Pretty, Professional (Affordable!) Pieces To Step Up Your 9-to-5 Style

Returning to work after New Year's is a major drag — you're all mellow from the holiday-dinner tryptophan, relaxed from a few days sans office drama, and blissed out from giving (and hopefully getting) some pretty fantastic presents. Now, you have to get back to the grind and actually be productive. Since we know it's tough being a working girl after you've gotten used to being a lazy lady, we're providing you with a little sartorial motivation. We went on a hunt for the cutest work-friendly (and wallet-friendly) duds, and turned up some versatile pieces you'll want add to your wardrobe ASAP. From blazers to bags to the perfect pencil skirt, these finds will work overtime to help you start 2012 feeling fresh, fashionable, and financially sound.

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