Office Style: Fresh Style

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Dominique is the Marketing and PR Manager for Karen Millen USA. She’s been a New York City resident for 2 years now and is originally from San Francisco, where she found her love for fashion. She spends a lot of her free time traveling, exploring NYC and occasionally dancing her butt off at downtown parties. Follow her on Twitter @missdominique.

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Her style is edgy and chic mixed with the laid back, Cali style. She tends to gear towards black and dark colors, but likes to add a little pop with an animal print or rich color.

She has an amazing aura about her, and a pretty cool job to boot.  I don’t know many people that can rock this look in general- especially to the office!

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  • ‘Jezebel’ Pump: $150 Jeffrey Campbell

 

Lucky for me, while at the Karen Millen store in Soho chatting with Dominique I found this perfect summer dress.  I’m looking forward to wearing it at an upcoming summer event.  I like the way it fits and the little lace and ruffle detail make it a perfect party dress. I also plan to pair it with a bright color blazer for the office.

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  • Karen Millen Lace Dress: $350
  • Nine West Nude Pumps: $50 via Marshall’s

 

Besides my Karen Millen shopping spree, it was a really exciting week at the office!  I helped coordinate the SocialChorus sponsorship at BlogWorld - one of the largest conferences for content creators held at the Javits Center this year.  We hosted interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry including Jay Baer, Ted Rubin, and C.C. Chapman to Google+ pro Lynette Young and Katie Richman from ESPN.

I had the opportunity to get a sneak peek into what everyone was up to, plus share news about SocialChorus. (Yay, PR!)   Overall, it was a huge success for work!  But definitely exhausting, I haven’t stopped talking for 9 hours and these stilettos are really starting to hurt.

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  • Navy Blazer on Marcus: $59.95 h&m
  • Calvin Klein Dress: $150

Here’s Marcus (my favorite photographer) and I at the SocialChorus booth.

 

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Office Style: Henna, Curls and Classics

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The night before I had attended one of my favorite Mommy blogger networks, Mommys Links Glam Me event.  It was a really fun time with a great group of girls. There were women empowerment speakers, fun vendors, and swag.  At the party, I got my first henna tattoo and my hair curled. So when I got home, I put my hair in a loose bun, and secured it with a few bobby pins – a tip my regular stylist at BlowNY gave me.

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The next day my hair and henna looked fab. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a professional with a curling iron;those curls lasted for days. So getting ready for work the next day was pretty easy.  I think subconsciously the ornate orange design on my hand lead me to pick that bold orange pencil skirt that I paired with a simple white button down shirt.

You can never have too many crisp dry cleaned, fitted, collared shirts.  They are a classic item that will always come in handy, and never go out of style. I recommend investing in a few.

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Meet Natalie Yvonne Henry

Natalie is currently a social media moderator intern at SocialChorus. She got interested in fashion in high school and it just grew from there. Natalie blogs at fashionbystander.com, sharing the latest in fashion news with others; she hopes to expand it to showcase Caribbean fashion designers. She explains her style by saying,

“I dress how I feel. I love to look different, so I never focus on fitting into a particular genre or era of fashion. I just love to collect various pieces and make them my own. However, I love color! I prefer bright colors; the more than better!”

Her outfit today consists of a Forever 21 Chambray shirt, H&M floral print leggings,and a vintage bag and suede vest, which are both from a relative. The bow is a scrap piece of material that she had sitting around.

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  • Chambray Shirt: $22.90 Forever 21
  • Floral Leggings: $14.00 H&M
  • Vintage Bag: Gift from relative.
  • Vest: Gift from relative.
  • Bow: Homemade
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What do you think of Melissa and Natalie’s outfit choices in this week’s office style? Let us know in the comments below!

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Office Style: Spring Edition

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I love to shop, but I love finding great deals even more!  I fell for my first Calvin Klein dress sometime last year.  I scored it at Marshalls for around $50, it normally retails for over $150.   I now have more then I probably should admit, but they fit me perfectly and all have unique accents.  This bright blue one is amazing, the color is so bold and the cut is very chic.  It doesn’t require much styling at all.  I just threw on a pair of nude stocking and pumps and I was ready.

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Speaking of nude stockings.  After banishing them from my wardrobe sometime in middle school, I’ve recently started wearing them again.  The spring weather came upon us so quickly and I was not ready to reveal my un-spray tanned legs to NYC.  There is not a dress out there that could ever make white pasty legs look pretty.  So taking a cue from the style icon Kate Middleton I bought a pair and surveyed a few people.  The votes are in- they didn’t even realize I was wearing hose until I pointed it out.  I’m now a believer and totally recommend adding them back into your life.

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Check out the mother/ daughter duo below.  Both professionals with amazing taste and the eye for a great deal.

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  • Calvin Klein Coat: $29.99, Marshalls in North Kingston Rhode Island
  • Flower Pin: 25 cents, Thrift Shop
  • Alfani Clutch: $3.00,  Nearly New Shop in Ruskin Florida
  • Franco Sarto Boots: $24.99, T.J. Maxx

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  • Tommy Hilfiger Trench: $49.00 Macy’s
  • Earrings: $2.99 Christmas Tree Shops
  • Bracelet: Designed and Made by Jess Cooper (model)
  • Enzo Angiolini Shoes: $24.99 Marshalls
  • Yellow Purse: $24.99 T.J. Maxx
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  •  Polka Dot Trench: $49.00 Macy’s
  • Bag: $24.99 Marshalls
  • Sunglasses: $99.00 Calvin Klein
  • Earrings: $2.99 Christmas Tree Shops
  • Bracelets:  Designed and Made by Jess Cooper (model)

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By day, Teresa is a promoter of education, self determination and goal setting. She spends her leisure time in search of all things beautiful, and she will most likely end her search in a local consignment shop. Teresa wears her passion for life by discovering new and eclectic styles of clothing, shoes and accessories for both herself and loves ones.

Meet Jessica Cooper

Jessica Cooper, a Sr. Management Consultant based in Boston, spends almost as much time packing and traveling as she does in the office. Her style is fashionable and sophisticated, and she is always on the hunt for versatile pieces that travel well and need little maintenance. To add some flare to her otherwise corporate look and show off her street style, Jessica will layer on her self-made bracelets, wear bright eye shadow, and accessorize with animal prints and vibrant colors. And of course, she’s always sporting her mother’s latest thrift store find!

What do you think of Melissa, Teresa and Jessica’s sophisticated yet colorful outfits? Let us know in the comments below!

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Office Style: Make a Statement

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Make A Statement

Style is always about making a statement.  For the office it’s best to keep it more subdued and make a statement with one standout piece.  I usually pair a simple outfit with an over the top necklace, statement earrings or bright lipstick.

On this day, I choose to make a statement with those leopard booties.  They are so fun and attention grabbing I try to keep everything else pretty simple.  Pencil skirts are always a great look for work, they are simply stylish and always classy.

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Meet Michael Nguyen

Nguyen buys into the whole “new corporate nerd” worldview as espoused by the likes of Thom Browne, Brooks Brothers, and Pee Wee Herman. He’s big into the idea of uniforms and building your look around specific elements. His philosophy is that since we’re in a culture that is doing away with old institutions, it’s up to individuals to create appropriate looks from the pieces these institutions left behind.

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Nguyen works as a Strategist and writer at McCann Social Central. He also maintain his own blog (www.postmoderngentleman.com) and freelance writes/consults on the side.

About the Author:

Melissa Murphy connects brands with influencers as Senior Manager of Influencer Activation and Collaboration at SocialChorus. Her campaigns with Fortune 500 companies like Tropicana, Intel and Toyota are awesome – she’s the ultimate PR turned social media maven. Murphy attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications, and was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves meeting influencers (IRL), rocking a killer pair of heels, and a great party!  Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets

What do you think of Melissa and Michael’s office style? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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Office Style: Black is Back

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Office Style is going to be a new weekly series on Broke & Chic (check out last week’s post.) Learn how to be fashionable in the office. Melissa, who spends eight hours a day at SocialChorus, will be your style coach!

Black is Back

Working at a startup has its perks. Unlimited granola bars for one, but being able to dress to meet a CMO one day and platform developers the next is super cool!  It gives me a chance to switch up my look, while still maintaining my personal style.

The easiest way to look sharp is Black. The LBD, black blazer, black bag, and black tights are all necessities. (Just don’t wear them all together!)

And remember to always have a black blazer in the office closet, because you never know when one of those casual days can get serious.

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About the Author:

Melissa Murphy connects brands with influencers as Senior Manager of Influencer Activation and Collaboration at SocialChorus. Her campaigns with Fortune 500 companies like Tropicana, Intel and Toyota are awesome – she’s the ultimate PR turned social media maven. Murphy attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications, and was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves meeting influencers (IRL), rocking a killer pair of heels, and a great party!  Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets

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Meet Hillary:

My personal style includes a lot of basics, and I have a serious weakness for ankle boots and a great jacket. I’m willing to splurge on staples that can go with everything, and am a pro at finding designer goods at consignment shops. I’m a die hard classic rock fan, so I love clothes that can give a bit of a rocker edge, and have a collection of vintage band tees I wouldn’t trade for anything. My best style tip: when in doubt, I always wear all black, you never have to worry about being under or over dressed for any occasion!

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  • Double Zip Denim Jacket: $800 Rick Owens drkshdw//

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About Hillary:

Hillary Frazier (also known as Waffles Girl, Hillary Bankz), is a social media moderator at SocialChorus.She is also a blogger, and has served as an editor and content creator for Fashion Indie and Joonbug, and columnist at Cliche Magazine, Styleite, and theCelebrityCafe. She has also created select pieces for the Waffles Girls, most recently in a collaboration for Vitamin Water Canada.

When she isn’t blogging or searching for funny videos on YouTube, she designs jewelry under the name Findings.NewYork, that is sold at AlwaysNeverNY (and currently is purchasable by request via email!).

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What do you think of Melissa and Hillary’s great style? Let us know in the comments below.

About the Photographer:

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Marcus Cooper is a Moderation and Implementation Coordinator at Social Chorus. He’s the man behind the computer, assuring social media success for some big name brands. He’s a recent graduate from University of Tampa where he studied Advertising, Marketing and Digital Production.

His true passion, though, is photography, which he began in recent years after a life changing trek across Europe. His photos display his raw and understated talent and fine tuned eye for all things beautiful in life. Aside from social media and photography, Marcus loves traversing the city and discovering all it has to offer and he’s always looking for new and interesting people to meet.

Check out his website and give him a Facebook like!

 

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Office Style: Effortless Chic

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Office Style is going to be a new weekly series on Broke & Chic. Learn how to be fashionable in the office. Melissa, who spends eight hours a day at SocialChorus, will be your style coach!

Effortless Chic

Today was a great day. I was still coming off my high from a really successful influencer event the night before.  I had tons of fun hanging with yours truly Amanda from Broke & Chic, Haute Cocktail, Little Pink Blog, Kenton Magazine, Big Girls Small Kitchen, UInterview, Amanda from B5 and Poptimal. And I can’t leave out Josh from NYCFoodie who dazzled us all with his magic tricks over cocktails at Magia.  I was out late and threw together this outfit quick.  The cape is an effortless way to make me feel put together and you can never go wrong with jeans, paired with a nice blazer and heels.

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About the Author:

Melissa Murphy connects brands with influencers as Senior Manager of Influencer Activation and Collaboration at SocialChorus. Her campaigns with Fortune 500 companies like Tropicana, Intel and Toyota are awesome – she’s the ultimate PR turned social media maven. Murphy attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications, and was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves meeting influencers (IRL), rocking a killer pair of heels, and a great party!  Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets

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 About Laura:

Laura E. Marcus is a writer and editor. She joined SocialChorus in October 2011, and helms the company’s quality control as lead copy editor. Her writing has been published in various magazines including Spin, Gotham, Trace and Impose. Although her writing centers around lifestyle and entertainment themes, most recently she worked as a due diligence investigator. Her heart beats for West Coast jazz, good food and New York City. http://www.lauraemarcus.com

What’s your favorite office outfit? Let us know in the comments!

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