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  • November 17, 2010

    Frugal Wednesday – turtleneck sweater & earrings

    Today’s frugal picks are a classic turtleneck sweater & crystal earrings.  Get this Classic Turtleneck currently offered at the lowest price of the holiday season for just $18.99 $58.  With this kind of value, you can get several in different colors, for yourself or for a loved one as a gift.

    Beautifully detailed with a charming vintage vibe, these Small Crystal Earrings retail for just $24.  Perfectly sized at 1/2″ diameter, you are going to enjoy these sparkling beauties not only on the weekend but at work as well, from a wrap dress to a turtleneck sweater.

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    Filed under: Budget Finds,Jewelry,Sale — Tags: , , , , — Sophie Wood @ 1:43 pm

    November 29, 2009

    Share your Faves with Friends!

    We’ve added a new feature to your Workchic Faves account. Now you can share everything that’s on your wish list with friends and family. Let them help you freshen up your work wardrobe this holiday season.

    Workchic Faves

    Add your favorite items from Workchic.com to your faves account. You can include notes about size or color to make purchasing easy. Items can be sent individually, or you can share your entire list with one click.

    Don’t have an account? Creating one is easy. To sign up we only need your name, email address, and a password. At the same time you can opt into our monthly newsletter. Sign up now and receive additional coupons and holiday sales through the end of the year.   Create your own Workchic Faves Account today!

    Casual Denim & Sweater
    Casual Denim & Sweater by Workchic featuring Lucky Brand jeans

    To learn what Workchic is currently craving, you can see Our Personal Workchic Faves on the homepage. We update it every week with a new must have collection.  This week we can’t get enough unique sweaters. We found fair isle, color-block, ruffles, and patterns that will add personal style to any work wardrobe. Check out our faves and start creating some of your own. Happy Shopping!

    Get 50% off Gap men’s and women’s sweaters. For a limited time only. Shop Now. Ends 11/29

    Visit Charlotte Russe between 12/1-12/12 and we will have a new surprise each day, including values on Sleepwear, Handbags, and Sweaters!
     
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    Filed under: General,Holidays — Tags: , , , , , , — Jennifer @ 10:00 am

    November 4, 2009

    Inspire your Work Wardrobe with Vintage

    Shopping at ModCloth.com is like hitting you favorite vintage boutique and finding everything is in your size.  They feature designers that use vintage to inspire their collections. Plus they offer a true vintage section for those that prefer the originals. We spent some time on their site selecting the most work appropriate items for you.

    Since we love the chic simplicity of dresses, we started there with styles perfect for the season.  The second sleeveless dress would look chic under a brightly colored cardigan.

    The Concise Shirtdress Michelle Dress

    This time of year we are all looking for new and unique sweaters. Pair one of these vintage inspired styles with your trousers or denim at the office.

    Houndstooth Party Sweater Vintage Sugar Plum Sweater

    For a vintage touch, there is no better place to play then with shoes and handbags!

    Style Charming Flats Meringue Peep Toe in Black Forest

    Treasure Chest Purse The Fabulous Purse

    Keep shopping Modcloth.com to update your work wardrobe with unique vintage inspired pieces.


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    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , , , , — Jennifer @ 7:00 am

    November 2, 2009

    Tropical Fall Style

    Personally I love fall colors and layering on sweaters and blouses for the dropping temperatures. But, after a week in the Caribbean, this year I’m not quite ready to give up on tropical colors and bursting florals.  So the search is on for the perfect cozy and bright work wardrobe compliments.

    Women: Women's Scoop-Neck Cable-Knit Sweaters - Tahiti Lagoon Women: Women's Button-Shoulder Sweaters - Yellow Stripe Women: Women's Faux-Gem Buttoned Cardigans - Endless Summer

    Old Navy has cozy sweaters in bright colors that will cheer you up and beat the chill.  These three styles run for $25 to $30.

    Sabina Les Silk Printed Scarf Women: Women's Floral-Print Gauze Scarves - Black Floral SilkRoadSpirit.com Zebra Scarf

    To make these styles even more interesting we found scarves to compliment them.  They also create the layering effect we all love this time of year.

    Women's shoes & accessories: LeSportsac Window Shopper Tote - Splash Women's shoes & accessories: Orla Kiely Classic Shoulder Colour Stem - Cranberry Women's shoes & accessories: Rafe New York Cristina Clutch - White

    A bag is such an easy way to add a little summer fun to your outfit.  We found these styles at Piperlime.com

    We’ve shown you How to Wear your Florals into Fall in previous posts. So don’t pack them away yet and keep having fun with color. It makes drab winter days so much more fun!


    Filed under: General — Tags: , , , , — Jennifer @ 7:00 am

    September 1, 2009

    Can Sweaters Really Make You Look Slimmer?

    Workchic is all about recognizing great talent and independent designers.  According to Marsha Hallet, from Hallet Sweater Art, the silhouettes of a sweater can make you feel and look slimmer. Here is what she had to say below:

    I started knitting as a young girl inspired by my grandmother who was an expert knitter and prolific producer of sweaters, dresses, scarves, and afghans for our entire family. From the very first pair of mittens she helped me make, I have been infatuated with this craft.My academic background includes a BA from Stanford and an MBA from the Anderson School of Business, UCLA.  My career as a knitter began with my company Bo Peep.  My partner and I sold children’s cardigans that looked like animals.  With that limited experience, and a desire to visit Machu Picchu, I traveled to Peru in 1982 and established Hallet Handknits.  The company made alpaca sweaters for men and women and was well known for patterns with intricate non-repeating textures and for intarsia knits with re-embroidery.  Hallet Handknits were featured in prominent catalogs such as Talbot’s, Bullock & Jones and Paul Stuart and found in department stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus.  The sweaters were “seen on TV” on Angela Lansbury and Tim Allen.At Sweater Art, we want to “Dress You in Business Class” with luxury fibers, excellent quality, and exacting fit. Our customer is the executive woman 40 – 60 who wants to make a professional work attire statement and is looking for appropriate business casual clothing. We believe that both a successful track record and a powerful image are important in today’s competitive work environment. That is workchic.What makes our sweaters slimming?  Our design philosophy is to use the optical illusion properties of color and line to flatter a woman’s body.  “Seeing is believing” is a momentary deception, if we look long enough we can usually spot the trick.  But, first impressions are lasting and our sweaters are slimming when it counts.We think that clothes that fit make you look slimmer.  And, while nothing should be tight, it is best to stay away from bulky garments or long shapes that are disproportionate and add volume to your figure. Hallet Sweater Art’s fitted silhouettes and A-line shapes fitted at the bust make you appear slimmer.  Several lengths are available so you can choose the proportion that is correct for your height and shape.Hallet Sweater Art correctly applies color and line theories to accentuate the positive about a women’s figure and make her look slimmer. Color blocking, particularly darker colors at the sides of the sweater, will make you look thinner.  Styles with lighter bodies and darker sleeves use this same principle to narrow the torso.  Sweaters with diagonal lines which angle towards the of the body and sweaters with vertical lines, use optical illusion to create a slimmer look.

     
     
    At Hallet Sweater Art, we believe your clothes should express where you want to be on the career ladder. The days of demure are done. A powerful image is important to you.  You can find more these of slimming cashmere sweaters on Workchic.com.  Hallet sweater art will also be featured on Wednesday, Sept 2nd at  10AM on the slimming clothing segment on “Your Carolina show” that is shown daily on the CBS affiliate in North and South Carolina.

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