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Business Casual Superstar #500: Dramatic Earrings, and What To Do When You Lose the Backs

Normally, when I post earrings here, I try to post smaller ones. Usually studs, something that doesn’t dangle more than a half inch off the lobe. These are appropriate for the more conservative workplaces, and I often try to err on the side of conservative just because I don’t want anyone to get in trouble. […]

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Business Casual Superstar #499: Backpacks Galore for Back-To-School Craziness

The backpack I put up for Amy was quite a hit – but some of you weren’t huge fans of the price tag. I don’t blame you. Personally, I wouldn’t spend $100 on a backpack. Well, probably not. When I buy things, I always ask myself how much the item itself is REALLY worth, and […]

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Business Casual Superstar #498: A Back and Forth Backpack!

I got an email the other day asking me to recommend a pretty backpack that wasn’t too fifteen-year-old boy-ish, and no Dora the Explorer, please. Basically, Amy wanted a backpack that she could use to carry a few folders/envelopes with her contracts and other documents, along with some snacks-on-the-go for her kids, and maybe a […]

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Sunglasses!

I wear glasses every waking moment, and basically the only chance I get to wear sunglasses are if I’m wearing my contacts (which is rarely). I don’t know, buying prescription sunglasses is expensive and remembering to have another set on me and switching them out with my normal glasses is just a pain, so I […]

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Business Casual Superstar #497: Inspired by Regency England!

You guys knew it was only a matter of time before the romance novels I read inspired a fashion post. Don’t even pretend. You knew it was coming. You were waiting with baited breath. I can tell. It’s useless trying to hide these things from me. People are always surprised to find out I read […]

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Business Casual Superstar #496: Inspired by Golden Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know how awesome Gabby Douglas is. Or, unless you’re NBC (and others), whose coverage  of  her  is  and  has been  a  disgrace. (Click those links.) And don’t even get me started on Bob Costas, who had the audacity to say: “Gabby is the first African American woman […]

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Business Casual Superstar #495: So, let’s talk about #NaturalHair

Have you guys heard of the natural hair movement? The website I linked to is just one of many excellent resources on the subject. Basically, we’re talking about women of color reclaiming their identities through their natural hair. The movement is particularly popular and powerful in the African American community, but it’s meaningful for other […]

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Business Casual Superstar #495: Bright, Colorful Pumps Under $50!

So, let’s get the backstory straight. I was hanging out with my Life Coach, Jen. Jen is actually not my life coach, but she insists on being called that. She’s a couple years older than me, and used to teach at the small Islamic school I went to. In fact, she was my little brother’s […]

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Business Casual Superstar #494: I’m a big fan of Garnier Fructis

I’m also a big fan of BzzAgent, which is a word of mouth service that you sign up for. Basically, you get invited to campaigns based on your profile, you get sent a bunch of free stuff, and you try it out and post reviews and such. And just today, I got my BzzAgent Garnier […]

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Business Casual Superstar #493: Another adorable skirt

Yesterday, I built an entire ensemble around a skirt I really liked. That skirt had birds on it. I don’t like birds, but somehow, things worked out. (I mean, like, people who put their little parakeets on their fingers and then kiss their beaks and their heads – I don’t get that. But then again, […]

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