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  • June 28, 2010

    Simple Summer Coordinates

    On a tight budget this summer? Looking to add a little life to your work wardrobe?

     

    We find one of the easiest ways to add life to your work wardrobe on a budget is by coordinating new pieces with your basics. Here are a couple great examples of pieces you can use to update your existing basics for Summer.

     

    Keep your black pencil skirt Business Casual and add a feminine printed blouse for some personal style. Finish the look with your black pumps and a complimentary bracelet. Free as a Bird Blouse and Oh Pear Bracelet are both available at Modcloth.com.

     

    Free as a Bird Blouse Oh Pear Bracelet

     

    Wear your basic black pants or khaki trousers with a new paisley printed cotton cardigan. The mix of materials is hot this season, cardigan has a woven front and knit back. Complete your business casual look with t-strap wedges in fuchsia.

     

    Island paisley pocket cardigan   DKNYC Rosalia

     

    Polish this Gap Pleated Floral Skirt by adding your basic white blouse or a simple tee. Finish with a statement necklace.

     

    Gap Pleated Floral Skirt Hive and Honey  Multi Cluster Necklace

     

    With a few new pieces you can easily create fresh looks for the summer. Happy Shopping!

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    March 26, 2010

    Friday Fifty: Statement Necklaces

    We are starting a new series highlighting quick ways to update your work wardrobe with less then $50. This week we will focus on statement necklaces.

    Each of these styles is just under $50 and will make a huge impact to your work wardrobe. 

    Banana Republic Eclipse necklace

    Mix and Match your statement by purchasing multiple necklaces with that same $50. Charlotte Russe Marbled Bead Necklace is $10.50.  Triple Strand Shell Necklace from New York & Company is $16.95.  Old Navy Womens Beaded Ribbon-Chain Necklaceis $9.50. That leaves you $13.50 to shop within our Workchic assortment. Follow this link to more necklaces under $25.

    Marbled Bead Necklace Old Navy Womens Beaded Ribbon-Chain Necklace

    How does a statement necklace make a high impact with your work wardrobe? Check out this one statement necklace, available for only $18, worn three different ways!

    Statement Necklace
    Statement Necklace by Workchic featuring Falke tights

    Make your statement necklace the true statement of your outfit by wearing it against a simple tee.

    Hidden Statement
    Hidden Statement by Workchic featuring Anya Hindmarch bags

    Layer your statement necklace underneath a crisp white blouse. It will peek out along the collar with a glimpse of color. We added ballet flats in the same hue for more impact.

    Statement over Floral
    Statement over Floral by Workchic featuring Bottega Veneta cardigans

    Layer a statement necklace over a floral blouse to add interest along the neckline.

    Featured Necklace – $18 at LauraAshley.com

    Stay tuned for more Workchic finds under $50!


    December 16, 2009

    Workchic Gift Guide: Styles for Mom

    Your Mom works hard both at the office and at home. Show her how much you care with a special gift for the holidays. We found a few pieces worth the splurge because Mom will get lots of use out of them.


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    Try selecting a classic piece with a twist, like this Antonio Melani “Petra” Toteiconwith zebra print in neutral shades.  We also love this Big Buddha “Tyler Python” Toteicon where oversized buckles update the classic shape.


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    Who doesn’t love soft and luxurious Cashmere? Give her some extra color in her work wardrobe with a Prive Cashmere Cardiganicon in royal purple.  Another great item is Knit Ruffled Glovesicon in a traditional red hue.


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    Your Mom probably has a collection of jewelry that you covet at every visit. But she’s probably complimented a few of your fun costume pieces as well. Help here add a little extra sparkle to her daily outfit choices with a new statement necklace or bracelet.  Multi strand Coral Necklaceicon will pair nicely with many items in her closet. Jet Link Braceleticon is not only chic but specially designed for sensitive skin.

    Remember Mom spoils you, spoil her closet a little with one of these unique and thoughtful pieces. Help her integrate it into her work wardrobe by spending a few minutes showing her how nice they will look with her favorite items. Enjoy the holidays and happy shopping!

    December 9, 2009

    Workchic Gift Guide: Favorite Boss

    We all know you “shouldn’t” play favorites around the office. So you should probably give this gift in private. The holidays are the perfect time of year to show those co-workers that make your job a little easier how much you appreciate them- starting with your boss. If you are fortunate enough to have a boss that is appreciative and encourages your growth with challenging projects and constructive criticism, now is the time to say thanks.

    Women's shoes & accessories: Melie Bianco Large Tortoise Handle - Camel Anais long necklace Vintage Square Scarf

    We love the idea of gifting accessories to compliment her stunning work wardrobe. Handbag from Piperlime is very versatile and seasonless, Women’s shoes & accessories: Melie Bianco Large Tortoise Handle – Camel, currently on sale for $64.99.  To continue in the neutral theme we selected this Anais long necklacefrom Agapantha. Instead of picking up a winter scarf, go vintag with this subtle and sophisticated paisley pattern.  It is available for $14 at The Vintage Scarf where you can save an additional 20% this month with code Work20.

    Jewelry Roll: Fabric Pink Travel Sewing Kit iconicon

    If your bosses position requires a lot of travel, select something to make the time away from home better. With this chic
    Jewelry Roll: Fabric
    , she’ll always have her favorite necklaces, bracelets, and earrings with her.  Cute as a button sewing kit is an easy add on, for $8.95. Save an additional 15% this week with coupon code workchic.  To keep her warm and chic on the plane, select a Satin-Finish Pashminaicon from Dillard’s. For only $28 you can chose from 14 different colors. For maximum impact, find a shade that compliments her work wardrobe.


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    We don’t only love accessorizing our outfits, our homes are well accessorized too. Pick up a vase, candlesticks, or new placemats for your boss this holiday. Signature Home Collection Vasesicon start at $35. Autumnal shade Candle Pedestalicon are $30 at Dillard’s. A picture frame can be used at home or in the office. This antiqued black Lancaster Home Collection 4×6″ Frameicon is $28.

    Does she always compliment your great style? Select a gift card from one of your favorite stores.
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    Gift Cards from New York & Company – The Perfect Gift for anyone on your list!
    Find the perfect gift with the MaxStudio.com gift card
    Fossil.com Gift Cards

    Whether you want to splurge a little and share your well deserved bonus or are on an assistant’s budget, we hope these gift ideas will help you treat your boss to something special. Stay tuned, we have more gift guides coming for office secret santa and last minute finds.

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    December 7, 2009

    Holiday Shopping we Can’t Resist

    When out doing holiday shopping we just can’t resist picking up some items for ourselves. So we wanted to share with you some of the Workchic finds that made it into our shopping carts.


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    While shopping at Dillard’s, I couldn’t help but peruse their handbags. This Antonio Melani “Nicolette” Laptop Toteicon is perfect for the winter months with adorable ornament and padded section to protect my laptop.  Plus I love a clutch styled wallet for when I don’t need to carry my laptop. I selected this Fossil Fifty-Four “Whitney” Clutch Wristleticon perfect for running out to lunch with coworkers.

    The Limited Bow Collar Jacket   Asymmetric Zip Jacket

    I’m always on the look out for chic jackets to wear to networking events.  So when I was picking up infinity scarves at The Limited, I couldn’t pass up this chic Bow Collar Jacketicon.  It will look great over black or brown pants and with feminine skirts. The second jacket from Anne Klein, Asymmetric Zip Jacket, is a little more edgy and could also be paired with trouser styled denim at more casual events.

    Gold Coin Necklace  Stella&Dot charlotte rosary necklace

    Statement necklaces have been very important this year and they make great gifts. I can never resist adding one for myself to the shopping cart.  Gold Chain Necklace from Silk Road Spirit is an easy addition to any business casual wardrobe. Regularly $24.95 with code WC30DEC  it’s only $17.47.  For a more delicate feel, this Charlotte Necklace from Stella & Dot is perfect.

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    Network Chic by Workchic featuring Old Navy

    Putting it all together with a few pieces already in my work wardrobe was easy. Stay tuned for Workchic gift guides and to learn what Melissa can’t resist this holiday season.  Share in the fun yourself and leave a comment to tell us what you added to your shopping cart.

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