Same Idea – 2 Price Points – Orange Dress

Same Idea - 2 Price Points - Orange Dress

Same Idea, Different Price Tag

Here is another example of creating a similar look, but with very different price points.  Both looks are elegant, professional and certainly appropriate for the work environment.

I don’t know about you, but just by looking, I wouldn’t be able to tell that one look costs much more than the other.  What are your thoughts?


My company has has a RIF (reduction-in-force) this week.  It has been pretty shocking and very sad.  The ones of us who remain are asked to pick up the pieces and get the work done, with less people.  Some of us were given additional responsibilities.  If you have been in a similar situation, let me tell you that the best way to handle it is to “accept” and move forward.  Don’t complain, don’t stop working, just say to yourself, “It is what it is,” and I will continue to do my very best -the quality of my work is not dependent on outside sources. 

Have a lovely weekend! 

Fondly, Sonya


Ruffles at Work

Ruffles at Work


More ruffles, today.  This time around, ruffles on a skirt.  Are you a fan?

Ruffles are so feminine, even as styled above with a blazer and pumps.  Wouldn’t this be a fun skirt to wear?

Where to Wear?

Wear this type of outfit to work, to Sunday brunch, to dinner, to a wedding shower, to the theater, on Mother’s Day, Easter brunch, etc.  It’s a classic, conservative outfit and can be worn to many, many events and occasions.

Investment Pieces

All of these pieces in this outfit could be investment pieces.  Those earings are beautiful, I want them.  I have a pair of pumps from Ann Taylor that are a similar color to the ones above and I have worn them and have loved them for many years.  They are a great color and a timeless look.


Easter is really early this year.  It’s going to be here before you know it.  Do y’all buy a new dress for Easter each year?

When I was growing up, one of the things I loved about Easter was that my sister and I would get a new dress.  Growing up, we didn’t have many clothes, so that new dress at Easter time was a great treat.

Maybe I’ll buy a new dress or maybe this lovely ruffled skirt for Easter this year.  Even as an adult, getting new clothes still makes me feel happy.

Have a wonderful day, my friends.

Work Week – Tuesday

Work Week - Tuesday

Inexpensive Dress

Not every item in an outfit has to be expensive.  This dress is under $50, but when paired with more expensive bags, shoes and accessories, it looks expensive, too.

When I’m wearing a dress to work without a blazer, I like to add a belt to add a little something to the simple dress look.

Happy Tuesday, y’all!! Make it a productive day.

Work Week – Business Meetings

Work Week - Business Meetings

Investment Work Wear

Every item in this outfit is an investment piece and also a work wear staple.  If you have these items in your work wardrobe then getting ready in the mornings shouldn’t be difficult at all.  In addition, all of these items can be mixed and matched with just about anything else in your wardrobe, to create multiple outfits and looks.

Simple Color Combination

Black, gray and white are easy colors to combine together to create a cohesive look.  Obviously, you can add some color to this outfit, too.

Some days, when I get dressed for work, I just want something that I know looks good and requires little thought in putting together.  On those days, this is the type of outfit I choose.

What do y’all wear on days where don’t want to think about what you are going to wear?

Thanks for stopping by…have a wonderful work week.

Brown with Yellow

Work Week - Financials

Yellow Pencil Skirt

I do own a pair of leopard pumps, just not the beauties shown above – a bit too expensive for my work environment.  I love how the colors of this outfit look together.  The lace pencil skirt is beautiful, but I’m not sure I would invest in a yellow one of this color.  I have a much duller shade of yellow, fuller style skirt and love wearing it.  It makes me feel feminine, young and flirty.  Do y’all wear yellow skirts?

Yellow would also work well with navy, black, nude.  With a beautiful silk shirt or blouse, this skirt would also work well for a dinner date, church, concert, and any number of other occasions.  Who knew that we all needed a yellow lace pencil skirt in our wardrobes?