if I mentioned this already, so bear with me if I have, but today I’m doing a speech/presentation on eye health and disease to the local Rotary Club.  Obviously I wanted to look extra professional, yet still stylish not only because I am representing my practice/myself but also because when I feel good about what I’m wearing, I’m more confident and outgoing.

My original intention was to make a suit to wear.  You saw the muslin for the jacket a few weeks ago.  The root canal and all the pain associated with it before and the recovery afterwards really just sapped up all the time I had planned on using to make the suit.  I knew I would not be able to complete it in time for today so I stopped working on it(I am still going to make it eventually of course).

That left me in a quandary as to what to wear.  Luckily, I had purchased a new coral blazer from Gap a few weeks ago(after seeing it on practically all my favorite bloggers) that I hadn’t yet worn that would work well in the professional yet stylish look I was going for.  I had to break my No-Repeat challenge to put this outfit together, but obviously an important event allows for rule breaking right?

I put two nearly identical, yet different outfits together(both contained navy+polka dots and lace) but ended up going with the one you’re about to see because I liked the silhouette the best.  I’ll get around to showing you the other version one day when I’ve finished my no-repeat challenge.

And obviously I had to wear my new glasses!

The Speech3 (1 of 1)

And with the blazer un-buttoned(which is how I’m wearing it):

The Speech2 (1 of 1)

{Blouse/Blazer: Gap, Skirt: Thrifted(originally Banana Republic), Shoes: Limited, Necklace: Target}

Okay, so I’m back from the luncheon and my speech.   I think it went pretty well.  I did have to cut it short in the end(I could easily speak for hours about ocular disease), but it seemed well-recieved and I had lots of people come up to me afterwards to tell me they enjoyed the speech and would be making appointments for examinations.



12 thoughts on “The Speech

  1. dragonfly1121 says:

    Your glasses look a lot like mine. Mine is a GG 3566 and because I had my contacs in I didn’t get to try them out. You look very professional and I’m sure your speech went fantabulously!

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