Dressing for Success – 9 to 5 Chic

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Between rising temperatures outside and chilly air condition inside, dressing for the office in the summer can be a challenge.  You want to avoid the common mistake of under dressing.  When considering your work wardrobe, it’s okay to be trendy and show your personal style but keep it professional.  You’re at work not a beach party.  Go with a lightweight ensemble, keeping cool, chic and professional.  We paired a red trouser pants with an asymmetrical printed top and classic black pumps.  We tide the look all together with a great blazer and simple accessories.


Three important rules for making the right impression at work are: 1.) Presentation Counts 2.) Casual shouldn’t mean frumpy.  3.) Dress as you want to be seen.  When considering your work wardrobe be sure to size up your office.  If you want to be a manager, check out what the successful managers are wearing.  No need to copy their exact ensemble but use it as an inspiration or guideline.  Next, check out the office super stars, I’m sure their not wearing last weekend’s party attire.  

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10 items you should never wear to work:

1.) Short Shorts or Skirts

2.) Stilettos

3.) Piling on the Jewelry

4.) Too Much Cleavage

5.) Flip-Flops

6.) Tank Tops

7.) Neon Head-to-Toe

8.) Tight Clothing

9.) Crop Tops

10.) Poor Attitude

Fashionably Yours,

Kimberly M. Smith


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Kimberly M. Smith

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H&M is a budget-conscious lady’s dream!!

I was in Vegas back in February for my best cousin Bachelorette / Birthday bash!! I kept telling myself that I was not going to spend any unnecessary money! That’s until we walked into my favorite store, H to the M (H&M)!  Their displays showcased one of my favorite trends for Spring and Summer!  It was all about the neutral tones paired with denim.

H&M Displaying Neutrals tones paired with Denim

Affordable Trends at H&M

Any who…  I was “just looking” when I came across this beautiful gown…

H&M Gown

Worn to MOMS Club Founder's Day - April, 2011

When I purchased the dress I didn’t know where in the world I would wear it to.  A couple of months later when I was packing for Palm Springs for our MOMS Club Founder’s Day Event… I said out loud, The Dress!! I was thrilled that I could finally wear my “Gown”.

I felt absolutely beautiful in it and received a lot of compliments.

Thanks H&M for allowing this budget conscious lady look and feel absolutely fabulous!

Feeling Empowered

I hope you had a fabulous weekend =)

I would have to say my weekend was both Empowering and Fabulously-fun!

Empowering Volunteer Work…

My weekend started off bright and early Saturday morning to do some volunteer work for the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals.  We worked with the students of Crenshaw High School to help them understand the importance of dressing for success.  We provided tips and advice on what to wear to a job interview on the job.   The purpose behind this was to show the students that in job-hunting, first impressions are critical! It’s important to put your best foot forward and represent you, the product 100%.

After we finished our “what to wear and what not to wear” presentation, the students received a gift certificate to shop with a mentor for their appropriate job attire at the Del Amo Fashion Center.  I had the pleasure in shopping with two fabulous students! We hit it off right away and now I will be mentoring one of the young ladies.

What to wear to the job interview and to work!

Without the black blazer


What is the Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals and what do you do?

The Los Angeles Urban League Young Professionals is an auxiliary of the Los Angeles Urban League. The organization is comprised of professionals, ages 21 to 40, committed to corporate, social, and community activism as well as to improving L.A.’s African American business climate through networking and business development. The LAULYP is one of more than 50 chapters of the national ULYP that support the National Urban League’s five-pronged agenda: Education and Youth, Economic Empowerment, Health and Quality of Life Empowerment, Civic Engagement and Leadership Empowerment, Civil Rights and Racial Justice Empowerment.

For more information on this organization please visit: www.laulyp.com

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Fashion is more than just a great outfit; it’s feeling fabulous from within!

Kimberly M. Smith