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Skirt: Express — similar here

Heels: Bandolino — similar here

Clutch: Express — similar here

Necklace: Express — similar here

Earrings: Macy’s — similar here

Where: out to eat with my husband

Why:  This skirt is one of my favorite pieces for dressing up or down.  I’ve worn it many times with a chambray shirt or a slouchy cardigan to be casual, but with a top with a subtly sultry cut, some kitten heels and bold lipstick it’s perfect for a date night.  A little ruching on the hip can do wonderful things for your bum!

I also decided to play with a faux bob hairstyle — it’s a really simple way to make your long hair short for a night!  I basically just curled my hair like normal and then rolled the ends up and bobby pinned them to the nape of my neck, pulling little pieces out around my face.  Glamour has some great tricks to recreate the look here!


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Trench: JcPenney — similar here

Top: GAP — similar here

Skirt: Charlotte Russe

Tights: Kohl’s

Boots: Kohl’s — similar here

Necklace: Charlotte Russe — similar here

Where: to the studio.

Why: For a long time now I’ve been interested in trying the floral/stripe trend — but this is the only striped shirt I have in my closet, and my only floral skirt was all pinks and oranges, and I just couldn’t quite make that leap.  I needed a skirt that just had a little bit of blue/navy in it.  Enter this skirt that I picked up on sale from Charlotte Russe for $5(in store, the link still as it at $25).  It has a black band that I didn’t love, so I just folded that part under and was much happier with how it looked!  I was pretty excited about this overall look — I love it when the new ideas in my head work out!

Since it was about 16 degrees when we were shooting these pictures I decided it would be the perfect opportunity to show you my trench coat!  It’s just a classic trench — tan and fitted with a belt that I never actually use as a belt.  I prefer to just tie it — easier to get on and off and lends itself to a more casual look.  It’s not too thick, but it does keep the wind out, much appreciated!

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Shirt: Express

Vest: Express – similar here

Skirt: Limited – similar here

Scarf: H&M – similar here

Tights: Francesca’s

Booties: Guess

Ring: Lia Sophia

Lipstick: MAC Dramatic Encounter with MAC Flight or Fancy Lipglass from Holiday 2012

Where: to the studio

Why: My responsibilities at the studio vary and with that my appropriate attire varies.  Leggings and jeans are my go to for days full of photoshop, and while they also work for client meetings, sometimes I like to get use out of the dressier side of my closet.  This skirt, shirt, tights and booties is something that could easily be worn in a typical office setting with a cute belt and long necklace to add flavor.  But since we’re more causal at the studio, I added a motorcycle vest and pretty scarf to both keep me warm on this windy, windy day(see my skirt flying?!) and to dress it down.

What’s your favorite way to dress down your professional pieces?