WIW: a Refined Sweatshirt at last and Halloween

It's just cool and rainy enough that my Miz Mooz black and white oxfords from a couple of years ago are making a reappearance.
1: I spotted this black and white houndstooth sweatshirt at Target from across a crowded aisle and it was love at first sight. I think someone else posted this shirt and planted a seed that something good might be waiting in the clothing section. It is sweatshirt fabric on the back and sleeves and silky in front. I wish it were a petite as it is just a bit too long to faux tuck the banded bottom like I want to, but it may shrink a little.
2: Same outfit with Kut Catherine boyfriends rolled a bit to show some ankle skin. I don't think this is working that well on me. Do you prefer 1 or 2 or should I roll higher?
3: Today's outfit inspired by Halloween. Pleione sheer top with a bright tomato tank underneath, black Gap Really Skinny jeans, thrifted belt. I tried a semi tuck to deal with the fullness of the blouse. Does it look silly on me? Should I wear a black or other color belt instead of the bright one?
Both outfits were topped by the bright pink trench for October.
Are proportions working on these outfits? Do the oxfords make too much going on?

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  • kellygirl replied 4 years ago

    LOVE! The oxfords are terrific in these. I have that same Pleione blouse and you've given me a great idea on how to wear it. It always feels too dressy for me. The new sassy sweatshirt is so fab on you too! Happy Halloween :)

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    Adore your sweatshirt Joy - it's perfect for your style. And those oxfords look fabulous - I like the cuff on the BF's so the whole shoe shows.

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    ok, i have to go to target to return a pair of pants, so i'm adding looking for that sweater to my list.
    i love that the shoes work so well with both looks. (i prefer #1 vs #2, but thats a personal prefernce, both look good). love #3, i like the colored belt, but i'm wondering what it would look like with a white/cream belt to pick up the white in the shoes.

  • Wendi1984 replied 4 years ago

    I love the sweatshirt, and your oxfords, too! Great looks.

  • bionda replied 4 years ago

    Pleione blouse triplet here!  I love the way you've styled it, Joy.  Both outfits are super!

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I love your Halloween outfit!  The sweatshirt from Target is great too.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Both outfits launch me into orbit - the first a little faster than the second. 


    There is nothing left to be said but: Killer to the power of Killer

  • karymk replied 4 years ago

    I think I have met my style twin...

    I love your Halloween outfit.  I think you only have a quarter tuck goin' there though, try to widen it a bit perhaps.  The belt choice is great.

    I am BOLTING to Target to see if I can find your adorable houndstooth top.  It would be fun to try with a colored belt if you want a pop at the waist.  Or pull some color up to your face by keeping the black or white belt and adding a colored necklace or earring.

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    Wow, you look fantastic, I love the sweatshirt.
    I like the look of one best :)

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Fantastic, Joy! I love both of these, but that Target sweater is best of all! 

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Wow, what fun reading all your replies. Angie, a K2K rating gives me a huge grin.
    Waving to Kellygirl and Bionda, my blouse triplets. I'm amazed at how many things this top can be worn with. It's an important part of my fall capsules.
    Thank you, KKards and Shannon, for addressing the cuffed pant issue. You do this so well and I'm trying to learn from you. Kkards, a white belt is a good idea.
    Wendi, Debra, Sara and Suz, thank you for your comments and preferences.
    Karymk, I'd love to be your style twin and hope you find the Target sweatshirt.
    Thank you for the great styling ideas too.

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    LOVE the first outfit - YLF Joy.

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    I think both of these are great.

    I swear, sometimes Target has the fabbest things!

  • Nicole D replied 4 years ago

    Joy, i'm in orbit too!  High happiness factor in both of these!  WHat a great Target find, and that blouse is just delicious.  I love the way you wear white jeans.

  • Parsley replied 4 years ago

    That houndstooth sweatshirt is so cool! I love that outfit with the white jeans. I think I prefer them worn down, but if you're going to roll them I think I'd roll them up a little more.
    The second outfit is great, too!

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    I love them both and those oxfords are amazing!

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    I tried on that sweatershirt, but it wasn't nearly as fab on me and in your outfit here!  Love it, AND the fun pinkish print! 

  • pil replied 4 years ago

    The black and white is such a *smart* look Joy!

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    I love both outfits. I wouldn't change a thing, and no, not too much going on. I like the way the pink belt goes with the blouse, the oxfords go with the pants and also bring the eye back to the pattern in the blouse. Somehow the blocked pattern of the shoes plays nicely with the dots in the blouse! You've got a great eye to put that one all together.

  • Amy replied 4 years ago

    Joy, your style is consistently fabulous. You are an inspiration to me. I love both outfits!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Oh I found this perfect sweatshirt at Target on the way to buy bicycle lights. No just kidding (and envious). I do love the sweatshirt - and the shoes - and both outfits fantastic!

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Love them both!  Maybe a black belt in the second outfit if you want a little less going on (don't change the shoes, I think they're great).

  • Debora replied 4 years ago

    Love, love, love the sweatshirt on you, Joy! I think I prefer the pants rolled down on the first photo. You look lovely in your Halloween outfit, too. Your trick-or-treaters will be in for a treat!

  • carambola replied 4 years ago

    I adore that sweatshirt with those oxfords! Perfect. The second outfit is lovely as well.

  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    Two lovely outfits. I can see why the Target top was love at first sight, it's perfection on you. I prefer the jeans in #1 unrolled best.

  • Marmee replied 4 years ago

    Love the sweatshirt with the white jeans!

  • Scarlet replied 4 years ago

    Both of these look adorable on you. I love that pink belt.

  • Shirley replied 4 years ago

    So cute! I love the sweat shirt. I went looking for them a couple of weeks ago and our Target did not have a good selection. Maybe I need another trip there..

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