Work Clothes

Make a Wish

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It’s almost 2015 where I hope to be more fabulous, fashionable and fit than ever! Even though I’m awful at following through with them, I’ve decided to make some new years resolutions. My favorite part about resolutions is looking back over the past year and admitting to yourself the successes and failures. It’s important to address both sides to help yourself grow.

Here are my top 3 fashion resolutions for 2015.

1. Buy more clothing that focuses on quality over quantity. There isn’t a sales sign posted that I didn’t love. I’m guilty of being a constant pillage of the sales rack. Those four letters get my heart pumping and I view the purchase as “basically free” if it’s 70% off or more. I’m going to try to exercise more restraint and be more conscientious about what I purchase.

2. Buy more up and coming designers. Living in Boston, it’s easy to fall into the trap of going to Newbury Street and browsing the big name designers or popping into Marshall’s for a steal. However by focusing on the big names I know I’m missing out on the little local boutiques of Beacon Hill, North End or Cambridge. This year I’m going to make an effort to take the time to explore.

3. Get out of my comfort zone for work clothes. I’ll admit, I have a uniform of clothes I wear. My work wardrobe is the same routine of blazers, cardigans and shift dresses. It’s tough to find clothes that are professional, classy and have a touch of fun. Looking for those pieces that pop will be a pleasure and a challenge I gladly take on!

What are your resolutions this year?

Re-Vamping a Wardrobe

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Do you ever have those moments where you look in your closet and just hate everything? Nothing is inspiring because it has been worn a million times. That’s exactly how I felt this morning.

In an effort to not spend a million dollars on a new wardrobe, I’m looking for ways to spice up my current wardrobe. I’m experimenting with ways  to take my more conservative outfits that I might not have worn to work and mix them into the rotation with a formal jacket or dark tights.

This dress is a perfect example of a piece that can go from work to dinner and drinks with friends. It’s a fun piece but still formal enough for work by having a long hemline and sleeves.