Classic in Camel

camel trouser pants tweed jacket work outfit
Ann Taylor pants 00p (waist altered), Manolo Blahnik pumps sz 35, Goyard tote
H&M top (old, similar in cream), Ann Taylor jacket (old, similar)

Today's outfit is simple, composed of all neutral colors and mostly older pieces. I hope some of you were able to pick up these trousers from my recent posts (last blogged here in navy)! The combination of the higher waistline + floor-grazing flare makes for a flattering silhouette that I can't get enough of. I only wish the waist was nipped in more - got mine tailored about an inch or two for a more snug fit.
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On the sale front, both Neiman Marcus (update: promo has ended) and Saks (code OCT2016, ends today 10/21) are having tiered gift card promotions, including some designer pieces that rarely go on actual discount. At Saks, the gift card tiers are more beneficial for bigger splurges (get up to a $700 gc for a $3000 purchase).
baublebar slim bar necklace Y chain

Baublebar "Y" pyramid necklace + slim bar necklace (have this in rose gold, too!)

I always came across bodysuits (those blouses with leotard-like bottoms) at trendier stores and never gave them a second glance. I once thought they were a odd form of lingerie for those who like extra coverage up top (ha!)...but now that I wear more high-waisted bottoms, the purpose of bodysuits becomes a little more clear.

Two of the most common questions I get is how to tuck tops into bottoms with no bulge, and also how to keep tops securely tucked-in without coming undone. Bodysuits apparently kill both birds with one stone, as they look just like normal tops but with a secured underwear-like bottom (with crotch snaps for the restroom). My top here is very old and has slight bulging issues when tucked in, so I've been eying some one-pieced versions like this one. For the bodysuit wearers out there, let us know your thoughts on if they're comfortable and practical!
Fall business professional outfit flare trousers_extra petite boston
Here's a few other blouses currently available in a similar cross-over, draped silhouette:



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31 comments:

  1. You look stunning! X
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  2. This is such a chic look! Absolutely love those trousers!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  3. Love that draped blouse! It looks great with the camel pants.

    Style by Joules

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  4. You look so cute!
    Love this outfit!
    xo
    Kari

    www.sequinsandcolorpops.com

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  5. Stunning outfit! The pants are gorgeous.

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  6. Chic and beautiful!
    xx

    http://www.mybeautrip.com

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  7. Love this look. It is simple and so elegant.
    -Cheyanne
    www.lifeofcheyanne.blogspot.com

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  8. I really love this whole look. I'm trying to build a wardrobe that's full of neutrals and classics - I feel like I look and feel best in simple outfits. Definitely bookmarking this look for inspiration!

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  9. Love the look!

    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  10. Love this ensemble! I've always avoided bodysuits since they looked odd. However it's popular among my friends that work in the office. They run around to meetings all day and their outfit stays snug and perfect. Maybe I will give it a try as well!

    -Mei
    Pieces of Mei

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  11. Love this. Do you do anything special to avoid a wardrobe malfunction in this type of shirt? Maybe sticky tape?

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  12. You look amazing! Definitely need a jacket like yours!

    Linda
    Typically Linda || Instagram

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  13. this outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love your perfectly fitted pants!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

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  14. love love love the color combinations!

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  15. Hi Jean,

    I am waiting on a few blousey body suits from Revolve, including the one you're eyeing. If you'd like I can let you know how it fits (we are the same measurements through bust/waist/hip, though I'm 5'4). I just hope it can close more in the bust since it's quite revealing and not office appropriate in the photograph.

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  16. Obsessed with that blazer! This neutral color palette is so chic.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  17. This professional look would be appropriate in a range of different workplaces.

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  18. This is such a beautiful neutral outfit! I love the way those trousers fit and that top is very chic and feminine!

    -Helen
    Sweet Helen Grace

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  19. Loved the whole outfit.. and must say you're looking so gorgeous

    OUIMILLIE

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  20. Love this outfit, very classy and elegant, super work-appropriate. And those pants are absolutely stunning on you, the make you look sooooo tall.
    Andrea @ Twentyish Brunette

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  21. Such a timeless colour scheme, great look.

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  22. Very classy and elegant, per usual :)

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  23. So classic! Love the pant especially. Being 5 ft tall myself, I'm always leaning towards the tapered pant leg. Thanks for showing how beautiful a fuller leg can be on a petite person. I love your blog! And, by the way, Donna Karan was showing lots of body suit tops back in the 80s. Vogue patterns carried them for sewers to duplicate. She even did a simple button down white blouse with an attached bottom. Definitely stayed tucked in to a high waisted pant.

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  24. Hi Jean! Love your blog and style! Just wanted to say that it seems fairly straightforward to make your own blouse bodysuit. I'm still pretty novice at sewing machine skills, but these articles make it seem easy!
    http://awesomesauceasshattery.com/2015/03/11/my-diy-bodysuit-blouse/
    http://www.xojane.com/clothes/tuck-your-shirt-into-your-skirt
    http://outsapop.blogspot.ca/2010/11/diy-shirt-bodysuit.html?m=1

    Wearing tights or shapewear underneath makes sense too!

    I also enjoy looking at what guys do with their shirts to prevent similar problems.... military tuck +/- shirt stays/garters :)

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  25. I'm showing my age here but back in the 1970's body suits were everywhere and I loved them very comfortable and you never had to worry about your blouse coming untucked - there were even turtle neck top body suits, glad to know their coming back!

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  26. Love this outfit and the lighting on these pictures are amazing.

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  27. You look lovely, the whole outfit is so ladylike!

    xo www.stylefile.in

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