Monday, March 12, 2018

Color Pops For "Office Wear"


Hey, hey! Today I'm bringing you cropped pants, my one and only stitch fix top and a photoshoot directed by 8 year olds. It's not often that I wear traditional black slacks, dress pants or whatever you like to call them, but I guess I was feeling professional. ;) This particular pair was picked up Chico's warehouse for $3 dollars. The cropped pants were joined by the turquoise/blue heels for $6! This is a rare and undeserved opportunity a friend and I have to shop these deals reserved for employees and their friends. Who knows, maybe this year we will gain access once more...never expected, always appreciated! :)



The TOP

The top was from my first Stitch Fix order. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience - from filling out my style profile to opening my box of selected goodies. The personal note and style tips for each item made my fashionista heart happy. I could have kept the entire shipment, but wasn't willing to sacrifice my limited clothing budget on 5 items. However, with nothing even remotely close to the look of this top in my closet, I decided to keep it before sending the rest back. (It's those darn warehouse sales - they spoil me!!!)



The Cardigan

The cardigan was from my WHBM clearance haul in January. See how I first styled it here. Also, if you're a size SMALL they have one for 14.99 right now!  I'm sure a blazer would look fabulous with this outfit but when I'm chilly I prefer cozy, so I reached for the cardigan.


As I mentioned earlier my boys were directing this shoot and when you're working with 8 year olds you have to be cautious of photo sessions feeling like work. This may mean you let them direct from time to time. For example: a ring of flower petals, which "posed" as a challenge to think of an appropriate pose.


...however, I always give it my best shot.


The Jewelry

The cheery, tear drop earrings, blush pink and gun mental strand and bracelets are all by Premier Designs. Premier has come so far over the years! I can remember the first PD's event I attended over 10 years ago. I struggled to find a single item that I liked in their HUGE catalog.  Then somewhere down the line they hired their own designers and the rest is history. There's not much I don't like now, so it was easy to represent them for a couple of years and so sad to close that chapter for awhile.

In addition to a fabulous selection, they also revamped their ordering system. You can now order directly online!! Here's a link to my sweet friend, Brooke's website if you'd like to see the latest styles.

Quick Jewelry Tip:

When wearing longer necklaces, it helps to wear a cami underneath your top to prevent "framing" or "dipping" (falling into the cleavage). Notice how my necklace behaved for this photoshoot.

Outfit Breakdown
Cardigan: WHBM/Top: Stitch Fix/Pants: WHBM/Shoes: WHBM/Jewelry: Premier Designs by Brooke/Clutch: Altar'd State


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The Photographers ;)

I close with a few shots of my sweet photographers! I just love them to pieces!!



Have a wonderful day!!

Chrissy
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  1. Your boys did fabulous Chrissy!! That ring of flowers is precious!!!
    And what a fabulous deal on those pants...we all need black pants at some time or another, so how perfect!!
    Of course, as a shopaholic I'm all about those amazing heels----wowza!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Haha! thank you Jodie. How could I discourage their creative pursuits. Thank you for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure!!!

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  2. Those little photogs of yours are the best! So chic, cool and collected you look, you got professional game girl! Now let’s get to some major shoe swoon! LOVE THEM!

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    1. They are sweethearts. And i tell ya I’m holding onto this stage for all that it’s worth!! I love every hug and every squeeze. Thank you for stopping by Andrea. Love seeing notes from you! 😊

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  3. I do have to say... I would never guess your boys take your photos, they look great! Although, when you're gorgeous, you can never take a bad photo. :) You're making me want to get my crop pants out and I just love the pop of color from those heels!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Carrie, you're the sweetest. Thank you for you kind words for a gal to go to sleep on - and for a visit. Always love to hear from you. Have a wonderful evening - hope you're week is off to a great start!!

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  4. Oh your boys are great!
    I love cropped trousers. I hardly wear trousers , but when I do it are almost always cropped ones. Those sandals are fantastic!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. I’m just now figuring out how to style cropped pants. Sad. I know. 😉

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  5. Well I say way to go to your photographers! They did a great job, I especially like the flower petals - how sweet! Love the colorful top! I bought that cardigan after you wore it back in January. I haven't worn it yet but I need to- you're reminding me I need to get it out and put it on.
    Looking lovely as always my beautiful friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. I will definitely tell them! They will eat up these sweet comments. And yes! Please do beforenit gets too Florida hot! I know you’ll look fabulous in it! 😊😊 Thank you for being such a consistent blogger friend. I look forward to your comments! ☺️

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  6. Super cute. I love the shoes with that shirt - really brings out one another!!!
    I'm all about black pants or a black cardi at work with something surprising under

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    1. Thank you! :) And I hadn't thought of it that way...something surprising underneath. I like that Rebecca Jo and will use that. :)

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  7. Beautiful look Chrissy! I love your cropped pants and those heels are divine! How adorable are your boys?!?

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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    1. Awww, thanks Elise. It's a little different than my normal but I get stuck in a rut and needed a change up. Those boys stole my heart for sure. Thank you for visiting and commenting. Love to hear from you!

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  8. Shopping a warehouse sale sounds like FUN! You scored with those pants and heels! Love that top too!

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    1. Thank you! :) They can only fit so many shoppers at once so sometimes we find ourselves waiting in line outside for awhile but it's worth it! :)

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  9. Well, no wonder your photos are always so great - look at those adorable photographers of yours! How can you lose?!
    This is such a great look, Chrissy! It's different for you, yet you totally pull it off! I can see it in the office, on a Sunday morning for Church, even a date night or brunch with the girls. Very cute! The top is so versatile with all those colors, and the shoes! Ahhh, great shoes!

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    1. Haha. They are cuties! And thank you for noticing my change up...and you are spot on - I wore this get up to church and then waited for folks to clear out for a few pics - haha! You're truly the sweetest. I hope you're feeling well today and have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Such a cute work outfit! Love the colorful top!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

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    1. Thank you Shannon - and thank you for visiting me. I love meeting new faces. :)

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  11. I love your outfit its fabulous! Your boys are adorable!! How kind of them to take photos of their mummy x

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    1. Why thank you! And yes, I so appreciate their willingness to take pics. I do pay them from time to time because it's not always "fun" and they get a whole lot more excited about it when there's a dollar or two involved. lol.

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  12. Oh my goodness I love this top! it is just gorgeous and so bright and fun for spring!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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    1. Thank you! I am looking forward to warmer weather to style it a couple of different ways. :)

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  13. Your photographers are so cute and took great photos, I like the colors and the pattern on the shirt and how you paired it with the a pop of clue shoes!

    ~xo Sheree

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    1. Aww, thank you Sheree! I'm glad I kept it. :)

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  14. I love wearing color to work! There's no reason why we should save colorful pieces for weekends!

    michellespaige.com

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    1. I never thought about that being a thing. I'm going to observe what people wear now...this should be fun. And thank you for commenting Michelle!

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  15. What a steal Chrissy ! 3 bucks for a pair of great fitting cropped pants !!?
    I have to admit lately it's all I go for, cropped pants, they seem to make everything simpler.
    Great look.

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    1. I need to wear them more often! Especially since I live in a warmer climate. Thank you, Lorena, for stopping by. :)

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