Do y’all have any tips for adding some polish to your look?  I would love to hear them!

Happy Monday!!



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  1. Alejandra
    July 27, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    Encourage in return from vacation! Fantastic tips:)Have a nice week,xoxo

  2. Ashley Vickney
    July 27, 2015 / 5:45 pm

    These are great tips! A blazer is the perfect way to look together, that's normally my tip! I tend to have a go to "uniform" that I know to throw on when I'm in a rush. For me it's black dress pants, a cute shell and a cardigan (my office is more casual) with heels! Book marking this!xoxo

  3. Kristin
    July 27, 2015 / 7:24 pm

    This is so helpful! I love the idea to get some cheap pearls and keep them in your purse just in case. I'll definitely be doing that!

  4. Breakfast at Lillys
    July 27, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    I definitely love to add a blazer for a more polished look.My go-to outfit for this is a structured dress, a blazer, and some nice flats. (I can't with heels since I feel like a giant clunking around in them)xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  5. Alex
    July 27, 2015 / 9:23 pm

    A blazer can dress up any outfit and immediately make you feel more professional. Hope you get a good night sleep tonight!

  6. A Peachy Sonder
    July 27, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    I totally agree with you regarding your comment on pearls! They always add that little something extra to an outfit. These are fantastic tips, I hope you recover quickly from your vacation! xo.A Peachy Sonder

  7. Meghan @ Southern Belle Secrets
    July 27, 2015 / 10:20 pm

    I totally have my "OMG I woke up too late must run to work!" look- a dress (my wardrobe) plus a cardigan or blazer, cute sandals (or boots if it's winter), a profesisonal ponytail after some dry shampoo, and my own seven minute face!xoxo,MeghanSouthern Belle Secrets

  8. Anonymous
    July 27, 2015 / 10:50 pm

    I think I'm the laziest person in the world when it comes to work fashion. These are easy and painless reminders for me to look a lot more polished, even though I work in a very casual work environment. Love the tip about posture. I always find myself slouching!Alessandra |

  9. ELG
    July 28, 2015 / 12:56 am

    I agree! A blazer, pearl studs, and a five minute makeup routine is an easy way to look polished in no time.

  10. Fairy Princess Jord
    July 28, 2015 / 1:10 am

    These are great tips! I also feel masculine with my hair up so I try and add feminine earrings and a little extra makeup (while still looking profesh of course). These are fab tips!

  11. Hannah Thiesfeldt
    July 28, 2015 / 3:01 am

    Coming back from vacation and going to work is the absolute worst. I hate the first few days back!!

  12. Tiffani
    July 28, 2015 / 3:24 am

    You always look so great! I love the super thick stripes on your dress, they're gorgeous! My face is almost always a "5 minute face!" I have my makeup routine down so I can be in and out in a short amount of time!

  13. Annaliese
    July 28, 2015 / 3:33 am

    Like you, mascara is my BARE minimum for make-up (and filling in my eyebrows!). Throwing on some cute earrings also helps me feel more put together too! I'm not a big pearl studs person, but I do have a bunch of different studs that I'll grab in a pinch!This is an awesome post and I could have used this today in fact when I overslept and was almost late to work! Haha.xoxo

  14. Gold&Hearts Blog
    July 28, 2015 / 3:36 am

    Blazers are my savior. I love matching them with a bright lipstick for when I'm supposed to be dressed nicely for dinner but am running late. Shagunagold&hearts

  15. Tiffany Khyla
    July 28, 2015 / 5:50 am

    Yes yes yes to the blazer! I feel like throwing one on just instantly makes you look so much more put together. It's the perfect 'fake it till you make it' piece.

  16. Ashley
    July 28, 2015 / 6:48 am

    I definitely need the 5 minute face tips! I wake-up at 5:30 am during the school year and sometimes it is brutally painful! I like to get my routine down to as easy and effortless as possible!xo Ashley

  17. Alicia
    July 28, 2015 / 12:08 pm

    Is it weird that even though I'm a ballerina, I have some of the worst posture? Definitely need to work on this. Love this post!xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  18. Allison
    July 28, 2015 / 1:54 pm

    The title of this post is like the story of my life!

  19. Bash Harry
    July 28, 2015 / 2:44 pm

    Blazers and a little bit of makeup will make you look great in a matter of minutes! Great post! <3xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

  20. Lauren Ashley
    July 28, 2015 / 3:03 pm

    These are some ideas for looking polished quickly! I especially love the blazer idea… every time I add a blazer, I immediately feel ready to go conquer the world… hah!LaurenThe Fashionista's Diary

  21. Kayla Rivoli
    July 28, 2015 / 4:00 pm

    Posture is definitely something I need to work on. I'd like to try yoga, but I'm too scared lol. I'm not flexible and have no upper body strength haha I feel like I'd be the worst at it!Kayla |

  22. Marie Huang
    July 28, 2015 / 4:42 pm

    Pearl studs are definitely some of my go tos as well! My mom likes to tease me that I will be wearing yoga pants and a sweatshirt but still sporting my pearl studs! :)XOXO.Marie H.Progression By Design

  23. Krisztina Williams
    July 28, 2015 / 4:43 pm

    I love a crisp blazer or a tunic to pull a look together. And the double-duty makeup is a must for a quick 5-minute makeup look.

  24. Annie
    July 28, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    When in doubt there a blazer!! I couldn't agree more with a rule. It always makes an outfit look more professional. I feel you on looking alive though – the struggle is so so real girlie :DAnnie // Annie N Belle

  25. Amanda Cross
    July 28, 2015 / 7:20 pm

    Definitely great picks. I love blazers because they instantly make almost any outfit more fancy. I also love pearl items, but I tend to go for necklaces.

  26. Cat
    July 28, 2015 / 9:57 pm

    I LOVE the blouse you're wearing in the first outfit! Also, I agree with you on the pearl earrings. They instantly class up an outfit.

  27. Jordyn Brown
    July 29, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    You always have the best advice, I love these posts :)xoxo, SSThe Southern Stylista

  28. Stephanie Jenssen
    July 30, 2015 / 2:06 am

    Pearls and good posture – I remember my aunt telling me that those were two things every self respecting southern belle should have! I love your advice for advancing in the business world – while looking wonderful to boot!

  29. Sammi Penni
    July 31, 2015 / 2:35 am

    I love the way blazers look on so many people, but whenever I try them on, I just feel so boxy and masculine. I need to find a blazer that makes me feel cute and girly and then I'll be good!

  30. Anonymous
    August 1, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    I love blazers and have so many in my wardrobe, also will be adding some pearl studs to my jewellery box ;)Pop over to my blog!Sarah