Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Penny Pinched Professional #6: She Means Business

For the better part of my lottery qualifying years, I was a collegiate cross country runner majoring in biochemistry.  Read: when I wasn't rocking the sweaty sports bras and muddy Asics in the cafeteria, I was in my Converse's in the lab.  Not a lot of time for heels.

So when my Chicago office stressed "business casual" in the dress code, I literally almost wore heels to death (okay, so maybe cellulitis isn't exactly fatal... but it did hurt!).

But some days just aren't made for heels.  Some days you need your walkin' shoes, because you need to get serious work done.  Which leads me to...

Penny Pinched Professional #6: She Means Business

Lately, I've been doing a lot of walking around the office.  So sorry heels, but we need to take a break.

I feel like I'm cheating, because these shoes aren't penny pinched priced at all ($80 is a bit over my Payless budget).  But my mom actually bought them for me a few years ago for my first real interview, and mooching off mama definitely fits the penny pinched motto... as long as you do it sparingly.

She Means Business

The necklace is also compliments of my fashionista mother (a wonderful surprise birthday gift), so I owe a lot of this look to her.  But even if you aren't the offspring of a charitable fashionista, the rest of the outfit fits the penny pinched bill (nothing over $30) so you can still splurge on shoes, a solid investment that will last you a few years.

Just a little mid-week fashion inspiration to get you through the week.  Have a happy hump day!

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