Friday, April 20, 2012

Casual Friday! Send me your pictures

I sit at a desk for 10 hours a day so natuarally I can't be out and about snapping up pictures of perfectly dressed worker bees. That's why I count on your lovely emails and pictures for some of my sources. Here is my friend Anna. I love the stripes and the laid-back outfits. Perfect for the casual Friday.

We all have these in our closet: flats, skinny jeans, skinny belt and botton down. Love it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lighten up...Let the sunshine in!

The combo of yellow, white and gray has been a favorite of mine for everything from bedroom colors to art work to outfits. Here are a few versions of the color combo that will work great for work.

All images are from Pinterest...

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lazy outfit days... meet The Scarf

So your day starts out something like this...

Your alarm didn't go off and you wake up 30 minutes late - you should be out of the house by now!

Naturally you didn't plan or lay out your outfit last night and now are staring at your closet in panic.

You grab the basics  - black skirt, white top (or whatever your basic is...)

You know your outfit is as bland and boring as they come but you just don't have time for anything fancy...

Today is the day the silk scarf becomes your best friend: wear it long, or tied as long as you wear it - it is the easiest way to add interest to any outfit. Here are some of my favorites from Pinterest...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bullish on the Female CEO...

Yesterday we got the news that Avon named Sherilyn McCoy as the new CEO. She will have her hands full and has a lot to prove.

The news got me thinking about successful business woman that are worth studying, copying and admiring. Here are my top 3 choices:

#1: For breaking the glass ceiling in a financial firm (Not an easy feat):

Beth E. Mooney Chairman and CEO of Key Corp

#2: For her strong and positive personality, her bravery and her optomism:

Arianna Huffington: CEO and Founder of Huffington Post

#3: For her ability to market herself and her magazine (through TV and other media) and for her perfect business fashion sense:

Joanna Cole Editor in Chief of Marie Clarie

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Its all in the wrist...

Some of my favorite bloggers pile on many bracelets and watches together like this:

I love the look but when I tried to copy this style  it was veyr uncomfortable to type on the keyboard and also I sounded like a janitor walking with a ton of keys in his pocket. So I decided to find an alternative solution that looks like this:  

Each peices is soft and flexible so it makes a lot less noise and makes it easier to type. Here is how to put it together. Start twith these:
#1. your favorite watch
#2: a pearl bracelet
#3 a flexible gold bracelet
#4: a flexible silver bracelet

Here is how the piling on process looks:

Monday, April 2, 2012

Its a short week and Easter is almost here...

While I don't celebrate Easter I won't pass up an opportunity to enjoy a day off (even though for me its actaully a half day :( darn that Employment Report). Anyway, last week one of my friends at work wore this Spring/Easter inspired outfit and I love how its still very professional with a great pop of color!

One pop of color is probably all a work outfit can handle but I also love that Mackensie "funkyed it up" with gray booties!