Oh, Joie

A long, hard day at work was made easier with the slouchy Joie pants from Shoptoberfest and the YLF Fab Find Gold Button Sweater Jacket. The jacket has been on the DL for a while because the buttons started gaping (no guess as to why, since my bust size has not changed). I just now got around to sewing up the front opening - I like it best done all the way up like a pullover, anyway, so I figured that would be an appropriate fix. Paired with cognac belt and booties, because earth tones help mitigate the 80s influence of the pants in my eye. 

Banana republic cardigan - Banana Republic
Men's belt - flea market
Joie microplaid pants - Rack
Report Marks booties - Amazon
Ted Baker bag - flea market
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  • CocoLion replied 5 years ago
    I like this dressier look on you, it's on the polished side with the refined knit and non-denim bottoms.  It's sophisticated and the sweater is so figure flattering as well.  Are you busy due to spring break?  
  • Scarlet replied 5 years ago
    I don't catch every WIW, but you are just looking more amazing all the time. This is a really different look on you from what I think of, but it really works.
  • Deborah replied 5 years ago
    Rae this is a really elegant outfit but without compromising your stye.  Are these a wide leg pant?  How did you get them to stay tucked inside your booties?
  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago
    I love these proportions on you rae - a great look imo.
  • Ingunn replied 5 years ago
    I love this dressier style on you, too. You still maintain a definite sense of Rae  :) Great look!
  • Jjsloane replied 5 years ago
    One of my favorites. Nicely polished, and still you. 
  • Joy replied 5 years ago
    Big thumbs up.  Your legs look so long.  Good save on the cardigan too.  YLF
  • Marigold replied 5 years ago
    Very nice! The Rae I remember had long hair ;)   What a change! 
  • replied 5 years ago
    You look great!
  • kkards replied 5 years ago
    love this outfit, polished yet simple
  • Karie replied 5 years ago
    First, I think this is my new favorite outfit of yours. You look very pretty, polished, and professional; yet you remain true to your UWP/SGT style. I love it!
    Second, what is Octoberfest? I followed the link to your other post, was it a shopping trip last October/every October?
  • pil replied 5 years ago
    Excellent solution for the sweater, that's using your noggin!
  • Suz replied 5 years ago
    Joie, indeed -- Rae, you are a sight for sore eyes! This is just beyond fantastic! And I would love to copy this down to the last detail. The plaid pants are superb. And you know what? I had one of those cardigans from BR in navy and ended up purging it because no matter how I styled it, it felt "old lady" to me. But just look at you! 

    (Well, maybe it would have helped if I was 25 years younger and trying to wear it, but on me, it didn't look intentional and fab as it does on you!) 

    This is one of my fave outfits of yours, ever!
  • shevia replied 5 years ago
    Gorgeous! I love the trousers and the sweater works perfectly here.
  • ruthe replied 5 years ago
    Love this look!
  • amiable replied 5 years ago
    Wow!  Excellent!
  • texstyle replied 5 years ago
    A new favorite of yours for me too Rae - looks so polished but in your style still. Love everything about this - esp. the sweater fix!
  • Thistle replied 5 years ago
    Love this look on you. Chic with a hint of polish. Your style does seem to be evolving, and I have really enjoyed watching it.

    Another fab outfit!
  • Dana replied 5 years ago
    Fab outfit! I really like the juxtaposition of the ladylike cardi, slouchy pants and the casual leather belt and boots. Can you really wear those boots all day? Lucky! 
  • rae replied 5 years ago
    Denise, that is probably it! That and Easter just days away. 

    Deborah, it is a tapered silk pant. I've added a link to the Outnet above, since they seem to still have this color. They were more slouched atop the booties than tucked into them. 

    Karie, yes, we have done a Shoptoberfest YLF meetup for two years running and are committed to making it an annual event. Here is the blog post from the very first one - some gals fly in from out of state!

    Suz, if I'm honest, I also had this cardi in the purge pile for a time! I like it so much better as a pullover. 

    Dana, for whatever reason, my feet prefer a moderate heel doing this kind of work. Same for major travel walking. Might be the high arches?
  • deb replied 5 years ago
    I really like the cardy as a pullover. And the pants, just darling. 
  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago
    Polished UWP!

    Love the sweater as a pullover and what a great way to re-invent the sweater and rescue it from the purge pile. It looks lovely with those silky trousers. 
  • Tina.b replied 5 years ago
    How clever to sew up the sweater, looks fabulous like that. So elegant paired with those Joie pants.love them with the booties!
  • Aida replied 5 years ago
    Well you know I just love this outfit! Always happy to see those divine silk pants in action. I have also been keeping my cardigans buttoned up (except for my very long, BF style ones), your fix is fantastic. And good save too, white military-esq? So perfect for the season!

    Your recent work looks have been outstanding, by the way. I hope you are feeling better about dressing for work with what you have! I think we've got similar methods of dressiness mixing for work; I feel like so many of your work outfits are something I would happily happily wear.
  • kellygirl replied 5 years ago
    I have to agree with Aida that your work attire is amazing. You have such a great sense of style and you know how to choose things that fit your style descriptor! 
  • catgirl replied 5 years ago
    Love!  i ordered these in 4 and a size up - am thinking that with slouchy being such a trend maybe they will be better for me.  I just want to look like you!

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