Friday, March 20, 2009

Working Girl

Do you remember how when you landed your first job, you rushed out to buy some stuffy, all-black business-type outfit, pulled your hair back into a sharp bun, and slipped your feet into scuffed loafers swiped from your mother’s closet? The end result was something between someone who possessed little to no fashion sense, and Super Nanny. Who says you have to wave goodbye to your fashionista side when you join the workforce? All you have to do is incorporate some chic bits and pieces into your wardrobe to keep your inner slave-to-fashion alive and kicking.

Over the years, I have seen people pull some of the ugliest business card holders from their pockets. Things that were worn-out, weather-beaten, and embarrassing to so much as look at, let alone own. This Couture Card Holder is nothing like that. The fuzzy leopard print, adorned with a black satin bow and silver heart charm make for a cute way for your wild child to stand out front and center. And, even more adorable? As opposed to your typical rectangular window, your cards can peek out at you through a clear heart-shaped pocket. What’s not to love about that?

Elle Woods is a huge fashion inspiration to me, which is why I instantly thought of her when I saw this pink L.A.P.A. Double Gusset Women’s Briefcase. It’s the perfect way to let your perky, vibrant side show through – even if you’re dressed in a tacky uniform.

Let’s face it, office supply stores are not very fashion-conscious, so their selection of day planners? Well, they’re usually lacking some…oomph. This IMAN Global Chic 2009 Jeweled Fashion Day Planner, however, manages to make up for that and then some. The gold color is perfect for those of us currently surfing the metallic craze; and the different sized topaz rhinestone jewels adorning the cover? To put it bluntly, they’re squeal-worthy!

How can you possibly be a proper working girl without a sophisticated watch wrapped around your wrist, making it simple for you to count down the minutes until you’re released from your daily prison? This Citizen Women’s Eco-Drive Silhouette Crystal Accented Gold-Tone Watch is elegant and beautiful. But the real kicker? It doesn’t run on batteries. Instead, it gets charged up via sunlight or with the assistance of a lamp.

Blair Waldorf may get away with wearing tights of any color – be it neon or neutral. Us working class individuals? Not so much. But, just because we’re relegated to donning flat, uninteresting colors doesn’t mean that we can’t, in the words of Emeril Lagasse, “kick it up a notch.” These Two Tone Diamond Crochet Tights are the perfect way to let your individuality stand out in the workplace, without breaking the rules.

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Forever 21, Forzieri, HSN, Amazon, and Urban Outfitters for the pictures.

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