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Workin’ For The Weekend

Last week, I spent time in my office in Chicago for our annual Kickoff Meeting. This is certainly one of my favorite times of the year for my job, but it is also one of the most stressful. My colleagues and myself are going non-stop from the time we wake until wee in the hours of the early morning – hence my lack of posts last week.
As a woman, I hate being confined to the rules of business professional. Don’t get me wrong, I love blazers and I love black, but I hate boring old black suits. While designers have made huge strides in this area over the last ten years, I still try to follow the standard rules of dress when it comes to these meetings. Considering over half of our company is there, the last thing I want to do is stand out for all the wrong reasons.
Now this outfit may have pushed those traditional boundaries, but it’s stylish, still conservative and appropriate for business professional (depending on your organization of course).  
On a side note, Joe and I found a place to live when we move back to Chicago and should have everything moved and settled by early April. And let me just say, the place we selected has “perfect blog post pictures” written all over it! That may or may not have been why I selected it J Well that and it’s the perfect little place for us. Look for more on that in the coming weeks.
So what do you think of the look? Yay or Nay – you won’t hurt my feelings either way…that’s the beauty of fashion!
Outfit Details
Blazer; Express (old) – Similar here
Bow; Made by me! – Similar here and here
Slacks; Banana Republic
Shoes; Don’t know the brand (Sorry!) – Similar here and here
Watch; Michele
Bracelet; David Yurman
Earrings; J Crew

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