Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mrs. Fancy Pants

I’m closing out the first month of 2017 with my rendition of a pantsuit: Overalls topped with a blazer 😉 I’ve never been a fan of pantsuits on my frame, although I’ve certainly muddled through a few... If there’s one thing that I have learned about dressing this body, it is: Don’t force it- LOL! Everything is not for everyone! Not to be misunderstood, I LOVE stepping outside of my comfort zone! However, I avoid wearing styles that I simply do not like- styles and clothing that do not make me feel or look my personal best.

I’m a longtime member of the corporate club, at times I felt like I should wear pantsuits and ridiculously square cut blazer + skirt suits. I disliked both, but wore them on occasion because I felt like it was expected and even almost like a uniform of sorts for my field. Finally I decided to throw all that jargon to the wind- and what do you know, I set myself free! No more ill-fitting pantsuits and ugly box shaped skirt duos forced onto my curvy frame- whoo hoo!!!

Yes Babes, this overall x blazer combo suits me just fine- I think I need to add this duo to my regular rotations 😘 More overalls please!

Until next time,
XO


Blush fedora: Nordstrom| White linen blazer: Nordstrom, similar here| White button-up shirt: Jones New York, similar here
Black overalls: c/o Elvi, here (size up)| Leather pompom sandals: Zara, sold out| Blush tote: c/o YouLookFab (SIGFRIED TOTE)

33 comments:

  1. Love it--looks great! Just do you--that will work always...

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  2. Such a glamorous look! I love the classic black and white and those fun heels!

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    1. Thank you Laura! Pompoms make everything so fun!

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  3. This look is boardroom ready and you rock it. Hard to tell you are wearing overalls.

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    1. Thank you Beautiful!! The overalls are fitted with a full leg, I'd love to have another pair in white :)

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  4. You can't even tell they are overalls! looking good love the shoes hun X

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    1. Thank you much! I'll have to style them w/o the jacket!

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  5. Fantastic post, I very like your sandals :)

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  6. I love this chic and sassy look! You have such amazing style...and shoes! Thanks for linking up with Style With a Smile :-)

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  7. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Very nice suit. I like how you styled it playful with the pom pom sandals.

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    1. Thank you! I didn't want the look to be all work, and no 'play'-LOL!

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  8. Just step away from those sandals and nobody gets hurt - they are fierce!!!! I wear dresses and skirts to work and haven't worn a pantsuit in years, however, this is perfect for work. #TopoftheWorldStyle

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    1. LOL!!!! Aren't they perfect! So glad I stumbled upon them :) Agreed, it's been years for me in a pantsuit- but I'll never say "never"! Some of the newer styles/silhouettes have me feeling curious :)

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  9. If you'll ever run for senator, you have my vote!

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  10. Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style Linkup!

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  11. Your look is LIT, bold and sassy ! You slay
    FashionDRA

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  12. What a LOOK! you're simply gorgeous and a bold sassy style. Love the hat shade !
    xo
    www.sofrenchychic.com

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  13. Wow! Amazing once again, Joy! I wouldn't know it was overall! Such a classy and boss lady look! Love it! and the pompom shoes...Fab!
    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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    1. Thank you very much Edwige!! Several people commented that you cannot tell they are overalls, I'll have to do another post w/o a blazer :)

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  14. You look amazing, Joi! And those shoes and hat add such a fun element to this look. Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday. Let me know if you would like to co-host sometime.

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    1. Thank you much J, and I most certainly will!!
      XO

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  15. You look great in this outfit, this style works for you perfectly. Love the shoes
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    1. Thank you- the pompom sandals totally sealed this deal :)

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  16. Stunning and work chic in perfection! This is one of the best contemporary workplace looks that I've seen in a long time. I'm so delighted that you've sharing this inspiration with my Fine-Whatever link up.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you very much Rena! The sizing of the overalls was off, I decided to pair them with a blazer to take the pressure off, LOL!

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  17. Outstanding outfit! I never would have thought of this outfit and I am always so impressed by people who can put together unconventional combos that wind up looking so chic. And the hat is the perfect accent! I always enjoy your style but you have outdone yourself this time!

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    1. Thank you Monica!!! This look captured my heart too- I can't wait for a repeat of it :)

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