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Thursday, September 27, 2012


{ CHALLENGE }
Proper Work Attire

As a marketing & branding consultant, I find that my wardrobe also reflects my professional aesthetic and can easily win or lose me any client. So how do you show your style while playing within the corporate dress code rules? 

My recipe usually always involves the following:

  • 1 part perfect blazer, ruched or rolled sleeves a must.
  • 1 part perfect under-blazer top that has color/ruffles/vneck and pop-up collars are a bonus like this top!
  • 1 part the perfect dark denim / dark trouser. Denim I hear is a big no no, however, I feel this ads a perfect chic to any outfit and my fav is a dark bootcut from Torrid, the Isabella.
  • 3 parts amazing accessories! Shoes, Belt, Necklace. One of my fav styling tricks is to wear the belt around the top with the blazer OVER that. However with a flowy blazer/cardigan, I love to put a skinny belt on top.
Sometimes what's proper isn't always so obvious, don't be afraid to mix color and bold accessories into your work wardrobe this winter!

xoxo
jessica



Outfit Details
Blazer c/o Torrid
Denim c/o Torrid Size 26 Boot Cut Isabella *LOVE THESE* True to size.
Necklace - Fashion Bug
Clutch & Sunglasses - Target
Shoes c/o Lane Bryant
Belt - came on a Torrid dress 3 years ago

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STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

RULES I LIVE BY
• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

For more plus size inspiration and body posi loving, check out my magazine SKORCH lead by Tiffany Kaelin Knight!





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