Fully Vested

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I’m back to dressing the way I prefer for work once again! It was fun being able to wear whatever I wanted to work but it almost gave me too much freedom. I often felt that I needed some boundaries to rein my imaginations in from going too casual. Now where I use to work there was no such thing as being too casual. These were mostly self imposed limitations I placed upon myself. However I like being dressed up, it makes me feel more accomplished, so now that I work for an attorney…it’s de rigeur to be polished and professional.

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I have a hard time with separates…If you notice I wear dresses more often than not exactly for that reason. Dresses are really easy and are goof proof. When you throw a skirt and blouse into the mix, things get to be a little tricky. I don’t want to just do a simple skirt and blouse or sweater, I felt the need to give it a little something extra. I also like wearing blazers with my dresses but since I had previously wore my favorite two earlier in the week, I decided a vest would work just as well.

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It took just three anchor pieces to make this look work perfect, a pencil skirt, a white blouse and a sleeveless vest. I’m a huge fan of the pencil skirt, it complements most body types and showcases the curves nicely. This is my most loved and worn pencil skirt from Old Navy. I bought it on a whim when it caught my eye but really didn’t expect it to work for me since it had horizontal stripes. Not only did it work but it looks great on me. Then I paired the traditional white button down blouse which is not so traditional because it has a subtle brocade print on it. The sleeveless vest anchored the look and finished with black pointy toed faux snakeskin pumps. I added my vintage duster for warmth because it was a chilly day and a few accessories to add the bling.

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What makes you feel good to wear to work? Do you have a “uniform” of sorts? Do share. I’ve also linked up with my buddy, Whitney over at  Whitney Nic James who is showcasing some fab blogger style including her own. Check it out!

Go forth but please…Be stylish

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  • Whitney ‘Nic’ James

    I love this outfit. Very nice styling, and I LOVE skirt. I don’t wear skirts as much as I’d like, but I hope to change that soon. Great tips too! When I go to work, I love slacks or a ice dress. I’m all about comfort, ease and style when it comes to dressing for work.

    I’d love to have you link this look on over on the blog. Hope to see you there! Happy Monday…XO!

    ~Whitney
    http://www.whitneynicjames.com