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CardFlick – Your “Virtual” Business Card

You know as well as I do that I’m a little obsessed with apps. But this is one you’re going to want to get. It begs the question – are business cards out? Imagine this, you go to a networking event, you meet a num...

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(Gel) Nail It!

I started painting my nails when I was 11 years old – somehow, my mother agreed to this, but not any type of other make-up until I turned 13. In hindsight, I find this choice rather odd because I distinctly remember the shade...

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Trend Report: As Clear as Black and White

If you followed the recent New York & London Fashion Weeks, you may have noticed the Black & White trend all over the runways.  This trend was prominent at the Alexander Wang, Burberry, and Tom Ford shows, to name a ...


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Deja Vu: 3 Tips on How to Wear the Same Thing Again

If you’ve ever found that perfect dress, skirt, blouse, etc. that you “had to have” so you invested your bonus/raise/savings into it, only to wear it a couple times per year, this post is for you. Sometimes I&...

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Relaxed Does Not Equal Unprofessional

  The women in the above photo, if they were wearing these outfits to an office, would quite obviously be working in a casually dressed work environment. Imagine, for a moment, where these women might work. Google, perhaps...

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3 Keys to Wearing White At Work

1) Staff Meeting:  Jacket – Alexander McQueen, Pants – Stella McCartney, Scarf – Hermes, Shoes – Manolo Blahnik, Clutch – Givenchy 2) Power Lunch: Dress – Michael Kors, Pumps – Manolo ...


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’50 Shades of Grey’ Inspiration: Ways to Wear Grey to Work

Although I’ve never read the infamous book 50 Shades of Grey, I have incorporated several shades of grey into my work wardrobe.  You may find grey as a dull color, but  if worn in the right way, it can be very stylish....

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Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...

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4 Chic Valentine’s Day Items to Wear To Work

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. You may have locked down dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant or maybe you’re planning a girl’s night in, regardless of what your plans are more than like...


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Your Feet Don’t Have to Hurt to Be Fashionable

I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Chicago for 2.5 years, and it’s official, I can no longer wear high heels. When I was a Minneapolis gal, I lived in 4-5″ heels. Walking from parking garage to parking...