The Professional Look
It's officially January! Can you believe it? With the holiday festivities behind us, I am excited about the promises of the New Year and getting back into the normal routine at home and also at work.
As most of us may already know, with the New Year comes new resolutions. For me, it's about staying focused and organized, and updating my wardrobe with the right classic look! No matter what age you are, you can always find the perfect balance between owning your appearance to exude confidence and shopping for the classic professional attire. Today, I am partnering with Maggy London to share one of my favorite dresses from their classic office shop.
As a working mother and blogger, it is challenging most days trying to juggle family life with the demands of the working life. Some days, there's a fine line between work-life balance; the time allocated for work and the other aspects of life. Being a mother has helped me learn that even the best-laid plans and routines require flexibility which means being fluid when it comes to balancing my time between cooking healthy meals, helping my kids with homework, coordinating playdates, and spending quality time with them. I am at least grateful Alex is involved and we get to do this together! On the other hand, I have to play a different role as a career woman and an expert in my field. Most days I am in meetings with little time for lunch. If you know me, then you must know that I am almost always rushing through lunch. Interestingly, by being fluid, I have figured out a way to make it work through meetings, deliverables, and supporting my team.
To stay strong and confident and successful, I start with what I can control, and that is usually me. If you take some time for yourself and practice courage first, that leads to bigger things with the support of family and friends. Success usually starts with the way you dress and how others perceive you. Everything you do makes some kind of statement, and to wear great clothes is the beginning of exuding that air of poise and self-confidence and control. There's an old saying that "you can't judge a book by it's cover", however in the professional world, people are evaluated by their appearance.
Clothes make a strong visual statement about how you see yourself and that is why I love the Maggy London classic office wear selection. This dress has a clean look and is classy, stylish, and sleek. I love the neck-tie because it adds a flair of femininity to the dress while keeping with the message that you're a serious professional. It is elegant meets stylish boss lady! I cannot gush enough about this dress and the look! I paired this dress with a simple black bag and pumps but it can also work with nude pumps.
My advice to all professional women is to experiment with your appearance. Notice how people react to you when you wear certain colors or styles and how you feel when you wear a particular outfit based on your career goals and aspirations. There are so many places to shop these days but I love Maggy London's variety of choices for the working woman. To dress for success is to make an informed decision about how you want to “package” yourself. Yes?