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One of a Kind 
Nobody is only one thing.  No matter what the media tells us there isn’t the smart girl, the pretty girl, the sweet girl or the funny girl.  There are only people, and every person is all of those things and more.  Personally, I might have sophisticated taste, excellent planning skills, and be forcefully ambitious but there are other sides to me too.  I can also be accommodating, silly, spontaneous, and go with the flow.  With that in mind, I love this sixties inspired, loose and free wheeling shift dress.  It’s lively green and yellow pattern is a treat for the eyes, and it’s silky soft, woven fabric breaks free from the confines of my more structured ensembles.  Paired with black, peep toe ankle booties this outfit lets people know you don’t always need to have rules.  Finally, a matching mint green clutch covered in tiny gold beads shows how complex you are, and how nobody really knows you unless they look closer at the details.
Dress: Everly  |  Booties: Sixtyseven – Similar here  |  Purse: Lulu’s

One of a Kind 

Nobody is only one thing.  No matter what the media tells us there isn’t the smart girl, the pretty girl, the sweet girl or the funny girl.  There are only people, and every person is all of those things and more.  Personally, I might have sophisticated taste, excellent planning skills, and be forcefully ambitious but there are other sides to me too.  I can also be accommodating, silly, spontaneous, and go with the flow.  With that in mind, I love this sixties inspired, loose and free wheeling shift dress.  It’s lively green and yellow pattern is a treat for the eyes, and it’s silky soft, woven fabric breaks free from the confines of my more structured ensembles.  Paired with black, peep toe ankle booties this outfit lets people know you don’t always need to have rules.  Finally, a matching mint green clutch covered in tiny gold beads shows how complex you are, and how nobody really knows you unless they look closer at the details.

Dress: Everly  |  Booties: Sixtyseven – Similar here  |  Purse: Lulu’s

Feels Like Teen Spirit 
Something about work this week keeps reminding me of high school, and I have no idea why.  It’s a feeling I can’t shake and it’s definitely influencing my wardrobe decisions.  Plaids and pleats, both classic teenage staples, come together with this adorable black and white, knee length, full skirt. Then, for a splash of color, I add a bright red blouse with black piping at the neckline.  Black, white, and red are a traditionally powerful color combination and red means good luck in some cultures, something you can never get enough of in business.  Another part of being young is attitude and rebelling against tradition.  Like giving this blouse-skirt combo an avant-garde edge with black, peep toe, ankle boots with faux leather straps. Or this sharp, metallic, black and gold statement necklace.  And careless, frivolous fun never goes out of style with an elegant, snakeskin, black and gold clutch covered in rows of knotted fringe.  If feeling young means personal growth, experimenting, and rethinking who you are, then hopefully we all stay teenagers at heart.
Top: DEX – Similar here  |  Skirt: YA  |  Necklace: Lulu’s  | Booties: ModCloth  |  Clutch: Katherine Kwei

Feels Like Teen Spirit 

Something about work this week keeps reminding me of high school, and I have no idea why.  It’s a feeling I can’t shake and it’s definitely influencing my wardrobe decisions.  Plaids and pleats, both classic teenage staples, come together with this adorable black and white, knee length, full skirt. Then, for a splash of color, I add a bright red blouse with black piping at the neckline.  Black, white, and red are a traditionally powerful color combination and red means good luck in some cultures, something you can never get enough of in business.  Another part of being young is attitude and rebelling against tradition.  Like giving this blouse-skirt combo an avant-garde edge with black, peep toe, ankle boots with faux leather straps. Or this sharp, metallic, black and gold statement necklace.  And careless, frivolous fun never goes out of style with an elegant, snakeskin, black and gold clutch covered in rows of knotted fringe.  If feeling young means personal growth, experimenting, and rethinking who you are, then hopefully we all stay teenagers at heart.

Top: DEX – Similar here  |  Skirt: YA  |  Necklace: Lulu’s  | Booties: ModCloth  |  Clutch: Katherine Kwei

Ready or Not 
The first day with a new client is always a surprise.  You’re just getting to know them and you never know quite what they are looking for.  Should the tone be formal or laid back?  Fun or serious?  Will it be a hard, arduous labor or a breeze?  So for today’s meeting I decided to be comfortable and flexible, but with a lively and energetic feel.  However to achieve such a combination, you ask?  Start with a pair of loose, artistically patterned pants, slim at the ankles, covered in thin black stripes and adorned with rose gold, zippered pockets.  Then for contrast, a soft, pale blue, sleeveless top.  The color is demure and inviting, but the series of cutouts along the shoulders echo the edginess of the bottoms.  A pair of black wedge sandals, made up entirely of thick black straps can be both summer time casual and definitively bold.  Finally, as always, I like my accessories to stand out on their own.  So I toss into the mix a bright, neon coral purse. It’s shape is ladylike but the color has the upbeat optimism of a teenager. So whatever happens today, I’m more than ready.  Bring it on!
Top: Lush  |  Pants: Modcloth  |  Purse: Lulu’s  |  Wedges: Similar here

Ready or Not 

The first day with a new client is always a surprise.  You’re just getting to know them and you never know quite what they are looking for.  Should the tone be formal or laid back?  Fun or serious?  Will it be a hard, arduous labor or a breeze?  So for today’s meeting I decided to be comfortable and flexible, but with a lively and energetic feel.  However to achieve such a combination, you ask?  Start with a pair of loose, artistically patterned pants, slim at the ankles, covered in thin black stripes and adorned with rose gold, zippered pockets.  Then for contrast, a soft, pale blue, sleeveless top.  The color is demure and inviting, but the series of cutouts along the shoulders echo the edginess of the bottoms.  A pair of black wedge sandals, made up entirely of thick black straps can be both summer time casual and definitively bold.  Finally, as always, I like my accessories to stand out on their own.  So I toss into the mix a bright, neon coral purse. It’s shape is ladylike but the color has the upbeat optimism of a teenager. So whatever happens today, I’m more than ready.  Bring it on!

Top: Lush  |  Pants: Modcloth  |  Purse: Lulu’s  |  Wedges: Similar here