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I got this skirt around Christmastime and I just love it. It’s perfect for the holiday season and it’s fun to remix it in the warmer months. The sparkles that are now covering my office chair are totally worth all the compliments I got today. 😉

Also, I’d like to give a shout-out to my baby sister, who apparently isn’t a baby anymore. I don’t care if your ID says you’re 22, (OMFG HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?!) you’ll always be 12 to me, Kels. Love you, girl!

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Shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf: J. Crew
Tee: Target
Belt: Forever21
Skirt: NY & Company
Heels: Nine West

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I would like to start out this post with a PSA: This dress looks better in person that it does in photographs. There. Now I feel better. Kind of.

I love the idea of this dress and the first time I put it on I really liked it, but the couple times I’ve actually worn it in public, I haven’t really been into it. So, what’s the rule? 3 strikes you’re out? For me it’ll probably be a 3 strikes and you’re relegated to teleworking days sort of arrangement. Do you have any pieces that you want to like, but just can’t seem to find the right way to wear them? Tell me about it in the comments!

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Wearing
 Blazer: Forever21
 Necklace: Amazon.com
 Dress: Old Navy
 Flats: Payless

Plum-spiration for the Holidays

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I got these corduroys several years ago as a Christmas gift. I liked them at the time, but had no idea how to wear them and they sat in my dresser for a long while. This outfit was inspired by this pin. Can I just say: thank goodness for Pinterest. How on earth did I get dressed before it? Anyway, these really are the most beautiful burgundy/plum color and they’re perfect for fall. I wear them to work, especially as the weather gets cooler (corduroys really keep you cozy!) and I also like wearing them them to holiday dinners with the family!
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Wearing
 Sweater & Blouse: NY & Company
Bangles: Forever21
 Corduroys: Delia's
 Oxfords: Restricted via DSW

Body-Con Steal

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I was in Nordstrom Rack hunting for the perfect dress to wear to my friends’ wedding and I came across this one. I loved the print and when I looked at the tag and saw that it was marked down to $3.74 I knew I was buying it. Seriously less than $4 for a dress originally priced at $70! Even if I didn’t fit I probably would have bought it on principle alone. Not really, but I’m really happy it does fit!
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Wearing
Cardigan: H&M
Dress: WAYF
Belt: Forever21
Heels: Payless

Find your Perfect Bow-Neck Blouse

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Back in the 70’s and 80’s, when women first started landing corporate jobs, there weren’t many examples of business casual attire for ladies. The bow-neck, tie-neck or pussy-bow blouse came into play as women reinterpreted men’s fashion (i.e. a suit with a button-down and a tie). This throwback has become an essential piece in my closet. This sheer black blouse with its fun floral print gives an old shirt a cool new feel. This one has feminine vibes that add softness to these leather-patchwork leggings.

Look for sheer fabrics, pastels or bold prints to add to your closet this season. To keep this look from being too prim, tie an imperfect bow, or just leave it untied!

Here are a few of my favorites from around the web!
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TripleMeter | ModCloth | Target

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Wearing
 Blazer: Target
 Tie-Neck Blouse: Alloy
 Leggings: H&M
 Flats: Payless

Olive and Navy

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I wore this to work and hit the polls (notice my I Voted sticker?) on the way home.

This outfit was inspired by this pin. I swapped these leggings from a friend a while ago and was so excited to wear them. I just love the combination of olive green and navy. It feels very fresh and effortless, not to mention perfect for fall!
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Wearing
 Blazer: H&M
 Scarf: Amazon.com
 Belt: Target
 Tunic: NY & Company
 Leggings: Swapped from a friend
 Boots: STEVEN by Steve Madden Intyce Riding Boot