Monday, January 28, 2013

Pantone Emerald Green

I know you ladies are well aware that emerald is the 2013 Pantone color of the year. In honor of the "Nine to Five Featured Blogger" relaunching next Monday, we wanted to share the ever fabulous Colleen of Ordinary Tales  She rocked this emerald skirt long before Pantone and remains one of favorite real life style inspirations. Enjoy this brief revisit to Nine to Five past. 

Colleen epitomizes New York style. As you read her blog, Ordinary Tales, you realize she moves through the city and looks hot doing it!

Describe your work environment from a style perspective. 
Traditional business professional – suits and ties out the wazoo. Wearing this green skirt to work still makes me nervous – I want to be respectful to my environment, but I also want to be fashion forward, have fun with what I wear, and express myself. It’s not easy, and it’s taken a couple of years to figure out my comfort level. But on days when we meet with clients you can bet I’m in a suit, and it’s boring but that’s just the way it is.

What are your nine to five staples?
In 30 Rock, I work right above J. Crew and Anthropologie – and these have easily become my go-tos. I pop into each store at least once a week and have mastered the timing of sales, when things will get that “Extra 40% off” at J. Crew, etc. – this has all led me to being a very notorious bargain hunter. While I like Forever 21 for a stray blouse, and Nordstrom Rack for tights – those two are the only places I shop for work stuff right now. And strange as it may sound, but because I’ve learned the stores and their sales so well – yes, shopping at J. Crew and Anthropologie has saved me a lot of money.

Read the rest of the interview here.

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and their nine to five style!

Friday, January 25, 2013

fridays fancies: black + white

My favorite color combination has always been black and white. I have evidence of this!
So when {av} chose black + white for this week's Friday's Fancies theme, I was thrilled. THRILLED. Because I could pair black and white outfits all day.
shirt | pants | bag | jacket | shoes | bracelet
Are you rocking black + white this winter?
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

101: Tall Black Boot

After quite the hibernation  Alex and I are back at Nine to Five. We have some exciting things up our sleeves including our own personal make up routines, the return of featured bloggers in February, and kicking off today, work essentials 101. 

Work essentials 101 will highlight the key items that are worth the investment. Items that make your wardrobe more versatile, stand out, and carry you through seasons and trends without skipping a beat. Since most of the east coast is under a blanket of snow (Alex) or rain (me) we are starting with weather appropriate boots that can carry you from work to weekend. 

From left to right, here are seven of our top picks from Piperlime, which now has free returns by mail!

Bandolino Ajem - $99.99 // Corso Como Rena - $199.99 // Born Valentia - $149.99 // Etienne Aigner Chip $139.99 // Enzo Angiolini Zeric - $79.99 // Nine West Watermelon - $119.99 // Nine West Subscribe - $199.99
*this is not a sponsored post, all opinions are completely my own

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