Cropped pants and rolled cuffs currently have a strong presence in my wardrobe. It took a while for me to embrace the look but I’m a devotee now. It’s kind of like the way I accepted that skinnies could be flattering to me … I had to try it. For me, the trick to making these look good is the slim fit style. Anything too loose or bagging will most likely look frumpy and dumpy, and with cropped pants, there’s no exception.
The photo shoot for this post was once again on location. As The Husband and I are adjusting to the freedoms of our partially empty nest, we let spontaneity reign when a last minute opportunity to join friends for a weekend in Cayucos presented itself to us. My only caveat to enjoying the three-day holiday weekend in a privately owned ocean view home was that we would be able to take photos for the blog, to which The Husband agreed.
When I emerged from our room in this first look, one of the friends said “you look like you’re ready to go to the office” which is good because that was my intent (just the look, not truly being ready to go to the office). I had actually worn the ensemble at work just a few days earlier. It’s a bit difficult to see in the photos but the sweater and tank are teal and the pants are navy blue. Or instead, you can just enjoy the view of the ocean like I did.
When I bought the top last Fall I already had the sweater and I knew they would look great together. Usually I wear them with black or gray so I wasn’t certain about a blue and teal combo but I really like how it looks. The T-strap pumps are from Loft, from about 10 years ago and when shoes were still sold in the stores. The necklaces are actually two separate ones. The large tear-drop shaped pendant I bought at a Chico’s outlet store and the multi-strand mix of stone and metal beads I think is Kenneth Cole and I got it at Macy’s.
Grabbing my white Keds and switching to a cute blue and white floral top with a pale lavender sweater makes these cropped pants ready for play.
For enjoying the sights in Morro Bay, it’s a floral linen tee, my cargo jacket, and wedge sandals. I’d like to take a moment to point out that the photos below were taken later the same day as the ones of the ‘work’ outfit. Notice the difference in my hair? In the work photos, my hair is still slightly damp and still under the control of product but it grows during the day as it fully dries and winds up as you see it here.
Now, onto the Up, Down, All-Around link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s link-up is Ada at Elegance and Mommyhood. In her post, Gingham Style – 3 Ways, one of the ways is shown on her adorable little girl. The two of them look so cute in their coordinating outfits.
Have you thought of how an item in your wardrobe could fit into all aspects of your life? How much of your style time is spent at work or at play or at having fun and does that reconcile with your clothing options?
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