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Making a Statement

aqua_tory burch 2After returning from my whirlwind weekend in Iceland, I was a bit discombobulated. So on my first day back to work, I needed an easy outfit that required very little thought. Per usual, I opted for a dress. I love this particular dress for a few reasons: 1) the fit and flare silhouette defines my waistline, 2) the boldness of the blue hue and 3) the stretchy-ness of the fabric that makes it so comfortable.

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The Work LBD

banana republicWhen it comes to work clothes, buying a few timeless and classic pieces is a smart investment. A little black dress (LBD) is a must in any girl’s closet and can be worn all year round. Mixing your LBD with a few trendy pieces keeps it current and season-appropriate.

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Ruffles and Animal Print: Yes, Please!

macy's_tory burchI’m back on the dress wagon and to celebrate my return after my stint with pants last week, I decided to go with this bold dress. Although this dress might be considered a bit much for the work place (remember, I work in a pretty conservative industry) a good balancing act helps neutralize the lime green and purple animal print.

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The Keys to Success

banana republic_old navyWhen in doubt, pick a dress! Are you sensing a pattern with my outfit choices for work? This is one of my faves. The simplicity of this navy dress is amped up by the allover key print and a hint of gold hardware. The cinched waist and ruffled neckline adds texture and shape, while being work appropriate (hem hits the knees, neckline is not revealing with cap sleeves).

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Reduce, Recycle, Reuse

michael_korsI am a big fan of consignment shopping.  It’s a fiscally responsible and economic way to build your wardrobe without spending a lot of money. Going into a consignment store can be overwhelming and you gotta be in the right mood to riffle through racks to find that hidden gem. For my local readers, my favorite consignment store is Closet Connection located right in South Boston.  The store is neatly organized and the owners are super nice and has a no-pressure sales approach.  This definitely makes the shopping experience a lot less overwhelming. The best part is, if you have an account it’s like getting new duds for free!

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