Sometimes I over think fashion, just like I over think other aspects of my life. I feel as women we need to make bold choices sometimes, which is why it’s called a fashion “statement”. There is nothing wrong with being sexy, bold, confident, and beautiful. Just because you are going to work at an office for that 9-5 schedule where you have to look professional, doesn’t mean you have to always wear a boring suit, or look completely buttoned up. You can be stylish and trendy while still being office appropriate. So, pull out those OTK boots that you save for the weekend, or a night out with your girlfriends, because you are going to wear them to work.
Now I will say that I think wearing over the knee boots to work looks more appropriate when they are flat. You don’t want to look too sexy at the office, so I think a flat, low heel, or chunky heel works best and you want to either wear them with a long skirt that covers some of the boot, or with a skirt/dress that hits just a few inches above the boots. If you really want to make sure that you are covered, then try wearing a pair of coordinating tights to cover the bit of showing leg.
Love this purse by Bebe, which I think is a great dupe for the super expensive Chanel Boy bag, but this one is under $100. The necklace and earrings that I’m wearing are both by Kendra Scott, but I saved money because I didn’t purchase them. They came in my monthly Rocksbox subscription where for only $19 a month I get to rent designer jewelry and exchange the items as often as I want. Use my code FLAMINGOS_PINEAPPLES to get your first month free!
Lipstick – Colourpop Times Square
Ok, let me give you a little explanation, of what has changed on the blog and what will be happening in the future. I took a webinar the other week by two amazing bloggers: Julie Solomon and Angela Lanter. In this webinar one of the things they discussed was branding and staying true to yourself and what you want showcase to your readers. I am an accountant by trade, and as much as I love fashion and styling myself and others, I am simply a financial planner and OCD type personality haha. Therefore, it made sense for me to combine the two and help other women not only with styling tips, but realistic bits on finance in our every day lives. I want to give you outfits that you will look trendy and professional in when you go to the office, because that’s how I know I want to look. I want to help you save your money and make smart choices because I’ve learned from mistakes and heck I’m still learning, so I am always willing to share advice and take it from others. I hope that now I have rebranded my blog to “The Fashionable Accountant” that I can express how women can always be both intelligent and beautiful.
FINANCIAL TIP OF THE WEEK
For those of you who work the 9-5, irregular hours, or work from home, this time of year can be stressful due to open enrollment. There are so many options when it comes to healthcare and making the right decision for yourself, or your family takes a lot of thought. There is one aspect of open enrollment that I suggest everyone take advantage of and that is the FSA (Financial Savings Account). An FSA can be used for two things dependent care expenses and medical expenses. All money that you allocate to this account for the year is taken out of your paycheck prior to being taxed, so you are reducing the amount of earnings that you will have to pay taxes on at the end of the year. I think this is the best way to save money to use for dental and medical co-payments, certain medical items from the drug store including prescriptions, and my favorite item to use FSA money for…contacts & glasses. So, save your money on that vision care because most of the time it’s not worth what you are paying. I estimate what I would be spending on glasses and contacts and allocate that for the year into my FSA. There are many eyeglass stores that always have great deals on exams, contacts, and glasses that it’s much more affordable than having to stay in network with vision insurance. So, think long and hard about what your medical expenses will be over the year when you are finalizing your healthcare plans because if you are planning on having any dental work done, doctor co-payments, or wear glasses/contacts like me, then I would plan on putting money into your FSA in order to reduce your tax burden come the end of the following year!