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12.24.16
Office Apropos
Office Apropos

This piece was originally published on December 17, 2015.

The shittiest thing a captain can do is put the members of its team up against each other. After all, they’re supposed to work together. To build tackle-and-destroy tactics that shut out the opposing team to prove that while yes, they could damn well do it, they couldn’t do it without each other. There’s no “I” in team, right? Right.

This arguably makes me the worst captain out there because at the top of December, I didn’t just suggest but full-on instituted a holiday party outfit war for all members of the editorial team to participate in.

The original deal went like this: For one week, we would dress for work as we would for any number of holiday parties and then photograph ourselves to place the outfits on display so that you, the readers — extended members of this family — could weigh in on winners. By day three, shit got weird. We were falling apart. Krista tried to trip Elizabeth and stole my keyboard. I’m pretty sure Elizabeth ordered Nair on the company Amazon account to burn off Amelia’s eyebrows. I tricked Amelia into wearing Nike ankle socks with loafers and she tried to frame me in a murder that she committed. The whole thing was super fucked up. So we called it quits right then and there on day three.

The good news is, we’re back together and functioning again !and! have three days of outfits to show for it. So, let the games begin.

Who won holiday party dressing season? Pray tell.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis and Elizabeth Tamkin. If you enjoy looking at what we wear during the holidays, you may enjoy our regular office clothes too.

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  • Charlotte Dallin

    Amelia The Human Ornament’s day 1 outfit was my personal favorite. Although, let’s get real here, the true winner is that death star necklace.

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  • #1 is Miuccia by ‘Melia [ideally with gold hoops, too, since I have no hair].
    The black bell-bottoms look is a close second.

  • Natty

    Leandra day 3 Hugh Hefner garb is on point. I wish I were wearing that right now.

  • meyow

    Amelia on Day 1 gets my vote.

    +1 for the fab hair, sis !

  • Abby

    Amelia everyday tbh

  • Stephanie

    I am love, love, loving Krista’s day 3 velvet slipdress with turtleneck! Brings me back to 1995 like nothing else can!

    • Aydan

      yes looks super awesome while also looking super comfy!! LOVE!

      • Krista Anna Lewis

        BASICALLY PAJAMAS

  • Hannah Bernstein

    elizabeth wins. everyday. day 3 my favorite.

    • Elizabeth Tamkin

      you’re the homie

    • Paulina Alvarado Serrano

      Elizabeth wins everyday of this comp I also agree. Good lord the Prada though!!!!

      • Elizabeth Tamkin

        THANKS

  • Andrea Raymer

    Finally! someone that cares about Star Wars! Apparently I am not cool enough for my friend group because I know literally no one that is exited about Star Wars. I’m wearing an R2-D2 sweatshirt today and no one thinks its cool.

    • Krista Anna Lewis

      You’re so cool. Don’t let the haters get you down.

  • Camilla

    Everyone’s a winner on day one!

    • Leandra Medine

      Thanks Camilla. I’m anxious about how well Amelia is doing

  • Love all of Elizabeth’s outfits, especially the last one!

  • BK

    Amelia all day erry day. Honourable mention to Elizabeth’s doctored flares, Krista’s excellent wearing of red. LEANDRA (auto-capitalised? Why, iPhone. Whyphone?) is always a consistently high performer, but I am particularly partial to her wearing of arm fur. Nonetheless, Amelia gets my vote and full support in both holiday wars and the presidential race

  • kforkarli

    You all look gorgeous. And I agree with Charlotte /, I loved Amelia’s Human Ornament outfit.

  • Spenceclothing

    Hi Leandra! I think you would enjoy our shop http://www.spenceclothing.com, luxury clothing always super discounted! And our winter sales have just started 🙂
    Thanks for doing a GREAT JOB and merry christmas to you and all your team!

  • ThisPersonSleeps

    Amelia, Day 1! I want those boots.

  • Heather Brisson

    Leandra on Day 1!!!! But I am a lil biased cuz I would have voted for Leandra even without seeing what she wore. That fashion goddess can do no wrong!

  • ChiefCC

    Elizabeth wins!!! Rachel Comey fringe sweater!! Prada shoes!!! Rainbow fish coat!!!

    • Elizabeth Tamkin

      GRACIAS!! — a bit of a cheat because you can really throw on Rainbow Fish and it’s an automatic win, you see.

  • Varvara

    Rainbow Fish for the win!

  • karen

    krista on day 1, amelia on day 2, and leandra on day 3 also peep the “ending with a” names!!!!

  • Claire

    Krista every day is my style icon. I want her to take me shopping and teach me how to live.

    http://www.outfitsandobservations.blogspot.com

  • Amelia wins day 1, 2 and 3 in my book. But I find myself always drawn to her style…….
    That being said, I loved all the outfits!

  • Taylor

    Amelia consistently killed it, but Elizabeth on Day 3 blew my mind!

  • Omg. For me, Liz wins. I’m in love with every outfit, in particular the shiny shoes and the rainbow fish coat. They look gorge, with an element of weirdness that I LOVE

  • Chiara Settineri

    Can’t get over Elizabeth’s Day 2>>>

  • Sabah Malik

    Late to the party but that Peter Som top is beyond my articulation dudes