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I know I’m a little late on this but thank you so much for your great feedback on my blog. I’m taking it all in.

Back to the juicy details— Girlfriend went shopping yesterday.

Here’s the deal– I despise, DESPISE collared shirts. It’s fair to say that work clothes make me cringe. I’d rather walk around naked than wear some starchy pin stripes. Well, that’s probably not true. Still, you get the idea.

Somehow I’m managed to grunge down my wardrobe at every job I’ve had. One place even let me wear jeans every day! Now that was a Christmas miracle. Since I’m starting a new job this week (it actually got postponed till next week) I had to give my closet a makeover. My friend said, ” You must have the basic black pants and a cardigan, right?” Since I’m almost 30 you’d think she was right but sadly I don’t.

With credit card in hand, I was off. My intention was to find a professional style that didn’t compromise comfort. And NO collared shirts. (Bless the people who can pull them off. I look like a football player in them.)


Gap Outlet and Marshalls. Not crazy about any of these except the bottom right. it's sheer and looks AWESOME with skinnys.

My personal fave-- not for work of course. See that red mark on my chest? Sports bra burn. Ouch.

Those skinny jeans on bottom right (black and gray) were 13 bucks each!!!!!! The boots on the top left were 45 bucks from Gap Outlet.


Tj. Maxx and Urban Outfitter.


That white on the bottom right is sheer and will be worn with a cami– on sale at Urban.  LOVE that green tank with the things (whats that called?) around the front but it was definitely overpriced.

So yeah, I went a little nuts yesterday.

How do you develop your professional style?


October 26, 2010 - Posted by | shopping


  1. I like collared shirts every once n awhile, but they are not my favorite that’s for sure! Looks like you got a lot of cute clothes though!

    Comment by CaSaundra | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. I always feel like a 55 year old executive when I wear collared shirts. So yeah, doesn’t really happen very often 🙂

    Love the stuff you got!

    Comment by Anna | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  3. Wow you got tons of great stuff! I sweat through collared shirts, haha. Cardigans and tanks are my go to’s for work. Also, the small boobs I have are on the verge of chaffing off my chest.

    Comment by Kelly | October 26, 2010 | Reply

    • i wish mine would chafe off!

      Comment by lpskins | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  4. Wow! That’s A LOT of clothes! I’m really jealous of you! 😉 Seriously, how much was all that?!
    I like the white one in the last picture! It’d go good with the black pants, I think. 😉

    Comment by Sagojyou | October 26, 2010 | Reply

    • close to 500 bucks! by the time i pay if off more like 3,000. i’m really bad with money so don’t be too jealous.

      Comment by lpskins | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  5. LOVE shopping! i try and do a lot of black and accessorize with bright colors and fun patterns…i love doing that because it’s always in style!

    Comment by Heather | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  6. I hate buttoned up collared shirts. I don’t even have boobs and they’re tight on my boobs.

    Good finds!

    Comment by MelissaNibbles | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  7. Linds check out the new dress pants at the Gap, trouser cut. You’ll love them! They are a little pricey but trust me its worth it. I actually buy a lot of work shirts at target.. At my work I can get away with a more casual top matched with black pants and heels. I hate button down collared shirts too, they make me look like a guy (with boobs, lol). Love ya! Good luck!! Coco

    Comment by lindsay | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  8. Love the clothes! I work at a college so anytime I wear anything above jeans I am normally in “professional attire.” One advantage to working with college kids!

    Comment by Jacqui | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  9. I graduated from college 4 years ago. It’s time I start to dress like a professional. I need a personal shopper.

    Comment by Becky | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  10. Ugh, I hate dressing up for work. I work four days a week at an office and once or twice a week I have to go to court – which means a suit. Blech. Once in a while I can get away with jeans. I’m okay with collared shirts. When I am at home coaching I usually wear my pajamas. Someday that will be my full time gig and I will never wear a suit again, or iron, for that matter.

    Comment by grocery goddess jen | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  11. I’m so terrible with work clothes. Every now and then I get dressed up and feel awesome, and think “yeah, I’m going to do this every day!” Then the next day I can’t be bothered. The fact I work in a building that’s tucked away/have no hot guy colleagues/am quite sheltered from public view really doesn’t help.

    I often forget to do my makeup and don’t realise until I wash my face that night…and, I’ve just noticed my dress has a hole in the sleeve. I do like fashion and stuff though – go figure.

    Comment by Alice | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  12. Lindsay, you did a great job on the clothes hunt. I know that it’s sometimes difficult for you to find things you really like but this shopping spree appears to be well spent!! Were those heels in the bottom left of that picture? I really like them.

    Comment by mom | October 26, 2010 | Reply

    • mar- thanks! they are actually flats from Target, your favorite shoe store!

      Comment by lpskins | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  13. you scored some nice things!!!

    i hate shopping. so much. My buz casual clothes are pretty boring.. i need a stylist or gay best friend!

    Comment by Shannon [Tropical Eats] | October 27, 2010 | Reply

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