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LOOKING MODERN IN CASUAL OR DRESSY STYLES

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Since I started working from home, my style has adapted to my lifestyle. I’m drawn to dressier clothing, but I now wear more casual clothing than I ever did before. When I worked outside the home, my casual clothing was usually reserved for the weekends or vacations. It seems like everything has flipped, and my dressier clothing is now reserved for date nights, vacations, or events like church, weddings, showers, reunions, etc.

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Casual Clothing is NOT:

  • Hand-me-downs that aren’t your style
  • Clothing that has stains
  • Clothing that no longer fits
  • Uncomfortable

What I am trying to say is that you can and should still look stylish, modern, and fashionable even though the style is casual. Clothing that doesn’t fit well, whether casual or dressy, needs to be put away, given away, sold, etc. When your clothing fits you well, it doesn’t matter your style.

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This Weekender Shirttail Sweater is one that I would have never given a second look at when I was on the website. I don’t know if you have ever shopped at J.Jill before, but their clothing can look blah online. I will go on there to order, and I get so frustrated at the lack of color, and everything looks boring. However, don’t let the website fool you; their clothing is fantastic, is of excellent quality, fits well, and looks so much better once you wear it. This Vintage Canvas sweater is not my usual style since it doesn’t have a v-neckline, a funky print, or a bright color. But, I love it, and my daughter gave it two thumbs up, which is a rare occasion.

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The sweater has an inverted pleat in the back, giving it a relaxed look. It is 100% cotton, very comfortable, and runs true to size. I’m wearing a medium, and the size is perfect.

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I love the Chalk color of the Coach Lori Shoulder Bag. Coach handbags have been something I’ve been carrying for over 20 years, and the quality is excellent. They can be an investment, but when you carry them for years, you get your money’s worth from them. Handbags are my weakness; that is where I tend to spend the most money. Shoes aren’t my thing, but give me a good handbag, and I am a happy camper.

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Even when I am dressed casually, I try to add accessories. I don’t go overboard, but I usually wear a pair of earrings, my cross necklace, the two Tiffany ball bracelets that were a gift, and sometimes my David Yurman Cable Loop Bracelet. Today I have on the Adeline Hoop Earrings that are a great size for everyday wear.

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I bet some of you are thinking, aren’t those jeans stained? Nope, I paid good money to get the look that says I’m a messy painter. Lol! I used to have a pair of blue sweatpants covered in caulk. We built a house, and I caulked all of the windows, doors, etc., and I used my pants to wipe off my finger. I should have saved those sweats and called them fashionable. Hahaha!

These boyfriend jeans won’t appeal to all of you, but they must have appealed to many women because it is almost completely sold out. I’m wearing a size 8, so I think the jeans run true to size.

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I ordered these Canvas Pull-On Sneakers in my regular size, and they were too big for me. So, I sent them back and ordered an 8 1/2 instead of my usual size 9, and they fit great. I like pull-on or no-tie sneakers because I’ve become lazy in my later years of life. Lol! There is never a reason that taking one minute to tie shoes is an issue, but I like the convenience of slip-on and go shoes.

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If you’ve never shopped at J.Jill, take a look at their New Arrivals. I have several things ordered, but I couldn’t get my widget to work so that I could show you my picks. I guess you’ll just have to wait and be surprised when they get posted on the blog.

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