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    Crafting Personal Style: Work What You’ve Got

    The cheapest way to freshen up your wardrobe is to just change what you already own. Even the cutest peices can start feeling a little stale and boring when you’ve worn them fifty times. Altering and embellishing can make something oldĀ feel and look new (or at least new to you). A little altering can make an amazing difference. Simple alterations like hemming or adjusting fit are pretty easy if you have some basic sewing skills. Marisa at New Dress a Day makes quick and easy alterations and turns $1 horror shows into adorable outfits. The shirts my job provided were a lovely square shape, so the first order of business…

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    Polo Anyone?

    No, not the good kind with ponies. This week marks the beginning of a mandatory polo shirt regimen at work. While I don’t want to complain, (to have a job at all is awesome and come November I’ll have health insurance for the first time in five years), I can’t help but be a bit bummed about this. The company is footing the bill for seven of the polos pictured below. So why is this bugging me? I’m a creative person in a job that’s more spreadsheets than right brain activity. Some people unwind with alcohol or video games, I use embroidery or sewing. (Stabbing things repeatedly with a needle…