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  • January 29, 2009

    Workchic Trend Alert: Bows and Ruffles are Back!

    Bows and ruffles whether they are placed on handbags, blouses, or shoes are the latest trend that are coming back in style.  They aren’t just for schoolgirls anymore.  How do you incorporate the latest trends into your work wardrobe without feeling a tad bit adolescent? 

    If you just want to add a touch of a ruffle or bow detail just do it in a simple way.  Ruffle or bow accents on shoes and handbags can give that plain bag or flat just an extra edge. 

    Ruffle Front Handbag - PurpleWomen's shoes: DV by Dolce Vita Prissy - Gray


    Ruffle Front Handbag in Purple- $19.99   
    DV by Dolce Vita Prissy style in Gray for $100.00.

    How about wearing one of these tie blouses to work?  Worried about it looking too Mary Tyler Moore?  The tie new blouses that are a former fashion trend now come in modern fabrics and prints.   Layer a cardigan or blazer on top during the colder winter months that we are still stuck in! We found these two below at shopflick.com.

    Pretty-in-Print

    A ruffle shirt or  blouse can bring a feminine touch to any outfit.   Here are three examples found below that just have a touch of ruffle details
    Women: Silk tulip-sleeve printed ruffle blouse - LavenderWomen: Ruffle-placket blouse - blue slateDotted Ruffle-Trim Blouse

    We just fell in love with this Silk tulip-sleeve printed ruffle blouse in Lavender for $69.00 at bananarepublic.com.   You also can’t go wrong in this lightweight  Ruffle-placket blouse in a blue slate color for only $44.00 at the Gap.  It just has the right amount of ruffle detail.  The next shirt has a fun print and ruffle detail around the collar and sleeves. This Dotted Ruffle-Trim Blouse is a steal for $24.99.

    You can even add the bow trend into your accessories.  Why not tie together one of the blouses above with the Black Tie Affair Belt found at modcloth.com.  It is also a workchic find for $25.99.
     Want to make a statement? We found this bow ring at shop.com.   The Gabriela Artigas Vintage Bow Bracelet found at tobi.com is a perfect accent with any outfit.

    Black Tie Affair BeltBow and Ribbon Diamond Ring in White Gold, Size 6.5Gabriela Artigas Vintage Bow Bracelet

    You see with a little guidance you too can wear the latest trends  without being nominated for the office fashion victim award!  Stay tuned for more workchic trend alerts!

    If you have a pic of you wearing any of the trends above send it to us!  We would love to see it!


    November 5, 2008

    Dressed To Impress-Week 1

    mallory-2.jpg We introduced you to our friend Mallory who just landed her first real job out of college. Here is what she had to say about her first week of work.

    “Week one is officially over and I have to say…Thank God! The week actually went really well and although its a relief having it over, I really enjoyed it. I met so many nice new people already which is always a plus to a new job. I’m not gonna lie though, I did check out everyone and what they were wearing. I couldn’t help myself. But in all everyone looked really good-I actually picked up some ideas from other girls to use in my wardrobe. Most of the things I did like were similar to my first day outfit, but I got different ideas to spice it up a bit next time. For example, using a belt can really help pull together outfit. Or just picking a shirt that isn’t a solid- that has details like either ruffles or some type of detail on a shirt somehow just looks really presentable to me. So many of the girls in the office wore nice heels. I couldn’t help but be a teesy bit jealous because I can rarely walk around in heels for 1 hour yet alone 8 hours! But hey if you can do it without wincing in pain or hobbling down the hallway then I say go for it! Now I did see some things that week that were dare I say not office appropriate.. but I won’t go into that just yet. A word of advice though– try and keep the long skirt and shoulder padded jackets to a minimum!”

    Check out some of Mallory’s options below that add some detail to an outfit. All items are courtesy of bananarepublic.com

    Belts:

    Women: Wide belt - Dark brownWomen: Wide croc-embossed belt - GrayWomen: Skinny buckle belt - Black

    Shirts w/details: Ruffles, Flutter sleeves, Tieneck bows, Dot prints.


    Women: Flutter-sleeve tie-neck blouse - BerryWomen: Silk charmeuse quilted blouse - Glorious purplePetites: Petite dot-print blouse - Pine

    Any advice for Mallory? We would be happy to hear your feedback! Stay tune for more updates from Mallory in the future!



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