Friday, May 17, 2013

The End of Navy Week

I apologize in advance for the quality of the following photographs.  It was mid-day and the lighting just stinks so I had to play with adjusting exposure and obviously my photo enhancing skills are limited to non-existant.

My DH has recently finished the very arduous data collection portion of a grant that he is working on and we threw a party for all the very hardworking grad students and professionals who helped with that part of the project.  It is the part of my "professor's wife" gig that I hate the most because I am so very bad at socializing with people I don't know.  Remember, I'm shy?  Anyhow...I felt I needed a "power outfit" for the day, something I felt great in, but that allowed me the freedom of movement to do all the hostess duties that are required.  What item of clothing jumped into my arms?  You guessed it, Awesome Navy Tank Top.

The neutral basics always work...white skinny jeans and a seersucker blazer, yep you will match perfectly.  Yellow necklace for a pop of color, check.  Power outfit complete. I am happy to say that all the invitees were lovely and that the party went off without a hitch.  I managed to remember everyone's names (a true feat for me) and make small talk like a pro.  Mission accomplished.

Thus ends the Awesome Navy Tank Top chronicle.   No doubt you will see her again very soon.



  1. Love how the yellow necklaces adds that pop of color with the navy. Really love your wedge shoes as well ;-)


  2. I've loved this series Alyssa. Really, all looks that I would wear on a daily basis. If I am in a social situation that is out of my comfort zone, as many are, I love wearing something that feels comfortable to me. Really helps. Happy to hear everything went well!

    Sue xo

  3. You look lovely, Alyssa! Great professional look as the professor's wife. Like the wedges and am assuming they're comfortable, too. Perfect look for the hostess!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  4. What a great look! I saw a similar blazer today in the store and wondered how I'd wear it if I bought it. I think your 'power outfit' turned out fantastic! I'm glad to hear the party went well too. :)

  5. I was thinking about picking up that jacket - it looks great on you! I love the color navy, it goes with everything. Glad to hear your party went well. Have a great weekend!


  6. I'm digging the travels of the Cute Navy Tank, and yours with her, of course. You are, in fact, a major part of my upcoming post on Monday (or Tuesday ... you might know what a procrastinator I am.) Will be linking to your recent Navy and Orange post, if you don't mind.
    You look charming, of course. There's just something calm and confident about Navy blue on you. Self assured.
    Have a great rest-of-the-weekend, and join me, please, in hoping that I get my act together for Monday.

  7. You should buy at least one more of that navy top - you're obviously going to wear it out soon! The blazer and yellow necklace are perfect for an academic party or a yacht party, so you'll be all set for the next social event!

  8. Perfect look - stylish and fresh, I really like it!

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  9. High five! on a successful party, making it through the socializing hostess duties, and the power outfit. You look great.