A black and blue any-day look. We all have a few favorite style “uniforms”, like “jeans plus striped sweater” or “midi skirt plus graphic tee” or “pencil skirt plus button down shirt”, and here’s one of mine: easy-fitting cropped trousers plus a blouse-y blouse. And make them in black and blue, if you don’t mind 😊.
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These versatile trousers are by All Saints, and I thrifted them in NYC for about $25, several years ago. The quality of the brand has held up beautifully. Wardrobe tip: buy high end brands, but buy them lightly used – it’s eco-friendly and wallet friendly.
The sky blue long-tailed blouse is by Anthropologie, and rented through Nuuly. With the Nuuly clothing rental service you get to pick six pieces for a month, for about $90. Then return them and pick six more – perfect for a woman like me who keeps a small wardrobe and still enjoys variety. For November, I had also rented a toasty midi-length puffer coat that got me through NYC’s cold days.
Are you enjoying one of your own style “uniforms” today? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!
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casual classic elegance, sums it up I think
Good morning, Linda and thanks for linking up. Sorry you had a rough day, but I love the ten second rule! xox
Pretty outfit. The brooch is outstanding.
Thank you Ally and thanks for coming by. Your road trip adventure is, well, trippy! and I’m glad you’re OK. xox
Hooray for secondhand shopping!
Sandy has always seems to do very well when buying you gifts.
I like the idea of being able to try out a coat without committing to it. Often times I find that 90% of coats are not meant for a Canadian winter.
Good morning, Suzanne and thanks for coming over and linking your thoughtful, inspiring post about consumption. And including the stalker dress! Brilliant. It’s cold here in Florida today, so i can imagine you’re wearing woolies and down, xox.
Love the cropped trousers!! I have a cropped linen Ralph Lauren pair my cousin gave me that go with every blouse! I wore a blue dress with black shoes for my VisibleMonday look– we’re on the same wavelength!!
Love, love linen cropped pants, I bet you look terrific in them! Thanks for coming over and sharing that gorgeous vintage dress, xox.
I love this classy, casual look Patti! The brooch is gorgeous!
Thanks Emma, and thanks for linking up. The cat cafe! It looks like just the best place to spend an hour. xox
Love the beautiful bracelet! I can copy this outfit with my chambray shirt: I do not wear my black jeans often enough.
Hi Mireille and thanks for coming by. Your casual, cozy beach outfits look terrific and happy, xox.
Those trousers were such a great find. I like the simplicity of black and blue. I’m expecting my 2nd nuuly delivery tomorrow! It’s so hard to narrow down choices.
Hi Kim and thanks for coming over! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Nuuly! xox
Great outfit! I love the soft blue on you and the trousers look fab with those snakeskin brogues. I love a masculine -feminine look. The rental idea sounds perfect too for you!
Gorgeous bracelet and what a nice gift- you’ll think of NYC every tme you wear it.
Hi Jess and thanks for linking up. Love your new red sweater dress, accessoried beautifully! xox
Patti, I love the black and blue combination and this whole easy look. That blouse is fabulous! I am linking up an outfit with a black and blue plaid skirt that I thrifted a really long time ago. I think this might be the first time I have styled it though.
Good morning, Shelbee and thanks for coming over! I adored the story of Ralphie, what a precious boy and a story to smile about, xox.
Firstly, that brooch is simply sensational. Love the blue and black combination on you Patti. I guess black or black and white is my uniform style. Many thanks for the link up Patti.
Good morning, Jill, and thanks for coming by. You look fresh and lovely in your black-and-white today, and you always visit a charming spot! xox
My style uniform is a hat and I note the hat you’re wearing which is great – you so suit a hat! Have a lovely week x
thanks Penny and thank you for posting! Your trip to London looks delightful, xox.
That brooche is beautiful! I can imagine you are fond of it!
Thank you beautiful Nancy. Love your striped sweater, you look fab, xox.
You look great! I love the whole look and that bracelet is beautiful.
Hi Debby and thanks for coming by. I am enjoying your sewing site, even though I don’t sew! Lots of good ideas, xox.
Patti, I love your style! The vintage brooch just makes the whole outfit! That’s a good tip about buying quality brands when you thrift.
Good morning, Darlene and happy Monday! Thanks for your kind words and for linking up – love that satin dress, xox.
You always find the best stuff thrifting—those AllSaints trousers are such a good score!
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Good morning, Cheryl and thanks for coming over! I appreciate your list of favorite online sales today, xox.
This item came up in my FB and since you’re taking a break, I’m pasting the link here:
It says “you” on so many levels!
Oh thanks Anne, that’s a winner, love it. And thanks for linking up with your gorgeous, over-the-top self! xox
That brooch is fantastic and perfect for you!
Thank you dear Kellyann, and I haven’t yet expressed my deep condolences for your recent losses. You have a beautiful strength, xox.
Loving this fun and casual look! The bracelet is so pretty!
Thanks for hosting the linkup!
Thanks Ellibelle and thanks for linking up! Love the pic of you and your kitty, xox.