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The Lowdown: Now that the holidays are just about over our attention is shifting from parties and family gatherings (yay!) back to the workplace (darn!). While 2010 took a lot out of us, we’d like to go into 2011 reenergized and feeling like, well, we could take over the world (or at least the occasional staff meeting). Our secret weapon? Returning to work in a fabulous new dress — the kind that will have them both doing double takes AND taking notice of our ingenious ideas.
We are, of course, relatively broke after the holidays — but fortunately we also know where to pick up amazing work dresses (the ones that look one-of-a-kind) for less than $100 each (okay, one is $102 — but we tried really hard!). Modcloth. Our picks here will work as stand-alone pieces (accessorized with high-power pumps or sexy boots), or covered up a bit with a simple jacket or chic cardigan and one or two high-power accessories (the statement bracelet anyone?). Love.