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Work attire

Welcome to my “work attire” category where we’ll be talking about all things style as it pertains to the office. If you’ve stumbled upon this page and are looking for OUTFIT ideas, then make your way to The Outfit Guide, as that is the BEST resource for outfit inspiration. If you want to read about office attire or career-related topics, then you’re in the right spot! Here, we’ll be talking about what it means to dress well for the office, how to put work looks together, and how to transition your workwear wardrobe from season to season. Oh, and career-related content on how to be an all-star at work while you’re dressing like one too, of course!

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7 Things I’m Doing To Prep For 2018

OK I’ve said it like a thousand times but I’m gonna say it again…HOW is it the end of 2017?! Another year down in the books, and a new one to prepare for. Crazy! This probably isn’t a surprise to anyone who follows the blog on the reg or watches my Insta Stories, but I really really really love this time of year and the idea of a fresh new…

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All Navy Everything

I had dinner with some girlfriends last week and they brought up a really good point. It’s something I’ve definitely thought of before, but TBH, I kinda forgot. They can’t wear jeans to work! So even though they love my outfits and are able to shop some of them, they said they wanted more looks for the office too (but that still looked cute slash on trend). SO, it got…

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From Office to Out: Holiday Edition

Y’all know I try to throw in some business casual or office outfits here and there – even though I don’t work in a normal office setting (anymore). But I know the struggles of dressing for an office and that lots of you do too! So in today’s installment of business casual, I wanted to make things not only work appropriate, but holiday appropriate, too. Because helloooo, holiday happy hours!…

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5 Steps to Getting the Job You Want

Though I don't do a ton of career posts on the site, I do get a lot of questions about careers in general. So I'm going to do my best to start writing more about career tips, y'all. I promise! And a question I get asked a lot is specifically about how I got into blogging or the job I wanted. I've already written a lot about that on my blogging tips posts, but I wanted to take this subject further - how to get the job you want, like the steps. If you don't know what that job is, I covered that below too. That's honestly half the battle. And after that, I talk about actual steps that you can start - like right this second - to scoring that job. Excited? Ready?! K here we go.

Fall

When you find a dress that’s flattering, versatile, and on trend

I love it when I find a good, solid dress I know I can wear to all sorts of things – and that’s not only flattering but also versatile and CUTE too. I knew this dress was a winner when I came across it online, but the game totally changed into a total GREEN LIGHT when I tried it on. It looks good, fits well and the length and neckline…

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4 Qualities That Make Up a Girl Boss

The term “girl boss” has become somewhat of a buzzword, but behind all the fuss, I’m all about what it stands for. There are so many great women out there killing it every day in whatever it is they’re pursuing and its really inspiring and motivating. I love to surround myself with ladies like this and hope their vibe will rub off on me – keeping me focused and willing…

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How To Be The MVP Employee

When it comes to work, there are two types of people. Those who meet expectations and those who exceed them. The former - those who simply get it done - are great, reliable, hard workers. They meet expectations and complete tasks in a timely manner. All good things obviously. But then there are the latter; those who take things to another level. Who not only get the job done, but go above and beyond. These are the employees that advance in their careers, stick out amongst their peers, and ultimately become almost indispensable.

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5 ways To be More Professional

Being professional at work brings all sorts of career benefits. Think raises, promotions, even just respect from co-workers – who doesn’t want these things, am I right!? I don’t know about y’all, but sometimes I struggle with ways to make myself appear more professional. I still almost feel like a kid pretending to be an adult, if you know what I mean. Or maybe it’s because my job as a…

Spring

Snappy Casual – White Blazer & Comfy Culottes

Today's outfit is one of my favorites as of late - it's a little different than my usual getup in that it's a little more "snappy" (is that a word? I mean like "dressed up"? I guess). But whatever the case, I LOVE it. I usually put together my outfits by starting with one item and then building a look around it, considering the weather, occasion and what I'll be up to. So for this look, I wanted to experiment with color and tried a few different tops - instead of just going for the obvious: aka white. I could have easily paired a white silk tank with these pant sand it would have looked great (right?). But I wanted to challenge myself - I've been doing that a lot lately and it's been fun.

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Dressing For Creative Industry Events

A few weeks back, I attended the Reward Style Conference, which I already shared about – and in short, it was amazing! From attending useful seminar to meeting new bloggers and brands, it was a refreshing way to get my creative juices going and get motivated for upcoming stuff happening around BTD – like real exciting stuff y’all (!). I reviewed what I learned at the event + all my…

Spring

How to Make Your Office Attire Spring Friendly

As I'm trying to do more office wear content for you guys, I thought I'd channel some of my love and enthusiasm for Spring and putting together Spring-inspired outfits into some looks for the office. I've been getting a lot of feedback on all of this professional wear content (like here and here), so I'm glad y'all are getting use out of it! I obviously don't have a real office to go to each day, but I can absolutely put together something really cute that would work. Slash is it weird that sometimes I wish I could go into an office just to put professional looks together? I definitely miss the challenge of putting together an office-worthy look each day - not gonna lie!

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Spring Work Wear Essential: The Sleeveless Trench

For my recent trip to Paris, I tried to be smart about how and what I brought with me. And if you saw, I shared some of packing tips with you last week! That being said, I spent some time brainstorming ways to make the most out of every item I packed in my suitcase all the while thinking of content ideas that I could share with y’all. With Parisian style staples on my mind, I was inspired to style a simple striped tee multiple ways. My original plan was to shoot the looks in Paris (obviously, since I brought and wore them!), but the rain sort of killed that plan. But I was so excited about the idea (one piece 3 ways) that I committed to shooting the looks right when I got back to Dallas, so I could share them with y'all.

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5 Investment Pieces You Need In Your Life

There are things worth spending (several of) your sweet dollars on - aka worth "investing" in. And there are things that just **aren't**. Like, especially when it comes to trendy items or fun "new" things like tops for going out or a fun pair of statement earrings. You know? Like I said above, I want to write about this more, but this outfit proved fitting for discussing 5 items I think are worth investing in.

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Questions to ask before buying a home

Like I’ve shared on social media and on the blog a bit, I recently purchased my first home! (Insert ALL the emojies here). I’m still grasping the fact that I’m adult enough to own my own home and that I’m also the landlord of the property. The whole process of buying a home was fun, but also incredibly stressful and long – there’s so much more that goes into it than…

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How to have your best year yet

As 2017 gears up, I’ve been doing a lot of brainstorming about how to make this year one to remember – and one that feels damn good. I wrote about what I learned in 2016 earlier this week and I clearly grew and learned a lot, but I started thinking more about the components that can lead to 2017 being the best yet – because who doesn’t want to live…

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Fall Work Outfit

Hey y’all, back with another business casual option today! This is one of my favorite “business” looks I’ve shot yet actually. It’s comfortable as heck and incorporates a few of my favorite things (sweaters, pencil skirts, and high heels). It’s totally appropriate for work – the skirt hits my knees and the sweater is fitted yet not skin tight, and I like that this outfit still looks and feels feminine.…

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The Best-Fitting Bootcut Work Pant

A little over 4 years ago, I was interning as a CPA and just starting to venture out into the business world, slowly but surely building my work wear attire. I was new to the dry-cleaning game, as I'd never really had reason to go to the dry cleaner more than 3x a year (maybe!) before starting to work. After making 3 trips to the dry cleaners in my first 2 weeks of work, I decided I'd need to have more than 3 pairs of pants to get me through the summer. I already had a few pairs of skinny ones, so I was specifically thinking of something just as flattering but that gave my wardrobe a little versatility - like a boot cut, flare, or even somewhere in between a skinny and boot cut. Whatever the case, I wanted a pair that went OVER my shoes.

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Bringing femininity to masculine work pieces

First of all, thank you for the feedback on the initial business casual post I did last week! Like I mentioned there, I'm beyond excited to start bringing business casual inspiration to y'all. I have lots of exciting things lined up (but promise this won't turn into a business blog), so stay tuned! Since I know everyone can't or doesn't want to wear a skirt + heels to work everyday (especially when the weather sucks and/or you have to walk a lot), I wanted to switch things up with a more masculine look. OK, and don't be scared of the word masculine! Even girly girls like myself can benefit from borrowing from the guys, and it's a chic way to add variety to your style.