So, it's Sunday. Yes, I know, you're like 80% of the working population... You're dreading Monday. Well, it's doesn't have to be as bad as you're anticipating. In fact, planning your work week wardrobe almost always makes Monday easier. You've got more time to lay in bed and dread the day. NOT! Here's a few tools you can employ to get up, get out and get started!
Who doesn't love a trip to Target or Marshall's?! Go to your favorite to purchase a clothing rack small enough to fit in a nook in your bedroom or dressing room. This isn't your main source of clothing storage! This rack should only cost you between $10-$50, and should solely be used for your Work Week Wardrobe! My suggestion is that, if it comes with wheels, don't use them as it can make less expensive racks unsturdy.
The best hangers to use with your garment rack are velvet fashion hangers. Reasonably priced and chic aesthetically, these hangers also take up a small amount of space. While you're picking these up, find small, inspiring pictures to create a vignette in the space where your rack will go. This will add to the experience getting dressed every morning.
Choosing you wardrobe weekly shouldn't be a task. Choose easy, no fuss options that will collaborate with your mood and body throughout the week. Work provides enough stress; we don't need our clothing doing the same. Select classic pieces that you can interchange like:
• Knit Wrap Dress in a great print or color.
• Pencil skirt in knit or Pointe fabric that will still forgive after lunch.
• Classic Button Down Blouse
• Well fitting slacks/pants in navy, black, khaki.
• Camis and Crew necks shirts to pair with cardigans and Blazers.
These classic pieces are all interchangeable and create a core wardrobe that's easy to plan around. Keep reading on how to take that up a notch!
Jewelry. Jewelry. Oh and if you can add one more thing, it should be jewelry. Statement necklaces, eclectic earrings, and bracelets all create the wow factor when creating a work week wardrobe. They allow your personality to shine through, even with the most traditional pieces. Make investments in pieces that will grow with you in your career and your wardrobe. As trends change, often jewelry doesn't. Keep in mind your office culture when deciding which pieces to wear.
If you'd like more information on how to build your work week wardrobe! I can help. Also, visit me on Facebook to see our previous live session!
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Hey legs and lace! I see you.
Okay, so I'm a bit of a hopeless romantic. Growing up I was obsessed with secret gardens, love stories, soap operas, (The Young and the Restless named my two younger brothers and almost myself!) and long novels about unattainable, restless love. In my mind, the women in these tales wore lace, picked flowers and hummed tunes that lacked words but somehow let the world know they were in love. While I've always loved these things, I've never been fond of my legs or lace. But there's something happening with me and here I am showing you both.
Carefree, fun, romantic and sexy, this dress I found at Ross Dress for Less plays so many roles in my wardrobe. First, I love the fit. It hugs the shoulders and graces over my curves the rest of the way. Can we say no shape wear needed!
The bell sleeves are a feminine flair I don't mind wearing daily. Blame it on my old soul, but this nod to the seventies is the perfect addition to make this dress go from casual to date worthy.
My love for accessories far supersedes any other pieces in my wardrobe. For this look, I paired a vintage, faux croc cross body with an INC cuff from Macy's and a statement necklace from Burlington Coat Factory. Since I had to have my ligaments repaired in my knee after a terrible fall, I'm stuck with flats for a while, but these jeweled flats from Avenue are chic and comfortable!
Lately, I've been incredibly committed to stepping out of my comfort zone with my style. This week, I tackled Legs and Lace. Moving forward it is my goal to shed the inhibition and keep wearing what makes me feel good!
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Color me fabulous! So in Philadelphia, the market for unique plus apparel is small. Aside from "microwave fashion stores" finding a well made, well fitting, chic and youthful piece is difficult. Thankfully, an incredible designer and Philly Native ChaCha N'Kole so effortlessly creates Ace Blakely!
Lets talk about the custom fit of this dress. I love that this particular maxi style dress doesn't sweep the ground like others I own. Yes, I know, that's what makes a maxi dressy and fabulous. But for me, sometimes I want the maxi look without the drama and this is the perfect go to. I wore this number out with my husband and he loved the way it hugged my curves and I love the way it gave in the waist after we ate. 😊
Can we get into these bell sleeves?! This added feature took this dress to the next level! A signature in ChaCha N'Kole's maxi dresses, this gives a feminine and playful flair that I absolutely adore!
Can you tell I'm feeling myself!? Yes, I went on and on about the level of comfort this maxi provides, but I seriously felt so sexy in it. And I didn't have anything exposed. These curves were made for hugging and this dress hugs them just right.
Over the last two years, I've experienced so much. And while I am no where near where I'd like to be, I've gotten to a place of body freedom where I want to wear what I like and what makes me feel good. Comfort, color, sex appeal, and fabulosity all packed in one is my go to. This dress fits the bill. ChaCha has amazing pieces and while this isn't a sponsored post, I encourage you to get you a smile this big from her pieces! www.aceblakely.com
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Corrinn is a creative soul, style curator, and avid thrifter who sees style and glamour in all aspects of life! She brings lifestyle topics, D.I.Y. projects and fashion tips full circle on BeautyBoxLIFEStyle!
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