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Seven Tips for Getting Your Best MM. LaFleur Bento

MM. LaFleur is my favorite workwear designer.  Their dresses, jackets, and separates are sleek and sophisticated.  I own their Akiko dress in three colors (the obsession is strong), and pounce on new arrivals like a wild jungle cat.  And as the brand grows, so do their offerings. Last year, they launched a product called the Bento Box .  A personal stylist selects four to six pieces from their collection based …

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#WorkWednesday: Bring on Spring

Every Wednesday, the morning post will feature an outfit for work.  Today’s ensemble comes from Banana Republic.  It mixes a printed pencil with a simple blouse and fun necklace to create an easy spring look. If you must have a cardigan, try this teal one from LL Bean to pick up the teal accent in the skirt. From Left, White Crepe Top ($58) // Hedy Slingback ($128) // Focal Necklace ($59) // Mosaic Pencil Skirt ($98) // Classic Trench ($228) Banana is also offering an …

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How to Dress for Work While Losing Weight

In my early twenties, the scale was judge, jury and executioner.  Staying thin was my obsession.  Then, I got a real job.  Thirty-plus pounds later, I realized that I was not a number on a scale. I lost the “lazy sit-on-the-couch, eat-cheeseburgers-at-every-meal weight,” and kept ten pounds because that was my comfortable weight.  A weight that allowed me to eat, workout and live my life without thinking about …

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Ask Belle: Who needs flats for work? I do, I do!

Hi Belle, Love your blog!  I know it’s been discussed here before, but would you mind doing an updated post on stylish flats for work?  High heels have taken their toll on my knees, but I want to keep a stylish work look! Thanks! Kelly Circa 2010, I said to hell with high heels for work.  Running the halls of the Capitol was just taking too …


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7 Stylish Tops for the Office, All Under-$75

I am in desperate need of some new work blouses.  My favorites are showing their age, and I can’t find new ones I like to replace them. I thought maybe some of you ladies might be in the same boat.  Here are some of the best ones I’ve found. Ann Taylor Ponte Peplum Top ($59, also in petite) I love the look of this top with the coordinating pencil skirt . Banana Republic Riley Poplin Shirt ($68) NYDJ Plus Size Henley ($59) Topshop Tuck Drape ($65, also in petite ) M0ssimo Women’s Blouse ($22) Plus size Alfani Chiffon Blouse ($55)

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