Tag: business dress

Flirty and Fun White Dress

Lace is a huge trend this season and it adds a delicate feminine touch. Teacher of the Year, Kiwonda never wears white, unbeknownst to me, but looks fabulous.  Just in time for spring and appropriate for several occasions and event, from weddings to work! The bell sleeves add a fun vibe to look and minimal accessories to complete the look.

Don’t be afraid to add a touch of color with heels…nude or black cold work, but these red Valentino inspired heels from her closet pair well.

Nicole Dillon

Nicole Dillon was Teacher of the Year at Oglethorpe Charter School. Nicole is definitely the “Do-It-All” woman. She has an enormous heart and oozes a joyous personality.  I captured her personality for the night in a bold Calvin Klein dress from Roz and Ali and all of her gifted accessories from Dillards.

Nicole is a gem, so bright gemstone colors are beautiful against her chocolate skin. This was a perfect look for an evening of recognition, but can be worn on a date night, church or any of her speaking engagements!

Happy New Year!  I haven’t posted since before Christmas…lots of family time, rest and thankfulness.  Of course, i’ve been busy thrifting :).

I’ve been trying to get into Mad Men…and Joan Harris (Christina Hendricks character) is probably my favorite…I love her style. This look reminds me of portraying…being a high powered woman. Especially in this Giorgio Armani pencil skirt.

It’s chilly outside, so there are a few layers with the leather coat and scarf, all thrifted. This look is perfect for the office, conference, doctors, lawyers…anyone. It’s tailored, chic and gives off expensive vibes.

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Skirt, Giorgia Armani $10 (Similar styles retail for $475) | Top, J. Crew $3.75 | Leather Coat, $20

All items, except heels are thrifted/consigned.

It’s no secret that I love mixing patterns and prints….today, let’s add some texture.  Dressing for work, meetings, appointments or anything business casual/professional does not have to be mundane and repetitive.  Try mixing your suit separates and trousers with a bold top– in this case, I opted for a sequins J. Crew top and my blue blazer from a  matching suit paired with some straight leg trousers.

This top is commanding and it’s paired with a print. The outfit itself speaks, so as usual, keep the accessories to a minimum…but add a pop of color.  To offset the seasonal change, I paired with green earrings and a forest green bag that I can throw my Mac and planner…and a bunch of other crap into.

Try mixing your separates and tag me on social :).

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Seen on Me:

Sequins J. Crew Top, Goodwill $5 (regular $128) | Pants, Thrifted (probably less than $5) | Blazer, The Limited (before closing) | Bag, Target, old

Bold + Colorful Business

I’ve seen and participated in traditional business dress: black/dark blue/grey suit with a collar shirt or button down. Safe + Traditional =BORING.  Now, don’t get me wrong, these are STYLE BASICS/STAPLES and you need them for your interview, new job or day in court.  HOWEVER, you can be very chic, modern, classic, comfortable and a standout in a bright suit, when done correctly.  Stick with a basic color: blue, but maybe a royal blue. If you wear a suit, IT NEEDS TO FIT but NOT BE TIGHT. Also, trade in the button down for a blouse, but the pattern doesn’t have to be to busy.  If it is, opt for minimal accessories.

What i’ve done is taken this bright suit and paired it with a blouse that had a print with blue in it. It’s not too busy.  To break up some of the same colors, I added a necklace with a pop of color and grey heels.