Summer Trends 101 – or what works for the office/work

I don’t know about you, but I am having a hard time figuring out what to spend my money on – when it comes to clothes for the office. How to economize and not be totally obsessed without having bought things that are at full price. So this blog is dedicated to the females in the world trying to find something to wear to work.  Gone are days of worrying about family vacations, trying to kick your Starbucks habit  or even giving to charity.  Here are my top FIVE must haves for Summer Trends, that you can wear!

If the shoe fits – love it, this shoe is incredible and so comfortable that it can take you from the office to the romantic dinner with your guy the must have for spring & summer.

Ann Taylor – Perfect Kitten Heel – Liz – color: pumice stone – #182308



The belted half trench safari jacket
– Found at Macy’s, J.C. Penny’s or Talbots


img_2068[1]Give your hefty leather bag the summer off! Try this little, lightweight yet durable canvas bag, you can load up beautifully.


img_2293[1]Instead of a suit, try a skirt and blouse. You have been all buttoned up all winter, switch up your rotation with a cotton blouse that still means business and a lovely gray skirt.


A classic revival, tradition with a twist, jacket made from rayon, polyester, cotton and nylon wear with pants or skirts, perfect fit for office or after build your summer wardrobe with the great sales going on or for a switch…

My friends and I get together twice a year for a clothing swap.  It encourages us all to go through our closets and weed out those things that no longer fit well, and we always go home feeling as if we’ve had a full day of shopping without spending a dime.  Our old clothes, get a new life, and those pieces that don’t find a home go to charity.


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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2 Responses to Summer Trends 101 – or what works for the office/work

  1. Anonymous says:

    Those shoes are fab! Great tips! It's also a great idea to donate your nicer, unwanted clothes to charities that help women rejoin the workforce.

  2. Great tips, Lori. I adore those shoes! They are a perfect summer shoe!

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