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Style Challenge | Desk to Dinner

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this week’s style challenge is for anyone who finds themselves racing against the clock this holiday season. when you find yourself on the go, the last thing you want to worry about is what to wear. especially if you are running straight from work to an after hour holiday party, drinks, or dinner.

here are a few style tips when dressing for work. keep it simple. depending on your work environment and the kind of after hours party, you may want to wear the casual style to work and be dressier for the party.

start with a basic piece like a pencil skirt. next layer on a sleek blazer or a relaxed cardigan to keep the outfit office appropriate. add a pair of pumps.

desk to dinner desk to dinnerfor an after hours look pack a pair of festive pants, playful shoes, and fun accessories to change into when it’s time to clock out. when you’re en route to your holiday soiree re-apply your lipstick, swipe on another layer of mascara, and add a spritz of perfume to freshen your look.

desk to dinner desk to dinnerthe bottom line is to keep things simple. pick out a few of your favorite wardrobe staples that can be styled for the office and mixed with fun accessories for an evening look. then when it’s time to dash from work to dinner, it’s as easy as 1.2.3


  • Antionette Blake December 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

    I don’t wear pants too often which is why when I do – they are black and red is the perfect color to compliment especially during the holidays.

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

      a red and black color combo is smart and sophisticated. and perfect for the holidays.

  • Rena McDaniel December 5, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I love the first look! It’s gorgeous.

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:20 am

      what would we do without pencil skirts?! it is my go-to for 9-5 chic.

  • Haralee December 5, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Great tips. I am always surprised when away from home my clothes in my suitcase work well. Than I come home and wonder if I should purge the clothes I just don’t wear that often.

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:22 am

      i clean out my closet twice a year and purge those items i don’t wear. it makes for a streamlined wardrobe that works for me day-in and day-out.
      good luck!

  • Jen December 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Very smart. I love multi-purpose finds!

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:23 am

      i’m a stickler for making my wardrobe work for me!

  • BJ December 7, 2016 at 7:45 am

    LOVE the grey suede pumps. What brand, please?

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:24 am

      these pumps are by Zara 2014.

  • Donna December 7, 2016 at 10:41 am

    You always offer very sound (and doable) advice.

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:26 am

      getting dressed in the morning should be easy. and fun! i’m happy to share what i’ve learned through the years. nothing is worse than standing in front of your closet scratching your head.

  • 1010ParkPlace December 8, 2016 at 9:24 am

    I also love the pumps, but I bet they don’t come in narrow. What brand?

    • beth December 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

      these pumps are by Zara. and while affordable they only offer generic sizes.

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