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Casual Vibe Work Clothes for Abby

August 9, 2022

Well hello there! Yes, I finally took a few days off. Of course, then it has taken me several days to get back on schedule. I had a sponsored blog post (for this coming Friday), a sponsored Instagram campaign (for later in September) and a sponsored video (up on Wednesday) that all had to be done before I could get around to writing this post. But after spending a few wonderful days with my sweet Abby and her hubby Andrew, I’m so pleased to share with you some casual vibe work clothes…styled by Abigail!

Abigail's work clothes
Ingrid pants // vintage rib tank // striped slim-fit stretch cotton poplin shirt // New Balance 574 sneakers // necklace // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off)

If you’re unfamiliar with my dear Abby, she is my 28-year-old daughter who lives in Georgia with her new husband, Andrew. Abigail has a theater performance degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University. She spent several years out of college working retail (at Talbots then Madewell) and then worked for the Atlanta Rotary Club and me. But next week Abigail begins a new job, one she has been working toward for so long.

Abigail's work clothes

Abigail is going to be doing a ten-month paid internship at her church in Atlanta. I don’t think anyone would argue with me if I say that Christ Covenant is a conservative but rather hip, young church. The average age of this vibrant, growing church is probably somewhere between 26-30, but it does have the steadying influence of older adults, too. Abby and Andrew volunteer in student ministry together and take part in a small group of young adults.

Abigail's work clothes

Abigail has been working on her Biblical counseling certification through courses at Christ Covenant. And for the next ten months she is going to be working in the counseling ministry, gaining hours toward her certification and learning the ropes from the counselors she’ll be sitting in with. She’ll also be working a little with the women’s ministry director. Abigail is so excited about her new job.

After working mostly from home for the past year, Abigail needed some new work clothes for the fall. She wanted pieces that would easily mix and match. And while she wanted them to look polished and pulled together, she also wanted her outfits to have a casual, fun vibe. Remember, this is a church filled with young people and the “dress code” is super casual, even on Sundays.

Abigail's work clothes

So we created Abigail a fresh, vibrant and fun capsule wardrobe that should serve her well all fall. Besides the separates you’re seeing here, Abigail also has this white button up shirt, these black booties, these tan suede booties, this blazer and this trench coat. We purchased those pieces in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

To those basics, she added these J.Crew separates. Above she’s wearing the light cappuccino Ingrid pants, the vintage rib tank in the same color and a striped slim-fit stretch cotton poplin shirt. The pants fit true to size.

Retro Sneakers

While Abigail has the boots I mentioned above as well as other flats at home, she’s looking forward to wearing these fun New Balance 574 sneakers with her outfits. These retro sneakers are trending this year even more than in the past. And you can wear them with “dress slacks” like Abby’s light cappuccino Ingrid pants for a very on point look.

Graphic Tee

We also got Abigail a couple of sweet graphic tees to wear with her new work clothes. She’ll be sporting this vintage cotton floral t-shirt with the Ingrid pants and a denim jacket. But she can also wear it with these fun navy Astrid wide leg chinos. I got those pants in the natural shade, and I’ll show them to you in an upcoming post.


She can add her plaid blazer to this outfit on some days. Or she can add that blue and white striped poplin shirt. Abby also got a new pair of demi boot cut jeans and another fun graphic tee. She’ll show you those in a post with me next week!

Navy Chinos and Graphic Tee
vintage cotton floral t-shirt // Astrid wide leg chinos // New Balance 574 sneakers // necklace // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off)

Abigail worked within her budget to create this mix and match wardrobe. And, because she has a birthday coming up in just a few weeks, I helped out with a few extra pieces. I think she is going to feel confident and stylish in her outfits, and I think they’re going to work really well for her work environment. She can add her blazer any time she wants to look a little more polished or authoritative, but she’ll still be comfortable and youthful.

Abigail at Work
vintage cotton floral t-shirt // Astrid wide leg chinos // New Balance 574 sneakers // necklace // watch (use code KAYHRMS for 15% off) // Instax camera

Thanks so much for hanging with me while I took a little break to be with family. And thank you for allowing me to share Abigail and part of her new casual vibe work clothes with you. I hope you got a little style inspiration and enjoyed the post. Have a great day!

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Blessed for My Day

Jesus sat among an anxious crowd that had gathered to hear Him teach. Something about Jesus gave them peace and assurance. He seemed calm and self-assured even though the leaders, who oppressed them with additional burdensome laws, constantly argued with Him and sought to dishonor and accuse Him. How was it that Jesus did not fear these angry and self-righteous men? Why was He able to speak with such assurance and tenderness?

Jesus must have seen the stress and anxiety in the faces of those around Him. And He knew that the reason the people gravitated to Him was because, unlike them, He did not feel pressured by His accusers. That’s why He assured them that they were precious to God, the Father. He promised them that God watches over them, knows them intimately and considers them valuable. The same can be said of us. And that is why, dear friend, we can face the stressors and pressures of this day with calm assurance. We have a God who knows us intimately and counts us as precious.

Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. ~ Luke 12:6-7

xoxo, Kay
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21 thoughts on “Casual Vibe Work Clothes for Abby

  1. Loved all the cute and casual outfits. Congratulations to your daughter on her new job. She’s absolutely beautiful and appears to have a very calming presence. I’m sure she’s going to be a natural in her new position.

    1. Thanks so much, Donna. Abigail is indeed a joy and will be an asset to her church, I’m sure. Thanks for reading!

  2. Kay, you have a beautiful daughter! And she looks great in those colors and styles. Good luck in her new job!

  3. Kay,
    Welcome back! I’ve missed your posts but am glad that you had a nice break.
    I really enjoyed seeing Abby’s new clothes and in fact wouldn’t mind seeing more of this occasionally.
    She is such a beautiful girl and looks truly happy. I pray she enjoys her new job.

    1. It’s good to be back. I’m struggling again today to get on top of things for tomorrow, but I know one of these days I’ll catch up. Ha!

  4. She is as cute as can be. My son and daughter in law are the same age. It is hard to shop for my DIL but you and Abby have some great ideas. They just had their first child. Natalie’s birthday is coming up and I really am struggling for birthday ideas. She is a nurse so her wardrobe is scrubs. She said she would like a few new thing so I am going to use some ideas here for her. Have a wonderful day and congratulates Abigale on your new job!

    1. Thank you so much, Cyndi. I’m sure whatever you do for your daughter-in-law’s birthday will be an appreciated blessing.

  5. Thank you for sharing Abby with us! She looks very happy and content in her new roles as wife and co-worker at her church! Blessings to her! And her outfits are appropriate and lovely! I ordered the t-shirt from J.Crew!!

  6. She’s adorable Kay💗. I’m so happy for her and her new position…..we always would like our children to be in the ministry so I know y’all are thrilled as well.

    Love the photo of her with the camera!


    1. Thank you, Holly. We are indeed very proud of Abigail, as well as her brother and their spouses. They are all such blessings to us!

  7. Abigail looks so happy and content. I am so glad for her, starting a new job and the life she has started with Andrew.
    Great outfits for her new job. Glad you got to spend a few days with your family., We all need time with our loved ones.
    Thanks for the tips on your outfits you showed with the wide legged pants I am 5′ 3″ and this can be a challenge for me.

  8. Abigail looks fabulous. I wish her much success and happiness! I also like that black and white striped shirt.

  9. Hi Kay!
    Congratulations to Abigail! What an amazing time in her life! She is just beautiful in her outfits, and from what I know of her from you, she will be perfect for her calling!
    Best wishes❤️

  10. I really like the pieces Abigail purchased. Of course, the blues really bring out her eyes, making them sparkle even more. The vintage tee with the flowers on it is fabulous. I wish her the very best as she begins her new job!

  11. Abigail you look absolutely beautiful, love your new work capsule wardrobe. Congratulations on your new job …..enjoy ❤️