Yesterday, I was networking queen.

First, I put together a very serious business ensemble without even realizing it. Basically, I was just trying to find a way to make my new Helmut Lang tank work for the office. I’ve yet to find any nude-colored garments that are the right shade for me, so until then, I’ll just stick with good ol’ basic black. The tank itself is uber casz, so I figured I’d step it up with a very elegant, mega high-waisted pencil skirt from the fella’s days at Betsey.  Layered my trusty black blazer over it all to safeguard against any ta-ta spillage and topped it off with my fabulous, fabulous Pour La Victoires and heavy black eyeliner.

Needless to say, I was feeling all kinds of fierce.

Then, a few hours into the workday, I was reminded that I had RSVP’d to a work event in Chelsea that I really had to attend. Popped a few extra business cards into my pocket and my co-worker and I headed over to the far reaches of the island.

We’ve all been to literally TONS of these after-work to-dos and usually they’re the same old thing: a few sales pitches, maybe a presentation, lots of hor d’oeuvres and a whole mess of (surprisingly) poorly accessorized design junkies.

This time, however, we were pleasantly surprised! There was a full open bar, very tasty treats and quite a few interesting guests who provided stimulating conversation and occasionally hilarious banter. I passed out those business cards like it was job (it kind of was) and had an overwhelmingly enjoyable time, no doubt partially due to the delicious cocktails and my power ensemble:

Top – Helmut Lang
Skirt – Betsey Johnson
Blazer – Uniqlo
Shoes – Pour La Victoire
Tights – Wolford
Eyeliner –