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Congratulations again on your incredible promotion! It's time to elevate your wardrobe to reflect your new responsibilities and keep you on the path to new opportunities. Because we did sort of an ad hoc consultation/ closet edit, I have a solid sense of the direction we are going, but am missing a few of the details as we didn't complete the entire intake form. Not to worry! That just means that you'll see more choices to ensure that the look you want most is represented below. Of course, everything is flattering for your figure and authentic to your personal style. Off we go!

First off, you need a stellar bag. This one is high quality at a great price, but not too high end for your position. Every fundraiser has a different approach to the level of dress based on your donor base. Because you are making multi-million dollar asks, quality accessories are essential. Whether or not you want to venture into designer-land is up to you. I opted not to, but if that appeals to you, let me know and I'll make other suggestions. 

This bag works well with your color palette, so it is not vital that you have burgundy in your outfit to pull this off. Also, it will look lovely with your burgundy coat or any of the coats on this list. It is large enough to carry files, your laptop and much more. I recommend carrying a smaller clutch or crossbody inside that you can use during the day to grab coffee, leaving this at your desk. 

Cole Haan Reese Large Glazed Tote. Available in zinfandel, black. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $328 Now: $164. 

Cole Haan Reese Large Glazed Tote. Available in zinfandel, black. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $328 Now: $164. 

Next up, your coat. Yes, your burgundy coat is lovely and should absolutely stay in the mix. In addition, you requested a new leather jacket (no vegan leather, only the real thing). Because you want an edge to your style without full leather pieces (with the exception of a jacket), this coat is just right for you. A phenomenal price (don't worry, we cut corners in other pieces to accommodate the investment), layering this coat on top of even the most conservative outfit elevates the look and brings an urban aesthetic into the mix. It's functional and works wonders for all your pieces. I also love it for the weekends. Toss it on with jeans or the legging/pants below with flats, sneakers, boots or heels depending on the occasion. You'll always feel put together, regardless of where you are going or who you happen to see there. 

Truth of Touch Mercer Leather Sleeve Wool Blend Coat. Available in black, chocolate. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $325 Now: $129. 

Truth of Touch Mercer Leather Sleeve Wool Blend Coat. Available in black, chocolate. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $325 Now: $129. 

You look amazing in fitted pieces that show off your curves and that's your comfort zone, too. So, you'll see an array of form fitting options on this list. You also requested longer dresses with sleeves. I'm a fan. This dark purple fitted dress makes getting dressed simple. Try it under the black coat above, with the black booties below. Bring added sophistication and confidence to the look with metallic jewelry. Dresses with sleeves are amazing because you can skip layering a cardigan or jacket over top, if you'd like. However, if you are looking for warmth or flexibility, feel free to add a blazer, such as the navy option, over top. Or, transform the dress into a skirt by layering the v-neck burgundy sweater over top. 

Tahari 3/4 Length Sleeve Melane Jersey Sheath Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $128 Now: $49. 

Tahari 3/4 Length Sleeve Melane Jersey Sheath Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $128 Now: $49. 

You recently discovered that sexy heel elevates your style and makes you look and feel more confident. We're sticking with that approach. However, it's also important that you can run all over town without worrying about your feet. So, I recommend brands that are famous for comfort without sacraficing style. This pair from Corso Como are sophisticated and still totally functional. Wear them with dresses, skirts or pants. The asymmetrical design means they don't visually cut off your legs while still allowing you to rock the ankle boot trend. This shoe also brings an edge to your outfit. So, for more conservative looks, simply add this shoe to bring a more modern and urban flavor. 

Corso Como Yorktown Cut Out Bootie. Nordstrom. Was: $164 Now: $115. 

Corso Como Yorktown Cut Out Bootie. Nordstrom. Was: $164 Now: $115. 

A great watch changes everything. First, it allows you to subtly check the time without pulling out your phone and second it brings a level of sophistication to your look without thinking too hard about accessories. Mixed metal is the way to go as it allows you to wear gold and silver jewelry simultaneously and still look very put together. If this style doesn't work for you, simply look for another mixed metal option that appeals to you. 

Skagen Ditte Watch. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $175 Now: $86. 

Skagen Ditte Watch. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $175 Now: $86. 

The same argument goes for any mixed metal jewelry pieces. Gold is big right now, but you have necklaces that are both silver and gold. Not to worry. Rocking the watch and/ or the ring below brings the entire look together. You adore rings and this one is sure to draw compliments. It's an ideal way to bring visual interest and complexity to your look that is largely minimalist. And, the price is great, too. Wear this during the week or on the weekends to bring more style to your look. 

Trina Turk Pyramid Stud Stone Ring. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $88 Now: $24. 

Trina Turk Pyramid Stud Stone Ring. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $88 Now: $24. 

With jewelry, it's best to stick with 2-3 pieces. In your case, go with a necklace, ring and watch or replace the ring with a bracelet. Delicate necklaces draw attention to your breasts, making them appear larger in comparison to a delicate piece, so be aware of that for workdays. Bolder necklaces are actually more appropriate, but obviously both work. Feel free to rock the metallic necklaces you have. Otherwise, this bold multistrand gold option is lovely and super practical. You are welcome to go beyond metallic jewelry and introduce color. However, in the beginning, it's easier to choose a few metallic options that will work with any outfit. If you are happy with those, use them as your signature pieces and you are good to go. If you find you'd like more variety, add in colored pieces. Try this one over any of the tops or dresses on this list. I especially like it with the green blouse below. 

Beaded Multirow Drape Necklace. Topshop. $55.

Beaded Multirow Drape Necklace. Topshop. $55.

I adore this top. It's available in multiple options and makes so many outfits work. Because it has long sleeves, you can skip the jacket or cardigan, if you like. Not only does green work well for you, it's imperative that you have green options to show school support at events. Therefore, I've included a wide array of green options so you don't feel like you are wearing the same pieces repeatedly. Also, because you attend an array of donor events, your green pieces (more than the others) need to transfer from casual to dressy easily. I love this top with the winter white leggings/pants at the bottom of the list for game days. Add a long cardigan and flats or slip on sneakers to complete the look. For a conservative day at the office, pair this with the navy dress trousers below and the navy suit jacket. Add the gold necklace up above and the navy heels to complete the look. Or, mix and match this with the print skirts. Even better, the boat neck and long sleeves mean this is an ideal top to layer over dresses, transforming them into skirts. This approach works especially well for work trips when you need multiple outfits while carrying a few pieces. 

Boatneck Blouse. Available in multiple colors. The Limited. Was: $49 Now: $24. 

Boatneck Blouse. Available in multiple colors. The Limited. Was: $49 Now: $24. 

You feel confident in edgier pieces, but we must be mindful of your office. For instance, full leather pieces aren't appropriate and often exposed zippers can feel a little to sexy for certain donor meetings. Every challenge has a solution. Texture can bring visual interest to your look without adding bold prints or colors. This lace pencil skirt can easily become a workhorse in your wardrobe. Pair it with solids and some prints. It works well with an array of tops on this list. Remember that black and navy can be paired together, so don't be afraid of that combination. I love this with the green top above and the black heels with gold accents. Trust me, it's more versatile than you think. It will work with any of the jackets, blazers and cardigans on the list. And, it's a classic cut and fabric that works for years. 

Lace Pencil Skirt. Zara. $49.

Lace Pencil Skirt. Zara. $49.

These shoes are amazing AND they are also listed below in green (which is on sale). Oh so practical and yet crazy sophisticated, they elevate any outfit and show major confidence. And, of course, they coordinate well with all your gold accessories, making your style seem both intentional and effortless. The best part? They are Cole Haan, so they are exceptionally comfortable. 

Cole Haan Highline Cap Toe Pump Pointy Toe. Cole Haan. $248. 

Cole Haan Highline Cap Toe Pump Pointy Toe. Cole Haan. $248. 

In the event that you aren't rocking a mixed metal watch or ring and you want to make those shoes work with other silver jewelry, this necklace does the trick. The pricepoint is just right and it also works well for the weekends. Toss it on with a tee and jeans, if you like. 

Silver and Gold Rectangle Necklace. Topshop. Was: $15 Now: $10. 

Silver and Gold Rectangle Necklace. Topshop. Was: $15 Now: $10. 

As I mentioned, navy and black work well together and you love them both. Plus, you are a fan of subtle prints and this one is ideal. Yet again, the sleeves mean you can layer or wear this piece solo. Try it with any of the shoes on this list and the black coat. Or, opt for the burgundy coat, and black or navy shoes. Feel free to layer a bold necklace over top, if you prefer. Feeling cold? This works well with any of the jackets on this list, especially the black leather option. 

Tahari Avani Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $158 Now: $89. (It's navy and black!)

Tahari Avani Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $158 Now: $89. (It's navy and black!)

We discussed bringing a more urban feel to your standard work outfits by integrating a lightweight leather jacket. You prefer real leather, rather than the vegan options and we're looking for something polished, modern and flattering to your figure. This piece from Halston Heritage is that and more. The blazer is fashion forward and more polished than a moto style. It's appropriate for the office and evening events. Plus, I love it on you for the weekends with more casual pieces. It's hip, like you. And, the price is insane. I know, a little more than you like to spend, but those pieces from the Limited, etc., help balance your budget. 

Halston Heritage Ribbed Back Leather Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $995 Now: $299. 

Halston Heritage Ribbed Back Leather Jacket. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $995 Now: $299. 

You prefer dresses and skirts, so there are more of those on this list. Teal works well with your color palette and can be mixed and matched easily with greens, navy, black, grey and winter white. Plus, it's important to offer vibrant colors for the days when you are ready to make more of a statement. This Tahari option is sure to show off all your best assets and the detailing brings a modern twist to a classic cut. Try it with the leather blazer above and black, navy or mustard yellow shoes. Alternatively, try it with a long cardigan and ankle boots for especially cold days. It's an ideal candidate for a blouse layered over top. The green long sleeved option would be beautiful. Oh so many options!

Tahari Hardware Sleeveless Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $128 Now: $49. 

Tahari Hardware Sleeveless Dress. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $128 Now: $49. 

It's important that you have components of a traditional suit. There's really no need for you to ever wear them together, but it is helpful for mixing and matching. This navy blazer from the Limited is flattering and will hold up for years. Toss it over any dress on the list for a polished, classic look. Or, use it to tone down a bold skirt or dress. 

Collection 2 button jacket. Available in multiple colors. (I like navy!). The Limited. Was: $169 Now: $84. 

Collection 2 button jacket. Available in multiple colors. (I like navy!). The Limited. Was: $169 Now: $84. 

This top can never be wrong. It's timeless, feminine and works effortlessly with an array of skirts and pants. Try it for a more casual affair with the leggings/pants from Uniqlo in winter white. Add the navy blazer or black leather jacket and flats or heels. Alternatively, try it with the navy trousers below and burgundy, green, mustard yellow, black or green heels. I like it with the navy and black print skirt below, the navy blazer and navy or black shoes. Add silver or mixed metal jewelry to pull it all together. 

Metallic Tie Front Blouse. Available in multiple colors. Banana Republic. $89. (just wait, it will go on sale.)

Metallic Tie Front Blouse. Available in multiple colors. Banana Republic. $89. (just wait, it will go on sale.)

It's true, you are not a fan of bold prints. But, this geometric option from Zara works well with your color palette and adds unexpected visual interest to your look. Naturally, it works well with navy, black and white pieces. But, it also is lovely with grey, dark green and burgundy. 

Shimmer Thread Mid Length Skirt. Available in silver, blue. Zara. $22.

Shimmer Thread Mid Length Skirt. Available in silver, blue. Zara. $22.

Wearing that grey long sleeved top? Why not add this minimalist ring into the mix? It works as well for work as for the weekend and is sure to be in your collection for years to come.

Large Brushed Ring. Topshop. $14.

Large Brushed Ring. Topshop. $14.

I love a good sheath dress for you and this navy option with a v back is made of the same fabric as the navy blazer and trousers. Mix and match accordingly. Or use it as a canvass for bolder pieces including fun shoes or jewelry. 

Collection V-back Sheath Dress. Available in multiple colors. (I vote for navy!). The Limited. Was: $99 Now: $49. 

Collection V-back Sheath Dress. Available in multiple colors. (I vote for navy!). The Limited. Was: $99 Now: $49. 

This unusual necklace from Topshop would be perfect. Feel free to use it on the weekend over a t-shirt and jeans to elevate your casual look. 

Statement Leaf Necklace. Topshop. $40.

Statement Leaf Necklace. Topshop. $40.

And these Cole Haan heels couldn't be better to complete the look. The color works well with an array of pieces in your wardrobe and the texture is true to your personal style. Plus, they are crazy comfortable. Remember, it's not necessary to have green in your outfit to pull this together. They simply need to coordinate with your look. 

Cole Haan Highline Pump Pointy Toe. Cole Haan. Was: $248 Now: $169.

Cole Haan Highline Pump Pointy Toe. Cole Haan. Was: $248 Now: $169.

This top from Ann Taylor shows off your small waist and is a nice option for work and the weekend. The longer length works well with the leggings/pants from Uniqlo and is ideal under the longer cardigans listed below. Feel free to wear it with jeans or (if this appeals to you) a pair of culottes. Bam!

Knotted Crepe Top. Available in multiple colors. Ann Taylor. $59.

Knotted Crepe Top. Available in multiple colors. Ann Taylor. $59.

This green leather jacket is too cool to exclude from your list. So, here it is. This is an exceptional price for the piece, but a little higher than you usually like to go. Therefore this is really a bonus pick. This can work well for the office, events and the weekend. And, the dark green color works well with the vast majority of your wardrobe. This is a love it or hate it item. Let me know what you think. :)

Truth & Pride Luna Leather Jacket. Nordstrom. Was: $749 Now: $299. 

Truth & Pride Luna Leather Jacket. Nordstrom. Was: $749 Now: $299. 

While we are exploring love it or hate it items, here's a bold floral a-line dress. Unexpected? Out of sync? Maybe. Or, maybe not. It's all about the styling. You are a fan of dark florals, so this may or may not fit that description for you. The fit is super flattering and I can see you rocking this on the weekend with the leather jacket (green or black) and a pair of sneakers or boots. It's cute, fun and a little vintage inspired. I think you'd look lovely. And, of course, you are welcome to layer a shirt or sweater over top. 

ASOS Midi Skater Bonded Floral Dress. ASOS. Was: $86 Now: $48.

ASOS Midi Skater Bonded Floral Dress. ASOS. Was: $86 Now: $48.

This cowl neck sleeveless top is a major workhorse.

Crepe Drape Neck Top. Ann Taylor. Was: $49 Now: $34 Additional 50% off taken at checkout. Low inventory. 

Crepe Drape Neck Top. Ann Taylor. Was: $49 Now: $34 Additional 50% off taken at checkout. Low inventory. 

It makes things like this skirt, for instance, work very well. Another dark floral, this bold print is lovely with black, white, navy, grey and dark purple, to name a few. 

Warehouse Enlarged Floral Bonded Pencil Co-Ord Skirt. ASOS. Was: $117 Now: $83.

Warehouse Enlarged Floral Bonded Pencil Co-Ord Skirt. ASOS. Was: $117 Now: $83.

Layering sweaters are important as they provide warmth and complexity to an outfit. J. Crew works well for you and this sweater works well over dresses, button up shirts, tees and everything else in between. It's also a nice way to integrate burgundy into your ensemble. 

J. Crew Factory Cashmere V-Neck Sweater. Available in multiple colors. J.Crew Outlet. Valued at $158 Now: $94.

J. Crew Factory Cashmere V-Neck Sweater. Available in multiple colors. J.Crew Outlet. Valued at $158 Now: $94.

Pairing a top with a bottom of the same color is a powerful way to elongate your frame and make you look slimmer. I'm a fan of the burgundy sweater with the skirt of the same color. Of course, both can be paired effortlessly with an array of items on this list and they bring your burgundy handbag into the mix. Try either of them with your coat of the same color for a very intentional, polished look. 

J.Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Double Wool. Available in multiple colors. J.Crew Outlet. Valued at: $89 Now: $53. 

J.Crew Factory Pencil Skirt in Double Wool. Available in multiple colors. J.Crew Outlet. Valued at: $89 Now: $53. 

Coclico shoes are made in Italy, hold up very well over time, are a bit edgy and are crazy comfortable. This pair from Nordstrom is on sale, which is a blessing. Grey feels like a neutral until you buy a pair of shoes that are grey. You'll end up treating it more like a color when pairing. While you may choose to hold off on these due to price, I wanted to include them so you have any idea of the next level of shoe for your look. These would be lovely with a wide array of outfits on this list including the burgundy look above. 

Coclico Escuro Wedge Boot. Nordstrom. Was: $475 Now: $332. 

Coclico Escuro Wedge Boot. Nordstrom. Was: $475 Now: $332. 

The Coclico boots would also look smashing with this blazer. It's available in camel, too and is a nice shift from the traditional suit jacket. It's great for the weekend or weekday and can pull together a look without tossing a cardigan over top. Full disclosure: I have this one and get compliments on it regularly. 

Ellis Blazer. Available in grey, camel. Anthropologie. $158.

Ellis Blazer. Available in grey, camel. Anthropologie. $158.

Things don't always need to be form fitting for you. This a-line skirt is super flattering, comfortable and offers a different approach to your silouette. I love it with the green top at the beginning of this list or the green leather jacket. Try it with a tee tucked in and sneakers in warmer weather. And, of course, it's glorious with any of the shoes listed below. 

David Lerner Lace Midi Skirt. Available in ink, white. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $284 Now: $129. 

David Lerner Lace Midi Skirt. Available in ink, white. Nordstrom Rack. Was: $284 Now: $129. 

Here they are! It's the same pair of shoes in three colors. I love them all for you and they work effortlessly with your collection. I'm not sure how you feel about mustard yellow. But, if you like it, it's a great choice to add an element of fun to your looks. 

Lien Do Pajaro Heels. Available in multiple colors. Anthropologie. $158.

Lien Do Pajaro Heels. Available in multiple colors. Anthropologie. $158.

Lien Do Pajaro Heels. Available in multiple colors. Anthropologie. $158.

Lien Do Pajaro Heels. Available in multiple colors. Anthropologie. $158.

Game Day! The three pieces below are just right for casual university events. Obviously, you'd want a jacket over the halter. But, it's pretty adorable for weekend wear, in general. I especially love it with the Uniqlo pants. Also, I'm on the fence about the rainboots. They are fun, but you should trust your instincts on what they bring to the table. With a pair of skinny jeans and the black or navy cardigan below, they'd look great. The game day shoes are a no brainer as they are a more sophisticated choice that is sure to be popular with fans. 

ASOS Top with Halter Neck and Floral Print in Crepe. ASOS. Was: $40 Now: $20. 

ASOS Top with Halter Neck and Floral Print in Crepe. ASOS. Was: $40 Now: $20. 

Game Day Flats. Available in multiple color combinations. Lilly Bee. $58.

Game Day Flats. Available in multiple color combinations. Lilly Bee. $58.

Game Day Rain Boots. Available in multiple color combinations. Lilly Bee. $84.

Game Day Rain Boots. Available in multiple color combinations. Lilly Bee. $84.

A cardigan is essential and Uniqlo makes some of my favorites. In the summer, the company also makes cardis with UV protection. So good. This length is lovely on you and all three colors would provide value in your wardrobe. Camel is especially sophisticated and navy allows you to simply swap out the navy blazer and replace it with the navy cardigan. Less thinking. Just as much style. 

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Extra Fine Merino Wool Cardigan. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

A chambray shirt or an oxford shirt are key components to your wardrobe. I'm voting for an oxford (no iron!). Although either work very well. This top is a neutral and can work with really anything on this list. It's a great way to keep things polished, classic and sophisticated without simply opting for a white shirt. Big fan. And, the fit of this style from Banana is just right for you.

Fitted Non Iron Sateen Shirt. Available in multiple colors. Banana Republic. Was: $69 Now: $44. 

Fitted Non Iron Sateen Shirt. Available in multiple colors. Banana Republic. Was: $69 Now: $44. 

I've mentioned them a zillion times and here they are: the Uniqlo leggings/pants. The price is crazy awesome and so are these pants. They are comfortable, hold up well and a great alternative to jeans. If you like them, feel free to purchase them in multiple colors as your new weekend wardrobe. 

Leggings Pants. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Leggings Pants. Available in multiple colors. Uniqlo. $29.

Almost last but certainly not least, this long sleeved blouse from the Limited. I'm guessing you can go with navy and green for game days, but you can set me straight if I'm wrong. I'm not sure how you feel about bold stripes, but I can assure you that you'd look stunning in this combo. I'm a big fan of this top with the navy trousers below. 

Striped Lightweight Top. The Limited. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

Striped Lightweight Top. The Limited. Was: $59 Now: $29. 

The last piece of the suit, these navy trousers from the Limited can be washed in the washing machine and hold up well over time. They have some stretch and navy works with your entire wardrobe so they are especially practical without being black. So, there's that. 

Cassidy Collection Bootcut Pants. Available in multiple colors. The Limited. Was: $79 Now: $39. 

Cassidy Collection Bootcut Pants. Available in multiple colors. The Limited. Was: $79 Now: $39. 

And finally, a sassy shoe. Because we can. 

Trotters Amelia T-Strap Pump. Available in multiple colors. (Navy and nude pictured). Nordstrom. $134.

Trotters Amelia T-Strap Pump. Available in multiple colors. (Navy and nude pictured). Nordstrom. $134.

And there you have it. Normally, an uber wishlist is 20-30 items, so hopefully, this is extra helpful rather than overwhelming:) Let me know how it goes. One more thing, there was a technical issue with the raincoat at Macy's. You can view it by searching "Calvin Klein Water Resistant Hooded Raincoat." 

 

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