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It’s incredible but it’s true – I think I’m an even better dresser now than I was when I started blogging a little over a year ago. (Pause for applause. Thank you. You’re too kind.) When you look at pictures of yourself every day, it’s hard not to question the image you’re putting out there. One thing I’ve started to figure out is that some sassy hair and makeup and great shoes can make a big difference sometimes.

Take this outfit for example. Imagine this: No pink lipstick, a plain ponytail, and boring flats. It wouldn’t be the same. I would look like every other frumpy office worker in America in my Target t-shirt, cardigan, and ill-fitting pants.

Wait…maybe I shouldn’t have pointed that out. What I meant was: I took this already fabulous outfit to the next level with blond waves, a statement lip, and studded pumps. Yep, that’s what I was trying to say. BLOGGER SAVE!

Cardigan (extra 40% off w/ code STYLE40) // Sunglasses // similar Shoes (peep toe) // other similar Shoes (on sale) // Lipstick “Plushest Punch”

It’s the Pleats

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Since I have a blog, I’m clearly a reliable source for style tips. I mean, they don’t give a blog to just anyone.

Oh, they do? Damn.

Well since tens upon tens of people flock to this blog daily to see what I’m wearing, I’m going to take that as a sign that people sort of think I know what I’m doing, and therefore I’m qualifying myself to give style tips.

Here’s your style tip of the day: Dresses are awesome. Especially ones that are visually interesting or unique. I mean an “LBD” is nice and all, but you have to strategically add accessories to keep yourself from looking like every other girl in a black dress. But if you had, say, a pleated pastel colorblock dress (just an idea), putting on an “outfit” is pretty easy.

(This particular dress is old, but I’ve linked you to some similar options below.)

similar Dress (on sale) // another similar Dress (on sale) // similar Cardigan (on sale in lots of fun colors!) // Shoes // Bracelet

Get Away with Print Mixing at Work

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I wasn’t satisfied with the lack of wind on my balcony, so I rang the wind chimes myself. I don’t mean to diss Mother Nature, but it sounded just as good when I did it.

So anyway, as everyone knows already, I’m obsessed with print mixing. If you’re one of those people who think everything has to match, you should turn around and run screaming from this blog. Because it’s pure print madness up in herr.

I got this polka dot blouse and this floral skirt around the same time last month, and I liked the idea of wearing them together for work. I was worried it might be too “out there” for the office, so I added the gray sweater. I think the fact that the two prints aren’t right up against each other keeps it subtle enough. Notice I said subtle enough, because we all know my version of subtle dressing is completely divorced from most of the world around me.

Shirt // similar Sweater // Skirt (on sale) // Shoes // Bracelet // Lipstick (“Plushest Punch”)

Switch it Up

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I love that I wore this dress for NYE, and then made it work for the office (yep, back in an office again thanks to my internship this semester). Adding a collared shirt officially makes everything business casual. It’s a rule. Next I’m going to try it with a space suit, and then a bikini. And then a space bikini. That way, if I get into work and my supervisor asks if I can meet with a client who’s tanning on the moon, I’ll be appropriately dressed while still representing the state of Indiana in a professional manner.

Shirt: H&M

Dress: c/o eShakti

Shoes: Sole Society (sign up here)

Lipstick: YSL Glossy Stain No. 16