Category: Office Style

5 Incredibly Cheap Office Friendly Tops that Look Expensive

I found these beautiful office friendly tops for under $15 they look shockingly identical to blouses that cost more than $150.  Take a look and let me know what you think:

1.  Emerald-green Ruffle Silk/Chiffon Top 

SheIn Vs Ninna Ricci

Left: SheIn Green Puff Sleeve Split Chiffon Blouse   Right: NINA RICCI Vertical ruffle silk blouse

2.  Brushstroke Short Sleeve Boxy Blouse

Shein vs Lafayette 148 New York

Left: SheIn Black Short Sleeve Dip Hem Loose Blouse Right: Lafayette 148 New York ‘Lula’ Brushstroke Split Neck Blouse

3. Embellished Chiffon/ Silk Blouse with beading around the neck shein vs Haute Hippie

Left: White Round Neck Branch Print Blouse Right: Haute Hippie Embellished Silk Blouse

4.  White Blouse with Floral Branch Print 

Floral Print  - Branch Print blouse

Left: SheIN White Round Neck Branch Print Blouse Right: Essentiel Top – Hurry Up Print
Cutout sholder top

Left: SheIn White Short Sleeve Cut Out Chiffon Blouse Right: Cooper & Ella Lily Cutout-Shoulder Sheer-Yoke Top

Keep in mind the fabric nor the quality will be the same of course.  The designer tops are made with real silk (not chiffon) and with a level of perfection that  you will logically never get from the cheaper version. But for those of us who want style on a I’m-paying-off-student-loans-budget the cheaper version will get us through just fine.

Xo,
Leslie

A couple of weeks ago a beautiful dress popped up on the side of my Facebook feed, I never click on those ads but it was so pretty I went to take a look.  The dress was from SheIn,a really inexpensive (wholesale prices)clothing store with up-to-date styles.  The same dress would cost me double the price at any other store. I am now an affiliate and all my shein posts including this one will have affiliate links.  I will continue to find chic and cheap styles for you like the ones above and post them on the blog, Twitter or Facebook.   Thanks for reading!


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My Q&A on ‘The Closet by Christie’

Hey Lovies,

You probably remember Christie from her guest post on Lucky Seven Ten a couple of days ago, well this lovely girl also invited me to do Q&A  on her blog.  It’s the first time I am a guest on someone else’s space and I have to say it’s a pretty awesome feeling!

In my Q&A with Christie I talk about why I started Lucky Seven Ten,  my office style section and exciting things that are in the works right now, including our wedding!  

One thing I didn’t talk to Christie about (because my Antonio and I have been keeping it sort of quiet for good luck) is our new home, we just closed on our first house yesterday in the Bronx! I expect that to start a whole new journey for us and perhaps a change of direction for my blogging interests.  Antonio loves working with his hands and without a doubt he will be taking on some DIY projects that I might want to blog about, while I really like cooking (not the shore kind of cooking but the fun kind of cooking) so I’ll share the best recipes.

But I digress, here are some of the questions Christie asked me:

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  • Where are you from and how has that affected your style?
  • Blogging is huge right now! What about you and your blog is unique compared to other bloggers?
  • You just launched an office-wear section on your blog. Tell us more about that.
  • Are you working on any exciting projects that we can expect to see up on the blog soon?
  • What Pinterest board do you pin to the most?

Then we played a little game called this or that:

  • Instagram or Twitter?
  • Chocolate or Vanilla?
  • Sweet or Salty?
  • Sun or Snow?
If you are curious about my answers, go ahead and check out the blog post here and get to know me a little better :).
I want to get to know you too, so please leave a comment with what city you are from and how that has inspired your style?  I look forward to reading about you!
Xo,
Leslie
PS I want to invite you to discover and follow The Closet by Christie, your 9 to 5 style guide! You can find anything from how-to style guides to what’s trending, and even office to happy hour transition looks. Bloglovin’  //  Instagram  //  Twitter  //  Pinterest  //  Facebook  //  Google+

 


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5 Eye-Catching Statement Necklaces for Work and Play – guest post with The Closet by Christie

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Hi there, everyone! I’m Christie from The Closet by Christie blog and I’m so excited to be guest posting here at Lucky Seven Ten! Over at The Closet by Christie, I write about style for the office.  In celebration of Leslie’s new career section on Lucky Seven Ten, I’m here to tell you all about statement necklaces and how you can wear them to the office!
Here’s ‘5 Eye-Catching Statement Necklaces for Work & Play!’

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Isn’t this necklace fabulous? I seriously fell in love with this necklace the moment I laid eyes on it! So, how can we wear this to the office? Keep it simple! The necklace goes beyond making a statement, so pair this with a basic neutral colored tee.
Kate Spade is one of my favorite brands because it’s so quirky and fun. This necklace is vibrant and full of color! Although it’s multi-colored, the big stones are white. This makes it more versatile! You can wear this piece with just about anything. It would look great with a blush oxford top!
WHBM has some of the most beautiful jewelry! This is one of my favorite boutiques, especially because of the jewelry and shoes; both beauty and quality. This necklace, although a statement style, can be worn with anything to the office. The muted tones and neutral colors makes it very versatile!
It’s interesting how something so simple can really make a statement! You don’t need bright colors to call it a statement necklace. For this piece, the amount of strands and the varying lengths is what gives it that dramatic appeal! This necklace would look great with a solid colored dress.
I love this necklace! This is perfect summer statement necklace for the office. The rope detailing gives it a nautical look, so this would look great with a navy or red dress (or even stripes!). Rope seems like a casual style but the gold detailing makes it so chic!

Thanks for welcoming me into your space today! I’ll be checking back here to this post, so feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or if you want to share a few of your own style tips. How do you wear everyday trends to the office?

 

More from  Christie: The Closet by Christie is your 9 to 5 style guide; it’s all about the office! You can find anything from how-to style guides to what’s trending, and even office to happy hour transition looks! With all the time spent at work during the week, I find that my wardrobe consists mostly of office-wear. I love to find creative ways to maximize my clothing possibilities by incorporating my work-wear into my weekend-wear and vice-versa! For example, a few weeks ago I wrote a style guide on how to wear kimonos to the office (see previous post: How-To Style A Floral Kimono For The Office). It’s so important to do this because who has the resources to buy two completely different wardrobes?

 

 


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{Memorial Day Weekend 2015 Sales} The Best Shops for Office and Work Outfits

Are you looking to revamp your work style, try a new trend, buy a couple of dresses for the summer  or add a couple of statement pieces to hold you up until the fall? Well, you landed in the right place. I’ve piled up a list of stylish office friendly shops with amazing memorial day weekend sales to keep you chic from head to toes for the rest of the year.  Here we go!

Accessories

Bauble Bar:  Take 20% off with promo code: MEMORIAL20; Buy 4 or more and take 30% off with code: MEMORIAL30; Buy 3 Baubles and take 25% off with code:  MEMORIAL25. Ends on 5/25/15 at 11:59 PM EST.

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off Sale Items + earn $25 in Dot Dollars for every $50 you spend!

Lingerie/ Undies

True & Co.’s: Get up to 30% off select styles plus a free Nikibiki tank on orders of $75+ at True&CoPromo Code: FREETANK (5/22 – 5/25).  Get $15 off your first purchase using my personal invitation link.  You can earn additional discount towards your purchase by referring friends.

**update: Target: Buy one, get one 50% off Bras & get 6 Panties for $20 – Online only 05/24/15 – 05/30/15.

Shoes

6PM: Save up to 70% off on Nine West Shoes! (5/21-5/24)

Handbags

GiGi New York: Now through May 31st, get 15% off the chic GiGi New York Handbags with coupon code: exclusive15

Rebecca Minkoff– up to 50% off sale

Micheal Kors– 30% off stores and online

Clothes

Forever 21:  Take 30% off select items. Offer ends 5/25/15; Buy one get one 50% Off, Select items.  Promo code: B1G150OFF. Only only, through 5/25.

Target: 30% on all Apparel with promo code MEM30 + additional savings.

Amazon FashionTake 20% off select clothing, shoes, jewelry and more with code FUN20SUN.

Express– 40% off everything

ASOS– 20% off all full priced merchandise with code LONGWKND

Mango: Buy one get one 50% off, promo code: 6SP2SM

BCBG generation40% off Sitewide!  Valid 5/14-5/25

BCBG: 30% Off Sitewide @ BCBG.com! Valid 5/20-5/26

Everything!

Macys– extra 20% with code HOORAY

Bloomingdale’s– extra 20% of sale & clearance with code SPRING20

Nordstrom:  Up to 40% OFF at the NORDSTROM Half-Yearly Sale to May 31!

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5THTake an Extra 40% OFF Summer Contemporary Event;  Online Designer Event Up to 80% OFF featuring Donna Karan, Elie Tahari, Escada, Lafayette 148 New York & More.  Offer valid online and in stores 5/29-5/31.

Barneys Warehouse– an additional 40% off site-wide, 50%  clearance items + free shipping!

Enjoy!

Xo, Leslie


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Office Style Spring 2015: Midi and Pencil Skirts

This has been one of the longest winter in NYC but leg season is quickly approaching, so here I’ve compiled a couple of office appropriate skirts that you can easily wear to an after work event and still be dressed to impress.

The Trend: Knee High & Midi Length Skirts

Length is in, so for this post I am focusing on  knee and midi length skirts.  In general these skirts look best with heels (instead of flats), they are meant for dressing up but feel to use your judgement when selecting the right shoes for you.  If you are petite like me, I know what you are thinking,  but you can DEFINITELY rock these skirts, however you will absolutely need a little height boost from your heels otherwise you’ll get lost in it.

The Details: Slits, Color and Playful

To add a fun twist to a work outfit pay attention to the details.  Look for pieces that have zippers, a cool slit (but not over the top), colors, buttons and texture.  I would stay away from print unless you absolutely love it, because those are more memorable and therefore you will not be able to wear them as often.  Now simplicity goes a long way, you can also just pick very plain clothing and add a kick to the outfit with jewelry (I learned this being on a budget).

The Picks: Pencil Skirts 

The Picks: Flowy Midi Skirts

Hope you enjoyed reading.  Let me know what you think in the comments!

Xo, Leslie


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