How To Dress For A Business Appointment + News!

How To Dress For A Business Appointment + News!

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I have lots of things to do in this time of the year: I'm improving the scheduling, both for the blog, and the social media; I'm creating a community through the newsletter (by the way, did I tell you that there will be a freebie for subscribers? Didn't I?! Ops, it's a little spoiler :P) and I'm also giving a better defined style to Color Me Fall. It's an Autumn full of news, starting from my candidacy as editor on Flipboard - EDIT: it has been accepted! I'm an editor! - to the decision to open a shop on Depop. At the end of this article, you'll find a list with all the news that will arrive soon, but first I'd like to share an outfit idea that is very suitable for Fall :)

When the weather is fine in my town, during the morning and early afternoon it's still hot! Therefore, it's really important to layer. In this case, Ezio and I were on our way to a fairly formal working appointment, so I wanted to rely on my beloved little black dress: it's always the best ally for this type of meeting, because it can be combined with any (or almost any) kind of accessories and leaves a lot of freedom in the outfit composition.

I'm wearing a Wendy Trendy cardigan above it, and another special ally in both Autumn and Winter: the trench coat! Honestly, it's a never-without item: it gives elegance to the figure and it's warm at the same time (this one is made of wool). I really like belted items, because they squeeze the silhouette and bring the shapes closer to the hourglass body type, which is something soooo sought for this Fall / Winter  - have you read the seasonal trends post? You can get it back here.

The shoes are a pair of Light in the Box boots, with tapered toe and low heel, which allow me to stay comfy even if I have to stand for long time; the bag is by Deichmann, purchased last Summer to be worn at my best friends wedding, but in its versatility it's also perfect for less important occasions. It has a shoulder strap, which I have never used: it's still packed! The only jewel I wear (you know I'm very minimal about accessories) it's a necklace with a lava stone pendant, depicting a seahorse, symbol of my city :) You didn't imagine my patriotic side, did you? :P

All these items are unfortunately sold out, but I have included some similar products in the "Shop the Look" section at the end of the post :) Actually, I'm thinking about selling the bag on my Depop shop, and this brings us back to the news of the month, which I'm going to tell you.


First of all, I'd like to talk you about Depop:
  • What's this? Depop is nothing more than a community / marketplace that focuses a lot on Instagram style with regards to user feeds, where you can sell and buy new or used items in good conditions, or simply look for inspiration
  • Why did I decide to sell some of my items? If you know me, you know that I care a lot about my things, I try to store up my clothes in the best possible way: on the one hand this is an incredible benefit because I keep in perfect conditions items with 10, 20 year; on the other hand this creates a disadvantage in terms of space! If I wanted to do some shopping, maybe in order to show you some new arrivals or trending items, I wouldn't have the necessary space in the closet to store these purchases. 
I regularly give away some of my things; however, I'd like to sell others in order to take advantage of the proceeds to buy new articles (let's face it, money doesn't fall from the sky!). This is the reason that led me to subscribe to Depop: shortly, I'd like to regain something from my belongings to reinvest it; I want to clarify that I really care about my accessories, clothes, stuff in general, but I need to make some space, it's a renewal matter! So, I hope this Depop experience goes well, if you like follow me to stay updated on the items I'll be selling :)


Flipboard is a platform that contains articles of any category and allows each user to create their own magazine: you can organize your magazines and fill them with the most disparate posts and you have also the possibility, if you run a blog or a website, to apply as an editor, that is, a content creator. I did it and my request was accepted! I really like the concept behind, because it allows you to keep an eye on the magazines you like best, without effort and all in one place. If you like, come and follow me :)


My Instagram profile isn't free from news too! First of all, I'm creating a more defined feed in line with the blog colours, with light and warm tones, exactly like the ones you see in these pics. I love this balancing because it doesn't affect the original colours, but only changes the warmth of the images. Another news is that a young clothing brand asked me to sponsor a giveaway for my followers! So, please, stay connected for updates on my feed and stories, and if you haven't done it yet, if you want to participate, get ready following me and Shape Troop :)


Dulcis in fundo, the newsletter! It's the most beautiful among these news, because the newsletter is the heart of the Color Me Fall community, and that's why I decided to create a freebie exclusively for subscribers :) It will be free and downloadable, probably in PDF, but I can't tell you yet how long it will take, 'cause there's really a lot of work behind it and I'm alone in managing everything, as you well know: so, I ask you for a little patience and if you want to join the community to be the first to receive the freebie when it's ready, subscribe here :) In addition, I aim to organize well my work in order to send a sort of weekly round up (apart from the newsletter every 15th of the month).

The news is over... for now! You know, every now and then I turn out some, lol! But this is the beauty of the job, after all :)

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  1. Hi Ilaria!

    I am so loving the outfit you chose for this post. I love a classic black dress for a business appointment or any work related occasions. However, I am also loving the accessories you've chosen to pair it with-- most especially the purse! I am so happy to hear the changes you've been making on your blog and Instagram. So excited to see what 2020 will bring to you <3

    1. Hi there, thank you so much :) Yup, I like to wear a little black dress for formal meetings, it's so professional! The purse was a real bargain actually, I love it too, especially the snake-printed detail.

      Yay! I'm almost done with the freebie and I'm really excited about it! This 2020 will be full of news and nice surprises <3 Thank you for stopping by :) xoxo

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    1. Hi there, thank you for your kind words! :) Unfortunately I don't participate in any forum, so I can't help you, but the blogosphere is full of capable and experienced bloggers :)

  3. Oh wow it sounds like you're having a really busy but exciting time! Good luck with everything lovely. I love your outfits, especially your white bag! It's so cute xo

    1. Yes, indeed! You've found the perfect words to define it, busy but exciting :) Thank you so much sweetheart, you're so kind! I wish you all the best too xoxo