What I Wear to Work: A Ge­or­gia ac­count exec’s fash­ion goes where her mood—and her hair—take it

38, se­nior ac­count ex­ec­u­tive, CMD (Con­struc­tion Mar­ket Data) Group, Nor­cross, Ga.

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - CONTENTS - In­ter­view by Ari­anne Co­hen

What does your com­pany do? We pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on any­thing in­volv­ing con­struc­tion—like what projects are go­ing on in the U.S. and Canada and prices of raw ma­te­ri­als.

How do you pick out­fits in the morn­ing? It de­pends on the day and the mood. Most of the time, my hair will dic­tate what I wear.

Ex­plain how that works. Some­times I wear it crinkly, some­times curly, and some­times straight, de­pend­ing how co­op­er­a­tive it is. If I put it in a bun, I’ll do a busi­ness-con­ser­va­tive look. How­ever, if it’s curl­ing and fall­ing in all the right places, it can be dressed up with some jeans and a great blouse.

So you have a vibe, not a look. Yes, that’s to­tally it. I don’t spend a lot of time get­ting my clothes to­gether. I keep it sim­ple.

Is that one of those bendy neck­laces? Yes! My co-worker here had sim­i­lar jew­elry, and I loved it, so she got one for me.

Where do you shop? Ninety per­cent vin­tage con­sign­ment stores.

Are those three­quar­ter-length sleeves? I love, love, love three-quar­ter jack­ets. It’s re­ally my thing right now. I like my arms out.

Why? I’m orig­i­nally from Ohio, and the first year I moved here, I didn’t turn on my heat in the win­ter. When it’s 50 or 60 de­grees out­side, a three-quar­ter jacket works just fine. And then I wear some gloves that reach up to the cuff.


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