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Describing Sara Soli at her job, Greenspring's marketing director, is kind of like the way they describe Ginsu knives or Magic Bullets on infomercials: She slices, she dices, she juliennes! But instead, she's meeting up, she's putting on, she's marketing, she's coordinating!

Coordinating in more ways than one. Sara has a style all her own: sort of preppy and classic, but she also has a little bit of a rock edge. She's not afraid of accessories or sparkle. And as a petite woman, she really knows what fits and flatters her. (Which is the most important lesson for each of us.) Yep, it's safe to say I love her look.

Today she stopped by my cubicle to show me her outfit: black and gold (classic, chic combo), but with...cowboy boots. "Aren't my shoes funny with this?" she said.

Actually, they're pretty awesome. Why? One: dresses down the sparkle in the skirt, which could otherwise look possibly too cocktail-y before 5 p.m. Two: This time of year is tricky to balance between spring colors and weights, but stay warm on cooler days. I love how this mostly dark ensemble still feels like laid-back spring. (Also: the leaf pendant was an inheritance from her mother-in-law; it's vintage!) Plus, she made me feel like I could still wear black tights, even though I swore off them for the season just yesterday. Maybe all I need is a pair of cowboy boots...

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From boutiques to salons to your own closet, TC Style will bring you expertly curated tips and tricks from the local shopping, fashion, beauty, wellness, and design scene. Odds are if you put it on, take it off, hang it up, or cut it out, we’ll tell you how to get it. Most importantly, we know that when you look good and feel good, you do good—the beautiful life is about much more than the material world. (But that won’t stop us from loving it.)

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