Are you weary of your work clothes?

Are you weary of your work clothes?

Even if you work in a very conservative environment, work clothes needn’t be boring. Check out this elegant frient who is modeling professional-looking stylish clothing. And, yes, the phrase “professional-looking stylish clothing” is not an oxymoron! If you aren’t required to wear a jacket, I think cardigans are a great option. And, by now you should know how I feel about stripes (in case you don’t, I LOVE THEM!). I’m also pretty crazy for this blouse with a bow, it’s feminine and refreshing. Doesn’t she look stunning?
H&M cardigan Blouse with bowdrapey cardiganBlouse with toggleSweater is from H&M, but is not available on their website. Check your local H&M to see if it’s still available. Similar blouse available at H&M (click here). Pencil skirt available at Banana Republic (click here).

 

Feeling very blue

Feeling very blue

cargo skirtI’m a sucker for a pencil skirt. So, of course I’m going to fall for a cargo pencil skirt in electric blue.. This skirt from J.Crew is flattering and very easy to style. The linen blouse from H&M is currently on sale for $20.00! Why are you still reading this post, when you could be ordering it? Just scroll down a bit for the link.
linen blouseCargo skirt available at J.Crew (click here) It’s also available in olive and ecru. Linen blouse available at H&M (click here) It also comes in white, but just remember H&M runs small.pencil skirtwork tote

Joggers at 47, Yea or Nay?

Joggers at 47, Yea or Nay?

According to Google’s Annual Fashion Trends Report,  jogger pants are hot right now. Not sure I needed Google to tell me that, just by walking into H&M, JCrew, Anthropologie, or Athleta it’s pretty obvious that joggers are trendy. But, I’m 47, and I’m wondering if 47 is too old to pull off this trend.  I hope not! Don’t think I’ll wear joggers with a slouchy graphic t-shirt or a midriff baring anything, but with classic sandals and a fitted denim jacket, I think they look pretty age appropriate. Let me know if you disagree. But, please be kind, you should treat a woman my age with respect. Pants (click here) available at H&M. This jacket is pretty old, but a similar denim jacket (click here) is available at Loft, and it’s 40% off! Similar sandals (click here) available at Nordstrom.

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How many trench coats is too many trench coats?

How many trench coats is too many trench coats?

Sometimes you walk into H&M and the music is really loud, the line is really long, and the sensor thingamajig at the register won’t stop beeping. Instant headache, right?  So, you walk out. Other times, you have more patience, and you look past these annoyances and find some really great stuff. Fortunately, the latter was my experience this week. I found this great trench, and even though I already have two trench coats (one in black and one in kelly green), I couldn’t pass it up. I have excellent justifying skills, so told myself that I needed this coat! After all, I don’t have one in this spectacular blush color. This coat  will make number three for me, how about you?

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Blush trench coat available at H&M (click here). Denim shirt available at Banana Republic (click here).