A Little Lace: Ann Taylor Style

 

imageI love it when stores start the transition to the next season.

It’s an exciting time to peek into what your wardrobe can look like.

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While shopping the pre-Fall items at Ann Taylor, I came across this sweater dress on the clearance rack. It will take me (and you) through most of the seasons.  I had to have it. The lace sleeves won my heart.

If you get your hands on this baby, you will love the fit.  It’s sexy and very gentle on those curves that I show off every chance I get.

The lace sleeves and fresh cream color make the statement.  There’s no need to do much else with this but to throw on a great pair of shoes. I recommend minimal accessories. I chose my magical elephant ring.

For colder temperatures, you can wear this with boots and a sleeveless duster or stylish coat.

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I saved the best news for last…IT’S ON SALE! Shop it, HERE.

Shoes: old, Guess leopard sling backs, similar HERE

Clutch : thrifted | Elephant Ring : thrifted

See what some other stylish bloggers are wearing today, HERE

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Date Night: Blouse & Jeans

 

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Impromptu date nights don’t leave time to fuss about what to wear.

Grab a sexy blouse, jeans and heels and you’re good to go.

I always like to add a small clutch for easy dancing, just in case.

In honor of Throwback Thursdays, yours truly is in the center.

 I wore this look in the Spring  and I still love it.

How easy and confident are these looks? Very!

Check out more details on my look, HERE or shop some similar items below.

Happy Dating!

 

 

WSW: Interview Style Tips

Let’s face it, you are your brand.

Here are my 10 style tips below to help you get the job.

*Tips are based on my opinion, but, work every time*

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Suit from The Limited

1. The Suit: Choose a well-tailored suit that fits you perfectly.  While I don’t believe it needs to be a dark color, I prefer it to be.  It’s easy to achieve a nice polished look with a black, navy or dark grey suit.

2. Details: Stay away from showing cleavage. It’s not the time for that. Choose your camisoles and blouses carefully so that they flatter, not flaunt.

3. Hair: Wear hair well groomed and neat. There’s no acceptable hairstyle in my book but whatever you choose, should be neat.  Stay away from distracting hair color, styles and hair accessories.

4. Accessories: When it comes to accessories, less is more.  Keep it simple. Post earrings or small pearls are usually my recommendations for earrings. One ring is sufficient. Wear a classic watch to pull it all together.

5. Nails: Have well manicured nails. No distracting designs or nail lengths. I like nude & soft shades for interviews.

6. Handbag: Carry a good sized handbag to keep all things together, i.e. keys, phone, pens, mints. It keeps you from looking sloppy with multiple loose items in your hand. Keep it all together.

7. Fragrances: Keep fragrances to a minimum. No overwhelming lotions or perfumes.  A couple of sprays of your signature fragrance is more than enough.

8. Makeup: Wear light makeup to simply enhance your beauty. Do not overdo it. I strongly recommend wearing some makeup because you want to present your best, polished look.

9. Skirts: If wearing a skirt or dress, be sure that the length is at your knees or slightly longer. It should never be a mini skirt.

10. Pants: If wearing pants, be sure that the hem is long enough to cover your heel. No short lengths or cropped pants.

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Besides being fascinated by style and styling, I’ve worked as a senior Human Resources professional for years. I’m constantly meeting and recruiting professionals. First impressions are lasting ones. Take it seriously.

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