Work That Professional Upper Edge Feat. Betabrand

"Part of being a boss is showing the world that you respect and care about yourself....Everything starts there."

 


 Ladies, if you are like me, you know that you are a boss and you expect people to respect you as such. One part of being a boss is taking care of things. You have to take care of business. The other part of being a boss is showing the world that you respect and care about yourself. People will never entrust you to accomplish their business needs if upon first glance it is clear that you do not take care of yourself. Everything starts there.

 Every time I step into the office, it is important for me to make a statement. I am different. I am unique. I am powerful, and I bring ideas to the table that people have never considered. That is why I add an unexpected, quirky edge to all of my business wear. I have worked at it, and I have found ways to dress unconventionally and still look professional. Working a nine to five does not mean you have to wear the solid pant suit and white blouse three days a week, and switch over to the pencil skirt on the other two.

 I am wearing a black jumpsuit here and a tailored bold pattern jacket. The great thing about a black jumpsuit is its versatility. I can wear a black jacket with it and add a statement necklace. I can wear a black jacket with detail. If you do not own a black jumpsuit, never fear! You can imitate the look with professional pants, such as these pants at Betabrand, and a black blouse. From there you can change the jacket. The list of possibilities never ends. Endless possibilities excite me like nothing else in this world. Your wardrobe is your blank palette.

 Taking good care of your clothing items is another key to looking like a boss. Here are some great hacks and tips on keeping your clothes looking top notch. (See chart below)

There you have it, lady bosses. You know what to do. 


"But, Why Would You Not"?

Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
— Helen Keller
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
— Winston Churchill

When is the last time you asked yourself this very important question: "Why not?" 

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Thrifted 90's halter top. Thrifted palazzo pants. Shoes from I wish I could remember. Tattoo choker Urban Outfitter online.

High fashion on a very low budget is so a thing.

  Often times, life becomes mundane. We get in our routines and we follow our schedules religiously. We wake up in the morning, and we look at ourselves in the mirror. We brush the kinks out of our hair, and splash water on our faces. We are out the door at 7:35 a.m. on the dot on our best days. We have a list of things to accomplish, but they are small things. "Drive the kids to school. Do laundry. Wash the car this weekend." We are so busy getting our tasks accomplished that we have forgotten how to live, and why we do the things we do.

 Finding the 'why' behind your actions will help you change the 'broken record habits' in your life. Start dreaming about the things you gave up years ago. Think of what you want to be in life, or have, or do and ask yourself "Why not?"  You alone have the power to believe that you can achieve your dreams. You alone have the power to take the actions necessary to change your life.