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Spring Office To Off-Duty

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One of the challenges of gainful employment is finding a balance between your office wardrobe and your off-duty style.

Even if you work in the most casual environment, there is generally a notable difference between the types of clothing you’d wear to the office and the fashion you’d wear during your off-duty moments. Buying two separate wardrobes is not really a practical option — for both closet space and financial reasons.

So what’s a working gal to do?!

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Link Love

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Friday Link LoveHappy St. Patrick’s Day Friday! 

I have kids home from school today, so my wild and crazy St. Patty’s day debauchery will be at a minimum. We’re starting off the day at a fun, kid friendly brunch at a friend’s home.  I currently have this OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST baking away in my oven. It’s beyond delicious and pretty much a dessert that’s masquerading as a breakfast/brunch dish. Sneaky, sneaky. Whether you’re Irish or not (I’m 100% not, but my kids have an 1/8 of the Irish green in them), I love holidays that are just plain fun. So go grab a green beer — no one will judge if it’s before 5pm, and sláinte!

Oh, but first make sure you catch up on this week’s edition of Friday Link Love!

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An Off-The-Shoulder Style You Should Wear NOW

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I come to you this Thursday with very good news in hand.

If you’re anything like me and have been longing for the day Spring weather finally arrives to bust out all of your new off-the-shoulder and more skin-exposing clothes, wait no more. There exists an off-the-shoulder style top that is perfectly appropriate for this late winter freeze.

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One Look, Three Budgets

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Money… money changes everything.

(Thank you, Cyndi Lauper & Sirius/XM 80’s Channel for getting that song stuck in my head.)

When we see celebrities, fashion editors and street style fashionistas, we’re often tempted to say that they can look as good as they do because of their unlimited funds. “Real” people could never pull that style off without taking a second mortgage on their home, or going without food for a few weeks.

You know what? That’s only partially true.

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You’re Only 5 Items Away From A Fresh Spring Wardrobe

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Regardless of the generally mild season we’ve had, Winter is not leaving without a fight… and a few Winter Storm Warnings.

Honestly, this bi-polar weather is really cramping my Spring style. Luckily, these few “bonus days” in heavy knits and boots has given me a chance to fine tune my Spring wardrobe. I’ve curated a tight collection of 5 versatile pieces that will give your wardrobe that fresh feeling — once all this snow melts!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 1.79

Friday Link LoveHello, friends — I’m alive!

Apologies for the radio silence over here yesterday. I’ve been juggling a lot of balls lately and inevitably, one drops. As you can imagine, it’s been a rather busy week. I’m hoping this morning’s hot flow yoga resolves some of the lingering stress and anxiety as we head into the weekend. I’m in desperate need of a solid ‘Downward Dog.’  Who am I kidding!? What I really look forward to is the ‘Shavasana’  — a.k.a. Corpse Pose at the end! It’s like nap time for adults.

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Happy International Women’s Day

 

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Today is rather a significant, landmark day for our country.

This is the first year (that I can remember in my 30+ years) that American citizens are gathering together en-masse to recognize International Women’s Day. A day commemorating the global struggle for equal rights and the important contributions that women are making to society.

Ladies (and a few gents), in case you were wondering — women do a whole f*cking lot!

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Style

The Modern Way To Style A Tweed Jacket

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Since Coco Chanel introduced the little, tweed jacket in 1954, it’s practically become a hallmark of classic style.

The boxy, cropped silhouette lends itself well to the conservative, ladylike fashion our mothers and grandmothers would most certainly approve of. However, this versatile piece is a great investment for any kind of woman’s wardrobe. Whether you’re going for a polished, country club look, or simply downtown cool, a tweed jacket should definitely be involved.

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