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5 Stylish AND Comfortable Shoes – POPSUGAR Shoe Trends Review

Shoes! Such a simple way to update your style.

But, one dilemma for those of us on our feet a major portion of the day; finding a stylish yet comfortable shoe. Here are five comfortable work shoe ideas interpreted from POPSUGAR’s spring shoe trend review:

 

Rainbow Hues – A kitten heel like this Monolo pump is comfortable and subdued- an office worthy interpretation of the bold Rainbow Hues trend, particularly if you work in a conservative area like DC.

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How To Wear 2016 Pantone Colors To Work

For the first time Pantone chose two pantone colors of the year – rose quartz and serenity.

Rose quartz is a gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure, and  serenity is weightless and airy like the blue sky, evoking feelings of  breathing space and relaxation even in turbulent times.

They also happily remind me of my favorite spring sighting – pink cherry blossoms against a blue sky:

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Rose quartz and serenity  are great choices for enhancing the mood on specific professional occasions.

For example, rose quartz  is a good color to try on a day when you are presenting on a human resource topic. And wearing serenity blue to a meeting regarding upcoming changes might encourage a sense of calm and feelings of space for those changes.

Here are some fabulous rose quartz and serenity blue looks for inspiration:

 

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5 Tips To Move Effortlessly From Desk-To- Dinner With Accessories

 

When you are working hard to move up in your career, there is one thing every woman in leadership is short on – time. Still, having a social life, as well as networking, are important components of a healthy career and balanced life. Here are five accessories that will make moving from desk-to-dinner a breeze:

1. Clutch it – Stash a clutch to carry for evening- so much more sophisticated and fun than carrying your handbag.

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10 Blanket Scarf Looks To Heat Up Your Workday Style

Even though I lived in Canada before moving to the Washington, DC area (Canadian winters can be severe), it still feels extremely cold here. In fact, last week storm Jonas broke snow records. This makes it the perfect time to don a blanket scarf – simply the name makes one feel warmer. Doesn’t it?

And bonus – blanket scarves are stylish! But, how do you wear them?

I mean – how does one wear a bulky blanket scarf and still look elegant for work? To answer that question, here are ten blanket scarf look inspirations I discovered around the web, for women in leadership:

 

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3 Ways To Look Selfie-Ready In Your Workout Wear

Welcome 2016! Oh my. After nibbling treats everyday during the holidays, my clothes no longer fit. Back to the gym I go. Hardcore!

This is the age of impromptu selfies (I avoid these) when you run into a friend at the grocery store, so I’ve decided to look my best at all times. Indoors and out. (Thank you, Marie Kondo)

Little problem.

I am busy taking a leadership role in my own life. I need quick formulas- especially for my workout look. (It’s so ‘grab whatever’ right now.)

Here are three quick and easy ideas for women in leadership to help you sweat sweetly:

 

 

 

1. Wear one great color – Simply choose a great color top – one that makes your face glow. You will be ready to tackle a dip into Trader Joes, even Starbucks before yoga class .  It also helps to be seen holding a Starbucks cup (tongue in cheek).

And if someone stops you for a selfie – a great color against your face forgives minimal makeup.

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3 Office Hose Tips – Jamie’s Nordstrom Editorial Interpreted

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My Nordstrom editorial-  Makeup by Jamore Harris

 

This layered leg feature is a collaboration I got to do with Nordstrom for the Nordstrom October 2015 Catalog . The experience was so much fun – I am truly humbled and thankful for the amazing opportunity.

Here are a few hosiery tips specifically for career women who want to try this layered leg trend. Why? So you can jump in on the layered leg trend while staying boss-worthy, of course!

Leg Warmers – Leg warmers are perfect to keep your legs warm on the way to and from work on cold days. Especially if you ride the metro. You may even feel inspired to break out some Flashdance moves when no one is looking!

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Winter Coat Edit – Flattering Fits For 5 Body Types

 Your winter coat is the shining star of your cool weather wardrobe. People see you in your winter coat everyday as you make your way through your morning routine, to and from the office, and after hours heading in and out of desk-to-dinner functions.

So, on that note, how’s your winter coat?

Not loving? Now is the time to take action! Temperatures are dropping  quickly over the next few weeks. To help you look amazing, here is your guide to winter coat trends suitable for women in leadership,  broken down by body type:

Busty–  if you have “girls” as I like to say – opt for lady-like, super-tailored coats that are nipped in at the waist.

Boyish: If you have a small chest, look for fitted shapes that emphasize a waist and have an exaggerated collar to give added volume up top. This flounce coat does the job.

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4 Summer Foundation Tips So Your Face Doesn’t “Melt” In The Heat

What did you think of the “What I Wore Last Week” posts on Facebook?

Now, let’s talk about summer foundation. There is nothing worse than when you head into the summer heat, and the sun “melts” your perfectly applied foundation. This happened last week in DC. I was heading to a client’s home to work on their closet, and you know the parking situation in DC.

Thirty minutes later, I finally found a parking spot four blocks away.

Walking the four makeup melting blocks took just enough time. Just enough time to turn my face from dewy-looking to greasy-looking. The closet session was so much fun anyway- I simply shrugged it off and got in the zone – but I vowed to research summer foundation options later.

So wether you are holidaying or working this summer, here are four foundation tips I found to give you beautiful, glowy, not greasy looking visages:

1. Use Primer – Try using primer to keep your makeup in place. According this Allure article, all you need to do is apply a pea-sized dot to your moisturized skin before you apply your concealer and foundation.

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8 Secrets of Great Profile Pictures

 

  As a woman in leadership, your profile picture is a representation of you in the virtual world. Your profile picture is what we see every time we interact with you online. We might even imagine your profile picture speaking to us as we read the words you type. source.

Also, social media profiles rank highly in search engine results when people google your name. source.  So think of your social media profile as your landing page for your brand.

Here are eight tips I learned, as I went about creating a better profile picture of my own:

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