All Pleasure…No Business Suit!

As a career woman, you must remain professional at all times…on and off the clock!

I had a night out on the town with close friends and decided to try something a little different. I wore a suit designed by Gibson Latimer. It’s definitely not a suit appropriate for work because of its bodycon fit. However, I still was able to manage yet a professional look!

To give my outfit a BOLD yet sophisticated look, I paired the suit with a black crop top from Love Culture! Xoxo,

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Redefining Business Casual

There’s a thin line between business professional and business casual.  Business professional is appropriate during the interview process.  Men should stick to dark suits and ties and ladies may choose to either wear a pant suit or dress suit. Note: Ladies remember, if you wear a dress suit, don’t forget the stockings! Once you’ve landed the job, depending on the environment, business causal may be suitable for the workplace!

Business casual was implemented in the work force to create a comfortable workplace for the employee. One thing to note, although business casual is more lax than business professional, it does not mean that anything goes.

MEN – In the past, business casual for men were khakis with polos or button down shirts and/or pants that were not tailored to the man’s physique. Today’s business casual man is more sophisticated and hip. Take a look at GQ’s issue on “The New Business Casual for more tips on hot trends for men’s business casual” at  http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201009/new-business-casual-september-gq-style. GQ has some amazing options for you fly guys out there!

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LADIES – Ladies, ladies, ladies unfortunately, for us, business casual looks can become a bit tricky so BEWARE of any fashion faux pas! You’re still in a professional environment which means no outfits that will be frowned upon by your employer.  The website, http://www.TLC.howstuffworks.com says, “keep it covered, neutral, and classic.”  If you have a bold and edgy style, why not add some color for fabulousity! Dresses and skirts should be at or below the knee and no, I MEAN NO low tops that show your cleavage…leave that for after 5!  There are tons of tops to choose from, so have fun with them! Remember: Always keep a blazer either in your car or at the office, you never know when you’ll have a last-minute meeting. We have lots of freedom with our shoes. Just make sure to stay far far away from the flip-flops!

Xoxo~

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Business casual look created by Law Chic Style – The perfect look if you have plans afterwork

Working in Curves

Great fashion comes in all forms and our curvaceous women are definitely no exception to the rule!
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The curvaceous working woman style has evolved over time (about time, right)?!?!  Women of all shapes are embracing their bodies as well as given flare to their personal style. Out with the frumpy and oversized dresses and in with the slick, chic style of the sassy everyday working woman!  Here are a few great finds from one of my favorite stores, ASOS…the price point for these items are a steal!  All for the woman working in curves!
Happy Shopping! Xoxo
ASOS Tux Jacket
Tux Jacket
High Waist Pencil Skirt
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Love this entire look! 
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Salt N’ Pepper Blazer
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The color of this dress is perfect for Fall!
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This jacket is a must have! Remember, yesterday I mentioned plaid is so tres chic this Fall!
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The perfect jacket for those cold winter days!
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A must have LBD for the office!
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Cute silk vest!
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Lace blouses are always a hit!
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All about the print!
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How cute is this look for a “Casual Friday?!?!”
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Plaid IS the Business!

Plaid IS the Business!
Plaid has been around for centuries (1500 B.C. to be exact). Fashion designers should bow down to Queen Victoria for making plaid a.k.a tartan so popular because she incorporated tartan in her clothing.Plaid was seen all over the runway this fall from designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton and Tory Burch, just to name a few.Here are a few of my favorite finds fit for the business scene. Happy Shopping! Xoxo

Jil Sander dress
farfetch.com

Thakoon Addition mini dress
$390 – theoutnet.com

3 1 Phillip Lim dress
$940 – harrods.com

Topshop coat
topshop.com

Fur coat
feeluxury.com

Black poncho
windsorstore.com

Sperry Top Sider clothing
sperrytopsider.com

Joie flat shoes
shopbop.com

Canvas bag
etsy.com

Jonathan Adler wool rug
laylagrayce.com

Professional Wear for Breast Cancer Awareness

Professional Wear for Breast Cancer Awareness

Ted Baker peplum coat
tedbaker-london.com

Zara shoes
zara.com

H M bow ballet flat
$13 – hm.com

Bag
fashionphile.com

ALDO necklace
aldoshoes.com

Accessorize pink bracelet
accessorize.com

Gucci sunglasses
bluefly.com

Tom ford nail lacquer
neimanmarcus.com

Flats are the new heels!

Heels are not always the first thing a woman thinks about when it comes to comfort for a day’s work in the office. She not only wants to be stylish, but she yearns for being stylish and comfortable, especially if she moves about frequently.

For days your feet say “NO TO HEELS,” pair your office look with a pair of chic (preferably black) ballerina flats. I’m wearing Tory Burch flats! I love them…definitely one of my “go to” pieces! Aldo’s, Steve Madden and Zara has some really cute styles that will work well in the office.

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My Cynthia Rowley bag is a must have as well! You can use it for practically anything! I store my laptop, books, work and even my Louis Vuitton makeup bag in case there’s an occasion after work! I purchased the bag at Marshalls. Marshalls has a great inventory of Cynthia Rowley accessories. No luck at Marshalls?!?! Click on similar bag below for to buy on Cynthia Rowley’s website.

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Fall into Men’s Fashion – Trends for Fall 2013

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I’m so excited for our Men! Trends this Fall for the Professional Man is fun, creative, and innovative! Like Women, Men can now have fun with colors, textures, and patterns in their everyday corporate attire! Here are a few of my favorite looks for all you Bold, Edgy, and Sophisticated Fellas out there! Click on pictures to purchase! Happy Shopping! Xoxo

Every Man should own a neutral color wool coat (blue, tan, black)

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Men’s briefcase – The new version

Backpack

Pair these bad boys with an Italian-Cut suit. I can guarantee you heads will turn in the office!

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The perfect loafer for “Casual Fridays!” Hurry these are on sale!

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It’s all about the pattern and plaid ties this Fall! Why not add a fun pattern and a pop of color to your suit!

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Men swear by this shaving cream. It gives you a smooth shave look and prevents irritation! 

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Music Mogul, Jay-Z , has definitely made the designer, Tom Ford, popular these days with his new song, “Tom Ford.” However, Tom Ford cologne has always been a great scent for Men. I love this scent because it’s not too overpowering…perfect for the office. Purchase a bottle today!

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