My attempt at utilitarian #2

Olive consignment utility pants, black tee and knit jacket. How did I do? I felt good in this outfit at the Farmers Market, eating lunch at a casual place and at a plant nursery. The bag (3/5) is fairly new, handmade of bison hide bought at a craft fair.

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  • StyleDetective replied 1 year ago

    I love it! I really like your use of gold/metallic elements. It makes for such an appealing combination of glamour and utility.

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    The little bit of leg and the metallic accents keep this light and summery! Love this. Wish I had some utility crops to copy you!

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    I really like your version of Utility #2. You are a pro at accessorizing. 

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Love the mix of tough and pretty! Great looking bag too.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Utility Glam :)

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Love it-you nailed it :)

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    Kellygirl has said it perfectly - you rock this look and I love your new bag - such a versatile colour. You get extra bonus points for buying it at an art fair, it is great to support a local artisan.

  • Mirjana replied 1 year ago

    WOW, WOW, you look terrific Joy, love, love outfit, every item is beautiful. Your bag is great and you wear utilitarian the best way , pretty, chic and elegant.

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    Love this, easy elegant and the bag is super. The shoes are a great choice too. 

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    I love this. So very chic. Nodding along with Kelly and Bijou.
    The jewelry and bag make the outfit perfect. The bag is fabulous and unique.

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    love the use of metalic to up the ante on the pants and blazer...

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    What a great look, Joy! Love the metallic shoes and choice of necklace.  It's the perfect smart casual summer outfit!!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all. I am glad the outfit is getting thumbs up because I felt good wearing it. The bag has a cleaver design so that it can be worn as a backpack or front pack, hands free.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Super cute. Like the addition of the glitz. 

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Angie, I like the glitz too. I can’t help myself, even adding it to a utilitarian outfit :)

  • celia replied 1 year ago

    I think the glitz brings light to the outfit :)
    Love it!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Celia, you are right. We older “invisible” women, need all the glitz and light we can manage.

  • karen13 replied 1 year ago

    Subtle blingtastic. Of course I love it. What kellygirl and rachy said.

  • texstyle replied 1 year ago

    Great outfit Joy - I really like everything about it!

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    I don’t want to shock you Joy but I very much doubt that you are doing much of a job at staying invisible if that’s your aim.Fab look,as others have said ,a nice splicing of utility with glamour.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Cardiff girl, for your kind words. Karen, I can’t wait to use the word “blingtastic”. Thank you, Texstyle. You are a sweetheart.

  • Laurie replied 1 year ago

    Casual, chic, elegant. Great mix of colors and metallic tones. Love it.

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  • Becky replied 1 year ago

    Love the look. Those pants are fabulous, and I love that you got them at consignment.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Laurie and fitandfinest, thank you for encouraging words. “Casual, chic, elegant” and “perfect” are my goals.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Becky I usually end up wearing something thrifted or from consignment daily. The EF sweater is also from a consignment store. Oops, wrong thread.

  • BlueJay replied 1 year ago

    Awesome! I love the accessories.

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