Trendy on a Budget: From Cubicle To Cocktails

Now that summer is finally in full swing, my after-work social calendar is ramping up. And by ramping up, I mean going from zero to one ;). This translates to spending a few extra minutes in the AM carefully planning my outfit that will take me from cubicle to cocktail hour. On top of making sure I don’t sweat to death going to and from work or freezing in my cube, I also don’t want to look like I came straight from the office upon arriving at my after five destination.

Dresses are definitely my go-to during these warm weather days. And by now, you know I am a fit and flare type of gal. So when this dress came up during one of my online shopping escapades, it was a must have: the print, the colors and the silhouette are perfection.

For the work portion of the day, I paired the dress with this embellished cardi (for warmth) to highlight the yellow hue that subtly pops up in the paint strokes. I tend to belt my cardis to cinch the waist as to not lose the ‘fit’ part of the dress.

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Once that clock strikes five, I ditched the cardi and belt to shed that cube look.

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Etsy_Club-Monaco_headshot-300x275I’m a is a thirty-something Boston-based blogger behind Trendy On A Budget. With a career in financial services, I spend most of my days in a professional and conservative environment.  With the encouragement of my closest friends, I started Trendy On A Budget in 2013 as a creative outlet for one of my passions: fashion. I love fashion. But I love it even more when I find a great deal. My goal with Trendy On A Budget is to make finding those deals easy and to prove that looking good shouldn’t cost that much!

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