I am so excited to announce that I will be starting up a new series on the blog called Work Wear Wednesday! A few times throughout the month I want to bring you ladies a few styles that are work appropriate as well as any advice that I can provide for all of my girl bosses out there! I have a full time job as a supply analyst in the energy industry and then blog with whatever hours are left in the day. Since a large part of starting this blog had to do with my first year of navigating my way in the working world while also seeming to “find” my own sense of work style, I thought that it was only appropriate to start sharing that part of my life with you! I would by no means call myself an expert on this stuff and you won’t find me going on any feminist rants, but I do aspire to inspire ladies in the workforce to always put your best (dressed) foot forward. I am a firm believer that when you put effort into your appearance, you are more motivated to also put effort into your daily responsibilities. One of my favorite quotes (as girly as it is) is “No mater how you feel, get up, dress up, show up, and never give up.”
Work Wear Wednesdays (WWW) are designed for anyone that has a reason that they need to wear something that is a bit more “professional”. The way we dress makes a statement and first impressions are everything. So whether it’s an interview, a business meeting, or just some other reason that you want to send a message that “I mean business”, my hope is that you leave here feeling inspired to put just as much effort into your work attire that you would into any other outfit!
I wanted to start off this series with a few things that I would consider a “must have” when it comes to attire that I am apt to throw on in the morning. Let’s be real, us girl bosses need our beauty sleep, we definitely don’t want to wake up any earlier than we have to and most certainly don’t want to spend longer “primping” than absolutely necessary. Hang tight. I’ve got you covered. 1) Dresses are by far the easiest piece of clothing to throw on in the mornings. This Splash of Sass dress covered my top 2 requirements: comfy and chic. 2) If you do not already own a few neutral colored pumps, it’s time to invest. At the very least you need a pair of sensible brown, black and white heels. They go with EVERYTHING. 3) Minimal accessories are best for work. This is mostly a personal preference for me since I am on the computer all day so I personally think that they get in the way. Let your outfit make a statement so that you don’t have to worry about the accessories. Less work for you!
I’ve linked a few save vs. splurge options above and below for all price points. Stay tuned each week for my work style inspiration and how I seem to manage two jobs. I will do my best to share my best kept secrets and feel free to let me know what else you would like to hear about. I would love to cover any topics that you are interested in!
For all of my Houston area ladies, make sure you check out A Splash of Sass out in Cypress,TX. Like I said, my adorable dress is from here and although their website shop page is currently in the works, you can call them (832-559-8789) to order my dress and they will ship nation wide. They also have the best selection of trendy clothes, accessories and gifts that any girl would love, not to mention the owners are a hoot so make sure you check them out!