Wearing my hearts on my sleeve!

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Today I’m dressed to impress for the office. I’ve got on a dark purple V-neck blouse with an integral and feminine bow. I got this from one of my favorite stores, Ann Taylor. They have some of the better Petite selections in my area. What at first glance looks like a polka dot pattern is actually a heart shaped design for a ladylike feel.
A good tip from this ensemble is to go with a mid-length on the ivory colored skirt which also features a high waist. This combination helps to really enhance my figure and doesn’t emphasize my lack of height. With the large bow filling up the front of my blouse and the polka heart pattern everywhere, I don’t really need much for accessories. A thin chain, small pendant or nothing at all is equally appropriate as you don’t want to overwhelm the openness of the V-neck.
Some walkable medium heels keep you comfortable for that big presentation to the board or your next business trip. But just because the business of fashion is very serious doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun! So of course I added my mandatory splash of color with a bright yellow clutch purse for a nice contrast to my purple pea coat and matching felt hat.

Blouse from Ann Taylor
Skirt from White House Black Market
Boots from Lord & Taylor
Hat from Forever 21
Purse from Nordstrom Rack


The fox says “Playful AND Polished”!

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Maybe you are familiar with a somewhat silly song called “The Fox”. But you may not know that if you ask “what does the fox say?” to Siri on your Apple device you may just get a silly and fun answer!
And fun is the name of the game for today’s outfit. I paired a cute fox themed sweater with some skinny jeans and a button down shirt for a cool, classy yet casual look. When choosing a basic sweater it’s good to pick one with a few bold graphics. Animals, symbols or characters are all good but don’t overdo! It looks best when confined to relatively small areas like just the front.
For the button down shirt I like the look of a plaid or denim for pairing. If going with the denim make sure it’s a different shade than your jeans for just the right amount of contrast. Add a bit of high society with a statement necklace, a purse with a shiny chain strap and an accent color hat. I’m wearing some suede booties but heels will also work great for this scene.
You’ll look just as at home going shopping as getting ready for your next fox hunt. I’ve never been to Jolly Olde England but have been told that foxes are about as common there as squirrels are at my house so when I do go, I’ll be ready.

Hat and Jeans: From Forever 21
Fox Sweater: Ann Taylor
Denim bottom down shirt: JC Penny’s
Purse and Necklace: Nordstrom Rack
Booties: DSW

Tally ho! And Cheers!

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