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Finding a lack of office appropriate style inspiration prompted one local lady to launch a blog that offers inventive everyday fashion ideas for professionals. Read on for all the fashionable details.

Liz Urso, Founder of the fashion blog 26 and Counting.
Liz Urso, Founder of the fashion blog 26 and Counting.

Cincy Chic: What is 26 and Counting?
Liz Urso, Founder of 26 and Counting: 26 and Counting is a Cincinnati-based personal style blog with an emphasis on inventive everyday fashion for professionals.

Cincy Chic: What was your inspiration behind starting the blog?
Urso: The inspiration for 26 and Counting started after I moved back to the Cincinnati area. I started working in a business casual environment in 2008 and found myself looking to the Internet and style blogs for outfit inspiration. What I found was there weren’t many bloggers at the time that showcased outfits that were appropriate for work. So I took the plunge and started sharing my own outfits via 26 and Counting in 2010.

Cincy Chic: What’s been your favorite post thus far in your blogging adventure?
Urso: With 5 years of outfits cataloged, it’s hard to pick a favorite! One that does sound out is the outfit I wore on my last day of graduate school<>. I wore a school boy blazer with felt oddly appropriate for the last day of classes while still feeling stylish and like myself.

Cincy Chic: What’s your favorite thing about your blog?
Urso: My favorite thing about my blog is that it keeps me creative and trying new styles. I think a lot of what I’ve worn over the years came out of trying to put a fun, fresh perspective on traditional work wear.

Cincy Chic: What do you hope to accomplish through your blog?
Urso: I hope to provide inspiration to others out there who are looking to be creative with their work wear attire.

Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for 26 and Counting?
Urso: Over the last year, I’ve connected with an amazing group of local bloggers called Thread Cincinnati. We’ve been working together to network and present our unique perspectives on life, style and happenings in the Queen City.

Cincy Chic: Where can readers to go learn more?
Urso: Visit