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Happy Wednesday everyone!

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This post is the first in a series of looks highlighting my October haul from Lane Bryant.

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A while back, I posted a picture of all my shopping bags on Instagram and I promised I would do a haul look book.  It might have taken me awhile but the good news is now much of what I got will be on sale for Black Friday so let’s get a woo hoo!

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A lot of my wardrobe comes from Lane Bryant and in particular, my work attire.

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I always seem to find pieces I like that are professional yet fun.  And they are an excellent source for the basics like dress pants, camis, blouses, cardigans etc.

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This look represents what I would wear on a typical work day. It features a black ponte midi skirt with an embossed check pattern, a red short sleeved blouse that has a neckline with a bow and a simple but versatile long black sweater vest.

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I am wearing a size 26/28 in the skirt and vest and a size 28 in the blouse.

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All 3 pieces represent key fall trends but still will be classic timeless pieces in my wardrobe.  I like this because that means value, these pieces allow me to be fashionable and on trend but will still work with my wardrobe in years to come.

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I love the sophistication that the bow adds to an otherwise simple blouse.  It brings the eye up to your face.

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I also like that the neckline is not too tight despite it.  Heads up everyone, you will not being seeing me in a turtleneck!  I can’t stand them, they make me feel so constricted!

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I think the sweater vest is a great alternative to wearing a jacket to the office.  It provides that extra layer of interest without the bulk and it is much easier to mix and match.

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I decided to accessorize this look with a larger gold earring with a little sparkle and a couple of fun bracelets to liven things up.

IMG_2952I absolutely love this bracelet with the lips on it from Torrid.  That little bit of whimsy brightens my day when I look down and see it.

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I also picked up this fun set of stackable rings from Lane Bryant.  I chose to wear them on 2 fingers.  Lane Bryant has great fashion ring options that come up to size 11!  This is great because I have a hard time finding ones that fit my fingers.

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I added my gold flats that are also from Lane Bryant and my most coveted Coach purchase from 2014 – my floral print satchel.

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To say I love this purse is an understatement!

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So I’m off to the office but stay tuned, another segment in this series, drops tomorrow!

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A very special thank you to Stefanie Augusteijn of the blog SassyPlus for taking this amazing pictures.  Sorry I included so many, I loved them all so much I just had to share.

Skirt by LANE BRYANT(this pattern sold out, link is to other colour options in the same style) | Blouse by LANE BRYANT (similar) | Sweater Vest by LANE BRYANT | Flats by LANE BRYANT

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