Monday, July 23, 2012

from work to weekend

Pants, Belt & Bracelets- ThriftedTop- LoftShoes- Payless w/ Vintage Earrings; Purse- Gap; Necklaces- Dragon Moon & RW&CO; Ring- H&M

I'm a huge fan of colours, the brighter the better but sometimes I'm in the mood for pastels.  Last week I unearthed my thrifted Banana Republic pale blue pants (bought over 5 years ago) and took them from work to weekend, with just a change in accessories and shoes.  I'm always amazed at how different styling can completely transform the same items of clothing.  I really honed my remixing skills with Kendi Everyday's 30x30 challenge (which I really wish she would initiate again- maybe we should all petition!)

I'm linking up to Inspiration Monday, where reality tv star Kristin Cavallari has me lusting over her purple pants (hmm wonder if I could thrift a pair?


Pants, Belt, Clutch, Bracelets, Scarf & Shoes- Thrifted; Top- Loft

How do you take a look from work to weekend?


  1. I love this look both ways! The pants are great and they fit you perfectly. The top is super fun too. And I can't decide which pair of shoes I like more, because they are both awesome!

    Usually for work to weekend let's say I wore a skirt and while I might wear a dressier blouse with it for work, I'd wear a casual t-shirt with it on a weekend.

  2. those are great pants! i love that color blue. love the sequined top with it and also when you incorporate red into the 2nd look. really nice!

  3. wow you are a lot fancier than i am in my normal weekend wear! i love these pants on you!

  4. Love both of these looks! I'm so inspired by the way you've worn sequins to work! And the blue pants are amazing - such a great closet find.

  5. I love how you have your blue pants two different looks. You always have such great ideas on changing up an outfit. Love it!!!

    Have a great week!

  6. emily, you do know how to dress well! you have styling skills. :)

  7. Your weekend scarf is beautiful!

  8. It's so great when you can take an outfit from one scene to another. Those pants are lovely and the sparkle in the tank is super fun for work. But the bright accessories and youthful pigtails really make the outfit great for the weekend too. Lovely!


  9. That top is so gorgeous and I love it with the scarf :)


  10. OK i need a pair of blue pants now! Inspired to find a thrifty pair. Love the pigtailed hair Emily. Dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  11. Educational post, in the best way, with illustration. Thanks.

  12. accessories make a perfect way to turn an outfit into something else than it originally was and you've been super successful with that. the pastel blue colour is beautiful btw :)

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  13. Amazing how a few changes transformed your pants from workwear to weekend wear. :) Love the sequin tank and how you added color via the scarf, belt and shoes. :)

  14. Ooh, the accessories work really well! The trousers are great and I love how different the two outfits are! Brilliant! Sorry I am late to the IM party, I was out last night!


One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily