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Don’t skip the pedicures

When your friend asks you to go shopping with her for a ‘new job wardrobe’, you say yes.  Or at least you should! I went on a shopping adventure with my friend who had just accepted a position at a local office.  Her previous employer didn’t require a dress code, but of course this one did.   I was up for the challenge.  I mean, who doesn’t want to pick out all of the clothes and not have to buy anything! 😉 My friend and I went to so many stores that day and learned that finding fashionable work attire was harder than we thought it was going to be.  She is a mom of three and didn’t want to spend a lot on clothes she didn’t really like and wouldn’t wear anywhere other than work.  We managed to find a few staple pieces like black pants, black capris, white collared shirts and a couple floral shirts that she didn’t despise and didn’t empty her wallet.   There were still pedicures planned that day and she didn’t want to forego those! We talked during those glorious foot scrub
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Adulting made easy-ish!

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