Finding The Business Clothes That Are Perfect

Why Is Shopping For Business Casual Clothes So Hard?

I don't understand why business casual clothes are the hardest to shop for.


When getting ready for graduate schools, internships, job interviews, clinicals or even just your final occupation it is really important to have at least one nice business casual outfit. But man is it hard to find that perfect outfit, especially when you have no idea what to buy, do you buy a dress, or khakis, or nice black pants? Do I need a blazer, a jacket, or can I just wear a sweater? Is a short sleeve and nice cardigan appropriate?

These are all incredibly valid questions and I spent forever trying to figure out what business casual attire was the best and most appropriate for me in the setting I was planning to be in. There are a lot of things you need to consider, including the amount of time, activities, environment that you are going to be in during those times.

For me I just started my internship at a local Chiropractic office, and am going to Chiropractic School in the fall. When shopping for clothes for my internship I started off my talking to my friend who interned earlier, saw people in the office and what they were wearing, and talked to current DC students at the school I am attending in the fall.

I asked for help.

I had my friends come with me and help.

I learned that as a Doctor, who works primarily with her hands and manipulating joint dysfunctions wearing a dress, pencil skirt of heels really isn't ideal because I would be more focused on my appearance then making sure that I was giving my patients the best care I could. Furthermore, it when running around with patients and standing on my feet all day wearing heels would kill my feet and be unpleasant.

When at the store I learned that khaki is not my color.

I bought black pants, that I can switch between and a pair of dark red ones to alternate between. I also bought all sorts of types of shirts, including blouses, sweaters, and short sleeves so that I wasn't wearing the same thing every week. But after my first week at my internship I realized that some shirts were less ideal than others.

It gets very very toasty when you are working with three different patients and running up and down the stairs all day with the heat set at a normal temperature so the patients and desk workers are also comfortable.

While it took me so many different days to figure out what worked for me and my occupation, I was able to find that my nice pants, a short sleeve and a cardigan was the best outfit for my internship and future. It allows me to look professional, affectively do my tasks at my internship, and remain comfortable while I am there.

It is hard to find business casual clothes because there are so many different things that need to be considered and you want to make sure that everything is perfect. But remember to never be someone you aren't. Never adjust your clothes and way you look to try to impress everyone else.

Be You.

Fight the battle of finding your business casual attire that makes you smile and happy to go to work everyday.

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20 'Thank Yous' My Best Friends Need To Hear BEFORE The Semester Ends

Because I don't thank you enough.


When I decided to graduate a year early, I never thought about how hard it would be to say goodbye. The best part of my three-year journey at Florida State was the friends that I had made. The friends you meet in college are the friends you will never forget. Although in two weeks we will be miles apart, this is not the end of us-- this is a different type of forever. At this point, all I can say is thank you for making my time here unforgettable. Thank you:

1. For buying me Ice Cream when I had a bad day.

2. For pushing me out of my comfort zone. 

3. For teaching me the right way to do Happy Hour. 

4. For complimenting me when I wore that tight dress.

5. For forcing me to go to the library with you.

6. For *trying* to make me go to the gym.

7. For giving me great advice that you know I won't follow. 

8. For letting me borrow your new shirt even though you haven't even worn it yet.

9. For forgiving me when I get a little sassy.

10. For telling me I can do better. 

11. For reading my shitty articles. 

12. For ignoring my absolutely terrible singing. 

13. For laughing at my jokes. 

14. For roasting me in the group chat. 

15. For driving me to class when I was too lazy to find parking. 

16. For picking me up from class when I was too lazy to walk back home.

17. For lending me money because I really REALLY needed that extra guacamole.

18. For tolerating my annoying self after your stressful day.

19. For staying up late because I didn't want to watch the scary movie alone.

20. For being the best friends I ever had.


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An Open Letter To The Friend Who Continues To Save My Life

No one knows me like you do.


From the day we became friends, we have always had nothing but support for one another. Although we have only really been friends for about seven years now, I feel as if you have always been a part of my life. You know me just as well as you know yourself, and I understand you in the same way I understand my own thoughts and feelings.

You have never made me feel pressured, insecure, or unappreciated. The mutual respect we have for one another is unmatched. We can talk to each other about anything; from some of the most trivial topics to entire life philosophies. We have grown and matured together, and I couldn't be more proud of the person you are today.

We don't always agree on everything, and I always appreciate your fresh point of view, but I have never felt more in sync with another person than I do with you. We share the same birth month, the same age, the same home town, the same anxieties, and many of the same attitudes and values.

I feel as if you know exactly when I want to be alone and when I need company. Since we are both introverted, we understand that the other person needs time to recharge. And when I'm sitting alone with nothing to do, I always get a text from you asking to hang out.

In some of my loneliest, most vulnerable moments, you have been there. When I question how many true friends I really have, you are always sure to make your love for me known.

Through high school, and now college, we have experienced so many life-changing events together. Some that have taught us extremely valuable lessons, and others that have shown us incredible pain and how to grow from our lowest moments.

I want to thank you for showing me what life-long friendship looks like. Thank you for always understanding me and never putting too much pressure on me. I see an incredible future for both of us no matter where each of our lives takes us.

We will always share a unique connection that cannot be separated by any distance. But, for now, I'm glad you're only one text or phone call away.

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