Remix.Rewear.Restyle & Redress: Reconstruction

It’s Monday! You know the drill, on Monday I link up with Greater than Rubies. The challenge today is part of Redress {Reconstruction}. When I did a little research on this, I quickly realized I have nothing {not a thing} that I have reconstructed. Do I have a sewing machine {yes}, scissors {yes}, hot glue {yes}, various items with which I could experiment with {yes}. So what is my hang up? Creativity, courage and time to take on the challenge. And here’s why…

The month of April was extremely busy for me and I have thus been feeling a little wiped out. For me, that means I am not at my height of creativity but I am able to put a little spin on things. Today is my spin day!

Here’s my spin. My life is going under a little “reconstruction” of sorts. I just accepted a new position at a new place of employment. The reconstruction aspect has to do with my wardrobe, of course. For the last two and a half years at my current job {and two years before that job} I have basically worn denim and casual wear every day. For me, that has been a challenge. I enjoy getting dressed each morning in office attire/professional clothing. Now, I will have the opportunity to do that again. The “reconstruction” of my wardrobe, as you know began several months ago as I began to discover my style type and purge my closet of unnecessary clothing items. Now, I’m in the process of creating that classic wardrobe and will be able to dress the part five days each week. I am excited on so many levels!

You may remember that I am supposed to be on a no shopping sabbatical for clothing in 2014. But I have had a few buying opportunities with gift cards and reward dollars. On those excursions I have tried to stick to my style and purchase an item that fit into a capsule wardrobe. Well, I confess that I made a purchase outside the perimeters of gifts cards and reward dollars this weekend. I bought a black pencil skirt for my new job. Ironically, I have never owned a pencil skirt and I’m sure this is due to the fact that they fit snuggly on the body {body issues}. But there is nothing more versatile and classic than this type of skirt. Not feeling guilty but instead celebrating the blessings of a new job and a skirt that will be an important addition in my wardrobe for a loooooonng time. Hubby agreed it was a good choice and gave his blessing {of course he would}!

Styling it with a cream blouse, nude pumps and pearls. Is there anything more classic than this combo? {Oh, had to add a little red lipstick & aviators to complete the look}.

Pencil Skirt, Blouse, Pearls & Nude Pumps



Pencil Skirt, Blouse, Pearls & Nude Pumps

Pencil Skirts, Blouse, Pearls & Nude Pumps


Linking up: Greater than Rubies. Not Dead Yet Style. Fizz and Frosting. More Pieces of Me. On the Daily Express. Still Being Molly. DC in Style. Basic Training Corporate Style. Style Elixir. Life’s a Party Dress Like It. Keep Calm and Blog On.

Vodka Infused Lemonade. Simply Just Lovely. Perfectly Coutured. Mix and Match Fashion. I’m Perfectly Human.


38 thoughts on “Remix.Rewear.Restyle & Redress: Reconstruction

    • Love Visible Monday! Feeling like I’m going to be more visible in the coming days..feels excited. Thanks for stopping by, Patti! Hope your day is lovely!


    • Awww…thank you! I’m thinking pearls are a must for the corporate world.(?) I know you are totally in a corporate environment and dress up everyday. I’ll be watching you a lot more closely now for inspiration. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by!


    • Thanks, Sarah! Finally learning to embrace my style and it actually feels quite normal. Glad you stopped by. Hope your day has been a lovely one! πŸ™‚


  1. You look lovely here! I’m glad you’re able to go back to being able to get dressed up for work again! I work in such a casual place that if I don’t wear jeans, I’m dressed up. It’s fun to change things up sometimes though. πŸ™‚

    Stopping by (again) from the Funday Monday link up
    Exploring My Style


  2. Hi Carrie – This is a great classic and chic look and the pencil skirt will be a workhorse in your closet now that you have that new job with a new dresscode. If you’re interested, I host a weekly Fashionably Employed link up in which we share lots of professional and sophisticated style. Your new work attire, including this outfit, would make a great addition to the link up if you’re interested. The link up goes live each Monday morning. Here is this week’s edition to check and see if it’s a good fit for you. Looking forward to stopping back for more of your workwear posts!

    ~ Jen


    • Jen! So glad you stopped by and let me know what’s going on with your blog. I will definitely be following along and linking up. Looking for great work styles since it’s been a few years since I’ve dressed in that vein. Thanks so much for connecting with me. Hope you’re having a lovely day!


  3. Carrie- Just when I thought you couldn’t get any prettier, you put this outfit on. Absolutely gorgeous! I never get to where professional/office attire anymore, and I miss those days sometimes too. You look amazing.


  4. Ah! Carrie, so gorgeous. I’m excited for all that’s ahead for you, sweet friend, and can’t wait to hear all about it! Thanks for sharing your reconstruction remix with us!


  5. Congratulations on your new position! I do think it’s fun to have a reason to dress differently at work than I do in my “normal” life. If your work ensembles are going to be anything like this first one, you are going to nail it!


    • Thanks, Whitney! I’m so looking forward to starting my job. πŸ™‚ This means that I’m going to change up the blog a little bit. Exciting stuff!


  6. I like your creative take on this remix! I used to think that pencil skirts didn’t work for me, or were too formal or something, but once I bought one because of the color and realized how much I liked it, pencil skirts kind of started taking over the skirt department of my closet, ha! This piece is a good purchase, I think.


    • Awww…thank you! I’ll be updating with details soon! Thanks for hosting & hang in there summer is coming. Former teacher here so I know how exhausted you are right now. πŸ™‚


  7. You look fantastic Carrie. You cannot go wrong with a black pencil skirt and nice white blouse. Loving the pumps too. And Caitlin has a great blog.

    Always a pleasure stopping by here. ❀


    • Thanks, Jennie! Loved that chevron dress you posted – gorgeous on you! I’m definitely looking for work wear inspiration and getting dressed for work is one of the best things about working {totally agree with you}. Glad you stopped by!


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