April 2013 archive

Work Wardrobe: What I Wear to Work

When I first began my career in Public Relations I assumed my wardrobe would evolve into a collection of super chic staples, fabulous heels and gorgeous accessories….and it has for the most part. However as an entrepreneur in PR my days can run quite long and my daily tasks can sometimes be a bit labor intensive so it’s imperative that my wardrobe be cute but also practical.

I have discovered that the blazer is not only a well-respected wardrobe staple among most but also it is also great for my body shape. I’ve got wide shoulders and straight hips (or no hips, if I’m honest) so the blazer helps to create a shape for me and you can pair it with almost anything to create a polished look. While I would love to stomp the city in 4 inch Louboutins everyday, it’s just not realistic for my lifestyle so the black flat boot and ballet flats are definitely my go-to’s for footwear.

Over the years, I’ve met with tons of young girls interested in PR and they too sometimes have disillusions about what to wear to work so I thought I’d share my style. My job isn’t rocket science but it is a lot of hard work and things change quite quickly so it’s important that your capability isn’t impaired by a 4inch pump or a couture sequin studded sweater that prevents you from raising your arms. As we transition into the new season, I’ll share more about my looks that take me from day to night.

 

Sheath with leather jacket

Sheath with leather jacket

Striped dress with blazer

Striped dress with blazer

Good ol Chambray with leggings and boots

Good ol Chambray with leggings and boots

Boyfriend sweater (literally), red skinnies and of course my flat boots

Boyfriend sweater (literally), red skinnies and of course my flat boots

Maxi dress with a denim jacket and you can't see them but my leopard ballet flats

Maxi dress with a denim jacket and you can’t see them but my leopard ballet flats

Nail Files: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint

One of my New Year’s resolutions was to experiment more with beauty products and I chose nail polish as my thing.  I’ve decided to pick a new color every month and this month’s color is Mint Sprint from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Collection.

This is the first product I’ve ever purchased from this brand and I was particularly drawn to their claim that the polish dries in 60 seconds. I was quite skeptical as it normally takes my nails hours to dry COMPLETELY.

So here’s my Product Review

Price: $3.59 great value

Color: It’s a really green, green which I like….helps brighten these dreary end of spring days

Quality: Good, I’ve been wearing the polish for 7 days and no chips

Consistency: I only needed 1 coat and I’m almost always a 2-coat girl

Brush: The brush design really allows you to get the sides of the nail without painting your finger.

Overall Recommendation: I would definitely recommend this product. I used a base coat so the polish didn’t dry completely in 60 seconds but it did dry completely within 10 minutes. The only drawback being the color selection is not as extensive as I would like.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Label

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Label

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Bottle

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Bottle

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Brush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Brush

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Outside

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Outside

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Inside

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint Inside