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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Casual Business Meeting


Casual Business Meeting


Hello my loves! How was your weekend? Tomorrow is a new Monday so I decided to post an outfit that will give some inspiration on how to dress for work/school/university/meetings. I have to say I actually wore this to a meeting at a study association assembly - so I will be posting some pictures of the meeting here too (I hope you will all enjoy them). 

Since this meeting required a slightly formal outfit than I would actually be wearing on a daily basis, I decided to go for, instead of a suit, a business white/grey dress and a grey H&M blazer. 

In general, if you decide to go for a formal business outfit I would recommend choosing neutral colors, perhaps black or white or grey. However, if you are a bit like me, thus a color-addict you'll see that black, white or grey can be slight monotone, so don't be afraid to add a splash of color. 

Below you can find a couple of hints regarding a great business outfit, while not overdoing it, on one hand, and on the other not ending up with a too tedious look ;)


1. Colors should not be too striking. I mean 'Legally Blonde' was great, but a pink business suit would probably be too much :) Let's face it, we work in a world where men tend to dominate the scene. Be classy and stylish, don't over-do-it


Sometimes, simple is the new sophisticated ;)  


2. Just grey or black or white can be a bit boring, so I say go for bold colors while accessorizing, HOWEVER don't use phosphorescent colors. I really, personally, don't like them and you are not going to a party or a club. Stay away from yellow, green or pink phosphorescent bracelets or concert tags. 

Use dark red, marine blue, cream colors...in general try pastel nuances, they always work. 

3. Regarding the fabrics, cotton (in general) is the best option. You can also use a silk dress or a silk blouse. Works perfectly! My dress is mainly cotton whist the upper part is lace. I don't recommend: WOOL and DENIM. Wool gives you a cozy look. You can use denim on a more casual basis.


4. One other important issue regarding a business dress or skirt is its length. Go for length that is either slight above or slight below your knees. Also, if you sit down your dress/skirt should not show your tights too much. 


5. Regarding lengths, one important issue for a proper business outfit is the cleavage or actually its absence. Girls, don't show cleavage, not at work! ;)


6. While accessorizing, try not to over-do-it. I know it's Christmas, but you don't want to look like a christmas tree :) 

You can accessorize nicely with a pearl necklace or bracelets, a thin belt or a nice broche

7. Always use closed-toed shoes. Flats feel more comfortable, but heels are also a good option. 


8. Regarding your hair, an up-do is always the better choice. I didn't go for it this one time, because I was working so hard on getting those perfect curls, so I left my hair open on one side ;)

Nonetheless I think an up-do will do the trick better.

9. Make-up. Always try to be as natural as possible. Be yourself! I am a huge advocate of natural make-up. It shows your personal features and your natural beauty ;) 


10. Be comfortable! That's the most important advice...if you feel good in your outfit, then nothing can go wrong!


Alright my sweeties, here are the pictures and I am looking forward to your comments!


xoxo



Ready? 


During the meeting (guys...the beer was not mine :P)


The team I was working with the past year! They were all AMAZING!


A dear friend of mine, who btw is very very lovely <3


During the meeting.


Ready to give the floor to someone else :)
P.S. I love the contrast between the back suit and the red tie.


business
xoxo
I was wearing:


GREY BLAZER 

, H&M, in H&M BLAZERS

PEaRLS and Belt

, ACCESSORIZE, in JEWELRY

BLACK SHOES

, GUESS?, in GUESS? DRESS SHOES

WHITE NISSA DRESS, 


NISSA

, in DRESSES

So, if I forgot anything regarding a business outfit, feel free to let me know :) 
xx

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139 comments:

  1. Cute look! Great tips for business casual, too :)

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  2. I love the colored belt with this outfit!

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  3. Love the pictures! The Outfit is so sophisticated! You look elegant and classy but also fresh and young! It is not to much this is what i luv about it


    Loves,


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  4. Lovely outfit!!
    Wanna follow each other?

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  5. You didn't forget anything! Screams business to me. Very sleek =)

    Thanks for your comment in my blog. I just followed yours! =)
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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog! I hope you'll enter the give away - great gift for someone or for yourself :)

    Following you!

    Lulu
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  7. what a great outfit!! just found your blog and am in love :) now following! hope you will follow back :)

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this blouse and skier together!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

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  9. Great outfit.

    XO

    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  10. Great tips for a business meeting outfit! You look beautiful, love that skirt on you!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. cute look. Love that you brought in your fun and youthful side with quirky nails!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Want to follow each other?
    following you on GFC
    xx
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  12. Great pictures. Thanks for the nice comments.
    Follow for follow? Just follow me, I'll follow you right back xx
    -Coreena
    http://drownedinfashiondreams.blogspot.com/

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  13. Hi! Thanks for visiting me blog and suggesting we follow each other! I'm your newest follower :) I look forward to you following back!

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  14. Love your high waisted pencil skirt!!
    xoAmy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  15. Great Tips!
    Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
    Love ♥

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  16. Thank you for comming by :)

    Love your blog ,
    I am your new follower!

    Kisses from Bucharest
    Silvia


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  17. I love the red belt, it's such a nice touch :)

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  18. nice post and great style!
    hope to find some time to check out my blog and if you want we can follow each other!
    :)
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    1. follow you with bloglovin,GFC and fanned you on lookbook!
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  19. Very right outfit!

    i like it!

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  20. Beautiful business look, the skirt is amazing! Thank you for sharing these tips!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  21. Those pics are so much fun and I love your outfit!!
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  22. Love this look it has a sort of Mad Men feel to it. And your group of coworkers look like they are fun to work with!

    Ali of:

    www.aliandang.com

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  23. that's a cute outfit and you're totally right about not overdoing it this time of year. a sequined top or bottom will usually be cheery enough for work!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!
    www.insparisian.com

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  24. hello dear, I love your outfit, you wrote me you were following my blog but I can´t see you in my followers, can you? I´ll start following you now so I´ll wait for you ok, and let me know if you want to follow each other in bloglovin, lookbook, instagram and twitter ok!
    kisses
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  25. Great photos... The pencil skirt is amazing!! Love the red and gray combo! Nice!

    xo, Kenya

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

    Kenya L Fashion Blog

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  26. really great tips :) I love the red belt for a pop of colour!

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  27. Classy and stylish. Awesome business look <3

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    xo

    glamDevils

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  28. love the skirt !!!!:*

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  29. beautiful look! like the skirt!

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  30. Hi :) Very nice your blog! Love it! If You want You can go to my blog see if you like ;)
    Maybe we can follow each other :) What do you think?! :)
    Xoxo

    Miss Butterflyyy
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  31. You look cute! I like the dress! xoxo

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  32. oh great. really nice pictures.
    wonderful evening to you.
    maren anita

    FASHION-MEETS-ART by Maren Anita

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  33. I love your chic business outfit - you look gorgeous! x

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  34. Gorgeous outfit, really cute look :) Loved the pictures..thanks so much for visiting me, do come again!! Have a wonderful week :) xx

    The Dainty Dolls House

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  35. it's so pretty, i love this outfit ! :) x
    parisian-fairytale.blogspot.fr

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  36. Sei bellissima!!
    Tanta invidia, vorrei tanto poterti rubare il look :D

    A loser like me
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  37. Great outfit, very elegant!
    You have a great blog, i'm following you now!, i hope you can follow me too :)
    Kisses!

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  38. Thank you so much for your comment!! Of course I follow you back!
    If you want we can follow also with Instagram @zagufashion, bloglovin, google+, twitter and facebook?
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  39. great post!! tnx for your coment on my blog I follow you now :)-kisseeeees :* http://anitce.blogspot.com/

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  40. Nice and classy outfit :)
    Thanks for ur visit



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    Coline.

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  41. Great look, love the skirt!

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  42. perfect! Now we can be in contact... here are my links:
    Bloglovin: http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/3472134/petitgraphie
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  43. following dear... now we´re in extra contact LOL!
    kisses
    http://petitgraphie.blogspot.com

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  44. Cute look! Loved your skirt!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, loved to know yours, I'm now following!

    xoxo
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  45. Looking chic,my love;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  46. Imi place foarte mult tinuta! Super potrivita pentru birou! :)
    Seara placuta!

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  47. You looks great!!!
    If you want come in my blog :))


    Be Happy with Fashion

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  48. you re one stunning chic!!! thanks for the sweet comment u left on mii blog, i am following you no 33,i hope u follow me too. cheers!
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  49. *Thanks for the tips :D

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  50. Really lovely outfit!!!!
    Thanks for the comment!!! Would you like to follow each other?
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
    chicwiththeleast.blogspot.it

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  51. you look amazing!

    xx
    www.pretpenser.com
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  52. Jesteś elegancka i pięknie ozdabiasz męskie towarzystwo. Dziękuję za miłą wizytę na moim blogu. Pozdrawiam.
    You are elegant and beautifully adorns the male company. Thank you for your kind visit to my blog. Yours.

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  53. you look so chic, i'm following you:))

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  54. Following you already ^^
    If you want follow me back ^^

    A loser like me
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  55. Great blog you have here! I would love to stay in touch with you!
    -Kati

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  56. I love this look. So chic! xx

    - Victoria
    www.VICKITAS.com

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  57. Haha, totally rocked the office chic look. Love the high waisted pencil skirt ;)

    Trendy Teal

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  58. Love the red belt against the grey. Great tips.
    Thanks for sharing.

    pjmscloset.blogspot.ca

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  59. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. Following you now, hope you can follow back =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  60. Hi sweety, loved this post, you've shared so many great tips, your outfit is so elegant, I like the fun pictures as well!

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  61. Excellent advice! I like your outfit!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    xxLiora
    lioraatsea.blogspot.com

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  62. Cute outfit and such great tips!

    xo erica

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  63. Nice outfit!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  64. hi!!
    love ur style! you look so nice!
    do you wanna follow each other???
    xxx
    www.themidniteblues.blogspot.com

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  65. Sure dear, I'd love to follow each other! Following you now on GFC :)

    Trendy Teal

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  66. following!!
    :)
    www.themidniteblues.blogspot.com

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  67. Sexy office lady! ;) I like your outfit!


    Let's follow aech other? I will always follow back, let me know!
    4-trendy.com

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  68. I love your style!
    WWW.JUST-COCO.COM

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  69. Great look! Blazers are my go-to for business occasions. And I agree, simple is better (and classier!) :)

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  70. Oooh I love that pencil skirt! Thanks for visiting my blog..lets follow each other!
    xo
    Sharon

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  71. Imi place tinuta ta cu accente de culoare si nu prea sobra, esti o draguta!

    http://aboutwomenandnotonly.blogspot.com/

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  72. The skirt is super cute!
    Im loving the buisness look on you! Its super cute!
    Blazer are my favorite. Super classy!
    Great blog, wanna follow one another? Im following you now ;)

    Much luv from California
    chunkyfunkymonkeyz.blogspot.com/

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  73. You have such an eye when it comes to fashion and style. I adore this look!!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  74. I love all the shots you took--it's like a little photo-realistic Glamour/Cosmo spread! You look so cute!

    xo Mary Jo

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  75. fantastic outfit! I like pencil dresses!

    www.modaodaradosti.blogspot.com

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  76. Casual it is, but I find it very sexy, or at least that's how I see these kind of skirts.
    My husband would love for me to dress like this, hahaha, I don't know if I see myself pulling it out...

    Thanks for visiting my blog! ;D

    Girls that glitter love the dark
    xoxo

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  77. Laura ce scumpica esti :)

    Imi place tinuta business, foare feminina ti-a iesit :)

    Te urmaresc cu drag (via gfc).

    Si sper sa ne mai auzim :)

    Pupic,

    Nico

    www.nicoleta.me

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  78. Love your outfit! :)

    http://fashion-framed.blogspot.com

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  79. Hi dear, I am following you now :)

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  80. great look! love the pencil skirt:)) would you like to follow each other?? let me know dear:)) happy week!

    Leonor
    thesparklinglemon.blogspot.com

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  81. I love the pop of color from the blazer its fun!

    xo,
    eelsay

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  82. definitely the best dressed of the bunch - i love the pencil skirt!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  84. very pretty dress :)
    http://she-is-the-1.blogspot.ch/

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  85. What a perfect business chic look! Love the red belt :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  86. Such a great tips! You like so elegant!
    kisses)

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  87. Nice looks! :)
    Follow you from my blog:
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    I wish you like it!!

    kisses from Spain!

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  88. Nice skirt!you look pretty :)

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  89. Hi gorgeous!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and your cute comments:)
    I'm already following you via GFC and lookbook, would you like to folow me back?
    kisses
    http://styleglaze.blogspot.com

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  90. You look very smart !! I love your skirt

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  91. This is a great outfit to remain chic at work.

    http://www.tributetothetribe.com

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  92. great outfit!!
    thanks for your lovely comment in my blog!!
    http://citygirltoday.blogspot.com

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  93. Great business outfit!

    Kisses, Lucy:)

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  94. amazing style girl!like your blog!check mine if you want!want to follow each other?thanks

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  95. you work with a fun group! love your pencil skirt.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  96. Great tips!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  97. Buna , trebuie sa iti spun ca tare mult imi place combinatia aleasa :) Fusta o ador <3 :)

    Kisses


    http://butterflyeffectweb.blogspot.ro/

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  98. i love this outfit...you look stunning.

    www.theprincessgown.com

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  99. nice tips and lovely outfits ^^

    Caroline
    http://missoline.blogspot.com

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  100. You look so sweet, loving your pencil skirt!
    Thank you for the comment!

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  101. You look really chic and classy!
    Thank you for your commment. I follow you and I would be happy if you decide to follow me back:-)
    Kisses
    Aga

    Check my new post
    www.agasuitcase.com

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  102. Nice work outfit !! Very feminine and sexy but perfect for the work atmosphere !!
    Love the color touches !

    www.universeandyou.com.br

    xoxo from Japan

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  103. thanks for your comment on my blog!its a great idea to follow each other!follow me if you want and i follow you back i promised!!!kiss

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  104. that dress is just gorgeous!
    thanks for stopping by!

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  105. Lovely outfit for a business meeting :) That's a nice dress and great tips! :)

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  106. Multumesc din suflet, Laura :) Esti o scumpa!!!

    Many many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  107. Very nice post!
    You have a great blog!
    Looks like you had a great time!

    Big hugs

    www.limaswardrobe.com

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  108. Great look. I love this combo.
    Your skirt is just so perfect with your top.
    Keep posting more. Cause I am following you,
    Please follow me back.
    Waiting for you on :
    www,fashionerza.com



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  109. For me - great look, and it's a perfect for business nigt :) and also I like your skirt, so sexy.

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  110. Nice shirt ! :)

    http://fraishbutterfly.blogspot.ch/

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