Utility Pretty 3 Ways + Chain Strap Bag

I have another couple of ideas for this ensemble that I will try to photograph later.
1/2: olive utility pants with cream ruffled top and snake bag
3: floral top with grey quilted bag
4/5: silk print top with white bag

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  • Mirjana replied 7 months ago

    All outfits are great as usual, but I can't stop watching 1/2, cream ruffled top is so beautiful. OMG I am speechless, love,love,love it so much. Snake bag is perfect with that outfit, really gorgeous you stylish Lady.

  • Style Fan replied 7 months ago

    Gorgeous outfits as usual Joy.  I am also loving 1 and 2.  That cream blouse is beautiful on you.  Utility pretty to perfection.

  • Joy replied 7 months ago

    Thank you, Mirjana. As soon as I tried on that blouse, I had to have it. That was a surprise and I'd never have even considered trying it if it had not been for YLF and members sporting similar tops. Ruffles are seldom flattering on my rather boyish figure. I may try to wear it with pearls, or at least pearl earrings or ring, for more pretty.

  • Muffin replied 7 months ago

    Add me to the list of admirers of the ruffle top! And so nice you have a few chain handle purses to play with.

  • Dianna replied 7 months ago

    Nice outfits joy.  Another vote for 1/2.  I just love how the cream ruffled blouse contrasts with the utility pants.  The handbag is the icing on the cake.  Perfect.

  • Sara L. replied 7 months ago

    Great looks!  I really like #1 with the pale ruffled blouse.  I also like #3 with the turquoise top and your olive pants.  I believe I have the same olive pants but I've never thought to pair them with turquoise.  I'm going to have to try that combo soon.

  • rachylou replied 7 months ago


  • Joy replied 7 months ago

    I'm happy that the ruffle top is getting approval.
    Muffin, I really found that I liked this type of chain strap bag, but now they are a little too small for my needs. They might be listed as convertible bags as they can be crossbody, shoulder or clutches with the chain removed or tucked inside. As a clutch, I find the chain handy to hang the bag in a public restroom.

  • lozz_oz replied 7 months ago

    I too love your ruffle top - perfection! Personally I wouldn't detract from it by wearing a crossbody or chain strap bag + I would carry a tote instead.

  • Joy replied 7 months ago

    That makes sense, lozz_oz. good idea.

  • Firecracker replied 7 months ago

    These are all so pretty on you, Joy. I think this ensemble was just made for you! I especially love the ruffled top in outfit 1 on you. Your chain-strap bags are all fab, too.

  • frannieb replied 7 months ago

    All outfits are fab. Outfit 1 is beautiful - that ruffle top with the pants is so eye catching.

  • kkards replied 7 months ago

    Joy, what a fab collection of handbags! and of course, you've styled them wonderfully

  • Aquamarine replied 7 months ago

    I like them all but I LOVE the first one! You're such a trooper, Joy. You can almost always put together one of Angie's ensembles from your closet.

  • JAileen replied 7 months ago

    I love your diagonal ruffle top, and the outfit it makes. So fab!

  • Beth Ann replied 7 months ago

    Love the way you style the white shoes.  They look fresh again (well, without the L'eggs Suntan pantyhose, anyone).  

    Another shout out for the bag and diagonal ruffle!

  • Angie replied 7 months ago


  • Joy replied 7 months ago

    Thank you all for your kind comments and encouragement with what is more volume on top than my comfort level.
    Beth Ann I am not wearing any suntan pantyhose, just bare ankles. They are tanner than I would expect and I am wondering if I should be treating then to sun block. Ack! I remember those Leggs suntan pantyhose and orange legs.

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