Utility Dressed Up

Inspired by Angie's blog post today. I was going to wear the denim pencil skirt ensemble and then realized that I would be entertaining a 2-year old all day. With this outfit I can sit on the floor and hopefully still look pulled together. The first photo is more dressed up with kitten heeled pumps. Photo 2 is reality with gold loafers. Photo 3 is a closer look at gold jewelry... not as cluttered as it looks. What do you think?
Brown utility pants, old Michael Kors top, assorted old jewelry, Kate Spade gold tote.

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  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    All joy you truly do look fabulous. This is perfect this is an assemble eyewear oh my God I need to find me some utility pants. Very good job you get to spend the day with a two-year-old have fun stretch. Being on that floor with a two-year-old oh my goodness my bones are not what it used to be and I only got two three month old enjoy your day.

  • Dianna replied 3 years ago

    Joy, you look fab, you took the inspiration and made the look your own. As always, I love how you accesorize.

  • replied 3 years ago

    I absolutely love this look on you. Great colors, so put together, and like both shoe options for differing needs.

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    Super cute. I actually like the "reality" loafers version better.

  • Style Fan replied 3 years ago

    Love this outfit.  I prefer the loafers version. 

  • Greenjeans replied 3 years ago

    Nice proportions!  I think you got the top length, pant length and shoe vamp just right.  

  • Carole replied 3 years ago

    Love it! YLF!

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    Diggety dog, Joy, diggety dog!

  • Joyce B replied 3 years ago

    That is a very good iteration of today's ensemble. It is gorgeous on you!

  • Angie replied 3 years ago


  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    Your outfit requirement for the day--be able to sit on the floor with a 2-year-old--made me smile! What a great outfit. You are one stylish play date!

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    So,soooooo beautiful I am excited, you look gorgeous. I especially love #1 with the pumps,really dressed up , but also like with the gold loafers. As Angie said Killer.

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    This looks stunning on you, Joy. I love everything about the outfit and also prefer the version with loafers.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for your enthusiasm and comments and preferences.  Angie, A Killer!  I am loving this ensemble even more.

    Green jeans, thank you for the comment on the proportions.  It is an effort to get that to work and I'm grateful to know when it is right.

    The two-year-old is adorable and gets me involved in cars, trucks and trains most days. We have to number all the vehicles with marker, then make numbered parking places on a big dry erase board on the floor.  He matches up vehicle numbers with the right parking spot.  Who know Hot Wheels could be educational? 

     Ledonna, you have lots of fun ahead.  I think of those Japanese seniors who can squat and sit on the floor with no problems in their 80's and more. 

    Rachy, I should add a photo of our "diggety-dog" Mags, just back from the groomer today.  She is as fluffy as a cotton ball and also likes to invade floor play with her own toys.  I think that she likes to see what a Kong can do to a neat lineup of little cars.

  • Aquamarine replied 3 years ago

    Perfect! I agree the proportions, color, all work. *And* its comfortable enough to entertain a 2 year old? I'd say that's a pretty fab outfit.

  • Nomad replied 3 years ago

    I looooooove this!  I'm partial to olive/brown utility and cargo pants, and yours look so pretty paired with that leopard top.  I like the shoes you wore in reality better.  You look polished and ready to take on anything... even a 2 year old!

  • The Cat replied 3 years ago

    Joy, that top is GORGEOUS on you! The pumps are very chic and look sophisticated with the top. Gold accessories harmonize with your personal colours as well as the outfit.

  • Eliza replied 3 years ago

    Love this look on you! It is very Joy! Well done. 

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for the confidence building comments. I am sorry not to go into more detail on each one. Too much time consumed by the toddler.

  • harmonica replied 3 years ago

    YLF! You look like a star. #1 is my favorite. Have fun with our toddler! 

  • Bijou replied 3 years ago

    You look super glamorous for your play date!

  • skylurker replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous. Looks like you've stepped out of a Michael Kors' ad (I guess it's the leopard mixed with gold that give me this vibe). Like both shoes with the outfit.

  • kkards replied 3 years ago

    glam utility--WOW! this is how you do it

  • Beth Ann replied 3 years ago

    Absolutely!  This suits you to a "t" and would be a great travel look!

  • Becky replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous to the nth degree! And practical for your day's activities.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    You all have put a big grin on my face!

  • Brooklyn replied 3 years ago

    Fabulous! I prefer with the loafers also.

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