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Spring in Bloom

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PHOTOS BY KRISTIN FIELDS

March is my favorite month of the year. It begins with my birthday and ends with my favorite season. Naturally, spring is a time for renewal. I’m fascinated by all that happens during the spring… flowers blooming, longer days, warmer weather and in fashion it brings lighter colors and an influx of pretty floral prints. But there is more to love about spring fashion, like brightly colored handbags and flowing pieces. Tunics, for example, create beautiful silhouettes and there are a variety of ways to style them. I love that this top is modest in its length and fit, but the slits at the hip add some allure. The overall feel of this look is retro inspired so I wore the top with wide leg jeans. You can create a completely different look by wearing the tunic with shorts or culottes, which I plan to explore in the coming months.

Shoes: Nasty Gal|| Top: Nasty Gal|| Jeans: The Limited|| Bag: Thailand

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Whenever I travel I make it a point to find unique pieces to bring back home and this basket purse was one of my most prized fashion finds during a trip to Thailand a few summers ago. The woven pattern and the color make it perfect for warmer months.

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These tan strappy sandals were a steal, for under $30. They are made from a faux-suede material and I purchased them during one of Nasty Gal’s recent sales.

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Color Pop

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Photos by Kristin Fields

I recently came across a statement from a clothing line stating that a woman’s clothing should be the least interesting thing about her. The company is a clothing line that creates professional workplace looks for women, which I think is an ingenious idea, by the way. That statement, however, caused me to pause. I am sure it was well intended, but it is loaded with underlying assumptions that are somewhat offensive and reinforce stereotypes about fashion. It implies that in all of the important decisions we make throughout the day, our wardrobe is certainly not something we can be concerned with, a subtle nod to antiquated views on what successful working women should look like and care about.

It is absolutely fine for women to care less about fashion, and not only women who are climbing the corporate ladder, but all women. However, it is also fine to enjoy fashion and to have your personal style appropriately reflected in professional settings. In my opinion, there is room for vibrant and creative personal style in the workplace. What are your thoughts?

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Blouse and pants from The Limited (closed temporarily). A similar blouse can be purchased here.

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Shoes: BCBG
I expanded my wear to work pants collection beyond brown, navy, and black and these red pants provide the perfect pop of color. Aside, I think my workplace wardrobe is pretty fabulous and I would still like to think that is the least interesting thing about me. Style in Full Bloom.