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So, as some of you may know, I graduated from college back in June so now I am currently in job hunt mode. Well, not really so much a job; I’m looking for a career that I would enjoy. This post is my ode to that career women I dream of being.
tailI’m very ambitious. I want it all! When I do start working, I’m still going to keep my blog up and running. I’ve built this thing from the ground up and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I really enjoy blogging and I feel like I can manage it all. I’ve managed it while I was in school full time, so I hope it’s no different.
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So this outfit is a bit more on the business casual side because of the bright colored shoes.  I love fuchsia and navy blue paired together. It’s just a beautiful coupling. The neutral animal print purse adds a more classic and high-end look to the entire outfit.  Besides the shoes being my favorite part of the outfit, my second fav is the skirt. Can you believe that it was only $10?! Yep!  I love the box pleat in the front and the belt that it came with is so modern and chic. The fabric is so beautiful and soft and I love that it allows you to look professional yet fashionable as well. I purchased the skirt from JC Penney. I think so many people have turned away from JCP. I don’t understand why though. They have such amazing clothing at amazing prices. I remember last year buying a tuxedo blazer for only $2. It was brand new with absolutely nothing wrong with it. JCP is definitely one of my favorite stores to shop. Do you shop there?
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I love that my entire outfit was on clearance. My top was only $4. A crispy white button-up is a classic and must have in everyone’s wardrobe. My purse was around $6. An animal printed bag is such a fun added touch to any outfit. This  is also a staple that should be in a every woman’s closet. My skirt I mentioned above and lastly, I cannot forget my shoes. JustFab was having a buy 1 get 1 free deal so I jumped right on it.  A fun-colored shoe is a must have for those days when you want to dress up and hang out with the girls or a fun date with your guy. If you don’t have any of these classic pieces, I won’t be mad if you stop reading my blog and go get them for your closet now. It’s soooo needed, so I’ll understand.
tail1So what is your work uniform? What do you wear to work? I’d love to know. Also, I wanna to know, what is your dream job? Are you working there currently?
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO

Top: The Loft// Skirt: JC Penney// Purse: Target// Heels: JustFab// earrings: Charlotte Russe//  Lipstick: Milani Uptown Muave// Eyes: Urban Decay Naked

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DIY Vintage Floral Dress

So allow me to to tell you a little about Pretty Girls Sew.  Pretty Girls Sew is a group of 4 women who live in different parts of the US. We kinda met on Instagram by viewing each other’s photos.  We all have a love for sewing and decided to come up with this group.  Every month, someone from the group chooses a pattern that we all must purchase and make.  The best part about that is, we have to be creative and make it out own.  We have a month to create and take pictures in our DIY outfit and post it on the site (www.prettygirlssew.com).  At the end of the month, it’s so exciting to see what everyone came up with because everyone has their own style and all of the ladies are extremely talented.  This is not a competition whatsoever. We do this for fun. We do this because we enjoy sewing.  Another awesome thing about Pretty Girls Sew is that you can be apart of the group.  If you are a pretty girl that loves to sew, then what in the world are you waiting for?  Maybe you don’t know how to sew and want to learn how.  Visit the site.  There is tons of information on how to sew.  There are people from all different levels of sewing; beginners to experts.  No one’s judging. We are all learning and having fun along the way.

With that said, for the month of May, I picked out the Vogue pattern pictured below.  I’ve always wanted a vintage dress and since I wanted to start wearing more dresses this spring and summer, I felt this was the perfect choice.
may_patternSo there is a theme that goes along with each pattern also.  The theme for May was Spring!  What comes to mind when you think of Spring? Floral prints, pastels, bright colors?
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When I think of Spring, I think of the flowers that finally get to bloom after hibernating all Winter. LOL! I was inspired by the dress that Lucy Liu wore at the Golden Globes this year.  It was the Fall 2013 Carolina Herrerra dress. I just fell in love when I saw it. Isn’t it gorgeous?!
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Ok, so here is my interpretation of the dress.  I changed it up a bit.  I altered the back so that it had a deep v and two ties that I was able to tie in a knot in the back also.
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Fabric: Amy Butler Love Bliss Bouquet in Teal (Amazon.com)
Shoes: Just Fab

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Let me know your thoughts about this pattern and or dress that I made and don’t forget to join me over on PrettyGirlsSew.com for next months Sew-Along.
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