Work to Play Outfit – Part 1

Happy November 1st! I’m kinda in denial that we are already here and 3 weeks from today is Thanksgiving. Have you digested that yet? That also means 3 weeks from tomorrow is Black Friday, so it’s time to start getting those shopping lists ready to roll.

What are your thoughts on buying the same piece of clothing in different colors and/or prints? I have a tendency to want to do that when I find something I really like and Katie gets all over me for it. “Mom, you don’t need to buy 2 of those”. Um, thanks. Ever had someone tell you that? Well I say, stick with what you like and that’s exactly what I’m doing.

Loft has been having the cutest little sleeveless ruffle shells this year, and I’ve fallen hard for them. I bought my first one this summer and wore it a.lot. It’s cute, it’s comfy, you can dress it up, you can dress it down, I mean what more could you want?

Well they’ve brought out several more prints in the same style and I’m not even kidding when I tell you I ordered every single one. Yep! Well, don’t worry Katie, I only kept 2 more of them. HA!

The black and white dotted version has already proven to be an A+ decision, and this is part of one of two ways I’ve worn two of the pieces in this outfit. What’s the other piece? Well I’m glad you asked. This camel colored sweater. Good heavens it’s soft. The day I took these pictures, I wore it to church and a friend asked me if it was cashmere? Why yes it is. Just kidding. I told her I got it at Old Navy and her jaw nearly hit the floor. The cut of it is perfection. Not too short, not too long, it’s just right, says the Goldilocks wearing it. and since I like to buy things in multiples, I got the sweater in black too, and now I’m eyeing the pinkish one. See, buy what you like if even if your daughter suggests otherwise.?

loft top, old navy sweater

If I worked outside of the home I think this would be a great option for work wear. You could just as easily throw on a black pencil skirt (check out this leather one) and achieve a slightly dressier outcome and if you want to take it one step further, a blazer would work perfectly with it.

loft top, old navy sweater

See all the cute prints and solids? I want them all.


This pendant is my latest addition to my Kendra Scott collection. Remember how you can go in during your birthday month and get a piece for half price? Well this is what I got, and I am loving it. With all the blush and purple tones I’ve been buying, I can see me reaching for this necklace frequently. I also really like to layer my pendants with a smaller, short necklace at my neck. This drusy pendant is one I wear almost every day. Whether I’m wearing a t-shirt or a pretty blouse, I usually have this one on and sometimes I’ll even have this smaller one with it.

I also got these beautiful earrings as a birthday gift from one of my friends. She knows I love KS and she’s not a big jewelry wearer herself, so she takes me in for her birthday and lets me pick out my birthday present. How’s that for friendship? Don’t you wish you had a girlfriend like that? Some of the KS earrings are just a little heavy for my liking, but these are pretty light and will go with so many of my other pieces.

This look can easily be taken from work to play and I’ll share that next week.




  1. Stacey Keeling
    November 1, 2018 / 5:08 am

    Great outfit! I don’t work outside the home but would definitely switch out the pants for jeans. Love your jewelry too.

    • November 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Thanks Stacey…well you can probably guess Part 2 then. LOL Have a great day!!! XO

  2. November 1, 2018 / 7:23 am

    I don’t often purchase more than one of an item, unless, of course, it’s a workhorse. Adore your new KS pieces. The smaller necklace is on my daughter’s Xmas wish list.

    • November 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

      She will love it! I have 3 different small ones and wear them all the time. Happy Thursday! XO

    • November 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Thanks Jaymie! I’m wearing another one like it today. LOL See, totally not kidding about being obsessed. Of course it’s also supposed to be 85 degrees here…WHAT? Happy Thursday! XO

  3. November 1, 2018 / 7:46 am

    Lisa, you have SOOO got me wanting to relive my 80 days and wanting that leather skirt!! Omgosh, I love it! I’m seriously considering it!!

    • November 1, 2018 / 8:10 am

      Me too, girl! Next time they have 50% off there’s a good chance it’ll be heading my way. You would look darling in it!!! XOXO

  4. Kellyann
    November 1, 2018 / 1:42 pm

    I want to reach right into the computer and grab that necklace it is so good! And those earrings are great too. Well the shells from Loft are so cute and look terrific on you. I have never owned a real cashmere sweater so maybe I need to head on over to ON and grab that one since it’s a good dupe! This is such a great fall look!

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:47 am

      I knew you’d love it. It looks just like you and you really need it. Take one of those boys in during their bday month and treat yo’ self!!! YES, get that sweater. I’m now the proud owner of 3 (sorry Katie. HA!) XOXO

  5. November 1, 2018 / 4:55 pm

    You’re so right about this being the perfect work outfit – this is generally how I dress with a few odd outfits thrown in to keep things mysterious. LOL I need to check out those shells though, they look like they’d be perfect for the Louisiana weather. And, yes, we all need a friend like yours — that KS jewelry is beautiful.

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:45 am

      Thanks Daenel! Those little tops are just perfect and I bet you’d love them. XO

  6. November 1, 2018 / 6:32 pm

    You just gave me calendar shock! It just didn’t click that Thanksgiving is only 3 weeks away! I am hosting this year and need to get planning! Yikes!This outfit is really cute! I would totally wear that exact thing to work!

    • November 6, 2018 / 7:43 am

      I know right…and now that I’m so tardy with comments, it’s only a little over two. LOL

  7. Mummabstylish Mummabstylish
    November 6, 2018 / 9:42 am

    This looks lovely, great combination and what a pretty plunge necklace. They really make an outfit sing! Thanks for joining the #chicandstylish #linkup

  8. jess
    November 11, 2018 / 6:34 am

    Beautiful look Lisa! I love the blush pink one paired with the shorter necklace. I am asking for KS jewelry for Christmas myself, as I really love the pieces for day to day. Love your outfit, the camel long cardigan is such a classic look!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • November 12, 2018 / 4:49 pm

      YAY Jess, I can’t wait for you to get some KS. You are going to just love it!!! XO

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