Working two jobs and going to school keeps me EXTREMELY busy. I barely have time to sit down and eat a real meal (yes, popcorn and wine for dinner everynight), regardless of a busy schedule a social life is essential to keeping my sanity. Not that I’ve never done a superwoman change in my car real quick before going out but; it’s a little easier– not to mention ladylike– being able to change a few parts of an outfit to kick it up a notch and check out Oakland’s exciting night life.

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A fun colored pencil skirt is an easy piece to dress up or down making it perfect for a casual day, as well as a night out . Adding denim to almost any semi-formal piece automatically makes it more casual and, lets face it who doesn’t love denim?

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Hello happy hour! Loosing the chambray shirt, adding a little bling a simple clutch and some great heels is so simple yet a completely chic way to dress up this skirt.

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Plain t-shirts act as a blank canvases making them so versatile. You can do almost anything with them I strongly suggest stocking up on them (seriously hit up your local target.) For an everyday look jeans, a t-shirt, a fun blazer and , some simple flats. Finding staples pieces with a little extra fun, like the embroidery on this blazer make it easier to dress up an outfit.

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Again changing shoes your purse and adding jewelry completely change the look. Like I said in my last article, accessories can totally take an outfit in a different direction.

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Putting a leather belt around a dress adds a casual fun casual detail. An oversized bag (this Free People has literally been giving me life for the last 2 months. OBSESSED.) is fashionable and a great way to tote around all the necessary items to elevate the look of this dress.

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I love, love, love this clutch! Anytime I have a chance to wear it I do, a perfect accessory to dress up this outfit. I paired a  simple necklace and flirty heels for an elevated look. This outfit is screaming dinner date!!

Don’t give up on your social life because of a busy schedule throw some shoes, some jewelry and, a cute bag in the backseat when you leave and your ready for whatever Friday night throws at you !