Work to Play Outfit – Part 2

Happy Hump Day friends! Can I get a big ol’ hallelujah that the elections are over for a while. ?? I hope you voted and made your voice heard. I did, and even better I walked to our voting place and then took the long way home, so I exercised not only my right to vote, but I just flat-out exercised. Two for the price of one.

Remember last week when I did this post, Work to Play Outfit – Part 1? Well today is part 2.

Two of the pieces in this outfit are fashion super heroes, this black and white dotted blouse and the camel cardigan.  I’m already finding myself having to hold back on wearing them repeatedly. Sometimes you have no idea just what you’ve gotten a hold of until you do. HA! This outfit was perfect for work or church, but watch what happens when I change out the pants and shoes and add one of my all time favorite bags.

Ta-dah! The perfect casual outfit is born. Y’all know how I feel about print mixing, and mixing my leopard bag with the dotted blouse wasn’t rocket science, it just made good sense, and I loved the outcome.

Taking a run at the straight leg jean trend, I pulled these out and gave them a substantial cuff and gotta’ say I really liked it.

One of my favorite things about where we live is being able to pretty much wear whatever kind of shoes I want most of the time. Spending 3 winters in Minnesota was very limiting in the footwear department and now that the cuffs are off, so to speak, I love wearing a variety of shoes year round.

A good pair of mules are a closet essential and there are so many great options out there. 

If you only buy one sweater this season, you might want to make it this camel cardigan. I am finding myself wearing it a couple times a week, and it’s not even cold here yet. I like it so much I also got it in black and a pinky-purpley color. The material is soft, and the cut is perfect. The length is just right on my 5’3″ frame and it’s not boxy like so many cardigans this season.

Basically, these pieces are good basics. How’s that for redundant? Every closet needs them and when you find some you love, buy multiples. That may go against everything you believe in, but I’m a fan of finding what I know I like, and making it work for me.

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16 Comments

  1. Kellyann
    November 7, 2018 / 3:50 am

    Those jeans are perfection on you and I love the cuff! I need to play around with that larger cuff, it looks really good with the mules. Black, white, camel, and leopard look great together and you knocked it out of the park with this one my friend. I’m not sure I have a camel cardigan, how can that be? Must rectify! Glad you “exercised” your right to vote both literally and figuratively!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • November 7, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      I just love the wash of them. They’re old and low rise and so they aren’t the best cut for this menopause mama. LOL, but I keep trying. XO

  2. Living on Cloud Nine
    November 7, 2018 / 4:40 am

    Love how versatile this camel cardi is! And the cuff on you jeans is spot on CA….UTE!!! Like the perfect cuff if there is such a thing!! Lol! Whew am I ever glad the elections are OVER!! I hope this is a super sensational Wednesday for ya friend!

    • November 7, 2018 / 9:21 pm

      Well thanks friend. I wish those jeans were more comfy…they are low rise and I’m too old for that nonsense. LOL…yet I continue to wear them. HA! XO

  3. Cheryl Tucker
    November 7, 2018 / 6:30 am

    These looks are so cute and right up my ally! Love how they are basics with fabulous detail!
    Peace!
    Cheryl

    • November 7, 2018 / 9:19 pm

      Thank you Cheryl! Accessories can totally make an outfit, but you already know that. XO

  4. November 7, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    I love my camel cardigan and used to wear it weekly…until my hubby accidentally dried it. Now I need to try and stretch it out or find a replacement. Yours is perfect! I’ll be saving it just in case!

    • November 7, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      OH NO! Yes, maybe you can rewash it (with fabric softener) and then block on the floor to dry. I’ve done that before and it’s how I dry most of my sweaters. (flat on the floor) Good luck. XO

  5. November 8, 2018 / 10:17 am

    I love this outfit ! It’s my favorite look ! Happy Thursday lady !

  6. November 13, 2018 / 5:03 am

    I can’t believe I don’t have a camel cardigan! Both of these looks are so cute! Love your leopard bag!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • November 13, 2018 / 6:52 am

      Thank you Jill! I can’t even tell you how much I love that bag too and you should get this camel cardigan. I think you’d enjoy the heck out of it. XO

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