Courtesy of bergdorfgoodman.comNicola Ruiz, Lucky magazine
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This week I'm going back to work, officially, for the first time since my son was born. Although I've been freelancing for some time now, that kind of work doesn't require a dress code. (In other words, I can write in my PJ's if I want to!) But now I'll be teaching at a university, so I have to look respectable. It got me thinking about my stylish working mom friends and how they manage to do all that they do: make breakfast, get the kids dressed and out the door to school, all the while getting themselves ready and fabulous for work.
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When I asked some of my most stylish busy mom friends to tell me their favorite, most versatile work wear items, the simple dress was hands down the most popular choice.
"I can't be thinking about matching tops and bottoms," says Elisa, my Wall Street power broker friend. "So when I'm in a hurry, the dress is my go-to." In the winter, she pairs a knee length dress with