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Small talk with one of my colleagues Friday afternoon: “…so, are your ready for Friday happy hour?” Response: “I was ready for it on Monday.” [insert sour face] That’s a fairly accurate description of my mood today.

In order to keep the weekend vibes going a little longer, I am bringing today a casual outfit with bright and fun elements. The bright color and those cute pockets sold me on the sweater that also comes in grey. The fabric is a blend of wool (90%) and cashmere (10%); on the touch it was a bit disappointing, though. The fabric is fairly thin and it feels more rough than soft. For the price tag I expected a more luxurious feel on the sweater.

As for the fit, it fits true to size. In general this is a versatile top that goes well with anything. I personally would have wished a cropped design so those pockets can really show.

All things considered, I would not recommend this top at its current price tag.

You notice in the pictures that on the front I tucked in the sweater so that
1. the pockets can show better and
2. I don’t create a disproportionate grandma look.

The cropped pants take away from the length of your legs already. You don’t want to underline that by hiding your waist and making yourself look like a midget.

The cropped design of these pants call for heels, especially if you are petite. The ruffle details are fun and trendy elements that will sure spruce up your casual Friday office outfits. You will see those ruffles on the waistline as well, by the way: just enough to show them off, but you can also hide them under your top without looking bulky. I love the fact that H&M chose to pair the trendy ruffles with a classic plaid pattern, helping the working girl to look fashion forward without pushing the dress code boundaries. Plus these pants have a high-waist design, which was another score for me. I always feel more comfortable in those types of pants during a working day. This pair also come in black HERE, the price tag is under $50. If you ask me, thumbs up on this one.

ruffles X pockets

outfit details

sweater – boden usa
pants – h&m
pumps – jessica simpson (identical HERE)
bangle – red reticule
sunglasses – dvf

Photos by Rick Robillard

  • http://www.myeverydaywear.blogspot.com Lorena Lorena

    I love those pants, I saw a similar pair at Zara and never thought they would look so good.

    • http://redreticule.com Red Reticule

      I didn’t either, until I actually tried them on. The plaid version really is a great balance between business casual and flirty.

  • http://www.jacquardflower.uk Jacquard Flower

    Great outfit! I love the pants. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  • Katheryn
  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to the Ageless Style Linkup! Cute pants

  • http://www.queeninbetween.blogspot.com Shelly @ the Queen in Between

    These pants are adorable! Thanks for linking up with Ageless Style!

  • Grace | Graceful Rags

    That’s too bad the sweater didn’t live up to your expectations…I absolutely love this look though!! It’s the perfect mix of classic/old fashioned and trendy. The Kelly green is so pretty for spring and I can’t get over those pants… so perfect for the office! Also your legs look a mile long in them!
    -Grace
    gracefulrags.com

  • Jodie Filogomo

    Those pants add so much pizzazz to this outfit!! I love them!
    jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • jess

    Adorable ! I was initially looking and wondered where the ruffles were with the top, perfect and unexpected!
    Thanks for linking with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  • Dawn Lucy

    Looking fab in the color of the year!

    Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday and thanks for much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

  • http://natcrys.blogspot.com/ Natassia Crystal

    Hope the weekend was enough for this current work week! :)

    Cute sweater.. thanks for your honest and elaborate review!! :)

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  • AB

    Glad you highlighted that going for high waisted cropped pants to elongate! I always do, but never really thought of it ! Great tip!

    The ruffled hem is so cute! perfect touch of feminity!

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com