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I bet you thought it was over

3 Jan

I’ll bet you thought it was over, but it’s not. It’s totally not.

We’ve missed you, dear readers, and are ready to kick off the New Year by returning to triumphantly share our Christmas favorites, sales finds and other office-appropriate fashion must haves. So, come along as we re-launch Office Pretty in 2013.

Dots and necklace Jcrew green

I’ve posted my press-conference-chic ensemble above. Nothing says “breaking health care policy news” like a statement necklace paired with polka dots. Nothing.

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Superheros of Fashion

23 Oct

The cape has been attempting a comeback for at least a season or two. But judging by the streets in Paris, it’s back. For real.

Remember the red cape from my post last week? That was a real bona fide cape (a closure at the neck, a lovely drape, and slits for easy arm movement).

But the other thing I saw in France was the wannabe-cape: wearing a regular coat draped over the shoulders as if it were a cape.

Don’t you just love capes?! They’re elegant and glamorous, yet many of the ones on the rack today are casual enough for everyday wear. Here are a few of my favorite finds:

  • Funnel neck. Houndstooth. Double-buckle closure. Need I say more? Ralph Lauren wool cape ($150)
  • Looking for a little more waist definition? This belted cape by Cole Haan is made of a cosy wool-cashmere blend (SALE! $286)
  • This affordable cape by MaxStudio has minimal styling but a long, dramatic shape (SALE! $148)

Day to Night – Dressed in Green

11 Oct

We have another day to night post for you to ponder today. This time, we’ve taken a great work dress (in this case, a deep green dress from Tory Burch) and switched out the pantyhose, shoes and belt. For day, we have classic pantyhose, mary jane shoes and simple jewelry. For night, we have sexy nude lace pantyhose, edgy boots and we’ve switched out the tie at the waist for a great gold belt. Remember, accessories are your friend when you’re going from day to night.

day to night dressed in green

Tory Burch / Sheer tight / DKNY / J.Crew high heels / Zara cowboy boots / J.Crew leather handbag / Clutch handbag / Stella & Dot / Stella & Dot / ASOS

Boot Season Secret

26 Sep

Fall: the season of sweaters, layers and boots – oh how we love boots. But, behind every good pair of boots there’s an equally important pair of socks. For us, it’s always a pair of Sox Trot socks.

Introduced to us by Laura’s mama and her hiking pals, these socks are fashioned after equestrian riding boot socks – they are thin, comfortable and colorful (hand dyed and made in New York) and they never, ever bunch up. Once you try Soxtrot, you’ll never want to wear anything else under your boots – it’s true!