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Dress For Success

Tank tops are the flip flops of the shirt world....

Do you ever feel like you get in a rut? Yeah we all do now and then. Mine latest rut is with my office wardrobe. I wear the same boring clothes every day. This is a common outfit that is sported around my office…

Basic black women's suit. Jacket and slacks. Jacket and skirt.

To me, this is BORING!!!! I want some colour, some curve, something that is feminine yet says I won’t take crap from anyone.

Dress for Success by justaddglam

So I say, time to start over and make some changes.  Reinvent myself and what a better time than now, on the cusp of a new season….Fall.

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I love this, it is strong, bold and very feminine.

red + leopard

 

suited style ♥✤ | KeepSmiling | BeStayBeautiful

This is so simple and yet so gorgeous!

Cream Skirt & Top ♥✤

 

suited style ♥✤ | Keep the Glamour | BeStayBeautiful

Swap these boots for some heals and I could definitely rock this at my office.

Love this look button down under sweater

The problem in some workplaces is that women have a very fine line that they can walk. If you dress frumpy you get over looked, if you dress with a sexier edge there are whispers that you are trying to sleep your way to the top, if you dress modern then you get “this isn’t a runway”, so what is a girl to do?

Basically it comes down to the knowledge that you can’t please everyone. As long as it is work appropriate, follow the basic rule….if you like it, wear it.  At the end of the day, you have to wear clothing that makes you feel confident and hold your head high.  As my father would always say, if they don’t like it then they should look away. Wise words. 

Guys, you have it easy, a nice pair of slacks or dress pants, a crisp dress shirt, a tie or sweater and you’re out the door. Or am I wrong? Do you face the same dilemma as us women?

Now my question is, how to get these outfits without spending my entire paycheck. ; -) Tell me, what is your style? 

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Recently, I was tagged by Anouchka from Life of Bun to join in Confessions of a Shopaholic.  Of course, I couldn’t turn down the chance to talk about clothes, shoes, and accessories.

This tag involves a series of questions which gives a sneak peek into your style and closet. I decided to break it down into two posts mainly because I haven’t had a chance to take pictures of some items in my closet.

Let the fun begin!

1. Do you consider yourself a shopaholic?

I love looking online and in stores at clothes, shoes and so on but I will admit I seldom buy anything. So I think that would put me in the category of a clothing stalker rather than shopaholic. 😉

2. How would you classify your style?

Hmm, to be honest, my style is all over the place. But if I were to nail it down and I would say there are two distinct styles that occupy my closet.

The 1950-ish look. I love that this style is very tailored and very feminine. It flaunts your curves without revealing too much.

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And then there is the other side of me that loves looking more tomboyish and rough. These looks are right up my alley.

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Give me a pair of black high heel boots and I’m in heaven!

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99.999% of the time, you’ll find me in jeans and a t-shirt, hair pulled back in a pony tail or sloppy bun and my trusty Superman baseball hat of course. Jen know’s what I’m talking about. 😉

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 3. What store can you not leave without buying something from?

I would say that has to be Forever 21 (online since we don’t have one around here). They have wonderful deals and a wide array of selections.

4. Where do you find your best deals?

Forever 21, TJ Max, Ross, Target. I love searching through discount racks and finding a top marked down to $2 or $3 dollars.

5. What designer are you willing to splurge on?

I really don’t splurge. The brand or name of the item doesn’t matter that much to me. I’m all about scooping up a good deal.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Are you more of a shopaholic or clothes stalker? Do you go for the name brand or a great deal? What would you classify as your style?


You’ve Come A Long Way Baby

You never truly appreciate your closet until you do not have one. Well my friends, we have our closet and I am on cloud nine. I actually stood there this morning, sipping on my coffee and just stared at the rows of clothes; a true work of art.

Before I go into detail I must warn you all. Apparently my picture taking ability was slightly affected as a result of my infatuation with our Closet Maid shelving; as you will notice some (if not most) of the pictures are on an angle and perhaps slightly blurred. My apologies. 😉

Let’s begin with a walk down memory lane. Ahhh, freshly sanded drywall.

Then we tidied up and got some paint on the walls

And of course the long awaited carpet….let’s not even go back there again. 😉

And finally we installed the closet shelving unit, which involved a lot more measuring than I thought. After buying all the odds and ends, and two trips to Home Depot, we finally began the installation.

Step 1: Decide how high you want the top shelf to be. Draw a line and ensure that it is level.

Step 2: Holding the top rail (also known as the hang track) in place, mark out the holes with a pencil. Then find the correct sized drill bit and drill out the holes. You need to drill out the holes because you will be using anchor bolts to hold the rail in place.

Step 3: Use anchor bolts to secure the hang track in place.

Step 4: Place the shelf track on the hang track at equal distances apart and secure to the wall using screws. It totally sounds like I know what I’m talking about doesn’t it. 😉

 

Step 5: Place the D bracket on the shelf track, they should lock into place. We went with a 16 inch shelf so we had to use 16 inch D brackets.

Step 6: Secure your shelf on the D brackets.

Step 7: Secure the rod support bracket to the top shelf and then secure the rod to the support bracket. And voila – you are finished

One of the great things about this type of shelving unit is that you can move things around, add more shelves etc.

Okay, now lets do a before and after picture:

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So what do you think? I am loving it!!! There is already more talk about adding additional shelves – oh yeah baby, bring it on!


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