Thursday, January 23, 2014

Work It, Google: Charlene




On her left hand, Charlene is wearing a Burberry watch and rings by Aurelie Bidermann and Kate Spade.




Charlene is wearing a Cartier ring and bracelets by Vita Fede, Herm├Ęs, a Peruvian friendship bracelet, and Henri Bendel on her right hand.


Charlene is wearing an H&M jacket, Zara top, swank & Haight pants, Stuart Weitzman boots, and Ray-Ban sunglasses.

What's your name? Where do you live? What do you do at Google?
Hi! I’m Charlene, and I currently live in Burlingame, CA! I'm really happy to finally return to the Bay Area where I grew up after living on the East Coast for the past few years. I work for Google’s YouTube division as a Policy Enforcement Associate where I review live content for the site. While the job keeps me up to date on what’s trending in pop culture, I'm grateful for what an eye-opening experience it's been thus far -- keeping me well-informed on the world's daily issues by exposing me to racial prejudices, hate speech, and graphic violence plaguing our global community.

How would you describe your style?
I would describe my style as inspired. It’s classic, but has a bit of that “city chic” vibe as well. While I feel my look has been more “downtown” as of late, being rooted in the San Francisco Bay Area, I definitely take preppy influences in my wardrobe from my time back in Massachusetts. I love the “urban” look, taking inspiration from the cities in which I've immersed myself. I recently returned a few weeks ago from Europe, and I'm obsessed with the effortless street-style I've witnessed in both Paris and London. Now, I'm hoping to incorporate that into my  personal style as well. Overall, I would have to say my go to color is black. It’s always edgy, yet sophisticated! And definitely European ;).

What's your typical work outfit look like?
I dress for the season, so lately it’s all been about boots, whether it’s over-the-knee boots, riding boots, or ankle booties. I usually pair that with black skinny jeans or pants, and a blouse, but given the colder weather I’m usually wearing a jacket or sweater.

How do you upgrade a typical work outfit?
Accessories! I’m all about accessories. You know how people buy a souvenir whenever they travel? My go-to souvenir is a piece of jewelry. Constantly adding to my "arm party", I believe there's nothing better than a new bracelet to act as a reminder of a place I've visited. Accessories are the ultimate upgrade, whether it’s to make your outfit more bold with a statement necklace, or more casual with delicate ones. For the most part, I think I’m over the top with accessories, pairing my daily look with a chunky men’s watch and multiple rings, and I only add from there. I think because I gravitate towards wearing all black, I usually try to liven up my outfit with my accessories, a fun manicure, or with some pop of color. 

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