Monday, October 12, 2015

Work Clothes Remix with My Pink Striped Portofino Shirt + Linkup.

There have been a lot of Casual Outfits here in the last couple of months, but today I am switching it up by showing you a remix post with some Work Clothes. For this remix, I took one of my brand new Portofino Shirts from Express (this Nautical Hot Pink and Navy one) and in the first outfit I am showing how to wear it now, while in the second outfit I am showing it for later, let's say closer to Thanksgiving when temperatures hit 50 or below.

Ohh how much I love the first "Now" Outfit. I dusted off my geometry lessons and proved that mixing squares or grids with vertical stripes totally works. Especially since one pattern is bolder both in color and in shape (the striped shirt) while the other is more muted and neutral in black+white (the grid pants). I added some simple silver (skinny) Teardrop-Shaped Earrings, a Black Quilted Purse with silver studs and silver chain strap and made my feet pretty with my Soft Pink Suede Pumps featuring cute piping and side bows. For the second "Later" Outfit I paired the Portofino Shirt with an A-line, Wool-Knit Skirt. The Skirt has very thin Chevron Pinstripes in Baby Pink. Giving you the illusion of an entire black monochromatic look from the waist down, I actually have on Navy Tights. They are in a Herringbone Pattern. I also wore my Black Leather Booties which are in a classic style. I tied in the Silver Purse with the Silver Cluster Earrings and wore a couple of Light Pink Pearl Bracelets bringing out the little pink featured on the stripes of the skirt. I can see the first outfit being such a Cute Look for Date Night, also. With the little purse and the earrings I chose it is definitely Elegant and Sexy enough for a wine+dine date with your sweetheart. And the second outfit is so Comfortable while being Dressy and Sophisticated. I can run errands and be on my feet all day in those boots. As a matter of fact both outfits also happen to follow "Create 28" prompts for this month's challenge with Carrie, Whitney and Casey with whom I am linking up today. One of the prompts was Tights and the other was Colored/Patterned Bottoms. Technically both of my bottoms are patterned, today. Which of the two outfits do you prefer and would you wear these to your work or at the office for Fall?

Circle, Silver Frame, Dark Gray Sunglasses: A Random Boutique (New) (very similar, Splurge), (similar, Steal, my favorites).

The Jewelry:
Stretchy Little Light Pink Pearl Bracelet (set of 2): Express.
Silver+Smoke Cluster Stud Earrings: White House Black Market (similar by Adriana Orsini, best deal), (similar by Givenchy, great deal, my favorite), (similar, on sale, love these).
Silver+Smoke Cluster Stud Earrings: White House Black Market (similar by Adriana Orsini, best deal), (similar by Givenchy, great deal, my favorite), (similar, on sale, love these).
Stretchy Little Light Pink Pearl Bracelet (set of 2): Express.

P.S. Linking up with Biana, Carylee, Carrie, Casey + co, Cherie, Claire, Confident Twosday,

Thank you for joining our link-up, today. Amy and I are hosting this pink-themed link-up 
on Mondays and Wednesdays all month long. Welcome and join us!