Pencil Skirt POW: Working It Black, White, and Printed Chic Wednesday

Outfit Mission Statement:  Mix your feminine, chic pencil skirt with neutral mixed prints and classy jewelry for a put-together, fun, boardroom-ready look

Working it Wednesday outfits are professional career clothes, often a step or two above Manic Monday outfits. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the pencil skirt in general, and the cabi Fall 2016 Sigourney skirt in particular. A pencil skirt is perfect for work, of course. The chic professionalism of the pencil skirt pairs perfectly with a cute jacket or blouse for work. But it also lets you get away with some more interesting choices, as it adds professionalism to anything.  So, you can mix prints, wear a more causal shirt, and other things, and still look ready to take on the boardroom. This outfit is a fun mix of two cabi seasons and a mix of prints.

Tips:

  • Play off the professionalism of the pencil skirt for unique and fun pieces
  • For a more put-together and professional print mixing, keep your prints to the same neutral colors, like black and white
  • For all-day comfort with the left of a heel, opt for wedges
  • Professional doesn’t have to be serious, feel free to mix prints in surprising ways in professional pieces
  • Add a pop of color in an otherwise black and white outfit for a pop of color and interest
  • A bun will also add some professionalism to more casual pieces, and compliments the chic, feminine pencil skirt

Outfit Breakdown:

 

Related Posts:

  1. Plume POW: Working It Classic & Modern Coco Wednesday: Create a career outfit with the same put-together professionalism as a suit with a few modern interpretations of classic pieces.
  2. Beyond POW: Working It Long, Lean, and Versatile Wednesday: For a long, lean professional look, wear dark neutral layers over a white shirt, a longer pencil skirt, and a cropped jacket.
  3. Go-To POW: Working It Classic Nautical Wednesday posted March 23, 2016: Combine the perfect black work trousers with a classic nautical jacket for chic, preppy, and professional look that implies success .

 

 

Pencil Skirt POW: Writing a Chic, Comfortable Play Day Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: Write your own Saturday style with a pencil skirt, a bright print, and a stylish tee

I have a cute photobomber here

I have a cute photobomber here

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, talking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, traveling, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) is the pencil skirt in general, and the cabi Fall 2016 Sigourney skirt in particular. Once again, I’m offering too version of this outfit, a colder weather one and a warmer weather one. The key to a play day Saturday is mixing comfort and style. The right pencil skirt can be comfortable and stylish. Then just mix that with other comfortable but stylish pieces. This is a great time for a bold print and a fun accessory. I wore a similar top in both outfits, one with short sleeves one with long, to better highlight the seasonal takes. The cooler weather play day outfit far passed its comfort and style test, as I has the perfect play day and wandered around NYC in it (the pictures are taken in Morningside Park)!

Tips:    

  • To add some fun, choose a bold print and mix with neutral basics
  • If you have a busy play day, chose comfortable but enjoyable shoes—like clunky boots with a thick heel or owl flats (whooo doesn’t love owl flats?)
  • Consider adding a striking piece of jewelry, but one in a single metal to keep the focus on your bright print and keep the outfit tone more casual
  • For play days, look for casual and comfortable pencil skirts, like those made from a nice stretchy cotton knit or ponte
  • For a pulled together look, choose a main color and keep most of your pieces in this color
  • For comfort and style, choose a soft tee (long- or short-sleeved) in a stylish cut

Outfit Breakdowns:

Sigourney Skirt Outfit:

 

 

Spring Skirt Outfit:

 

*For all eSBe orders and questions, I recommend my eSBe Stylist, Suzanne Wall Joffrion—her ID is 246131.

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Win money towards this beatiful jewlery in our April Style Challenge

Win money towards this beatiful jewlery in our April Style Challenge

Getting set up on a buys staircase

Getting set up on a buys staircase

 

Related Posts:

  1. Margherita POW: White Out Over Navy Saturday: Be put together and carefree in your sundress by adding layers and accessories in a variety of whites
  2. Pleated Star POW: Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots
  3. Off to the Races Saturday: For an effortless, preppy, horse-race-ready outfit choose modern takes on classic pieces, some mixing of prints, and the sophisticated combination of black and navy—plus a hat!

Pencil Skirt POW: Trendy, Elegant, and all Choked up Date Night

Outfit Mission Statement: Look good coming and going in a classic, feminine pencil skirt and a trendy, elegant lace back blouse

Friday Night Drinks POW outfits are for going out on a date, getting drinks, seeing a band play, going to dinner and a movie—something where you want to look good and may wear some sexier clothes and statement pieces. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the pencil skirt in general, and the cabi Fall 2016 Sigourney skirt in particular. The pencil skirt is a perfect date night option. It’s sexy, chic, classic, and feminine all in one. Given the power of the pencil skirt, you have a lot of options to finish the date night look, from a tee shirt to an elegant silk blouse. In fact, you can even wear flannel and look hot! Here I went with a trendy, yet elegant option—lace back blouses. I love this look because it is clean and simple in front, but has the surprise of lace and a bit of skin in back. You look good coming and going! Since it is the transitional time of year where some still have winter and some spring, I am showing a colder weather version and a warmer weather one. They both are a similar look—turquoise or green pencil skirt and a lace back blouse. I went with black, boots, and a choker for the colder weather look and white with green heels for the spring look. Of course, with the right shoes/boots either can work for any time of the year.

for cooler temps

for cooler temps

for warmer temps

for warmer temps

Tips:

  • For a trendy and sexy, yet elegant date night look pair the on-trend lace back tops with a pencil skirt
  • If you want to show some skin, but don’t want to be too revealing, the lace back top is a fabulous choice
  • If you wear a lace back top, think of other ways to draw attention to your back—such as a lovely updo and a statement hair pin
  • Consider a neutral top color when rocking a bold pencil skirt and a lace back to draw attention to the lace and the skirt
  • If you tuck your top into your pencil skirt and blouse it, you’ll draw attention to your waist and create more of an hourglass look
  • If you leave your top untucked, you'll create a longer torso  and hide tummy issues
  • Chokers add a dash of Victorian and a pinch of sex appeal—don’t be afraid of this trend, anyone can rock it:
    • If you have looser neck skin or a larger neck:
      • Go for a wider choker in a lace or something with varying edges, which will hide issues and be more forgiving
      • Wear it looser and lower, almost at collar level for the same look without the feeling of having something tight around your neck or creating bulges; this also works better if you have sagging skin
    • If you have a double chin or a little extra right there, go lower rather than higher to not add to this—I tend to go just under halfway or lower
    • Think about what you want to emphasize—lower will draw eyes to your collar bone, shoulders, and chest, whereas higher will emphasize your face more
    • Layer! Chokers work wonderfully with almost any length necklace, other chokers, or even a scarf
    • For a more cohesive and possibly monochromatic look match the color and material with something in your outfit (like black lace)
    • Not sure? Go for a thin one and wear it at your collar like a very short necklace, then work your way up and bigger as you feel comfortable
    • The more bare skin around the choker the more it will stand out and draw attention to that bare skin, so for greater sex appeal consider deeper cut neck lines, cold shoulder, and off-the-shoulder tops, and even put your hair up (if it is longer). To tone down the sex appeal, have your choker peak out of a button down or other shirt that does not show much skin.
    • A longer neck can rock any width of choker
    • A shorter neck may want to go with narrower chokers worn lower, which will add length—a thicker choker at mid neck will likely make your neck look shorter

Outfits:

Sigourney Skirt Outfit:

  • Skirt: Sigourney Skirt from cabi Fall 2016, which is no longer readily available. See my introductory POW post for ways to get this skirt, turquoise alternatives, or other pencil skirts
  • Blouse: Tempest Blouse from cabi Fall 2016, which is no longer readily available. Check out the same cabi options in my introductory POW post)
  • Boots: Unnati boots from JustFab (use my referral code to save money) 
  • Clutch: Old clutch, unsure of brand
  • Choker: Lace choker from JustFab, that is no longer available—consider the Laser Cut N Strut instead (use my referral code to save money)
  • Hair pin: Starburst hair pin from Lilla Rose, which is not available now, but there are many other options (I worked with Abby McElroy and she was very helpful)
  • Earrings: older gifts
 

White Blouse Outfit:

 

 

 

Related Posts:

  1. Plaid POW: Date Night Flannel Heat Posted February 26, 2016: Don’t rule out a flannel shirt for a sexy date outfit—just add other pieces with plenty of sex appeal
  2. Plume POW: Touch of 70s Date Night Posted April 08, 2016: Reference your favorite style decade to add fun, glamour, and sex appeal to your night out looks
  3. Love POW: Just add Sparkles, Fur, and Beads to make it Sunday Best Posted February 07, 2016: Take a pretty blouse and a neutral pencil skirt and turn it into a sophisticated special occasion outfit with fur, sparkles, beads, and mixing a single metal

Or check out the other date night POWs for more inspiration for a fabulous date (outfit).

POW 13: The Wardrobe Essential Pencil Skirt

Do you have a pencil skirt? Pencil skirts are a wardrobe essential, especially for office, dates, and special occasions, but can even work for casual and play. I wear them a lot myself, and have made them key parts of many POW outfits. 

Sigourney skirt, Zebra belt, and Bowie Tee from cabi clothing Fall 2016. Fuzzy boots from  JustFab .

Sigourney skirt, Zebra belt, and Bowie Tee from cabi clothing Fall 2016. Fuzzy boots from JustFab.

It is past time I featured a pencil skirt as a POW. So, let me introduce you to our next Piece of the Week—the pencil skirt! Pencil skirts are slim, body hugging skirts that tend to end around the knee.  The pencil skirt is a classic, feminine, elegant, polished, and sexy wardrobe workhorse. It is also a rarity in that anyone can rock a pencil skirt—young, old, slim, curvy, athletic, short and tall. These flatter everyone. Part of the reason is that they show off the calf part of the leg, which is one body part that tends to look great on all women regardless of size or age (the shoulders are another). The classic also enhances curves, slims, boost confidence, and gives any outfit the chic, cool elegance of a Parisian woman. Every woman should have at least one. I have… well… a lot. So, if you are new to pencil skirts or want to wear them more, check out all my posts and outfits that include them!

 

Fit and length:

You want a pencil skirt to follow your natural curves and fit at both the waist and hips, which can be harder to find if your waist to hip ratio doesn’t match the “standards” clothes are designed for. My hips are larger than these standards (or waist smaller), and I have a hard time finding something that is smooth across my hips and not too loose across my belly. I recommend if you have fit problems, going for a stretchy fabric such as a knit or ponte, or getting something that fits the bigger body part and getting it altered to fit the smaller part.

While pencil skirts tend to be knee length, you can find or alter them to be different lengths to flatter your height:

  • Shorter: If you are shorter or want your legs to look long, go for a pencil skirt that ends above the knee. Don’t go too far above the knee, maybe one to three inches, if you go too far, you lose the lengthening look of the skirt.
  • Average height: Look for skirts that hit right at knee length. You will get the lengthening of the pencil skirt and can show off lots of leg.
  • Taller: You can rock pencil skirts that go below the knee. They tend to make people look shorter, so keep this in mind (but you can get away with that). I suggest wearing heels if you go with the longer length. You can also wear shorter styles too.

A solid pencil skirt is universally flattering. If your bottom half is a “problem” area for you and you want to hide problems, go for darker solid colors. If you want to show off your bottom half or your curves, consider bright colors and prints.

You can make a pencil skirt work for anybody type. If you want to know how to rock it for your body shape, check out this great post “How to wear the pencil skirt” on How to dress like a Parisian, which goes over how to wear a pencil skirt for any body type.

 

The skirt:

For this POW, I am featuring the cabi Fall 2016 Sigourney skirt. Unfortunately, the cabi Fall 2016 season has closed, which means this fabulous skirt is no longer available via the traditional means. If you must have this piece, here are some ways you may be able to get it:

Sigourney skirt and Tempest Blouse from cabi clothing Fall 2016. Boots and choker from JustFab. Clutch older.

Sigourney skirt and Tempest Blouse from cabi clothing Fall 2016. Boots and choker from JustFab. Clutch older.

  • First, always try your stylist. She may have a sample available, know of another stylist with a sample available, or have other ways to get it. If you do not have one you may reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site), or find a cabi stylist near you.
  • Second, check out resale, such as ebay or the Facebook groups or apps that allow people to sell their cabi.
  • Third, wait until August, when the outlets will get the Fall 2016 line and to go or call an outlet to see if they have this. Many outlets will allow you to order over the phone and then ship it to you.

 

 

But, pencil skirts are amazingly easy to find, and you have lots of option that are available. If you want a turquoise pencil skirt, check out:

There are so many options in different colors and prints, here are a few that I found:

Sigourney skirt from cabi Fall 2016.  Bistro Tee ,  Dot Jacket ,  Lock & Key Necklace , and  Lock & Key Bracelet  from cabi clothing Spring 2017. Shoes are from  Stitch Fix .

Sigourney skirt from cabi Fall 2016. Bistro Tee, Dot Jacket, Lock & Key Necklace, and Lock & Key Bracelet from cabi clothing Spring 2017. Shoes are from Stitch Fix.

Do join us for the thirteenth POW and discover seven ways, from the playground, office, home, or even a night on the town, and more to style this laid chic, flattering, and classic wardrobe staple, the pencil skirt!

 

Beyond POW: Eleven Styling Techniques to Tie the Beyond Tee

As we wrap up the twelfth POW, our versatile Beyond Tee, let’s start by reviewing the eleven different styling techniques I showed you to style this amazing top. Which is your favorite?

 

1) Basic Beyond Tee

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Make sure the tunic and panels are not tucked in
  3. Go!

From Beyond POW: Trendy Layers and a New Basic Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Chic Cape

  1. Put it on backwards with the tag in front to for a more elegant back and to show off the back treatment
  2. Take each panel and put it over the shoulder of the side it is on (left panel over left should, right panel over right shoulder), and let them hang down your back and over your arms
  3. Now go some place chic!

From Beyond POW: Chic Classy and Faux Fur Sunday Best

 

3) Elegant Cape

  1. Put it on backwards with the tag in front to for a more elegant back and to show off the back treatment
  2. Take each panel and put it over the shoulder of the side it is on (left panel over left should, right panel over right shoulder), and let them hang down your back and over your arms
  3. Take the inside corners of each panel and tie them in a knot, then let this hang down your back
  4. Now, go be elegant!

From Beyond POW: Chic Classy and Faux Fur Sunday Best

 

4) Sexy Side Wrap

  1. Put it on the normal way, with the tag in back for a lower and more date-ready neckline
  2. Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  3. Choose the side you want the tie and ends to be, it is best to do it on the side of the panel that overlaps on top of the two panels (left side)
  4. Take the panel on the opposite side (right side) and pull is diagonally across the front of your body to the opposite hip
  5. Take the panel on the knot side (right, and keeping it on top of the other panel), wrap it diagonally across your chest to the left hip
  6. Once it is at your hip, gather it into more of a tie shape than a flat panel
  7. Continue with the right panel, wrapping it around your hip and continuing to wrap it behind you, from your right hip to left hip
  8. Gather both panels at the left hip and tie them, letting the ends drape down your side

From Beyond Star POW: Fiery Femme Fatale Date Night

 

5) Draped Curves

  1. Put it on the normal way with the tag in back
  2. Take each panel and wrap it around your side to the back, with right panel going to the right and left to the left
  3. Cross the panels in back, pulling the right one to the left and left one to the right
  4. Bring the panels around to the front
    • Keep the panels at waist level 
    • Keep the panels smoother, not gathered 
    • Check your wrap—the left panels should now be coming around your right side and the right panel around your left side
  5. Take the top corner of the bottom of each panel and tie in a knot at your natural waist
  6. Let the bottom corners hang down, creating a fun draped look that will emphasize curves while hiding the tummy

From Beyond POW: Faux Fur and Real Curves Thursday

 

6) Long Vest

  1. Put it on backwards with the tag in front for a higher and more professional neckline
  2. Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  3. Wear the panels down each side as they naturally fall
  4. Add a thin print belt at your natural waist for curves

From Beyond POW: Black, White, and Comfy Manic Monday

 

7) Long Professional Vest with two options

 Variations on the Long Vest

Open

Open

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline, to better display the shirt collar
  2. Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  3. Wear the panel down each side in one of two ways: 
    • Closed: Pull the panels closed in front, leaving minimal gap, and creating an almost dress look
    • Open: Pull the panels more apart, creating an inverted V shape that show more of the bottom of the outfit under than the top

From Beyond POW: Working It Long, Lean, and Versatile Wednesday

 

8) Simple Back Tie

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  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—so wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left on the left
  3. Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist

From Beyond POW: Versatile Layers for doing it all Saturday

 

 

 

 

9) Professional Back Tie Wednesday

A variation of the Simple Back Tie

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline, to better display the shirt collar
  2. Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—so wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left on the left
  3. Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist
  4. Tuck the tunic part of the tee into your skirt, creating a vest type of look

From Beyond POW: Working It Long, Lean, and Versatile Wednesday

 

 

 

 

10) Hip Tie

 

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Wear the tee with the tunic part of the tee down over your leggings (or whatever) as a tunic and the panels out and down in their natural state
  3. Gather the tunic fabric (not the panels) on one side and knot it high on your hip for a fun look with distinct layers

From Beyond POW: Versatile Layers for doing it all Saturday

 

 

 

11) Double Tie

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—so wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left on the left
  3. Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist
  4. Make sure the tunic part of the tee is out (not tucked in) and pull it down over your leggings or whatever as a tunic
  5. Gather the tunic fabric on one side and knot it high on your hip for a sassier, slimming take on this tee

    From Beyond POW: Versatile Layers for doing it all Saturday

 

 

There, eleven different ways! Did you find any others? If so, please share them below.

I’m amazed at how versatile the Beyond Tee is! It is probably the most versatile piece I own. So, it is perfect for travel; small closets; limited budgets; busy professionals; moms; and busy career moms; and stylish fashionistas of all types! I adore mine, in case you can’t tell.

Unfortunately, I wrote this after the cabi Fall 2016 season has closed, which means this amazing top is no longer available via the traditional means. It is also such a unique piece that I’ve been unable to find an alternative to suggest. However, if you must have this piece, here are some ways you may be able to get it:

  • First, always try your stylist. She may have a sample available, know of another stylist with a sample available, or have other ways to get it. If you do not have one you may reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site), or find a cabi stylist near you.
  • Second, check out resale, such as the Facebook groups or apps that allow people to sell their cabi or ebay.
  • Third, wait until August, when the outlets will get the Fall 2016 line and to go or call an outlet to see if they have this. Many outlets will allow you to order over the phone and then ship it to you.

A few more Favorites from the Fall 2016 cabi Collection—On the last day!

As I stated previously, the fall cabi 2016 collection was one of the best I’ve seen. The season end moved back, and now today, January 8th is the last day you may buy it! I previously shared some of my favorites, but I wanted to take the opportunity to share four more pieces that I adore, which are part of a fabulous and cozy outfit.

cabi fall 2016:  Edie Dress,   Foxy Scarf ,  Rock Star Earrings,  and  Chelsea Charm Necklace.     JustFab : Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

cabi fall 2016: Edie Dress, Foxy Scarf, Rock Star Earrings, and Chelsea Charm Necklace.

JustFab: Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

Edie Dress: This fabulous and comfortable Little Black Dress is flattering with a 60s mod feel. The chevron seaming under the chest slims and accentuates curves. I also find there is a bit of “extra” fabric at the tummy, which works wonderfully to hide any belly, without adding bulk. Since this dress is a ponte knit, it is comfortable and easy to move in. It can easily be dressed up or down, or even worn as a tunic. I particularly like it in the outfit shown, both dressed up and down for an overall fun, cozy, and elegant look.

Foxy Scarf: This may be my favorite piece from the 2016 fall collection. It is luxe, comfy, warm, and practical. You can easily throw it on whenever you need some extra warmth. The dark tips and layers of silver and black give it a more natural and classy look. I love it dressed up, but you can also rock it in jeans and a white tee. Think of it like a big fuzzy statement necklace—you can wear it in all the ways you would a statement necklace. Given its shorter length, you can easily wear a longer necklace with it, for a fun twist on a layered necklace. I’ve worn it a lot this season, but this outfit is my favorite way.

cabi fall 2016:  Edie Dress,   Foxy Scarf ,  Rock Star Earrings,  and  Chelsea Charm Necklace.     JustFab : Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.  Kid in  OshKosh .

cabi fall 2016: Edie Dress, Foxy Scarf, Rock Star Earrings, and Chelsea Charm Necklace.

JustFab: Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

Kid in OshKosh.

Rock Star Earrings: These are currently my favorite earrings! They are so much fun. I love the mix of natural stones and glamorous “gems” (made from glass), and I’m always a fan of gunmetal. With this mix, they work perfectly for an elegant, class look or an edgy, rock star look. You can dress them up or down, go tough or go pretty.  Like the edge and glamour they add to this particular outfit, but I’ve worn them with a lot of other stuff too.

Chelsea Charm Necklace: This has been my go-to necklace this season. Only recently did I begin wearing longer necklaces, and this one is a favorite. I love the mixed, vintage metals and sparkle. Since it has both gold and silver, it goes with other jewelry and a huge range of clothes. I love it with shorter necklaces, like a choker, or shorter scarves, like the Foxy Scarf. This works well as a casual necklace and great as part of an office look. My son adores the necklace too, as asks to wear it whenever he sees me in it.

 

If you want any of these cabi clothes, run don’t want to your stylist, as today is the last day to order! If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.

cabi fall 2016:  Edie Dress,   Foxy Scarf ,  Rock Star Earrings,  and  Chelsea Charm Necklace.     JustFab : Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.  Kid in OshKosh.

cabi fall 2016: Edie Dress, Foxy Scarf, Rock Star Earrings, and Chelsea Charm Necklace.

JustFab: Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

Kid in OshKosh.

cabi fall 2016:  Edie Dress,   Foxy Scarf ,  Rock Star Earrings,  and  Chelsea Charm Necklace.     JustFab : Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

cabi fall 2016: Edie Dress, Foxy Scarf, Rock Star Earrings, and Chelsea Charm Necklace.

JustFab: Duluth Fuzzies and Lace Up choker.

 

Rest of my outfit:

While, this post is all about these fabulous cabi pieces, I am wearing some other great pieces, from JustFab. I’ve recently discovered JustFab. I am already a fan. I will be posting about them soon. But until then, check them out and use my referral code (you get to save money!). Feel free to contact me with any questions.

Boots: These fuzzy boots are called Duluth, and it seems they sold out. This was my first pair of books in this casual, fuzzy, warm style, and I finally get why so many people love them. Luckily, JustFab has other “Fuzzies,” and some are only $10 right now!

Choker:  Lace Up by JustFab. This style seems to have also sold out. If you like something on JustFab, do buy it! Things go fast! They have some other good choices at good prices, such as Party of Three or Velvet and Lace. I am loving chokers right now, and this is a great way to try the style and not spend a fortune. Check out my Instagram for more ways to wear them. This may also make a great future blog post!

Favorites from the Fall 2016 cabi collection—Get them while you can!

The fall cabi 2016 collection was one of the best I’ve seen. Unfortunately, they stop selling it today, December 31. So, while there is still time, let me share some of my favorite pieces from the collection!

Duchess Scarf: This camel knit and faux fur scarf is probably my most worn piece of the season. It adds warmth and elegance to anything. I especially loved it in the fall when I wanted something seasonal, but it was too warm for a sweater or flannel. I love it over sleeveless or short sleeved tops, but it’s also fun over a sweater. It can dress up easily and be worn as a wrap. They also offer a teal one. This goes with so much! I love it all the ways shown here!

Medallion Reign Blouse: This is such a fun blouse. The print had a vintage feel, although my son thinks the medallions are tigers (they do look somewhat like tigers, especially to a three-year-old). It is in the same style as some favorites from previous seasons, and the shape flatters and hides. The print and ruffle give is a romantic and boy-meet-girl feel. You can easily rock with or jean or wear it under a jacket or cardigan for the office, church, or other occasions. It’s a seasonless piece, which I look forward to wearing often. I love it with the Skinny Cord or the Sigourney Skirt. It’s perfect under the Penny Blazer, Tartan Jacket, Reversible Wrap Sweater, or the Sweetheart Sweater.

 

Skinny Cord: These are a very on-trend umber color that is a rich natural and will go with an amazing amount of things. I love my cabi skinny cords from this season and previous seasons. They fit wonderfully, and the stretch means they move. These cords pair well with much of the cabi season tops and sweater, or a variety of other brands. I was amazed by how often I reached for them and what they went with. A favorite outfit was combining this with the Jagger Blouse, Sweetheart Sweater, Duchess Scarf, and some Over-the-knee black boots—sexy, cute, and cozy!

Lace-up Sweater: A beautiful update to a classic sweater, with a lace-up back and pretty chiffon layer that shows through and an A-line shape that give it a loose flowy feel. It is very flattering, and emphasizes curves, while be cozy and pretty. I get compliments whenever I wear it.  It goes great with the Skinny Cord & Duchess Scarf, skinny jeans of various types. Also, try it with a pretty flowy top underneath in for double layers in back, such as the Cameo Top, Stevie Top, or the Zoe Top. See below for the back!

 

Penny Blazer: This classic, yet on-trendblazer looks like it is tweed, but it is ponte knit! It stretches and moves because of the ponte and is a lighter weight, perfect for warmer climate or year-round wear. The pockets have adorable bows and the cut is flattering. This is another great example of the boy-meets-girl trend. It’s perfect for the office, but also can be dressed down with some fun boots and destructed jeans. I love it with the Stevie, as shown, or the Medallion Reign Blouse. The jeans are a fun way to wear it, but feel free to dress it up for work with a pencil skirt, such as the Sigourney Skirt. Add a white button down for a classic look, a fun print blouse for a more modern look, or both with the It’s a Wrap Shirt.

Stevie Top: This cute Henley top is another perfect transitional piece. I wore this so much in our warm Georgia fall when I wanted an autumn feel while staying cool. The green is fun pop of color with the warm fall neutrals and makes it work just as well for spring! The bouquet print reminds me of the 70s, but in fun, contemporary way. This piece is perfect with so many of the cabi fall items. I love it with the Penny Blazer, as shown, and with the camel Sweetheart Sweater. The Duchess Scarf looks great with it. I think I have been wearing it the most with the Skinny Cord but love it also with the Dusk Destructed Skinny (as shown). The lovely Cameo Earrings (shown) are the perfect earrings both in color and style for this top.

Dusk Destructed Skinny: These jeans come in a regular style and a curvy style—which has more room in the hip and thigh and a higher rise for those of us with curves. The dark color is flattering and slimming. The destruction adds an edge to them, but is more subtle and unique with the black treads instead of the white we often see. They are soft jeans too—so cozy and comfortable. These have been my go-to jeans this season. As a dark skinny, you can rock them with anything. I love mixing the dressier or prettier items with them for some fun contrasts, such as the Penny Blazer, as shown, or the Lace-up Sweater. They also easily go sexy and edgy with items like the Jagger Blouse and Tartan jacket. Or go super casual with a sweatshirt and still look trendy!

 

Jagger Blouse: This blouse has it all. The tuxedo styling, pin tucks, and lace gives it a classic and Romantic feel. The black and unlined lace with a sleeveless styling, give it a sexy and tough feel. What more could you want? Wear it with a black cami for a more classic look, a bright colored cami for a trendy look, a nude cami for a sexy look, or no cami and a nude or black for a more risqué look. I have mostly worn this for dates, but it is perfect under a blazer for work or dressed up for a special occasion. For a tough yet feminine rocker look wear it with the Dusk Destructed Skinny. The Tartan Jacket can dress it up, or add even more of a rocker edge, depending on what else you are wearing. I love it with Sweetheart Sweater, Duchess Scarf, and Skinny Cord. Since this is sleeveless, it will work just as well for a hot summer night!

Tartan Jacket: I must confess, the Black Watch style plaids—with dark green and dark blue are a favorite of mine. And while this is not Black Watch, it is similar, and I love it. I also adore moto jackets. So a blue and green plaid moto jacket? There was no doubt I would adore this, and I do! Like many of the other pieces this season, it has a classic and edgy feel and can easily be worn either way. One of my favorite ways to wear this was with a past season skinny cord and a navy and white striped shirt, brown boots and the Duchess Scarf. You can improvise with this season’s Skinny Cord and Ernest Tee. It also rocks with the Dusk Destructed Skinny and Jagger Blouse. Or for a classic office look, wear it with a white blouse and pencil skirt.

 

Reversible Wrap Sweater: This versatile piece can be worn as a wrap or a loose open cardigan. Plus, it is reversible, so you can wear the blue or the slate/taupe color out. I’m wearing the blue color in this pictures, but the color of the stripes is the other color. This is a perfect layering piece. You can add it for some extra warmth. I wore it a lot in the fall over sleeveless blouse for a fall feel without too much warmth. But it is great now over turtlenecks and long sleeved tops. Whenever I wear it I get compliments. It can be worn to work or more casually. I love it with the Medallion Reign Blouse, but it also works over white, like the Wraparound Top. Either the Skinny Cord or the Dusk Destructed Skinny are great bottoms for this wrap. Or go super comfy and casual with the Spacedye M’leggings.

Wraparound Top: The sculpted draped top is elegant, classy, and easy to wear, as it just zips in the back. It can easily be dressed down, as shown, but is a perfect layer for the office or with other elegant pieces for a special occasion. Imagine it with some flowing black pants, classy heels, and pearls! For an elegant, yet easy office look, add the Sigourney Skirt and Darby Cardigan.

 

Sigourney Skirt: Pencil skirts as classic pieces and wardrobe essentials. They are flattering to a variety of shapes, sizes, and heights.  I love that this one is turquoise—a fun color for such a classic pieces. And it has pockets for those pocket lovers! This is a great addition to your wardrobe regardless of whether you have several pencil skirts (like I do) or have none. Dress it down with a tee shirt, such as the Quinn Tee. Wear it to work with the Medallion Reign Blouse and Sweetheart Sweater (as shown), or the Darby Cardigan and Wraparound Top. So many of the seasons tops go with this, such as the Foulard and the Poppy. Or go for a sleek 60s-inspired look with the Odyssey Turtleneck. I will be featuring this skirt as a POW soon, so stay tuned!

Sweetheart Sweater: Last, but certainly not least is one of my favorite and most worn pieces from this season. This amazing long open sweater doesn’t require height to wear. The handkerchief hem, and fitted top do not overwhelm shorter people. And the styling is slimming, not boxy. It actually makes your backside look great. I’ve never found another long sweater that flatters my butt, but this does!  It comes in black or camel. Both are great, but I love the camel. Black longer sweaters are pretty common, so the camel is more eye-catching. It’s also such a rich, fun neutral. It goes with so much of the fall collection, such as the Medallion Reign Blouse, Stevie Top, and Jagger Blouse. I wore it as a cozy layer instead or threw it on as a jacket when running errands. I love it with skirts (as shown here with the Sigourney Skirt) or skinnys, such as the Skinny Cord or the Dusk Destructed Skinny. If you get one long sweater, get this one!

 

As you can tell, I loved the cabi Fall 2106 collection. There are several other pieces that could have made this list, but I ran out of time. Let me give you two more honorable mentions—the Foxy Scarf and LBD Edie Dress, which are both part of the Holiday Charms limited edition. I plan to rock these this NYE—like this! I did not include the Beyond Tee, because I just featured it as the POW and you can see it styles seven different ways with lots of variations. Do not forget the jewelry, which is great! I love the Chelsea Charm Necklace, the Rock Star Earrings, Cameo Earrings, the Pyramid Necklace, and the Zelda Necklace.

If you want any of these cabi clothes, run don’t want to your stylist, as today is the last day to order! If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.

 

 

 

Beyond POW: Working It Long, Lean, and Versatile Wednesday

Outfit Mission Statement:  For a long, lean professional look, wear dark neutral layers over a white shirt, a longer pencil skirt, and a cropped jacket  

Working it Wednesday outfits are professional career clothes, often a step or two above Manic Monday outfits. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Beyond Tee from cabi Fall 2016. The Beyond Tee is so versatile that it can easily transform into a professional look—just add a pencil skirt, white button-up blouse, and a jacket and you are ready for the boardroom. There are two different ways you can style the Beyond Tee in this professional look—the “Long Professional Vest” technique or the “Professional Back Tie” technique. The Professional Back Tie gives a more polished professional look, and the Long Professional Vest gives a creative, flowy look that offers two minor variations (an open vest look and a closed vest look).

Depending on your office environment, you can also skip the jacket and wear the Beyond Tee over the white blouse, for a vest-type look. I didn’t show this, but it is another great twist on a professional office look with this versatile top.

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Long Professional Vest with two options

To rock the “Long Professional Vest” technique (slight adjustment from Beyond POW: Black, White, and Comfy Manic Monday):

  • Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline, to better display the shirt collar
  • Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  • Wear the panel down each side in one of two ways:
    1. Closed: Pull the panels closed in front, leaving minimal gap, and creating an almost dress look
    2. Open: Pull the panels more apart, creating an inverted V shape that show more of the bottom of the outfit under than the top
Long Professional Vest: Closed

Long Professional Vest: Closed

Long Professional Vest: Open

Long Professional Vest: Open

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Professional Back Tie

To enjoy the “Professional Back Tie” technique, which is a variation of the Simple Back Tie in Beyond POW: Versatile Layers for doing it all Saturday:

  • Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline, to better display the shirt collar
  • Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—so wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left on the left
  • Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist
  • Tuck the tunic part of the tee into your skirt, creating a vest type of look

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips:

  • Wearing a mix of darker neutrals with a white button-down adds a level of professionalism
  • On warmer days or in more casual offices, leave the jacket at home and wear the Beyond Tee in either style over the white blouse and pencil skirt
  • A cropped jacket over dark neutrals can give you lean look by lengthening your legs and emphasizing (or creating) an hourglass figure, especially if it has a light band at the bottom
  • Look for a pencil skirt with darker side panels for additional slimming and lengthening
  • A knee-length or slightly longer pencil skirt length is very on-trend, but best for those of average height or taller (the longer skirts work better on taller women, generally—if you are average height the knee-length is quite flattering)
  • If black washes you out, look for dark grays and navy for strong, professional power outfits
  • When wearing a mix of dark grays and blacks (with white) for work, feel free to keep the scheme going with some gray shoes—you can even go a little more playful with them (these are gray tweed and higher than I tend to wear professionally)
  • With a sleek professional clothing look, you can opt to wear your hair down (although a sleek up do always works and will up the professionalism)
  • If you have some cool back detail on your top, such as the tie in back, a short crop jacket will allow you to show it off

 

Outfit Breakdown:

If you would like the Beyond Tee or other cabi, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.

 

Related Posts:

  1. Destructed White POW: Working It Professional, High-End, Destructed Wednesday: Mix high-end, sophisticated pieces with your destructed jean for a rich, yet edgy, boardroom look.
  2. Pleated Star POW: Working It Printed, Pleated & Classy Wednesday:  When you start with a dressy skirt, you don’t need to add a jacket to be profession, just a crisp blouse and sophisticated accessories
  3.  Plume POW: Working It Classic & Modern Coco Wednesday: Create a career outfit with the same put-together professionalism as a suit with a few modern interpretations of classic pieces

Beyond POW: Versatile Layers for doing it all Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: On days where you have too much to do, choose versatile pieces that can adjust with you and add a bright pop for color

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, walking your dog , shopping, picnicking, traveling, going to a museum or a zoo, doing last minute holiday errands—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Beyond Tee from cabi Fall 2016. This is a perfect day before Christmas outfit. Not only does it have a pop of red, but it is cute, cozy, and very practical. With the Spacedye M’leggings, you can assemble a bike, make cookies, wrap gifts, greet Santa, play the dreidel game, or make latkes. The leggings and skirt combo is practical, comfortable, and cute. The layers make it versatile, should your errands or bike building make you hot. The mix of dark neutrals makes the red pop without the harsher contrast of only black and red. All three garments in this outfit are adaptable, so you can make adjustments to change things up:

  • Cobblestone Cardigan: This fiery red color light and soft cardigan fully unzips in the back, so you can wear it zipped for a traditional cardigan look or unzip it for open back look and show off your cute top underneath, or in this case the knot and draping of the Beyond Tee. This is a great layer over any top that has a cool print, lace back, or other cool feature you want to show off. It adds an element of surprise and gives interest to your outfit coming and going.
  • Spacedye M’leggings: These skirted leggings are a great mix of leggings and a skirt. They have the style of a skirt with the ease of leggings. The skirt covers your butt and means you do not have to layer a tunic or longer to over the leggings, and it works whether you think leggings are pants or not pants! If you wear a tunic, the skirt tend to look like another layer, creating a long, multi-layered look, which you can see in some of these pictures. If you wear a shorter shirt, then it makes the skirt more obvious, giving you the skirt with matching tights look.
  • Beyond Tee: We all know how versatile this is, as it is the focus of POW 12, and I style it at least nine different ways. Check out the other posts, if you have missed the multiple ways you can wrap, drape, tie, and otherwise style this amazing ultra-versatile tee. In just this post, I show you three techniques for styling it!

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Simple Back Tie

To enjoy the “Simple Back Tie” technique:

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—so wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left on the left
  3. Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist
  4. Wear the tunic part of the tee as a tunic for an easy loose look

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Double Tie

To flaunt the “Double Tie” technique:

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Take the two panels and wrap each back on its side—wrap the right on around to your back on the right and left back on the left
  3. Tie the two panels in back at about your natural waist
  4. Make sure the tunic part of the tee is out (not tucked in) and pull it down over your leggings (or whatever) as a tunic
  5. Gather the tunic fabric on one side and knot it high on your hip for a sassier, slimming take on this tee

 

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Hip Tie

To flaunt the “Hip Tie” technique:

  1. Put it on the frontwards way with the tag in back for a lower neckline
  2. Wear the tee with the tunic part of the tee down over your leggings (or whatever) as a tunic and the panels out and down in their natural state
  3. Gather the tunic fabric (not the panels) on one side and knot it high on your hip for a fun look with distinct layers
 

Tips:

  • On busy days, layer versatile, easy pieces that allow full ranges of motion and activities
  • Consider the legging and skirt look, whether a single garment or separate, for the style of a skirt and comfort of a leggings with no worries about your butt being covered!
  • If red and black are too stark a contrast for you, consider combining red with dark neutrals, such as dark grey, navy, along with black
  • If you are shy about bright colors, consider an otherwise neutral look with one bright pop in a blazer, cardigan, or accessory—that way you can always remove it if it feels like too much
  • If you have tops with cute backs, such as lace, prints, or a pretty fabric, consider one of the on-trend toppers that open in the lower back, such as this cardigan or a split back sweater
  • Layer two simpler necklaces for a polished, easy touch
  • Consider simple variations on your pieces to fit the day or to make adjustments based on what you are doing during the day, without needing to change your outfit
  • Do not be afraid of mixing dark naturals—but if you are not confident doing so, then mix a solid dark natural with subtle print/pattern dark neutral, such as a spacedye  

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

 

If you would like the Beyond Tee or other cabi, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.

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  1. Pleated Star POW: Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots
  2. Bardot POW: Casual, Easy Boho Saturday: For a distinctive, comfy, boho chic outfit, think outside the jeans box—wear flowy pull-on pants and a denim shirt instead.
  3. Love POW: Sweater Saturdays are Pretty Cozy: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look

 

 

Beyond POW: Fiery Femme Fatale Date Night

Outfit Mission Statement: For a bold, eye-catching femme Fatale look, combine red and with curve hugging black

Friday Night Drinks POW outfits are for going out on a date, getting drinks, seeing a band play, going to dinner and a movie—something where you want to look good and may wear some sexier clothes and statement pieces. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the cabi Fall 2016 Beyond Tee.

Red and black are often the sexist colors. We have the LBD, the Jessica Rabbit red dress, and of course the long history or red or black lingerie. Combining them makes for one smoking hot date look, even when you are not showing a lot of skin.  It’s an easy, eye-catching combination that will make you feel sexy. This combination also works well for holidays like Christmas and Valentine’s Day! With such high-impact colors, you do not need to wear loud accessories or jewelry.  You are the statement piece!

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Sexy Side Wrap

To rock the “Sexy Side Wrap” technique:

  1. Put it on the normal way, with the tag in back for a lower and more date-ready neckline
  2. Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  3. Choose the side you want the tie and ends to be, it is best to do it on the side of the panel that overlaps on top of the two panels (left side)
  4. Take the panel on the opposite side (right side) and pull is diagonally across the front of your body to the opposite hip
  5. Take the panel on the knot side (right, and keeping it on top of the other panel), wrap it diagonally across your chest to the left hip
  6. Once it is at your hip, gather it into more of a tie shape than a flat panel.
  7. Continue with the right panel, wrapping it around your hip and continuing to wrap it behind you, from your right hip to left hip.
  8. Gather both panels at the left hip and tie them, letting the ends drape down your side
 

Tips:

  • For a sexy, attention-grabbing look combine a fiery red with black
  • When wearing knockout colors, you can keep the accessories simple in neutrals and a single metal
  • Add a wrap or moto jacket on chiller days to keep the sexy but add the warmth
  • Don’t be afraid of wearing red, even if you have red hair. If you are not sure of the color near your face and hair, wear it as a skirt, pants, or even shoes!
  • Sexy colors and curve hugging pieces, such as the Beyond Tee in this “Sexy Side Wrap” technique, can make you a femme fatale without showing a lot of skin
  • Tie the Beyond Tee at your natural waste to best emphasize your curves
  • When wearing such a bold, sexy outfit, make sure you also wear your confidence—the colors and knowing you look awesome will help

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

 

Related Posts:

For other sexy date night looks:

  1. Destructed White POW: Bare Shoulders, Strong & Sexy Date Night: For an ageless, sexy date night look, bare your shoulders (but feel free to keep everything else covered).
  2. Run Around POW: Sexy & Comfortable Date Night: Be the sexiest and most comfortable woman in the room by wearing a curve-hugging, flaw-hiding all-black outfit in a soft, comfortable fabric.
  3. Plaid POW: Date Night Flannel Heat: Don’t rule out a flannel shirt for a sexy date outfit—just add other pieces with plenty of sex appeal.

 

 

 

 

If you would like the Beyond Tee, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my stylist Joni Allen (via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), Leigh Cheatwood-Harris (a friend’s stylist whom I have worked with also and can recommend: email and her site) or find a cabi stylist near you.

 

Beyond POW: Faux Fur and Real Curves Thursday

Outfit Mission Statement: To rock a faux fur, focus on neutral and natural pieces that emphasize your curves

TTT Thursday outfits are Trendy, Transitional, and/or Terrific—in other words my choice. It can be whatever other outfit ideas the garment gave me. It may be something very trendy, transitional, terrific, or something else. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Beyond Tee from cabi Fall 2016. This POW we are going for Trendy and Terrific. The faux fur vest is a very on trend statement fur and such a cozy fun option for fall. The utility pant is also on tread, and, of course, cutie booties are!

One of the terrific things about this outfit is the mix of neutrals—cream, acorn, brown, and jade. This creates a calm feel, while popping the luxury of the faux fur vest. The draping adds a feminine feel without being overly girly.

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Draped Curves

To rock the “Draped Curves” technique:

  1. Put it on the normal way with the tag in back
  2. Take each panel and wrap it around your side to the back, with right panel going to the right and left to the left
  3. Cross the panels in back, pulling the right one to the left and left one to the right
  4. Bring the panels around to the front
    1. Keep the panels at waist level
    2. Keep the panels smoother, not gathered
    3. Check your wrap—the left panels should now be coming around your right side and the right panel around your left side
  5. Take the top corner of the bottom of each panel and tie in a knot at your natural waist 
  6. Let the bottom corners hang down, creating a fun draped look that will emphasize curves while hiding the tummy
Draped Curves Front

Draped Curves Front

Draped Curves Back

Draped Curves Back

Tips:

  • When rocking a flashy faux fur vest, mix is with calm neutrals to put the emphasis on the soft fur
  • The faux fur vest doesn’t require longer sleeves, feel free to combine it with sleeveless or short sleeved tops before it get too chilly—this will also extend how long you can wear it
  • Look for tops that emphasize your waist, especially when layered under a bulky open vest—this will show you have curves under the fur
  • If your booties and the hem of your pants are not getting along, consider rolling the pants above the bootie: this will show off the botties and not lead to the awkward pants bunching above the bootie
  • To keep the outfit more casual, go for simpler accessories with the faux fur vest—otherwise it can get loud quickly (which can be good too, but is less casual)
  • If you do not already have them, consider adding a utility style pants to your wardrobe—they are versatile, on-trend, and practical
  • Choose a stone or other natural element (such as wood or leather) to any accessories with the faux fur—this works with the faux fur to create a natural look

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

If you would like the Beyond Tee, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you.

 

 

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Plaid POW: The Trendiest Thursday Posted March 03, 2016: Don’t be afraid to mix trends.

Plume POW: The Stylish Safari Princess Thursday posted April 14, 2016:  For a trendy outfit with masculine and feminist touches, mix tulle and military/safari style.

Plaid POW: Sparkling & Flannel Sunday Best posted February 28, 2016: Turn flannel elegant by adding a dressy skirt and accessories.

Beyond POW: Black, White, and Comfy Manic Monday

Outfit Mission Statement: Take knit pieces in white and black for a strong, chic, and comfortable Manic Monday look

Manic Monday outfits are easy career clothes to throw on for manic Mondays. This Monday we focus on creating a fun, high-contrast, but still comfortable work outfit. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Beyond Tee from cabi Fall 2016. In this look, I take advantage of the long panels to create modern, open jacket look. The outfit is also very comfortable, with a knit pencil skirt and tee shirt—it may be more comfortable than your pjs! Together with the mixed prints, this is a chic, yet comfortable look to rock some manic Mondays. The high contrast of white and black gives it a dressier and more sophisticated air, meaning you could be both more comfortable and dressier than your coworkers—always a great combo. I am wearing the Beyond Tee backwards here, for a higher neckline that looks more professional with the sleeveless style. If you add a layer, you could wear it either way.

If your autumn has been as warm as mine, you are looking for new ways to style cool work outfits, so you do not overheat. But, if you are having crisp fall days, consider adding a cardigan, cropped jacket, long sleeved top, or turtleneck with this outfit to keep your arms warm.

 

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Long Vest

To rock the “Long Vest” technique:

  1. Put it on backwards with the tag in front for a higher and more professional neckline 
  2. Tuck the bottom of the tunic part of the tee shirt (not the panels) into your skirt
  3. Wear the panels down each side as they naturally fall
  4. Add a thin print belt at your natural waist for curves

 

Tips:

  • When going sleeveless in the office, go with a higher neckline to add coverage and a more professional air
  • Don’t forget to follow the rules of mixing prints--in this case the prints works because the prints are different sizes and the same colors, plus animal prints can often be considered a neutral (when in their natural colors)
  • To add curves, wear a bold skinny belt at your natural waist
  • When wearing something that could be seen as casual, stick to black or black and white for a more professional feel
  • A low soft ponytail is an easy, yet professional, manic Monday hairstyle
  • Remember, when mixing white, they do not have to be the same shades of white
  • Play up the pattern mixing by wearing shoes with some type of a pattern, even straps

 

Outfit Breakdown:

If you would like the Beyond Tee, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you.

 

Related Posts:

  1. Bardot POW: Ponte and Knotted Manic Monday Posted June 06, 2016: For a comfortable, professional Monday outfit, dress up your denim shirt with a navy ponte pencil skirt
  2. Plaid POW: Manic Flannel Monday Posted February 22, 2016: For a cozy yet professional look, take one casual flannel and add lots of professional pieces
  3. Michelle POW: Manic Peasant in Ponte Monday Posted March 07, 2016: For a casual, yet professional, office look, consider ponte and a peasant blouse with your cardigan

Beyond POW: Chic Classy and Faux Fur Sunday Best

Outfit Mission Statement:  Combine rich colors and textures with an elegant draped top for an elegant and sophisticated special occasion look that will make you feel like a million dollars

 

Sunday Best POW outfits are special occasion clothes for dinning, theater, opera, holiday parties, church, and other such occasions that need something special. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Beyond Tee from cabi Fall 2016. I show off the versatility of this amazing workhorse tunic tee right off, by showing two slightly different ways you can wear it, which are perfect for a special occasion. For both ways, I draped the two panels over my shoulders. For one way, I left it draped, for more of an open-sleeved look. For the other way I tied a corner of each panel in back, creating a draped cape look. Both ways are elegant and very stylish, perfect for a special occasion.  The lovely draping and flow we get from each style adds a special occasion feel. We can emphasize that with a sophisticated and pretty lace skirt, and a camel faux fur Duchess Scarf (see, it’s even royal), some sexy shoes, gold pearl earrings, and a stunning beaded clutch. Once again, a few elegant and sophisticated additions and we have a classy, special-occasion ready out. The mix of rich, refined colors—plumberry and caramel—compliment the black, and bring class to a tunic tee. Also, the mix of textures—lace, fur, suede—add additional sophistication. The colors, textures, drapes and flows, create a fabulous, striking, elegant special occasion look that will make you feel like a million dollars (and look like it too!).

 

Tips:

  • Mix rich, unexpected colors for a sophisticated look
  • Carmel is a great neutral that adds a bit for class to any outfit, plus it is on-trend right now
  • When working with a more casual knit, add opulent textures, like lace, suede, and faux fur, to add polish and refinement
  • Make a versatile piece work for you, by styling it in unexpected ways, such as draping and tying it
  • Add elegant pieces to dress up your special occasion outfit
  • For a refined look, limit your pallet to two or three rich colors
  • Keep your neutral colors in the majority, with a single pop of a deep, rich color for a sophisticated take
  • You can be sexy and somewhat modest at the same time with a knee-length (or longer) pencil skirt and top that dips in the back
  • Compliment the outfit by matching your accessories to the color scheme—gold earrings and accents on the shoes to go with caramel, for instance
  • When wearing the Beyond Tee in a style with draping in back, wear it backwards, so you get the v-neckline to show off some extra skin in back, further empathizing the back, while presenting a higher, more elegant neckline in front

 

Outfit Breakdown:

 

If you would like the Beyond Tee, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you.

Beyond Tee Styling Technique: Chic Cape and & Elegant Cape

To grace the either of the cape techniques:

  1. Put it on backwards with the tag in front to for a more elegant back and to show off the back treatment
  2. Take each panel and put it over the shoulder of the side it is on (left panel over left should, right panel over right shoulder), and let them hang down your back and over your arms
  3.  For Chic Cape: you are done
  4. For Elegant cape: take the inside corners of each panel and tie them in a knot, then let this hang down your back
Chic Cape From the back: Panels draped over shoulders

Chic Cape From the back: Panels draped over shoulders

Elegant Cape: From the back: Panels draped over shoulders and then tied

Elegant Cape: From the back: Panels draped over shoulders and then tied

From the front: Panels draped over shoulders

From the front: Panels draped over shoulders

From the front: Panels draped over shoulders and then tied

From the front: Panels draped over shoulders and then tied

 

Related Posts:

  1. Love POW: Just add Sparkles, Fur, and Beads to make it Sunday Best Posted February 07, 2016: Take a pretty blouse and a neutral pencil skirt and turn it into a sophisticated special occasion outfit with fur, sparkles, beads, and mixing a single metal
  2. Plaid POW: Sparkling & Flannel Sunday Best Posted February 28, 2016: Turn flannel elegant by adding a dressy skirt and accessories
  3. Destructed White POW: Pretty in Pink & Pearls Sunday Best Posted June 19, 2016: Dress your destructed denim up for a special occasion look with fancy, feminine pieces for a pretty, edgy, feminine, and comfortable outfit

Or peruse the other Sunday Best special occasion outfits.

POW 12: Beyond Tee

Are you looking for versatile pieces? Perhaps you want to save money and purchase garments that can work in a variety of outfits. Or maybe you travel a lot and want pieces that can be worn many different ways to save suitcase space. Maybe you live in a tiny house and have only a tiny closet? Or maybe you are a creative type who likes to play with styling her clothes.

Beyond Tee  and the  Fiery Skirt  from cabi Fall 2016. Older target shoes, vintage purse, older earrings, Midas Leaf Collar from  Baubleba r.

Beyond Tee and the Fiery Skirt from cabi Fall 2016. Older target shoes, vintage purse, older earrings, Midas Leaf Collar from Baublebar.

Beyond Tee ,  Scout Pants ,  Jasper Crescent Necklace ,  and the  Aspen Vest  from cabi Fall 2016. Mindy Cuff from  Cents of Style . Older  L.L. Bean Signature   Collection  booties.

Beyond Tee, Scout Pants, Jasper Crescent Necklace,  and the Aspen Vest from cabi Fall 2016. Mindy Cuff from Cents of Style. Older L.L. Bean Signature Collection booties.

For whatever reasons you may want a versatile piece, I have the perfect versatile piece for you. This may be one of the most versatile garments ever. This garment is a real transformer. I will show you more than seven different ways to wear it, and you might not even be able to tell it is the same piece. Can you in the pictures here? This amazing, versatile piece is the Beyond Tee from cabi fall 2016. It certainly goes beyond!

This fun, transforming workhouse, starts as a spilt tunic design in a soft black knit and can be worn so many different ways! I even put together a video to show you a few! As the POW progresses, you will see many of these in action, and some I did not show because I ran out of days of the week! Join me as I show you how to transform this tunic into a sexy date night look, a playful Saturday ensemble, a boardroom-ready office style, and a terrific Thursday cozy outfit. If you buy one garment this fall, let it be the seasonless, workhorse, transforming Beyond Tee!

Beyond Tee  and  Zebra Belt  from cabi Fall 2016. White Stone Sutton Necklace from  Stella & Dot .   Acme Bootie    by Crown Vintage sold at DSW.   Stitch Fix Leena Printed Skirt  by Renee C.

Beyond Tee and Zebra Belt from cabi Fall 2016. White Stone Sutton Necklace from Stella & DotAcme Bootie by Crown Vintage sold at DSW.  Stitch Fix Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C.

Join us for out 12th POW, as I rock some curves, tie some knots, and give you more than seven awesome ways to wear the Beyond Tee.

 

If you would like the Beyond Tee, contact your cabi stylist. If you do not have one, please contact me in the comments or via email, reach out to my (Joni Allen via email or phone: 770 502-5243 [call or text]), or find a cabi stylist near you.

Pleated Star POW: Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday

Outfit Mission Statement: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots

Play Day Saturday are clothes for taking your kids to the park, running errands, talking your dog for a walk, shopping, picnicking, traveling, going to a museum or a zoo—out and about or home having fun clothes. These are the clothes you often live the best parts of your life in! The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. This outfit, especially with the boots, makes me feel like I should be walking along the costs of Maine in the fall—warm cable sweater over a pretty skirt with some (more or less) practical boots. I can see it in my head. A gray day, with some fog, crashing surf, rocky shores, a crisp feel to the air, and some color in the trees. Why this picture? Partially because this sweater seems like an updated and stylish fisherman’s sweater. Partially because I’d often throw a cozy sweater on for warmth over a pretty outfit, when doing something like walking in cold weather; and often it didn’t matter if the sweater, flannel, or whatever went with what I was wearing. I just was adding warm. Of course, in this case, the sweater goes quite well, and the combined outfit is cozy, and pretty, and as good for walking a museum as walking a rocky coast.

I do show two versions of this—one with flats and one with boots. This is to show the transitional versatility of the skirt and sweater. You can wear flats if it is still warm or transition to boots if it is colder. And feel free to go more practically with the boot. I’d be wearing some wellies if I had them for this outfit, but I didn’t at the time (I do now, expect to see them soon1).

Tips:

  • Don’t rule out some of your childhood clothing practices, like throwing a big sweater on over a pretty outfit for warmth, but do consider ways you can make this work into a cute outfit
  • A big cozy sweater will add a casual, comfortable feel to a fancy pleated skirt
  • Don’t be afraid to throw on casual boots, wellies, or rain boots with a pretty pleated skirt for a casual and practical look
  • Have a favorite outfit? You can make it work in another season, or transitioning between seasons, by switching out the shoes (swap flats for boots and vice versa)
  • For a more casual, walking-the-rugged-Maine-coast look, keep to a neutral color palette, such as white, navy, and gray
  • If you live anywhere that has some cold winter days, make sure you have a wardrobe staple cozy cable sweater, such as the one here, in a neutral color—it will become a go-to piece and can easily be dressed up or down!
  • With a mixed metal necklace, you can accessorizes in any of the metals in the necklace for a put-together look

 

Outfit Breakdown:

Interested in purchasing? If my post inspired you to buy the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End or other items from Lands’ End, please consider using my referral link. I’ll get 25% off my next order and be very grateful! Let me know you used my referral link, and give you a shout out including links to your social media.

 

Related Posts:

  1. Plume POW: The Stylish Safari Princess Thursday Posted April 14, 2016: For a trendy outfit with masculine and feminist touches, mix tulle and military/safari style
  2. Love POW: Sweater Saturdays are Pretty Cozy! Posted February 13, 2016: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look
  3. POW Tuesday Edition Week 1b: No place like Tuesday in a Jacket Posted January 26, 2016: Integrate dressy jackets into your casual style, by keeping the other elements casual

Pleated Star POW: Cozy Layers Four Ways and a Mom Bun Tuesday

Outfit Mission Statement: Dress down your pretty skirt with casual, comfortable layers and a mom bun

No place like Tuesday outfits are casual, comfy clothes for working from home, working at home, parenting (at home), and anything else where comfort is key and you are home. Although they will work for errands and anything else casual. The POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. Yes, even a pretty pleated skirt can work for a casual, easy outfit! Just add easy pieces in comfortable knits, practical shoes, and a mom bun and you have a twist on the jeans and tee you may often wear at home or running errands.

As the seasons change, it is especially important to think of layers and versatility in any of our outfits, but especially those for busy days. I love the Recess Tank and Recess Topper as an easy way to layer with style and flair. Both pieces are soft French Terry, making them perfect for casual wear. The Recess Tank is a longer, tunic-length, providing even more versatility (and you can wear it with leggings). You can easily wear them as a set—a modern take on the cami and cardigan combo—or separately. Here I illustrate several ways you can wear the two pieces with this skirt:

  1. Just the Recess Tank worn long
  2. Recess Tank only, tied at the waist to add flair and emphasize the waist (which is also good at hiding the belly)
  3. Recess Topper over the Recess Tank, with the Topper tied and hood down
  4. The Recess Topper with hood up over the Recess Tank
Just the  Recess Tank  worn long

Just the Recess Tank worn long

Recess Tank  only, tied at the waist

Recess Tank only, tied at the waist

Recess Topper  with hood up over the  Recess Tank

Recess Topper with hood up over the Recess Tank

You can also play even more with the two together or separately, such as pairing the Recess Topper with another tank, tunic, or top under it. I adore the thumb holes, but you do not have to wear them; you can just push the sleeves back a bit for a more traditional sleeve look.

 

Tips:

  • Transform your pretty pleated skirt into a perfect casual outfit by mixing it with casual tops and accessories
  • Look for versatile tops combinations, such as the Recess Topper and Recess Tank, for an easy way to layer and be ready for changes temperatures
  • Rethink the classic cardigan and cami with a cropped pullover and a tunic-length top for a casual, cozy take on traditional layers
  • A heather gray knit adds a casual feel to any outfit
  • With a pretty skirt and fun topper(s), no one will notice the messy mom bun
  • A bra-friendly tunic length tank, give you extra ease and versatility—allowing you to wear your favorite comfy bra and decide if you want the tunic down or tied at your waist

Outfit Breakdown:

 

 

Interested in purchasing? If my post inspired you to buy the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End or other items from Lands’ End, please consider using my referral link. I’ll get 25% off my next order and be very grateful! Let me know you used my referral link, and give you a shout out including links to your social media.

Related Posts:

  1. Margherita POW: Easy, Breezy Contrasts Tuesday Posted May 10, 2016: For coverage and/or added casualness, wear a contrasting tied tee shirt over your favorite sundress
  2. Run Around POW: Muted, Playful Contrasts at Home Tuesday Posted April 26, 2016: Dress down your black skirt in muted tones, with pops of fun and sunshine
  3. Go-To POW: No Place Like Tuesday for Sky & Earth Explorers Posted: March 29, 2016: Dress down those work-appropriate black pants with a boxy tee, explore vest, and handmade jewelry

 

And check out the other No Place like Home Tuesday POW posts!

POW 11: Pleated Star Skirt

Stars. Stars are my thing.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End.  cabi  Spring 2016 Muscle Tee.  Athena Necklace  and Mermaid Earrings  by Kelly Annie. Yet Another sandals from  Aerosoles .

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End. cabi Spring 2016 Muscle Tee. Athena Necklace andMermaid Earrings by Kelly Annie. Yet Another sandals from Aerosoles.

I used to have glow-in-the-dark stars on my bedroom ceiling growing up. I would stargaze in the crisp, clean Maine nights. I accessorize with stars. I love stars. When I saw this Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End I was smitten. Not only were there stars, and in a lovely blue, but it was also a pleated skirt! I adore the fancy skirt trend—from tulle to pleats. This skirt is a great mix of two loves! The cascading star print is fun, but also something that can read professional or dressy, more so than an all-over star print with all the stars the same size. It does read as fairly feminine, which is why I considered it for a Piece of the Week (POW). I like to take garments that have obvious stylings and find some that are less so, while playing with feel of the garment. So, thus, the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End became my eleventh POW.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End paired with the cabi Fall 2016  Cable Cowl  sweater and  Chelsea Charm Necklace . Boots are  Wonderful  by Aerosoles.

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End paired with the cabi Fall 2016 Cable Cowl sweater and Chelsea Charm Necklace. Boots are Wonderful by Aerosoles.

The skirt may also read as summery too you—white, airy, with patriotic stars. While it is great for summer, and a festive Fourth of July, it can totally rock in the fall or winter too. Yes, you can wear white after Labor Day.  In fact, you can even wear this in winter—imagine a cozy, soft sweater for a Christmas or Hanukah look or with a glitzy top for New Years. I’m using this POW as a summer to fall transitions; showing looks that may feel more summer-like or more autumn-like (and possible even variations of both). Stars can rock year round, and you can work this skirt year round too!

If you love the looks but maybe not this particular skirt, feel free to take another pleated skirt or other type of fancier skirt and style with it instead. Much of these outfits and inspirations can easily be restyled with a tulle skirt, a solid color pleated skirt, a lace skirt, or a lovely satin midi skirt. Have fun with it and work it!

Join us in the 11th POW as we rock these stars and pleats at work, on the beach, on a date,  and in warm sunny days and crisp falls days!

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End with  cabi  Spring 2016 Kris Top,  Unisa Eavvi Sanda l sold at DSW, and classic pearls from  Robert Lance  Jewelers.

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End with cabi Spring 2016 Kris Top, Unisa Eavvi Sandal sold at DSW, and classic pearls from Robert Lance Jewelers.

Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Lands’ End with the cabi Fall 2016  Recess Tank  and  Recess Topper , and  Chelsea Charm Necklace . Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by  Solid Treasures . Shoes are older  Aerosoles .

Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End with the cabi Fall 2016 Recess Tank and Recess Topper, and Chelsea Charm Necklace. Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures. Shoes are older Aerosoles.

Interested in purchasing? If my post inspired you to buy the lovely Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End or other items from Lands’ End, please consider using my referral link. I’ll get 25% off my next order and be very grateful! Let me know you used my referral link, and give you a shout out including links to your social media.

 

Other Fancy Skirt Inspirations

Use these as additional ways to style your Pleated Star Skirt or as inspiration of other types of fancy skirts you could style along with.

  1. Plume POW: The Stylish Safari Princess Thursday posted April 14, 2016:  For a trendy outfit with masculine and feminist touches, mix tulle and military/safari style.
  2. Plaid POW: Sparkling & Flannel Sunday Best posted February 28, 2016: Turn flannel elegant by adding a dressy skirt and accessories.
  3. Bardot POW: Boho Southwestern Sparkly Princess Sunday Best posted May 29, 2016: To dress denim up for a special occasion look, throw on the fancy—think tulle, sparkly gems, embroidered velvet, statement pieces, and amazing shoes

 

Coming up and Working it

Wondering what is coming up and next for Working It? Wondering why the last POW took so long? Here are my great plans, some background, and a sneak peek or five.

First, what happened this summer?

Stitch Fix : Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C, Visperas Crochet Back Top by Skies are Blue, SeaVees sneakers.

Stitch Fix: Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C, Visperas Crochet Back Top by Skies are Blue, SeaVees sneakers.

Due to a combination of a busy summer and health issues, Working It took a back seat in my life. This blog is a labor of love for style, dressing well, building confidence, and helping people out—along with for my love of cabi and great clothes and outfits. I don’t get paid for it and take time away from other things to do it. In many ways, this is my “me time.” Sometimes we don’t have time or energy for “me time,” and I didn’t this summer. My focused moved to my family and my health. This may happen sometimes. Unless/until I get paid to do this full time, I may need to take breaks and focus elsewhere. Know I’m still here and probably thinking about things to do with the blog and my next post!

 

 

Second, what is next for Working It?

SeaVees sneakers via  Stitch Fix ,  Pleated Star Skirt  from Canvas by Land's End,  Kate McKinnon Simple Portrait Sleeveless Tank Top  by Kazarr from Amazon,  Holtzmann's ScrewU Necklace  by  inspiredbyfandom  on Etsy, and the ZAD Silvertone Periodic Table Cuff from  Zulily .

SeaVees sneakers via Stitch Fix, Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Land's End,
Kate McKinnon Simple Portrait Sleeveless Tank Top by Kazarr from Amazon, Holtzmann's ScrewU Necklace by inspiredbyfandom on Etsy, and the ZAD
Silvertone Periodic Table Cuff from Zulily.

I took the summer to also think about what I wanted to do with Working It. I enjoy the POW posts, but they take a lot of time. I’ve found less time to do the other sorts of posts I want to do, such as tips for various things like travel, thighs, and hot flashes; more style posts; and a bunch go Geek Chic posts. So, I will be working to post a variety of those stuff and fewer POW posts. I will continue to do POW. I think it is important to see how versatile pieces can be and how to work with your own wardrobe to expand your style possibilities. I will just be posting them less frequently than my planned two weeks per POW. I am thinking of moving it to three weeks. I’ll keep you posted when I figure out the plan. The next POW will be posted more in line with the two weeks per POW.

Here are some of the other things I am working on posting:

  • Tips for dressing with menopause or other situations where there could be other quick changes of temperature
  • Focused posts on some designers or products I love (or group of products)
  • More Stitch Fix reviews, along with review of other things, including cabi (but not just)
  • Wardrobe Essentials
  • Mini POW-type posts where I style a garment multiple ways (but not seven)
  • Suggestions and reviews for style problems (such as thighs rubbing together in skirts—I have solutions!)
  • Maybe a mini-series on political style—since we have a woman of a major party running for president, we all might be thinking of political style or what we want to wear to run for a local or state office (perhaps with interviews of female politicians)
  • Reflective pieces on “mom style,”  feminist style, and more
  • Posts on what I am wearing
  • A series on Geek Chic dressing and style
  • Personal style challenge posts and challenges
  • Maybe even some tips for making costumes from your closet for Halloween
  • And more!

See, I have lots of plans and ideas. I just need more time to do them

 

Finally, what is coming up?

Fall 2016 cabi:  Penny Blazer ,  Stevie Top , Dark Destructed Skinny  Curvy  (or  regular ),  Cameo Earrings ,  Pyramid Necklace ,  and the Bird Cage shoes by Aerosoles.

Fall 2016 cabi: Penny Blazer, Stevie Top, Dark Destructed Skinny Curvy (or regular), Cameo Earrings, Pyramid Necklace,  and the Bird Cage shoes by Aerosoles.

We have an awesome summer to fall POW next up, with some shots shot on location. I also have a Stitch Fix review waiting in the wings (and another one soon after), and a Geek Chic post (or two) in the works. Plus, I got my hands on the Fall 2016 cabi collection, and I have some suggestions on piece sot get now, while it is still hot (at least in Atlanta), but you want some fall style.

So, stay tuned. Watch the blog and Instagram for more. And keep on Working It!

Beyond Tee  and  Sleek Leggings  (in grey) from cabi. The  Athena Necklace  by Kelly Annie and earrings by S hine Chaser Jewlery ,  Chelsea Charm Necklace . SeaVees sneakers from  Stitch Fix .

Beyond Tee and Sleek Leggings (in grey) from cabi. The Athena Necklace by Kelly Annie and earrings by Shine Chaser Jewlery, Chelsea Charm Necklace. SeaVees sneakers from Stitch Fix.

Stitch Fix : Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C, Visperas Crochet Back Top by Skies are Blue, SeaVees sneakers.

Stitch Fix: Leena Printed Skirt by Renee C, Visperas Crochet Back Top by Skies are Blue, SeaVees sneakers.