Some of the garments & accessories in this post were gifted by Christopher & Banks. However, I am under no obligation to share them with you. I selected the pieces and the opinions expressed are voluntary and genuine. Thank you for supporting the retailers that help support this blog.
Hello, and welcome to Dressed for My Day. My goal here, each and every day, is simply to inspire and encourage you to get dressed for your unique day so that you can feel beautiful and competent and engaging. You, sweet gal, have a lot to offer. And if you’re dressed for your day – your way! – you’re more likely to engage with and inspire those around you. I think you’re going to love this “summertime blues” look I’m styling for you today.
These stripe linen blend pants are so comfortable, but also casually stylish. I love the relaxed fit and the generous but not overly ballooned legs. These pants are one of those selections that honestly just doesn’t look all that great on Christopher & Banks’ website. But in real life (and hopefully in these photographs) they look sophisticated and chic.
I’m wearing a size small in the stripe linen blend pants and they are still very roomy on me. They do not come in petite sizes, but these similar linen blend pants do. Both are available in plus sizes.
At least for me and my body shape and proportions, this outfit looks best with the indigo linen blend top tucked in loosely. I’m wearing a small in the top. Again, it runs pretty large. Which is another reason I like it tucked.
If you’re hesitant to tuck in a top like this, I’d give it a try. Play with it a little. Remember, keeping proportions balanced really trumps trying to look thinner. For the most part, we can’t really fool anyone about how full our figure is. But we can create aesthetically pleasing proportions that help us look our very best.
But since I know some of my readers would want to leave the shirt untucked (and it does have a pretty feature along the hemline), I took a couple of photos with the shirt out, too.
By the way, these stripe linen blend pants are 60% off right now. And if you use code 73478 at the checkout, you’ll save another 15%, but that ends today. You’ll get 40% off the indigo linen blend top. And I think you can use the 15% off code for it, too.
I’ve had my silver flip flops for several years, but the same style is available at Talbots this year, too. And right now they’re on final sale for under $15. I love wearing metallic sandals in the summer.
I’ve really enjoyed my other solid colored linen pants this summer. And I think they’ll stay in my summer wardrobe for years. The fabric is durable and the styles are classic. That’s why I selected these garments when Christopher & Banks offered to let me style some of their new collection. And I’m pleased to report that I think these will definitely become fast favorites, too.
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NSale Bonus Post
I posted a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Bonus post yesterday evening. I shared my favorite bargain finds and investment pieces from the NSale. If you’re shopping the sale, I hope you’ll take a look. You may find some bargains there, too!
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Have a lovely day, sweet gal!
Blessed for My Day
Want to know how to stand out in a crowd? Stay positive when everyone else begins to criticize and critique. Remain cheerful when others begin to whine. And stay outward focused when others begin to think more of their own comforts and needs.
But those aren’t easy standards to attain, are they? We’re only human, after all! I think the motivator that can help us carry on with both dignity and grace is to remember that we are reflections of our God. We don’t just represent ourselves to the world; we are His representatives, His light. When we carry ourselves with His character we give other people a glimpse of our loving, gracious God.
Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” ~ Philippians 2:14