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D.C. blogger Alicia Tenise styles the Wayf Sweet Symphony Necklace, Mother Cropped Flare Denim and Sam Edelman Loafer Mules

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Top: Wayf | Jeans: Mother Denim | Shoes: Sam Edelman ℅ Shopbop | Coat: Topshop | Bag: Tory Burch | Belt: Topshop

Do you know what’s the coolest part about working for myself? I finally get to create my own dress code.

Don’t get me wrong: I never worked at a place with a super strict dress code in my post grad years. I worked at media groups and software agencies that were totally cool with me rocking denim to the office. However, now that I work for myself, anytime I meet with clients or brand partners, or simply walk over to my neighborhood coffee shop or WeWork to get things done, I can wear whatever I want.

This outfit right here is my favorite for a day of answering emails, meeting with clients and staging photoshoots. The top and the shoes scream business, while the cropped flare denim dresses the ensemble down a bit. I love to top it off with this blush coat; the color is unexpected and such a fun alternative to a boring black winter coat, and it looks chic and pulls the whole power ensemble together. 

Photos by Lauren Louise Photography

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  1. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    I LOVE this pair of denim on you!

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  2. Nataly Kimball wrote:

    This is such a great look on you! I am loving those shoes!

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  3. Feyi A wrote:

    Love this look!! x
    Marveling-Mind☀ | Instagram | Bloglovin’

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  4. Priscilla Eliodoro wrote:

    This is a great look! Love it! 🙂

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  5. Love the rough hem on these jeans and those loafers….I still haven’t pulled the trigger but I really want to!! Loving your dress code 😉

    Taylor |

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  6. It really is one of the best perks! I love this whole look, and this jacket is gorgeous!


    Lee Anne

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  7. Love these looks. The blush jacket and the purse are my favorites. So chic!

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  8. Emely R.|xcupcakezombiex wrote:

    I really like this look too – it’s polished without trying.

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  9. Hi Alicia, this blouse is so pretty! I love how you can dress it up for work or wear casually 🙂

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  10. I love the pretty choker neckline. And I’m so jealous of your dresscode lol!

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  11. Having no dress code is literally one of the best parts about working for yourself. I can’t tell you how much I love working in my pjs from home.


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  12. I love those shoes! So classy and easy to slide on and go!

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  13. Liv wrote:

    Love your coat. So trendy!


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  14. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    Such a pretty look!! I need those jeans!!

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  15. Shelby Skaggs wrote:

    I love these trends you’re rocking! I need a pair of those shoes stat!


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  16. Fab look, girl! Love that choker top with that stunning jacket…so beautiful. Def need that adorable bag, killin it!

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  17. Jenny wrote:

    Love those those shoes and that jacket!

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  18. Love this outfit!! Obsessed with everything ?

    Catherine | Beauty by Catherine

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  19. Ashley Garza wrote:

    I LOVE this look, Alicia! I really need a pair of cropped jeans in my life. I’ve been obsessed with every way you have styled yours!!

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  20. Christina wrote:

    Love those loafers, the shirt, and the coat! All so cute.

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  21. Lauren wrote:

    Absolutely love your blush duster and the choker top! Such a chic look!

    Lauren |

    Posted 2.6.17 Reply
  22. Hannah Palamara wrote:

    Your slide loafers are absolutely everything. Love this whole outfit!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  23. Meghan wrote:

    Same reason why I like it!! I do have the tendency to lounge around in workout gear. I’m the worst fashion blogger when I’m off duty lol.

    Meghan |

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  24. Anna Cobbs wrote:

    Yes, girl! This outfit is amazing! Love those slides, too!!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  25. Anna English wrote:

    That duster is fabulous, love the color!

    Posted 2.7.17 Reply
  26. Liz wrote:

    loving those shoes!!!! So cute!

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  27. Mary Gui wrote:

    such a cute blogger look, love the coat and the top!

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  28. Sydney Power wrote:

    I love this outfit, I have been lucky with pretty relaxed dress code rules where i work too!

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  29. Maggie wrote:

    This look is fantastic!! Simple and chic 🙂

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  30. Angelle Marix wrote:

    OH MY!! gorgeous outfit… Stunning photos.. and I am obsessed with everything blush.


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  31. this outfit is so on point!! Want it all!!! love the jacket, denim and slide loafers. so chic!

    Posted 2.8.17 Reply
  32. Amanda K wrote:

    Having your own dress code sounds amazing! I love those loafers!

    Amanda ||

    Posted 2.9.17 Reply
  33. debbie_savage wrote:

    You look absolutely beautiful! I would of never thought of this concept!
    xo Debbie |

    Posted 2.11.17 Reply