10.03.2011

Express Suits. an [oomph.] essential.

This post brought to you by Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

although our weather and lifestyle is casual here, there still is a need to look professional in the workplace. in the past, i worked in a semi-corporate environment and had a closet full of suits. i also attended a business school in which business attire was required. i have since streamlined my work wardrobe but always have these essential items:

a full length pant
a pencil skirt
a jacket/blazer
a silky blouse
a pump

endless suit combinations can be created using the jacket and pant (or skirt) + a blouse and a good shoe.
basic black is always a good investment, however,
there are many colors available today.
i have always raved about my express denim flares, and because of its great quality and fit, i am turning to Express for my suits as well. their signature stretch fabrics are form-fitting, but not tight, and keep its shape wash after wash. since i already have black, i'm looking to go bold with their ultimate double weave jacket and columnist pant in red.
and after work? a pretty blouse minus the jacket takes business to dressy casual for an evening of cocktails.

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23 comments:

  1. Wow, that is one sharp dress =0

    Definitely a powerful look. Very authoritative.

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  2. I LOVE the red suit and many of my thrifties are from Limited!
    My go-to power suit is a black jacket, pin-striped wide leg pants, a tight-fitting white tee and a POW! scarf and of course pumps....
    I keep the jewelry to simple hoops or diamond studs. Sometimes I throw in a long chain necklace or brooch.
    Off to enter!
    xXx
    Reva

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  3. Im so in red now, love it

    http://likemousseauchoco.blogspot.com/

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  4. That's a great looking suit oomph! And I so agree, that it's important to have at least one great suit. The color combinations are endless. I have basic black, chocolate and camel combinations. You can always mix and match. Thanks for giving the sweepstakes link. ((HUG))
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/
    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

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  5. that suit is simply amazing! so powerful and sleek! :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  6. you're so right that you can stick with those pieces and really just switch them around. very versatile. i love that red suit, so gorgeous. i used to always buy the editor pants from Express. they have cute stuff at a reasonable price. i guess you could even wear one of those suits to a wedding!

    http://spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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  7. Pretty. I love the clean lines of a pencil skirt and blazer. The red suit looks absolutely stunning.

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  8. The red suit is sassy, but sophisticated! Its got the wow factor for sure!

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  9. I have a really plain black suit I bought at Express about 4 years ago, when I graduated from college. I've worked at the same place ever since, so I haven't worn it again!

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  10. I have 5 suits but none are red, I work in the Finance industry so this would be a bit much but I think a red suit is awesome!

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  11. Love love love express suits! I was just looking for one myself!
    XO Carrie
    www.carriefabulous.com
    www.livefrombungalow63.blogspot.com

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  12. read is such a great color. and totally perfect for Fall! love that suit!

    kisses from kaitlin
    xo
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the idea !!
    thestylerecipe.blogspot.com

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  14. LOVE this suit! So sleek and absolutely fabulous! Love the red!!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  15. Express has some great suited looks. I have shopped there before for work stuff. I have to dress up pretty professionally (always with a fashionista twist, though!) for work, so I totally get it.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  16. I'm just so not a suit girl. I still feel like a kid in grownup's clothing if I wear one. And considering I don't wear pants either well, haha.

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  17. I love suits although I don't have much occassion to wear them. I have always wanted to wear a sexy men's tuxedo inspired suit to a fancy party- maybe a New Year's Eve event!

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  18. I love their business clothes! I like that they look professional but still feminine, because I hate having to dress like a boy.

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  19. Love a suit and love making it feel "new" each time and mixing the pieces with other things!

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