22 April 2010

So Stylish it Hurts

You know that one person in your life who always seems so effortlessly, stylishly put together?

That is my co-worker Anja.  She's originally from Switzerland, which gives her a chic, European edge right off the bat.

Every day she comes into work, whether she's wearing a baseball cap or a business suit, looking so, so good.  Another co-worker Charity admitted she often analyzes Anja's outfits and says to herself 'I have a sweater like that...I could wear that look...damnit!  No I couldn't.'

Today we had a big client meeting, so I broke out a decent blouse, wore my darker jeans and brushed my hair (okay, that was the same as every day).  Thought I had it going on!

Until Anja walked into the office looking like she was Audrey Hepburn going to the Academy Awards!  Damn you Anja for making me feel frumpy!

We could all despise Anja, except for the fact that she's one of the sweetest people I know.  So scratch that.  Instead, I decided to releash my style frustrations on the blog and Anja (in good nature) agreed to be photographed so I could back this all up.

 She swears her secret is layers.  I swear it's because she's European.

Written with love,


  1. I'm laughing so hard right now... WITH you, not AT you. Because I've spent a decade of my life so far as Anja's frumpy friend - and it's not that I don't try, it's that she's so fabulous. You think working with her is hard, she was my BRIDESMAID (hehe).

    What a lovely tribute to a lovely person :)

  2. I'm so glad to have someone to commiserate with! I can't even imagine having her in my wedding party (we'd have to be photographed separately...).

    I kid, I kid - she is a wonderful person and I'm so glad she let me blog about her fab style!

    She did say hello back, by the way. :)


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