Before Friday Features: Lauren

Welcome to our Before Friday Features section! Every couple of weeks we are going to feature awesome women from around the country and ask them their secrets to looking fly and tackling the workweek.

For our first post we’re headed to Dallas, Texas to talk to a beautiful lawyer named Lauren.

What is your personal power suit (the outfit that makes you feel like kicking ass and taking names)?

I always go for a high-waisted pencil skirt and heels. It’s a classy, tailored look that makes me feel both feminine and powerful.

On a rushed morning what is your go-to outfit?

Uh, well, to be honest, every morning is a rushed morning. In a real pinch, I go for a dress – just pull it on, zip it up, and – voila – an instant polished look!

What is your least favorite part of the workweek? 

3pm every day. That is my low time. Remedy: a blowpop.

Do you have any tricks for making an outfit day-to-night?

Lipstick! I don’t really believe in day vs. night wardrobes, but, if I want to freshen my look and step it up a notch, I’ll add a bold lipstick.

What do you always have on hand in your kitchen?

Eggs, always. I buy a dozen and hard boil half of them. I use the hardboiled eggs in salads and as quick, protein-packed snacks. I use the rest for egg sandwiches, omelets, poached eggs, etc. I can get so many different meals out of one carton of eggs!

What is your go-to weekday breakfast? 

Diet coke. Don’t follow my example. I’m the worst.

What is your favorite workout when you are pinched for time?

If all else fails, push-ups! There is seriously always time to knock those out, whether it’s 2pm in the middle of a busy workday behind closed office doors or 2am five minutes before falling into bed. I try to do them every day.

Thanks so much, Lauren! We loved hearing your take on the workweek!

Photos by Payton Odem.

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