gone wild at work

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Despite the rainy day, I put on one of my favorite wrap dresses this morning!

Admittedly, I did wear my rain boots during my commute to work. My rain boots ended up matching my nails- always a bonus! I switched to my platform heels once I got to work. Savvy commuting is definitely fashionable!

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I added my pumps and Charming Charlie find to complete the look. This dress is definitely a few years old, but I keep it looking fresh by changing out my accessories.

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Dress: Banana Republic ($20 at the factory outlet, marked down from approx $50)

Tank top: Old Navy ($5)

Necklace: Charming Charlie ($3.50 marked down from $14)

Shoes: Jellypop at DSW ($12 marked down from $60)

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Some styles are classics; I include wrap dresses in the “classics” category of my wardrobe. Even though this dress is a few years old, I added a trendy necklace to keep it looking brand new. You can rotate your classic pieces for as long as you want. Update the piece by changing out your shoes and accessories. I cannot say it enough: fashion on a budget is all about rotation!

2) Most wrap dresses, like chiffon or sheer pieces, require a slip underneath. Transition wrap dresses from day to night by ditching the tank top or camisole underneath, if you want. When at work, however, keep it classy and not low cut. Appropriate coverage is always in style!

Happy almost midweek, readers!

summer breeze

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It definitely smells like summer here, and the air feels slightly humid and warm. The air reminds me of summer breezes, tall prairie grasses, and swimming pools!

I took swimming lessons throughout my childhood and into my teenage years. These warm days and summer breezes remind me of mornings in the park district pool- wearing my hot pink swim shoes and ruffled bathing suit as a girl. While, alas, I do not go to the pool on Monday mornings, I still reminisce in grown-up hot pink accessories at work. In my adult hot pink summer clothes, I wore a brightly colored pleated chiffon skirt with a neon top and necklace.

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Skirt: Ann Taylor ($20 marked down from $70)
Shirt: Ann Taylor ($10 marked down from approx $25)
Necklace: Nordstrom Rack ($14 marked down from $40)
Shoes: Jellypop at DSW ($12 marked down from $60)

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Fashion Huntress tips:

1) Platforms are an easy way to walk in heels at work. I was not sure if the metallic heel would be too edgy for work. However, by pairing the shoes with a long skirt, I was able to keep the look conservative enough for work. These shoes were a yellow sticker purchase at DSW, so they were 80% off! When I last checked, the shoes were available here! They are not on clearance online, but still a pretty good deal online at 50% off.

2) Make neon pieces work appropriate by only wearing 1-2 neon pieces at a time. The shirt and necklace were both neon, but the skirt was a bit more muted. Adding brown pumps (even these jazzy ones), still kept everything work appropriate.

Wearing hot pink at work just makes everything brighter!