Personal Shopper Theresa

Personal Shopper: Stylish and dressy apparel for soon-to-be lawyer Theresa

Theresa R. writes "Dear Outblush, I recently found your website and love the suggestions you've offered to others. I really hoping you can help me. I graduated from college about 2 years ago and currently work full time but I'm also going to law school part time. The dress at my office varies from jeans and t-shirts to suits but I fall somewhere in the middle. I like to be comfortable but I feel like I've fallen into a rut with my wardrobe. I tend to wear Polo's with khakis in the summer and the same bunch of sweaters in the winter with khakis. Since I will soon begin my career in law, I want to dress up my wardrobe. I'm looking for a few key items that can be worn as a bunch of different outfits but I'm trying to be budget friendly. For those really special/spectacular items, I really don't want to spend more than $150 for pants or skirts or no more than $75-$100 for tops. For other more basic items, I don't want to spend more than $75 on bottoms and $50 on tops. Although accessories can make an outfit, I'm really looking for tops and bottoms. I don't like the tops that have belts as they always cut me off in the wrong places. I'm 5'6" with a small frame. I am small on top but do have larger hips. I normally wear a size 6-8 depending on the designer. Please help! Thanks, Theresa R"

Hi Theresa! We'd love to help you add some pizazz to your work wardrobe. There are lots of great finds out there that are stylish yet conservative and can also be dressed down on weekends. Hope you like what we found!

1 - Ann Taylor Colorblock Top $78
2 - Ann Taylor Sleeveless Silk Wrap Top $60 on sale
3 - The Limited Rosette Mesh Tee $24 on sale
4 - The Limited Delicate Tiers Cardigan $50
5 - Gap Ribbed Wrap Cardigan $50 on sale
6 - Ann Taylor Evelin Striped Shirt $68
7 - Gap Curvy Pants $60
8 - Ann Taylor Ponte Cargo Pants $98
9 - Gap Perfect Khaki Pants $50
10 - Ann Taylor Signature Marisol Striped Trouser $98
11 - Gap Perfect Khaki Pants $50
12 - Gap Navy Pinstripe Trousers $60
13 - The Limited Ruched Neck Bow Top $40
14 - The Limited Pinstripe Ruffle Wrap $50
15 - Gap Cowl Front Tee $35
16 - Love21 Ruffle Pleated Top $16
17 - Lush Amalgam Tank $78
18 - Love21 Boho Floral Top $23

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Ashley B.

Posted on 03.23.11 at 3:39 PM

Oh good - this post has helped me so much ... I feel the same about my work wardrobe, and I was just so uninspired. Now I have ideas- perfect!


Posted on 03.24.11 at 9:20 AM

Is it just me, or are the photos on Outblush getting smaller and smaller and smaller?! This one is just soooooo small, guys! I can't see the items. :-/

Theresa R.

Posted on 04.08.11 at 5:11 AM

I love the choices you provided here. There are some great options that I can dress up and down. They are fun and great looking. Best of all, it doesn't break the bank. Thank you so much!

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