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Best Ways To Accessorize From The Office To A Date In Tampa

Working a long day and fear you don't have time to get ready for your date tonight? Don't cancel those dinner reservations just yet! Here are a few fashion items to add to your wardrobe that will work for the office and your Prince Charming, too. Items to look for: heels, simple white tees and accessories that can quickly and easily jazz up your look including necklaces, earings and of course, an elegant cuff bracelet.

Necklace: Deborah Kent's Boutique
2120 A South Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 251-4654
www.deborahkents.comHours: Mon to Wed, Fri to Sat – 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thu – 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Necklaces are a fun and easy way to transform your office look from professional to sexy when you're on the way out the office doors. Go for a necklace with lots of layering and some color. This allows you to wear a simple chain while in the office and then add layered pieces with color for some flare when the 5 p.m. whistle blows. Local jewelry maker, Maianne Homsy, has plenty of layered necklaces in stock at Deborah Kent's boutique for your special night. Try out one of her necklaces for a simple, yet daring look.

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Cuff Bracelet: DKM Accessories
3104 Palmira Ave.
Tampa, FL  33629
(813) 902-0044
Hours: Mon to Wed – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thu to Sat – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sun – 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

At DKM Accessories you'll find a large amount of accent pieces, including cuff bracelets, to go with your outfit. The store carries unique jewelry like gold plated coin bracelets to Tarina Tarantino Swarovski flower earrings. Go for a cute gold or black starfish cuff bracelet to put some fun balance into your outfit. If you're looking for a trendy piece to put you on par with fashionable celebs, check out the store's "on trend" page feature on the website. It'll give you an idea of what Hollywood's elite are wearing and offers a similar look that can be found in the store.

Earrings: All Wired Up
(727) 938-5468
www.allwiredupjewelry.comIf you've been looking for a pair of earrings to complete your look, All Wired Up, a Tarpon Springs online boutique has you covered. Its jewelry selection is not only gorgeous, but also custom made ensuring you won't be caught sporting the pieces as all of the other career-minded at the wine bar. All earrings come in kaleidoscope colors, sea colors and pretty much every pattern to match every single one of your dresses in your closet right now. Now, custom-made jewelry can be a little pricey these days, but at All Wired Up you won't have to worry about the prices being too over the top.

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Handbag: Zoey Bloom 
1710 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 251-1706
www.zoeybloom.netHours: Mon – 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Heading straight from the office to dinner? Here's a tip: Don't forget a sexy handbag. Opt to leave the laptop in the office for just an evening and exchange that plain carrying case for a sexy handbag. Purses are a great way to accessorize a muted work wardrobe. The right clutch or handbag can add color and pattern to an otherwise plain outfit, and there's no better place to pick out some purse pizzaz than at Zoey Bloom. Zoey Bloom specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces that will have everybody talking. Rather than your run-of-the-mill recognizable clones, these handbags will cater to your personality and flair. Let's face it: There's no better way to set yourself apart from your work wardrobe than a flashy, unique accessory.

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Heels: Kit's Well-Heeled & Well-Dressed
3006 W. Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL  33609
(813) 871-5487
www.kitswelldressed.comHours: Mon to Sat – 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

There's no such thing as "just shoes." Changing out of those dull office pumps and into a nice pair of heels can make any outfit transform from cubicle to cocktail hour. If you want to put some spring in your step for the big date, slip into a pair of heels from Kit's. This homegrown South Tampa boutique has the best in designer and fashionable heels, designed to spruce up any outfit. With a wide range of sizes and personality, you're bound to find the perfect pair to match your ensemble. In fact, Kit's specializes in mixing and matching for the office to evening transition.

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Geraldine Sanchez is a student, fashion blogger, and freelance writer struggling with a case of restless fashion syndrome. She is currently curing it with large doses of retail therapy throughout the Tampa Bay area. Her expertise is on shopping and style. Her work can be found at

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