Does this blazer remind you a bit of Miami Vice or is it just me? For the past couple of summers I’ve been looking for the perfect white blazer. After many failed purchases, too long, too short, too white….I finally found the perfect one! I was able to scoop this on up during a Loft Sale at 40% off. I probably would have picked it up at full price, that’s how much I love it…ok, maybe not at full price, but I really love it. Tell me, have you found your perfect blazer? top and blazer : loft | pants : banana republic | shoes : boutique 9 | necklace : old
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I work for a fantastic company. Because of some of my day to day struggles, I may forget from time to time, but events like the one I attended yesterday definitely remind me. Yesterday, our company had it’s 2nd annual Women in Technology Forum for employees. It was hosted in San Jose but there were dozens of satellite locations around the world that tuned in via video including NYC (yay technology!) We heard from our leadership, both male and female, received amazing advice on how to keep moving forward in our careers, and had a frank discussion about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (which is at the top of my Amazon wish list.) Additionally, it gave us an opportunity to meet and get to know colleagues that we don’t typically interact with. So many amazing action items came from just one day of mind share — it was great!
We also had a very enlightening discussion about executive presence that strengthened our commitment to this blog. According to a study by the Center for Talent Innovation the three aspects of executive presence are appearance, communication, and gravitas. City and Burbs may be a fashion blog on the surface but our intent is to inspire women to dominate the ‘appearance’ aspect. Every day (okay maybe every other day or a couple times a week), we aim to demonstrate a polished and professional look that exudes confidence and executive presence and we hope that’s what you get. It’s why we started the Wear to Work Blog Collective and why despite our very busy lives, Diana and I still find some time for this blog. So, we hope you keep reading and if you have any thoughts to share, please discuss in the comments.
skirt : banana republic outlet | blouse : kirna zabete for target | wedge shoes : nine west | blush blazer : forever 21
March came in like a tiger and it’s going out like a bear! I can’t believe it snowed in NYC yesterday! I refuse to believe that it will be cold for much longer, so I’m just getting into Spring mode no matter what the temperature is. (I’m sure I’ll regret it when my tootsies freeze as I walk to work) I just picked up these pink (I know they look red) pants at BR. I love the bright color and more so paired with this great tuxedo blazer, perfect for the office.