How to Build a Quality Work Wardrobe on Budget

When I graduated from college and started working, the most exciting part was actually building my work wardrobe. Of course it is never-ending and I still add to it from time to time. But if I had known then what I know now, my closet would only be filled with affordable, high quality, long-lasting pieces

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Interview | Behind the Scenes: WinkyDesigns.com

Remember the Dose of Inspiration post earlier this week? Here’s the whole truth and nothing but the truth. My interview with Winky Wu, the founder, the designer, and the brains behind Winky Designs, enlightens us with her journey. Me: Did you always know you would eventually want to go into design and fashion? If not, when did

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Fashion | 3 Trends Worth Embracing This Season

It’s easy to spot the trends just by dropping into a couple of your favorite stores, some you like and some maybe not so much. I’ve picked out the 3 trends that I believe work the best with the most complexion and figure types: B&W, Pastel, and Lipstick Red. Black & White This season, black

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A Dose of Inspiration is Just What We Need | Winkydesigns.com

Remember those snazzy slap-on bracelets that were the hippest things in school? Now, what did they do other than being “cool?” What if, they were made functional? Would you pick up one of these goodies again? Meet Wink Designs, the brand that brought back these fun goodies and made them functional. these slap watches are fun and fashionable at

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Fashion | Love is in Full Swing: Affordable and Classy Finds

As more and more spring collections debut, I’ve been seeing more and more full skirts, fluted or swinging hems. This trend away from the tighter fitting pencil skirts is a blessing for fuller bottom gals as this cut hides your curves in the most flattering way. Seems to me AT Loft is having a comeback with

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Reviews | Zara Picks: Spring 2014

If you’ve been following my posts (here, here and here), you would know that Zara is one of my favorite brands. It had always been on trend, reasonable price, and durable quality. However, this season, I set my eyes on two dresses and they’ve both returned as disappointments. When I was browsing the “new this week”,

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Brooks Brothers Dips in Quality

It’s no lie that with rising labor and material costs, brands either have to charge more or sacrifice quality by decreasing material and labor cost. In Brooks Brothers case, the heels have been outsourced to inferior manufacturers. (Leftmost: newly purchased, center: most loved calfskin pump, right most: mary jane) I’ve been loving every single pair

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Love at First Sight: Ann Taylor Varick Tassle Leather Gloves

After moving to the Midwest, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pair of leather gloves that is functional, chic, and comfortable. I believe I’ve found it at last at AT – Ann Taylor Varick Tassle Leather Gloves in wine color. The best part is the color. Instead of the traditional black or brown, I

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Going for Leopard

I know animal print has been in for many cold seasons, but I have personally shied away from it. The innovative print from Ann Taylor pushed me to give it a try and I am not disappointed. It is an ingenious mix of floral with leopard print and I absolutely love the material and fit of

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