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Archive of ‘Work it Wednesdays’ category

I’m a Bib-liever

banana republic_arturo chiangHere’s an oldie, but goodie! This dress was purchased last year from Banana Republic on sale, of course. The simple silhouette and muted color combination of stripes has allowed this dress to weather trends and fads and will definitely have a long life span in my work wardrobe. The focus of today’s post isn’t really about the dress. As you may have seen in previous posts, the pieces I wear are not always new and may have been purchased in past seasons or even years. Let’s be honest, who can really afford to constantly buy new clothes?!

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Fluorescent Florals

warby parker_kate spade_INC_arturo chiangA splash of neon and a dose of floral; two current trends coming together in one top. How could I not own it? Once purchased, I immediately thought of the number of ways this blouse could be worn. I love items with versatility, since it decreases the cost per wear, thereby stretching every dollar! A dinner date my with fiance? Black skinny jeans and pumps-definitely. Brunch with the ladies? A pleated skirt and flats – perfect!

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That’s a Wrap

banana republic_marshallsI don’t know about you, but getting dressed for work these days have been pretty tough. It’s been so hot out that the thought of wearing layers makes me sweat. But once I get into office, it’s so cold that I wish I had brought a sweater with me! How many more times do I have to wear my tired blue pashmina that is in my cube for times when it’s unbearably cold, which is almost everyday.

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Going Tribal

ann taylor_arturo chiangI am always on the hunt for a good skirt; they are hard to come by! On my recent pilgrimage to the Wrentham Premium Outlets with my shopping partners Jenna (@1jmack) and Kate, we made a pit stop at Ann Taylor. I occasionally stop in to check out their stock of work clothes and find that it’s a bit of a hit or miss. I did my usual lap around the store and out of the corner of my eye, I noticed a colorful printed piece. I quickly grabbed the multi-colored tribal print skirt and scurried off to the fitting room. To my excitement, it was a perfectly fitted pencil skirt. The best part was the savings I got!

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Black and White

aqua_blochI love the way black and white works together, especially when in a pattern. So on this particular warm work day, I opted for a simple lightweight dress. Keeping with the simplicity of the black and white lines, I chose to go with solid black flats and bag. As you know, I love color and had to find a way sneak it into my outfit. Easiest way to add some color and texture to any outfit is a statement necklace. Lucky for me, my newest Bauble Bar necklace had arrived the previous day and I had to wear it. Hot pink and crystals, sign me up! Lastly, had to protect my pretty little peepers with my Warby Parker sunnies.

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