My name is Alecz. I know, it’s spelled a little bit strangely, and it always confuses people when they see it written out. When I was born, my parents decided to name me after my grandpa, Alec. They added a ‘zandra’ onto the end of it, and TA DA! Aleczandra.
When I graduated from the University of Waterloo and started my job hunt, I was lucky enough to land a position almost immediately. However, I quickly noticed that transitioning from the casual jeans/tee shirts/sweaters of university life to something resembling ‘business casual’ attire was pretty tough.
After working for two years, I now appreciate this wardrobe change immensely. I love pencil skirts, blouses, blazers, dresses, and classy jackets, and I hardly miss my jeans and tees at all. One thing I’ve noticed is that attaining this professional look often confuses and intimidates people, and sometimes downright terrifies them. Rather than having fun with their pencil skirts and blazers, women often opt for the black pants/white shirt combo. Now, there is nothing wrong with this particular outfit if it’s styled properly. The issues arises when this is ALL that you wear, because you’re afraid to try anything else.
I have seen a lot of spectacularly dressed women out there, but quite a few of them wear designer pieces from head to toe. For a lot of us, this is simply not going to happen, because we can’t swing it financially.
I wanted to start a blog that proved professional clothing (for both the workplace and everyday life) can be affordable, fun, and classy! It’s all about finding that balance between price and quality, and choosing pieces that work for your personality, shape, and budget.
If you have amy questions, or would like advice about how to style a particular piece, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy, and thanks for reading!
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