After yesterday’s post, I received quite a few emails about how exactly to take a work look straight from the office to happy hour / date night / girl party at the local wine bar. Every outfit & destination is, of course, it’s own situation but making 3 subtle changes will make a world of difference no matter what you’re wearing or where you’re going, & most importantly, who you’re meeting.
Desk: Work bag | Drinks: Oversized clutch
You can still pour all of the essentials from your day bag into your happy hour hand-held, just leave the unnecessary bulk at the office. There’s no need for your 3 inch planner & 16 different hand lotions at the local watering hole
Desk: Nude lip | Drinks: Dark [seasonal] lip
If you can get away with a colored lip in the halls of your office then more power to you. If not, leave the dark stuff in your desk drawer ’til it’s quittin’ time & stick with a lighter look during daylight hours. When it’s a little warmer out, I gravitate towards a pop of pink for most outdoor occasions
Desk: Patent pumps | Drinks: Metallic flats
The last thing I’m interested in doing after 8+ hours in 3 inch heels is frolicking around town in another or, even worse, the same pair of heels. Read my lips: Flats don’t have to be dull. Invest in a fun pair to slip into once the bar specials roll around. By closing time, you’ll be thankful that you did!
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So, you want to stack an arm arm party but have no clue where to begin. You’re overwhelmed by just glancing at the overflowing bowls of shiny baubles on your dresser or worse, you’ve never placed a single BaubleBar order & have no idea where to begin. No, you can’t just wrap floss around your wrist. Whether you’re heading to work or hitting the town, follow the easy steps below for any flavor of arm party.
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Shop delicate baubles:
For a chunky party with a little color [you know me well enough to know white is absolutely a color] keep those favorites in play & invite a loud friend. Mine was a sweet gift from a sweet friend ::hint hint: the holidays are approaching :: & I wear it quite frequently to add a little color to my otherwise all black ensembles.
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For 9-5 scenarios, keep it simple – no if’s, and’s or but’s. I wear a watch on the daily, but if that’s not your cup of tea, keep it simple & cohesive with 3 thin bracelets. If you’re a righty make sure the arm party is on your left wrist. There’s nothing more unprofessional than the jingle jingle of your jewelry whilst your shaking hands. OK, there are a lot of things more unprofessional than that but just do it. It’s tacky, otherwise.
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Worst case scenario, you have absolutely nothing to contribute to any sort of arm party. You don’t have bangles to layer & you have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention bracelets with texture. Don’t panic. Head to Bauble Bar, Capwell Co, or Jeweliq to rectify the situation immediately. In the meantime, fake it. When I’m having a lazy day or don’t want to be fumbling with 42 jingle jangles on my wrist I reach for my favorite gold piece from Capwell Co. It’s 5 bracelets in one & makes life a million times easier.
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The holiday version of every kind of event possible is right around the corner & your calendar is slammed ’til February. I’m proud of you for having friends & being fancy but you, me, & your next door neighbor are all exhausted of the same old “formal” hairstyle you’ve been rocking for the past 3 holiday seasons. It’s time to step up your game from voluminous curls – 5th graders have that ‘do down now.
Work a little holiday magic with this super easy side chig & let the compliments fly. They’ll have no idea you skipped your DryBar appointment & crafted this masterpiece all on your own!
[For best results use second day hair + dry shampoo & spray a little texturizer on your roots for that boost]
[I'm partial to the magic of L'Oreal Elnett. I'm also partial to using half the can per updo.]
For a messier look, don’t twist the sections as tightly & loosen pieces around the face by tugging from the pony which will soften the look & create more volume.
photos by Heidi
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