What I Wear to Work: An ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant’s colorful, mix-and-match style

41, ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant, Black­stone Group, New York

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What’s your day like? I as­sist one of the part­ners here, so I han­dle his meet­ings and calls and travel. I’m mostly in the of­fice greet­ing clients and keep­ing him on sched­ule.

How do you like to dress for work? I’d de­scribe my style as colorful. I have fun—a lot of bright col­ors and mixed prints.

Are you mix­ing prints here, or is this a dress? They’re sep­a­rate pieces, ac­tu­ally. Nor­mally I don’t like em­pire waists—i’m tall and feel like a kid in them—but this one’s per­fect.

It pairs well with the skirt. I love this top, be­cause it’s re­ally happy. Plus, the geo­met­ric print gives it this in­ter­est­ing di­men­sion.

Your shoes are great, too. They were cheap, but I get more com­pli­ments on them than I do on a lot of my more ex­pen­sive pairs.

Is that flat­ware dan­gling from your ears? I got th­ese from my sis­ter when she went to Croa­tia a few years ago. She bought two pairs of sil­ver earrings, one forks and one spoons. Both of us dis­like be­ing matchy-matchy, so she gave me one of each.

What’s the story be­hind your ring? I made that my­self. I found this lit­tle tele­phone with the word “hello” on it at a thrift store a decade ago and hot-glued it to one of my old, junky rings.

Jew­elry-mak­ing could be a side gig for you. I’m think­ing of do­ing more of it. I’m do­ing this de­clut­ter­ing thing right now and find­ing all this stuff I bought years and years ago. It’s giv­ing me ideas.

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