Good Monday morning, friends! I’m excited to bring you a fall work wear outfit today!
I’ve mentioned that I’m on the lookout for a great pair of versatile black pants. It shouldn’t be that hard, but every time I try to wear pants, even the “skinny” styles, I always feel like a frump-a-lump in them, and they end up at the thrift store.
Recently I’ve really been feeling this hole in my wardrobe. Every pair of pants I own is some type of denim, and sometimes a girl wants to dress up and not wear a dress. Plus, you guys are always asking for work wear looks, and it’s hard to do those without pants.
So! I recently ordered 5 pairs of LOFT pants, looking for the perfect pair, and I discovered these Scuba Skinny Pants. WOOHOO!!! Mission accomplished! All the others went back, but these now occupy a hanger in my closet. Also, these are now on sale for $39.50!
These fit snug to the body so they’re uber flattering through the legs, and they also fit well over the rear. Sometimes dress pants do funny things on me back there, which is why I like pants with external back pockets, but these pockets are on the inside, and the pants still lay nicely and behave. Hallelujah! (Yes, I realize this sweater covers up all evidence, but trust me on this one. These pants are very flattering from behind.)
I ordered both the 6 and the 8, and I kept the 6. They are a tad snug in the waist, but they loosened up slightly as I wore them, and the 8s were way too baggy all over. I do not think I would be able to wear the 6 before my recent 5-7 pound weight loss, so take all that into account if you’re used to using my sizes as a gauge for your purchases.
The sweater is also a LOFT purchase. This Stitched Tunic Sweater is currently $20! It comes in a slew of pretty colors, and I love the pretty pointelle stitching details. I ordered a small, and it just fits. It’s a tad snug through the chest area, but I think a medium would be too baggy. I’m not sure why they call it a tunic. It is longer in the back, but it is too short in the front to wear with leggings.
My grey leopard scarf is old, but I looooove this one. And this one is nice too, although I’m not quite so sure how it would look with this outfit. I styled it two ways — one where I knotted it in front and the other where I wrapped it around the neck and let the sides hang.
I kept my accessories minimal. I love these teardrop hoops but they’ve sold out. Any classic hoop earring would make a nice addition to this outfit. I went with gold because my bag has gold hardware, but silver would be just as pretty with this outfit.
Finally, I went with classic suede pumps to complete this fall work wear outfit. These are similar, although I haven’t tried them on and can’t vouch for their comfort value. For a super comfortable pair of pumps, I have these in the pink suede, and they are very easy to walk in — at least for me! I have a hard time finding pumps that stay on my feet, and I was surprised at how comfortable these are for a pointy toe pump.
This Louise et Cie handbag is turning out to be a great purchase. I find myself using it a lot more than I thought I would. It’s replaced my typical clutch when I go out to dinner, and it’s big enough to use for church and other events when I want something dressy but big enough to hold my daily essentials. It is a little pricey, but the quality is great, and it’s a little bit different than what I’m seeing out there these days.
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