Casual Friday: Work In Progress

TGIF all!

I gotta be honest, I’m not feeling my outfit today. Being casual is always a struggle for me because I’m so used to dressing up everyday. Does this sound silly? I’ve seen other women (such as my new blogger crush Curves and Curls) with amazing casual style but I just cant do it! Gimme a pencil skirt and some kitten heels and I’m good to go. Give me a pair of jeans and shirt and I’m at a loss. Go figure! 

Nevertheless, I’m committed to improving my casual style. If any of you have any tips please feel free to share!

Have a great weekend!

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Coat: Old Navy
Sweater: Old Navy
Jeans: Lane Bryant
Necklace: Banana Republic
Shoes: Gap

20 Comments

  1. November 22, 2013 / 7:28 pm

    I think that casual does not necessarily imply “casual” but rather “don’t wear a suit and tie to work today”. Thus, with that interpretation, I think you can continue to wear your gorgeous kitten heels and a nice pencil skirt, and casual Friday can get stuffed! Who came up with that nonsense, anyway? Long live days past where frocking up with gloves and a hat was the norm, and the guys wore suits, ties and a fedora. Gee the High Streets would have looked swell back then! Gangster style all the way.

    You do look gorgeous and it’s great to see you sporting Australia’s colours! Hehe.

    • November 23, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much! Maybe I was unconsciously wearing my wish to visit Australia! 🙂

  2. Emily
    November 22, 2013 / 8:03 pm

    While I can’t totally relate I do have a suggestion. Check out http://www.puttingmetogether.com/ She has great style that’s fairly casual.

    • November 23, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      Thanks for the info! Ill definitely check out her blog!

  3. November 23, 2013 / 11:04 am

    gorgeous colour for the winter too, and it is a great casual look! I think I always look the same, I’m always in a dress or skirt! my casual seems to be pyjamas at home! – I think you look great though, and always with the killer accessories, the necklace and shoes are just amazing! x x x

    • November 23, 2013 / 2:57 pm

      Thank you so much! Just like you Im always in a skirt or dress! Lol

  4. Abbi
    November 23, 2013 / 1:42 pm

    I really love the jewel tones. Great outfit!

  5. November 23, 2013 / 3:35 pm

    Your amazing bright colored looks never cease to impress me!

  6. juliette
    November 23, 2013 / 3:46 pm

    You actually do casual quite well – love this fall outfit! A coat with jeans, great sweater and flats or boots is always a winner in my book.

    • November 23, 2013 / 4:56 pm

      Thank you! I feel like I stumble when it comes to casual clothes.

  7. November 23, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    You look GREAT here and the colors are superb!! Hard to find a jacket that matches your pants and you did it!!

    • November 27, 2013 / 12:58 am

      Thank you so much! I love color no matter the season!

  8. November 24, 2013 / 1:31 pm

    I just commented about this on another blog because she does casual chic so well, and I just can’t seem to get it right! I love dressing up, I’m practiced at it, and I feel great when I’m doing it. But I feel like I should be able to dress casually and still feel stylish. So many women do casual so well, but I feel like a slob in my basics. I think I play it too safe in my casual wear and could employ some of what you’re doing here to glam things up. I like the two shades of green playing off one another, the bold contrast with the pink necklace, and the sassy animal print flats. I think my trouble is in how I combine my basic components, and I need to make bolder, more surprising choices like you’ve done here. But that you still feel blah about it when I think it looks so sharp and smart = booooo! haha

    Liz

    • November 27, 2013 / 12:57 am

      Thank you so much for your comment. I too feel like a “slob” in my casual basics. I feel I look better dressed up than down. I guess thats why I feel out of my element when it comes to being casual.

  9. nicole
    November 25, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    Your casual is my version of very put together lol!!

  10. November 30, 2013 / 12:37 am

    You are so sweet , thank you for the mention. You are looking gorgeous , I am always amazed at the fact that you effortlessly mix all these beautiful and bright colours.

    • December 3, 2013 / 2:07 am

      Thank you so much! I adore your style and wanted to give you a shout out! 🙂