31 Days ~ 31 Ways Remix – Week 2

It’s the link up time for Week 2 of the 31 Days~31Ways at Greater than Rubies. This week I thought I would focus on my favorite pair of grey pants and my favorite shoes {leopard wedges} as a basis for seven different outfits.

When I went back to work earlier this year in a business casual environment, I discovered I had a real clothing issue. Most of my dressy clothes were either a little dated or ill-fitting. My grey dress pants were absolutely too big and the expense of alterations were not justifiable. I actually found this pair of pants on a super clearance for about eight bucks. One of the best purchases I have made…ever! They actually fit and that’s a huge statement for me. Fit has always been a problem in a couple of ways (1) I don’t normally like clothes touching too close to my body (2) I truly have a hard time finding age appropriate clothes that fit. So these were a jewel of a find. Whenever I wear them, I feel put together and confident. For a long time, I haven’t always felt like that about items of clothing. So, grey pants = win/win!

Here’s what I came up with the pieces I chose for the remix.

with a little pattern mixing


with polka dots and red cardigan
with teal chiffon blouse
with teal chiffon and print cardigan
with teal chiffon blouse and black cardigan
with chambray shirt
with animal print tee and black jean jacket

What about you? Do you have a favorite pair of pants? Do they make you just feel fabulous?

Thanks for stopping for by lovelies!

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  • love all of these looks! You definitely have business casual down!
    • Thanks, friend! That's where I want to land in my style.
  • You look great! I love the leopard print shoes with the zebra top!
    • Alison truly got me hooked on leopard print shoes. The zebra top is new to me but I kinda like it!
  • Love it! I can definitely see your style evolving over the course of the year. LOVE the polka dots and red sweater!
    • Sarah, that is probably the best compliment! I feel like my style is coming together too and I much more comfortable in it then I was at the beginning of 2014. Thank you so much for saying that to me!!
  • Chessa
    Man, you are killing it in those polka dots! All these are so great - it's so cool to see so much variety using the same pants and shoes! Very inspiring.
    • Thanks, Chessa! Just goes to show we can really remix our clothes. :) Glad you stopped by!
  • Wow!!!! This time I can not choose just one! I want to try all of them for myself!!!!!
    • Rachel Garay
      I love all these looks, I wish I had more cute cardigans like yours. The pants look super cute on you too. My favorite pair if pants are my DKNY skinny jeans. I have had them for about 7 years and I must have bought them for $8 too at TJ Maxx on clearance, and they are still in great shape. God Bless, Rachel xo
  • Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    All these are fabulous looks and you look like a million bucks, Carrie! Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday.
    • Thanks, Patti! Love the link up!
  • Pam@0ver50feeling40
    Really cute looks...all of them! Thanks for sharing with us!
  • jess
    Carrie, I love all your looks, I really like the red on you, and teal is probably the favorte. You have alot of nice dress clothes to mix and match. I try and do the same. You are beautiful from the link up, jess xx Please stop by, http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/
    • Thanks, Jess! I do love remixing my work clothes. Thanks for stopping by!
  • Darcy
    Those leopard shoes are so fabulous! They go with everything! www.amemoryofus.com
    • They are just a workhorse of a shoe for sure! Glad you stopped by!
  • jointhegossip
    I love the mixed prints. You are rockin' those leopard beauties!!
    • Love me some leopard print for sure! Glad you stopped by today!
  • Great post! I love the way you mixed all of that up! Melanie @ meandmr.com
    • Thanks, Melanie! Remixing is way too fun! Glad you stopped by today!
  • All the polka dots! I am in love with your polka dot blazer and that adorable polka dot top too! The dots with your red cardigan is so fresh and bold looking. Love it! Thanks so much for joining the Celebrate Southern link up and I hope to see you back next week dear! :)
  • I love posts like this! As someone who isn't extremely fashionable, I love when bloggers show different ways to wear one piece! It gives me even more inspiration! :) I really adore each one of your outfits! All of the tops are so great! Thank you so much for joining J and myself {www.2catsandchloe.com} for our third Celebrate Southern Linkup! I'm pinning your post to our official Celebrate Southern Pin Board now! :) xxoo