Work Style Wednesday: Muumuu(ish)

If I had to pick one dress to wear for the rest of my life, it would be this H&M Hi-Low A-Line dress right here. The only thing that disappoints me about this dress is that it was not manufactured in every single color and print known to man.

Sure, its shape could be compared to that of the Muumuu, but its fun and airy vibe is simply perfect for spring! Besides, don’t be so closed-minded, this muumuu er dress (and this one too) can bring sexy back real quick, simply by adding a chunky belt creating a more cinched, flirty look.  I paired my fun and flowy muumuu with my new obsessions, my Yves Saint Laurent Tribute T-Strap Sandals; a hard earned gift to myself for kicking ass at work.

Speaking of work!! It’s Work Style Wednesday and I can’t wait for my dose of work style inspiration!

Work StylePrinted A-Line Dress: H & M (similar styles here, here and here); T-Strap Stiletto Sandals: (Tribute) Yves Saint Laurent; Color Block Satchel: Vince Camuto; Dual Pearl Bracelet: Express (bracelet); Dual Pearl Necklace: ILY Couture; Floating Bar Ring: Express.

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Work Style Wednesday

Hey guys! It’s that wonderful time of the year again! No not spring, although I am pretty excited about spring (fashion) as well.  It’s that time of the year when you get to hear me bitch and moan about how much weight I’ve gained, how none of my clothes fits me and how I plan on doing this and that in order to get back to my preferred weight.

Well, how about I spare you those boring details and instead I talk to you about how despite my augmented physique I managed to pull off this figure hugging little number by Calvin Klein via Marshalls.  The truth is, sudden weight gains happen to the best of us (or is it the worst?).  The key is knowing how to dress for your body type and using the powers of dissimulation to conceal problem areas.

Aside from having an interior lining and being made of a thick, quality material (two important factors when concerned about dimples or skin imperfections), this feminine number is ruched at one side of the waist, creating a slimming effect.  When experiencing tummy troubles try opting for dresses with ruched or twisted waists. You’ll be surprised at what a little well-placed gathering will do for your waistline!

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Tan Ruched Waist Dress: Calvin Klein via Marshalls; Studded Peep-Toe Heels: (old) Ivanka Trump (love her shoes); Black Studded Clutch: Beya Accessories.

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Work Style Wednesday: LBD Remix

Today’s Work Style Wednesday post features ONE very work appropriate LBD remixed in TWO perfect “work to play” ways.  Which look is your fave?

Speaking of faves… It’s my fave day of the week! Work Style Wednesday! Don’t forget to check out the swoon worthy work style looks shared by all the professional fashionista’s that linked up to this week’s Work Style Wednesday Blogger Linkup!

All Black Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Bib Statement Necklace: Baublebar; Black Lace Studded Booties: Shoedazzle (similar); Black Mini Handbag: Express.basel2Black Shift Dress: Marshalls; Snake Print Jacket: local Miami boutique (closed); Oxblood Handbag: Marshalls; Oxblood Booties: Express;


Work Style Wednesday: Way Back When

Hey Dolls! The past 3 weeks have been pretty tough!  Not only have I been working around the clock Monday-Sunday, but I’ve been doing it in Orlando, Florida- far, far away from my family, friends, adoring boyfriend and kitty cats!! I’m seriously about to blow a gasket!

I missed my Work Style Wednesday post last week, but I couldn’t go another week without linking up with all my favorite hard working fashionistas, so this week I’m doing a little compilation of a few of my favorite “way back when” work appropriate looks!  Which is your favorite???

Can’t wait to see what Work Style looks my fellow fashion blogger babes have in store this week!  Link up below!!

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Work Style Wednesday: Striped Tee

“I have been shopping all my life and still have nothing to wear.” ~ Anonymous

It’s crazy, but its true.  Some days I wake up stare at my closet and firmly decide I have nothing to wear.  On those days I find relief and comfort in a trusty striped tee. Versatile in so many ways, a striped tee is an easy starting point to creating an effortlessly chic look. Being a lover of pattern play, I’ve come to find that when it comes to “playing well with other(s) (prints)”, stripes always win!

One very important thing to always keep in mind when mixing prints is to make sure your differing prints share similar color schemes.  Now that we’ve laid out the ground rules to mixing patterns, here are a few ideas on how to style a STRIPED TEE:

1.  Striped tee, boyfriend jeans, strappy heels and a scarf (solid or printed);

2.  Striped tee, black skinny pants, pumps and a blazer (solid or printed, if you dare);

3.  Striped tee, floral skirt, ankle booties and a solid color cardigan;

4.  Striped tee, colorful skirt, Converse and chambray button down.

Don’t forget to scroll your way down to today’s #WorkStyleWednesday feature below!

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Red Tweed Jacket: Forever 21 (old, but similar here); White/Black Striped Tee: Marshalls (identical); Black Skinnies: Marshalls (similar); Leopard Print Pumps: Ivanka Trump; Leopard Clutch: Steve Madden (old, similar); Gold/Black Tassel Necklace: Nordstrom Rack (very similar).

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Work Style Wednesday: The Trouser

First of all let me just say that I am ecstatic to be a part of this fun and associative project alongside Nathalie of Earnestyle Blog!

As a part time blogger with a full time career outside of fashion, “work wear” pretty much governs the majority of my Monday – Friday style choices. I like to describe my personal work style as professional, yet playful.  While always keeping in mind my office dress code, I can’t ever resist adding a bit of color and flare to professional and structured pieces.

Today’s Work Style Wednesday look is the perfect example of how to add a little feminine flare to a work wear staple, the trouser.  Man or woman, the trouser is at the top of every working professional’s list of “must haves”.  And because trousers are so unisex, what better way of claiming a feminine stake on trousers than by adding a little bit (or a lot) of sparkle!

I absolutely love the fit of these Michael Kors Jogger Trousers, even though after breaking them in a bit I realized that they are a tad big on me.  Nothing a bit of tailoring can’t fix! Tailoring is a very important part of work style, it’s the difference between slouchy and polished.  Fortunately, my tailor is conveniently located directly across the street from my office!

I hope you all enjoyed my first Work Style Wednesday post and don’t forget to take advantage of the work style inspiration provided by Nathalie of Earnestyle and every other fashion blogger babe that joined our Work Style Wednesday Fashion Blogger Link up!

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Navy Blue Jogger Trousers: Michael Kors via Macys (similar) ; Light Pink Gold Polka Dot Blouse: Marshalls ; Gold Pumps: ZARA, sold out but (similar and in love with these); Tory Burch Mini Bag;  Gold glitter belt: Target (similar) Sunglasses: Rayban Aluminum Clubmaster; Dual Pearl Bracelet and Cross Pave Ring: Express;  Gold Spiral Nail Ring: Sole Society (here).

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Work Style Wednesday Fashion Blogger Linkup

 I am very excited to announce that Nathalie of Earnestyle and I will be hosting a weekly “Work Style Wednesday” linkup!

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Since Nathalie and I are both part-time bloggers with full-time careers outside of fashion, we thought we’d create a space that reflects our daily 9 to 5 dress code. And, of course, 9 to 5 (or however many hours you work) doesn’t have to mean boring! We believe that fashion-forward and office-appropriate are not mutually exclusive terms. We created this linkup for fashion-minded women with professional or business casual tastes or dress codes at work; nothing is off limits as long as it’s work-appropriate. And if you ask a blogger, “work-appropriate” can include color, pattern, texture, statement pieces, heels, flats, casual looks, refined looks, simple outfits, busy outfits. There are so many winning formulas out there!

So we hope that you’ll join us next week for our very first Work Style Wednesday and help us create stunning weekly collections of your best work looks.