• How Your Work Wardrobe Affects Your Personal Brand

    First impressions are, and always will be, important. Especially when it comes to building your personal brand. Your work wardrobe is a direct representation of who you are, whether you want to believe it or not, it reflects how you run your business…..To an extent, anyway.  It’s always important to dress appropriately for work or business meetings. Whether you work from home, work at an office, or you attend regular networking gatherings, your work wardrobe plays a role in the success of your encounters. Dress for success is true to its word. If you’re debating on whether or not you should wear your loafers to the next marketing meetup, check these signs of how your work wardrobe affects your personal brand. Determine Your Audience It would be hard to address all the individual niches out there. Each niche has its own set of rules that dictate what is and isn’t… Read More

  • Summer Business Casual Outfits You Need This Season

    I don’t know about you guys, but summertime for me means shopping! I just feel like it’s the optimal time to freshen up your wardrobe and try to find some summer business casual outfits (and maybe throw in a fun summer outfit or two). Summer business casual outfits can be tricky because a staple work ensemble is composed of pants, a perfect blazer, and a cotton-based blouse. Even if you’re working indoors, that much layering does not sound comfortable. If you are looking to change up your wardrobe this summer season, you will want to incorporate light materials and ascending layers. So how can you do all that and remain looking like the professional, high-end, boss-lady that you are? Here are my summer business casual outfit ideas that you will need this season. RELATED: How Your Work Wardrobe Affects Your Personal Brand Summer Outfit Ideas For Business Casual Women If… Read More

  • 5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Blazer

    I’ve always loved the way the perfect blazer can pull together an otherwise ho-hum outfit.  It can make a low-key casual outfit infinitely more stylish.  The women’s blazer is also a great piece to help you transition into fall, you can easily wear a favorite summer outfit and throw on a blazer to get wear out of it as you move into fall.  I got my first blazer in New York City, shortly after graduating from college, it was a fitted black corduroy blazer.   Now corduroy is a casual fabric, but in the right color it can look more formal.    I must mention that I am talking about a women’s blazer and not the jacket that is part of a 2 piece suit, which can often be worn as a blazer.  I will often wear the jacket of a 2 piece suit without the suit skirt or pants, but… Read More

  • Date Night Outfits That are Stylish and Sexy

    I love going on dates with my husband and I enjoy planning out my date night outfits.  I’ve been married to my husband for almost 14 years now, even though my husband still likes me to refer to him as “my boyfriend”.  ?  Wow, sometimes it’s hard to believe it’s been almost 14 years.  Time certainly flies when you’re having fun. As I’m sure you can agree, we need to make time for the important things in our lives, like taking care of our selves and spending time with our significant other, family and friends.   Life can get really hectic and feel like it’s moving forward on it’s own, with work, kids (I have a step daughter) and a social life.  Therefore, you need to make time for things like dating your significant other.  My husband and I have a least one “date” a week and we like to make… Read More

  • What to Wear on Valentine’s Day

    First I just want to say that I’m sorry that I’ve been a MIA lately. If you saw my last post you know that my other business, Online Profile Pros, has been quite crazy lately and that has been taking up most of my time.  Recently I was thinking about what to wear on Valentine’s Day and then I thought you might be having the same conundrum. So, I made a list of my top picks, some you can rent and some you can buy.  As you may know, I’m a big fan of renting for special occasions, that way I can look festive, but I don’t have to buy something just for that one occasion.  I even did a Rent the Runway Review, if you’re on the fence about renting.  If you’re not a fan of renting, I’ve found some great items for you too, many under $100, as well… Read More

  • Secrets to a Classic Wardrobe: Black Pumps

    I’m starting a new segment on my blog called “Secrets to a Classic Wardrobe”, where I will discuss staple, classic wardrobe pieces that you will have for years.  One major wardrobe classic are black pumps.  I got my first high-end pair of simple black pumps in 2007 and I still have them.  I’m wearing them here:     How do you keep your high-end items looking great for years?  Check out my How to Recondition a Leather Handbag for tips, these tips can be used for anything leather from shoes, belts and handbags.  Here are my tips for finding the right black pumps: Know your budget and stick to it.  If your budget is $150, find the best shoe you can for that price.  I would suggest going to online stores like The Outnet and Saks Off 5th.  There you can find higher end pieces at a reduced price.  Here are some… Read More