Casual and Dressy: Outfit Recap

This week I wanted to show you a recap of the last few weeks' outfits by showing the pictures side by side. This gives you a better idea of how I styled a piece casually and how I styled it more dressy.

The first two were styled around a pair of jeans. I swapped out the casual sneakers, tee and sweater for a dress and sparkly sandals.

These weeks revolved around a black maxi dress. Week 1 was a casual tee, espadrilles and yellow beads. Week 2 a sparkly vest, silver belt and black sandals.

The key piece in these posts was the white crop pants. Casual with the sparkly tee, dark wash denim button up and Keds was turned dressy by changing into a silky blouse, light weight sweater, neutral sandals and a sparkly pewter bag.

Here I styled a pair of light pink jeggings. Again you can see the change of shoes, top and jacket or sweater can take the look from casual to dressy.

In these final two posts there were only a few simple changes made. My black espadrilles were changed out for nude peep-toe heels, the pewter hobo bag became a sparkly pewter clutch, the jewelry switched from casual beads to shiny gold and the lace tee was tucked in a belt added.

I am, by nature a more casual dresser. I don't get dressed up for very many occasions, so this was a fun way to think about how I would make an outfit that started out casual, more dressy. I decided to take this adventure up a notch so starting in August I'll be doing another series on casual versus dressy styles, but this time using denim.

I hope you all enjoyed this series. Let me know your ideas for taking a casual style and turing it dressy. Have a great week.

Thursday linking up with Nicole of High Latitude Style.

Between the Lines: Final Week and Styling a Light Pink Pair of Jeggings - Post 2

It is hard to believe that our Between the LInes series, started by Katherine at http://katherinescorner.com/ is drawing to a close. This series featured all sorts of bloggers over the age of 50. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link for the final installment.

This week I took my light pink jeggings and styled them in a fun, casual way. I used to find it hard to pair things with pink, but my fashion eyes have been opened and I think color matching or mismatching is all about what you love and what you want to say with your clothes. I still have a disposition towards matching, but I am trying to get away from that more and more. A real statement can be made by putting "clashing" colors together.

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull . Make up  Rachel Christensen .

Photo credit Rebecca Trumbull. Make up Rachel Christensen.

I never used to think that orange and pink went together. Or that it was just too much, but pairing a bright, true orange with these pale pink jeggings is a perfect blend of bright and subtle.  

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull . Make up  Rachel Christensen .

This cute little jacket that I found at a thrift store is a colorful statement piece. It is full of varying shades and psychedelic patterns that pair perfectly with the solid top and pants. I can't wait to try this jacket with some other pieces. The gold belt is a great way to pull in my waist and the color matches perfectly with the embellishment on the tank top.

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull . Make up  Rachel Christensen .

I ended up wearing my leopard print flats with the outfit, just as another way to mix things up. I think adding a leopard print or a gold clutch would have pulled the whole outfit together. I also would have added a bracelet or some bright colored bangles. Rolling up the legs on the jeggings adds to the casual look.

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull . Make up  Rachel Christensen .

I enjoyed putting this outfit together and felt it expressed a little of my bohemian, gypsy inner vibe. Trying to stretch ourselves as fashion bloggers and as women, I am finding that there are things I like and things I don't. I am trying to be more open minded to different color combinations and find my own sense of fashion. I am a work in progress and so are you. Embracing that fact is the first step in becoming your own person with your own style.

Shopping the Look:

Light pink jeggings - Chico's - $39.98

Embellished tank - Kohl's - $30.80

Print jacket - Chico's - $44.98

Gold belt - J.C.Penney - $30.00

Leopard flats - DSW - $49.95 

Click on the link below for the last installment of the Between the Lines series.

Tuesday linking up with Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb and Jess of Elegantly Dressed and Stylish. Thursday linking up with Nicole from High Latitude Style. Friday linking up with JoLynne Shane for Fashion Friday, and Jennie from a Pocketful of Polka Dots.

Between the Lines: Week 8 and Styling a Light Pink Pair of Jeggings - Week 1

Be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for Week 8 of the Between the Lines series featuring more great bloggers over 50. 

This week my key featured piece is a pair of light pink jeggings from Chicos. I found this pair at a thrift store and they are a little big around the waist, but fit perfectly through the hips and legs. The color is very light, so could be worn just like a white pair of pants.

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull . Make up  Rachel Christensen.

This week's look is a little more dressy. The top was a Penney's find. I should have taken a picture of it without the short sleeve sweater, so you could see the floral print. The flowers are large and include the colors red, pink, purple and a little splash of yellow. I added a long red beaded necklace and red peep toe wedges. I put the black fly away sweater over top as an added layer for air conditioned restaurants and buildings.

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull.  Make up  Rachel Christensen .

I added my yellow bag to go with the splashes of yellow on the top. This was a fun look for me and I would feel comfortable wearing this to a variety of events. 

Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull.  Make up  Rachel Christensen .
Photo credit  Rebecca Trumbull.  Make up  Rachel Christensen.

Next week I'll show you how I took this same pair of jeggings to a more casual look.

Shopping the Look:

Jeggings - Chicos - $39.98

Floral Top - JC Penney - $15.99

Black Sweater - Kohl's - $21.99

Necklace - Kohl's - $14.30

Shoes - Nordstrom - $39.96

Bag - Kohl's - $33.00

Be sure to click on the link below to see more of our over 50 bloggers featured at Katherine's Corners.

Tuesday linking up with Catherine from Not Dressed as Lamb, and Jess from Elegantly Dressed and Stylish.