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How to master office dressing- advice from a London lawyer

Posted by ana maziarz-bousse on

In 2004 I started working for a law firm as a paralegal. Our London office was based on famous Fleet streets. A dream had come true for me! I borrowed some money from a friend and bought a suit.  It was from Zara, a cream tweed looking number (thinking about it now, it was probably 100% polyester). I also bought a cream linen shirt and ivory courts, which looked much more expensive then they were.  I felt so professional and chic.   Fifteen years later and a suit is still the basis of my office style.  Not necessarily a black, sharp one (although they also have their place) but a softer, wool/ tweed version.  They lend themselves...

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How to style an off white coat

Posted by ana maziarz-boousse on

Ever since I read Bergdof Blondes it became a dream of mine to have a cream cashmere coat. Even though one of the main characters wore cream cashmere skinny pants and not a coat, I've associated ivory cashmere with Park Avenue sophistication. I used think for years that a cream fabric would get dirty quickly so I avoided it even though it was my Holi Grail of winter wardrobe. Until I learned that only polyester or polyester blend (wool with polyester) will get dirty after one or two wears. Wool, as a natural fabric (wool, cashmere, alpaca) won't pick up...

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