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Guest Post: Mackenzie from Design Darling

[College Prep Sidenote: Mackenzie and I did not discuss our post ideas… the similarities only attest to our true true true blogging connection!]
I’m Mackenzie from Design Darling and I’m thrilled to be blog swapping with Carly today. Please stop by my blog to check out her post!
Carly and I bonded over the fact that we both balance blogging with college. As a senior at Bucknell University, I’m getting ready to swap classes for full-time employment, a challenge that fortunately requires a new-and-improved wardrobe. Having interned for prep icons Ralph Lauren and Jonathan Adler, I thought it would be fun to discuss a few essentials of the preppy young professional!

The preppy nine-to-fiver knows you don’t need to don a pinstriped skirt suit to look the part. (Phew!) Conservative silhouettes in unexpected colors — cap-toe flats updated with a shot of pink or the conservative shift dress tied with a grosgrain bow — are a must for keeping your look professional and your outlook bright. Transform your basic white button-down by pairing it with a citrusy skirt and a statement necklace. You’ll create a look that’s office-appropriate, attention-getting, and totally your own.

First jobs also mean first apartments — and you know better than to just recreate your former dorm room! Say good bye to the movie posters and hello to preppy accents that complement your taste in clothes: needlepoint accessories, shiny lacquer, and a summery print. Your first apartment will be just as fabulous as your new-and-improved wardrobe!
Thank you, Carly, for having me here today; you’ve been a most delightful hostess! Remember to pop over to Design Darling to read Carly’s post.

14 Comments

Trish

Awwwww! Two of my fave sweeties! This is so perfect and I love your advice. I wish I could have been one of your college roomies – oh what fun we could have had! 😉 Popping over to visit Miss Carly now. Smooch to you both! xoxx -Trishy

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Ruthie

I love this! I just entered the "real world" this year and I hated the thought of wearing black/ grey/ brown every day! Luckily my mom is a colorful lady, and has always worn bright things to work, so I learned from her and never shy away from color!

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Chic Geek

So happy to have found your blog via design darling! I'm curious, what program did you use to create your wardrobe pics? I use polyvore but you seem to have so much more room with the format that you used!

Thanks so much! I look forward to reading more of your blog
xx

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Roxy Te

love Mackenzie and her wardrobe to first apartment edits! Equally loved your wardrobe staples over at Design Darling! Great job, ladies and cheers to your senior year!

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Rachel

I needed this post yesterday! Ironically I had an interview yesterday afternoon and was searching high and low for some business casual dress posts for inspiration.

So glad I have some more help in the future now from both of y'all's posts!

Rachel
http://j-peachy.blogspot.com

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