Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Casual Outfit that Shines!

Just because you're dressed casually doesn't mean that your outfit can't shine! A few weeks ago, J. Crew launched their new arrivals for winter and I was impressed by how colorful the collection was. Clearly, it was right up my alley! While I wanted to buy just about everything, I opted only for these satin pink bow flats and this colorful turtleneck tee, plus a couple of other goodies that I'll be sharing soon! My father-in-law commented on how these shoes were blinding him, which, as someone who loves color, I decided to take as a compliment! As you can see this casual outfit definitely shines with color!

The picture above has a mildly amusing story regarding its creation. In order to make it work, I had to bring a seat cushion to sit on the ground while taking the photo. (My husband thought it was odd when I brought a seat cushion on our outing and I didn't explain to him what it was for until we arrived at the location.) The location for this colorful wall is children's museum and some people were leaving the museum only to see me on my posterior with my legs up in the air trying to get this shot. It was quite embarrassing! I'd like to say that I've gotten over my my shyness about taking pictures in public (especially ones that require doing something ridiculous, like this one) but I think I'm always going to be self conscious!

All in all, I would say that this is my idea of a perfect casual outfit. It's colorful and comfortable, plus the the turtleneck and shoes can easily translate into something more dressy if paired with a skirt or something other than jeans. In fact, I'm looking forward to styling my new J. Crew arrivals for work soon! Last but not least, it's not a bad outfit for sitting on your tush in front of strangers so that you can get that perfect shot of your shoes!

Top: J. Crew here
Jeans: Old Navy similar boyfreind jeans here
Shoes: J. Crew here
Bag: Mansur Gavriel here

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  1. So cute! Love all of the colors!

  2. What a statement shoe. It would have been pretty funny to see you trying to get that perfect shoe picture.

  3. Katie, these pictures are adorable! I love the shoe shot and I have been known to bring props along and do crazy things for a photo, too. So much fun! And you are so adorable in the boyfriend jeans, too. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for linking up with me!


  4. Such a cute striped knit on you and your behind the scenes of the shoe shot made me giggle - the things we do for the blog sometimes, haha!

    Hope that you had a great weekend! Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue


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