this outfit was extremely inexpensive. the skirt (brand new jacob) was found when thrifting for $2.00 the shirt is H&M for maybe $25.00, the watch was thrifted for maybe a dollar or two, the shoes (my go-to day to day amazingly comfortable) are from Lindsay's salvation army $4.00, and the belt was given to me when I worked at Fossil watches.
outfit total: $33
I'd like to think that professional style does NOT need to be expensive. you can buy extremely well made things second hand and pretty much everything that i've bought new for work has been from H&M. you really can't beat the prices there. there are a few girls at my work that wear outfits with more cleavage (don't have any, so I don't have to worry!) and black stretchy pants. its fine for days off but I firmly believe if you look serious about your job, people will take you more seriously.