Genie Lite

I don't own genie pants, but these joggers might substitute. I also do not wear sandals but used gold loafers. The top is semi-tucked, but jacket is cropped. How do you like this outfit?
( I do not think it qualifies as a " genie in the bottle" outfit.

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  • Jane replied 10 months ago

    I really like the outfit. The shoes are lovely and bookend your hair.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Jane. I am glad that you like the outfit.

  • skylurker replied 10 months ago

    Mmm, no, I won't call it genie in a bottle. I'd call it well executed utility pretty. Love the shape of the jacket with the trousers, and the shimmer of pearls and loafers. Love the look.

  • rachylou replied 10 months ago

    Nice outfit! That's what I've got too - joggers. With a tuxedo stripe, which makes genie even more a stretch. I'm thinking I need a halter and curl tip shoes... but that would be too literal. Lol. I need to look at the pictures again...

  • JAileen replied 10 months ago

    Joy, the outfit is very nice. I'm not sure genie comes to mind, but it's still nice. However, your hair is gorgeous.

    Rachy, I have curl toe shoes, but no genie pants, or even joggers.

  • Angie replied 10 months ago

    Another vote for Utility Pretty. Perhaps a more fluid top, Joy? Love the bracelets. 

  • rachylou replied 10 months ago

    Oh gee, those shoes are actually perfect! Not literal at all.

  • AndiB replied 10 months ago

    I don't have joggers or genie pants, but you look great in these!  Your layered jewelry ups the ante on this outfit.  And the jacket really elevates what are a pretty casual bottom.  I love the juxtaposition.  well executed.

  • Firecracker replied 10 months ago

    I like the outfit, Joy! To me, the jacket doesn't look cropped, but it looks good with the outfit, in any case.

  • Jenn replied 10 months ago

    Yes! Utility pretty! I agree with Angie that a more fluid top might work better, but the color of this one is SO pretty with the muted neutrals of your jogger and jacket. I really like the subtlety of the combination.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you for your comments and suggestions. The jacket a is an EF thrift store find. Angie, I will try a more fluid top and I know it will be even more utility pretty, but that is fine. Most of the bracelets were my mother's, so it is fun and sentimental to wear them.
    JAileen, thank you for the hair notice. I tried parting it in the middle the way I wore it in the 60's.

  • Sterling replied 10 months ago

    WOW.  Your hair is looking really good.  Did it get longer and I failed to notice?  Or did you style it differently.  Whatever, this is perfection.  

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Sterling, it is longer than normal and parted differently.  Thank you for the compliment.  DH took me out to eat for my birthday a few days early, so I wanted it more like he remembered it from nearly 50 years ago. LOL!  Of course then it was dark brown with reddish highlights.  Maybe I should have dyed it too :)

  • Dianna replied 10 months ago

    Oh Joy, happy belated birthday!  Another vote for utility pretty, lovely outfit.  I like the fit of the joggers.  And your hair does look really well.  No need to dye at all.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Dianna. It would take a lot of convincing to get me to start dying my hair now. I'm too lazy and too cheap. Plus I rather enjoy being a silver fox. And I live in an area where the majority of the older women are natural silvers. But whenever I see someone as old or older than I am looking do much younger in dyed hair, I do consider it... for a few seconds.

  • Sterling replied 10 months ago

    SO.  I have dyed my hair for so long I no longer have a clue what my natural color is.  I have ranged from light brown to black brown to red.  My favorite was the black brown because it was so dramatic to my eye.  

    We went on a trip out west right before I was supposed to have my hair dyed.  I opted against it because why dye your hair and then wear a hat for the next three weeks.  It made no sense.  I planned on having it dyed immediately upon my return, BUT I wore myself down, compromised my immune system, and got really sick for two weeks.  So I missed my appointment.  

    My "real" hair started to grow in.  Evidently it is a mixture of silver and medium brown.  So far everything blends and it looks intentional.  My stylist says that when there is a clear line of demarcation, I'll hate it.  So far I don't.  BUT I cannot tell you the shock I experience every single time I get out of the shower.  It is like I don't recognize myself for a minute.  

    I am considering letting it go natural because I too have become cheap and lazy.  

  • Thistle replied 10 months ago

    Looks pretty and comfortable to me.

    Might be more utility and less genie, but still fun and inspired!

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Sterling, I love your hair story.
    Thistle, the happiness factor was high with this outfit. Utility Pretty may be next on my style journey. It appeals to both my need for dressy and to a casual life style.

  • Bijou replied 10 months ago

    Joy you look beautiful in this outfit. You are not allowed to dye your hair, it is absolutely stunning in its natural state!

  • unfrumped replied 10 months ago

    I like it!
    I don't have genie pants either so would also sub in my drapey joggers.

  • Joy replied 10 months ago

    Thank you, Bijou and unfrumped. I appreciate your comments. I have no intention of dying my hair but seeing Angie's fabulous client at 80 looking so young makes me wonder....

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