When it comes to my work wardrobe, my goal is to create a professional, yet effortless look. I strive to look put together without taking a lot of time to plan my outfit. A lot of my outfit planning for the week ahead comes from laying out my outfit the night before. As mentioned in my post, “Gingham Dress: Easy Dress To Throw On and Go!”  I love easy dresses that fit into my work wardrobe.

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I have laid my outfit out the night before or planned my outfits in advance ever since I was in high school. High school was when I discovered how much I loved to accessorize outfits and would sometimes refrain from wearing the same outfit! Now with my work wardrobe, if I wore it two weeks ago, you can be sure to see me in the same outfit again! Isn’t it funny how things change once you get older?

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This black dress I found the other week is the perfect LBD staple! It has just enough sass to make it professional and fashion forward. The industry I work in now is more conservative than the one I worked in the past. I like to show my sense of style while still remaining in “dress-code.” Upon starting my new job this year, I thought I was well aware the dress code was business casual. I was having my ever so healthy Chick-fil-a Thursday morning snack, and read a dress code reminder to be sure to have our shoulders covered. Whoops! I had been wearing sleeveless blouses and dresses all summer long. Who would have thought? It’s so hot in Texas, I never considered it a possibility. I especially loved this dress because it checks all of the boxes for my dress code – shoulders covered, modest length, and no cleavage!

This dress also works well for events outside of work like church or a shower. Throw on some earrings and a fun pair of heels and you are ready to hop out the door!

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I have rounded up several effortless LBD styles for you to browse through that are all under $100. This dress with the dropped waist is one of my new favorites. I am wearing an XS and fits like a glove! I am typically a size S, but I usually size down when I wear Loft.

You can shop the rest of my look below. Of course, my purse sold out this morning, however, I have a few similar styles on sale. It was the cutest Tory Burch purse, and have enjoyed wearing it all summer long. If it comes back in stock, you will all be the first to know!

 

This post gives me another idea  – would you like to see a post that is just committed to easy work wear ideas? I feel like you can never go wrong with having enough outfit combinations to get you through those busy weeks! I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

 

xo,

 

byrdie

 

 

 

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Kristen, or known by her friend's as "Byrdie," is an ambitious twenty-something currently living in Houston, TX. Before pursuing her Master's, she graduated from Texas Christian University with a Fashion Merchandising Degree. Since graduating she has had wonderful opportunities with Stanley Korshak, Academy Sports + Outdoors, and Francesca's. Her love of Fashion couples with her desire to help other's in need -- whether it's Fashion advice, or just a friend that needs help, she is always willing to lend a hand to others. In her spare time, she can most likely be found at any place that serves Mexican food, walking her maltese pups, or volunteering at the Houston Junior League. While she never thought writing was her "thing," she was encouraged to start writing her own blog when she interned for a blogger while at TCU. Kristen has a lot of things to say, and wants to spread her love of Fashion to friends and followers everywhere!

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