Casual Work Wear + a J.Crew Giveaway!

This top, oh this top. I’ve got to admit that I kind of have a love/hate relationship with it. I absolutely adore the deep purple hue. It’s a perfect rich color for Fall and Winter. Bonus: it’s incredibly to wear jewel tonesThe downside? Well those pleats, while adorable, definitely add some serious volume. Let’s just say that’s it’s borderline maternity-like, which would be perfect-if I was preggers. But yet I still occasionally pull it out of my closet. Apparently comfort and color sometimes win out.eggplant pleated topstella dot large rhinestone necklacehow to wear cropped khakisTop: Madewell (unpleated option!), Pants: Gap Skinny Mini Skimmer, Shoes: J.Crew Valentina (similar), Necklace: Stella & Dot Somervell, Bracelets: Stella & Dot Christina Link, Gilded Arrow, Earrings: Stella & Dot Nancy Stud

Do you ever wear pieces that you know are slightly unflattering for comfort’s sake?__________________________________________

I’m so excited to introduce Jessica from Love & Loyally today! Jessica is a gorgeous 20-something Southern gal hailing from Tennessee. She has two furbabies, a great sense of style, which she defines as “classic casual,” and plenty of wit to keep you reading! photo Jessica770.jpgWhether she’s showcasing how to introduce Fall colors into your wardobe (on a budget!) or dishing out advice on proper interview attire, Jessica’s blog is one you don’t want to miss!

Jessica has been kind enough to offer up a $20 gift card to J.Crew so that you can get your Classic Casual style on too! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

No purchase is necessary. Odds of winning are based on number of entries. Giveaway open to US only. Must be 18 or older to enter. Winner will be notified by email. If winner does not respond within 48 hours an alternate will be randomly selected. All entries will be verified. Thank you!

*Linking up with Shanna, the Pleated PoppyAlison, Lauren, Amy!*


28 thoughts on “Casual Work Wear + a J.Crew Giveaway!

  1. Kaitlin

    I’m currently grappling with this dilemma right now! I’m transitioning my closet from spring/summer to fall/winter (I just couldn’t wait any more), and it’s tough deciding what to keep and what to donate/sell! Most of the pieces I can’t decide on are fit issues, and I’m slowly but surely letting go of what I don’t really love.

    Thanks for introducing us to Jessica! I love finding new bloggers based on the blogs I already love. I’m excited to check her out!


  2. Susan Jeffries

    I love this purple color on you! I think that flowy tops are fabulous when paired with a more form fitting bottom. You look great! And thanks to the intro to this new blogger! I love her black tipped mani!! Susan

  3. Ashley

    I think that top looks great on you – I definitely love the color!

    I do know what you mean about maternity-like shirts though. I have a few that I’ve thought “man, this will fit so well when I’m pregnant” so I feel like I have to hold onto it even though I don’t love the way it fits currently. And of course, being super comfortable helps!

  4. Niki

    Oh I totally wear unflattering clothes for the sake of comfort sometimes! But I like this top on you – I’m a big fan of volume and draping so maybe that’s why. I think you look good! I love the color too!

  5. Agi

    Great outfit and i totally know what you mean about wearing something for comfort. I really like this top on you. It’s a really pretty colour and very flattering.

    Don’t forget to link up tomorrow for my weekly tres-Chic fashion thursday link up.


  6. Alissa

    Why are things that are so freaking comfortable so often things that a pregnant woman could wear? For the record you do NOT look pregnant at all but I understand the paranoid feeling!

  7. Akshara Vivekananthan

    I love that shade of purple, and your outfit is so comfy chic! I do have some of those tops, but in the opposite fashion. They are not so comfy but look amazing design wise. I really should stop buying tops like that haha!

    Simply Akshara

  8. Rita

    Girl don’t even! That top looks gorgeous on you! Those kinds of shirts are my favorite…so comfortable to sit/stand in! You have an awesome colorblock look going on too:)!

  9. Brenna

    I love the color of the top and I think it looks great on you! But, I do know what you mean about the pleats adding extra volume. I’m guilty of wearing something cute, but unflattering because I like the color or I want to be super comfy. We’re all allowed to have those days.

    xx, Brenna of Bubbly in Brooklyn

  10. Lori

    Such a pretty shade of purple, and I think that it is really smart to offset the volume of the blouse with skinny jeans.
    Fun giveaway, too!


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