Some Casual in Action WIW's

It's been a disappointing year for dresses, but a brilliant one for pants, jeans, colours and patterns. I'm MILKING IT, loving it, and having lots of fun.

These outfits are a good gauge of what I wear daily as CASUAL wear at the moment. I don't wear sneakers when I work with clients, and usually wear pants, skirts or dresses (sometimes jeans, though) - so these are non-client outfits. 

Lots of colour and pattern, very comfy footwear, warm layers, classics and trends, new items and old items, and everything on foot. Often with Sam.

New shorter hair that I sometimes wear straight and sometimes wavy. Trying to show you all the angles, hence the funny pics....

Last few pics are what I'm going to wear to a not too dressy Gala next week, and I'll curl my hair like the last pic. Very different - might not be your cuppa, and that's okay! I bat for Team Puffy Sleeves. I feel very happy in the outfit. 

#authenticstyle :)

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  • Tanya replied 1 year ago

    Ooh, you look gorgeous and so cheerful in all the outfits.  I especially love the Gala one.  And Sam is cure as a button.

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    What fun! I love your new haircut and crazy poses. And mustard! My favorite is #13. I mean for poses - all the outfits are my favorites. Although maybe those jeans and your gala outfit are my favorite favorites!

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I love the red jacket. So fab! And Sam is extra cute.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Tanya, lovely to see you chime in. Thanks for appreciating the Gala look, little Style Sis. 

    JAileen, nice to hear you're on Team Red. 

    Jaime, your thoughts delight me. Those are the BR wide leg jeans I LOVE! 

  • Karie replied 1 year ago

    I love all the gorgeous, cheerful color! Your gala outfit is divine, and so is your hair.

  • Classically Casual replied 1 year ago

    Wow, you and Sam have matching outfits...that takes it to a whole ‘nother level. So much attention to detail. You both look colorful and fabulous. And the prevalence of yellow is so cheerful.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Karie and Peggy, lovely to see you chime in! Thanks for the kind words, and YES to matching outfits to our doggies. Why not :)

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    I like your hair all the ways you wear it, Angie, though the curly/wavy style may win by a smidge. I’m sorry you can’t find the dresses you want, but your pants game is winning.

    FWIW - I saw a woman in those stompy Converse in black. She had wide leg cropped black jeans, a black leather moto jacket, and a statement t-shirt. She had brown/blonde wavy hair just past her shoulders. She was walking in long confident strides, and looked fabulous!

  • fathenry replied 1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing your casual outfits, they are so cheerful and fun! Love it!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Carla, I had a stellar dress season last year, which will keep me going for a while. I may not complain! I enjoy wearing trendy pants and jeans, so it's more than made up for it. Thanks for the hair love. 

    Fathenry, you are lovely. 

  • Joyce B replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous and happy outfits, I cannot pick a favorite.

  • Christina F. replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous outfits! Leave it to you to find a citron velvet skirt.

    I finally bit in those Converse, in red. 

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Oh, wow, what a treat!! You look sensational in these warm and happy brights! I can't pick a favourite outfit, but have to remark on how absolutely STUNNING you are in the mustard top!!! Boden should invite you to model it. And those BR jeans look splendid! What a fun outfit with the fab yellow sneakers. I can't quite copy (because the mustard top would look hideous on me...) but maybe I can do something similar when my red sneakers arrive. :) 

    Also, what a pretty top in your Gala outfit! Beautifully subtly detailed and the colours are so fab on you. Love it with the glowing skirt - a bit unusual and lovely. Do you have Finds for those? 

    ETA: that is going to be an early 30s movie star look with your waved hair. Gorgeous!

    Hair looks terrific in all iterations! It's fun -- a bit hard and also soft at the same time -- a very interesting look. 

    Also love that you have returned to wearing the twinset. It's great to see items like that come back into play. 

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Joyce, nice to see you!

    Christina, it's more mustard in person, and comes in a gorgeous rich teal too. Yay, Converse twins!

    Suz, you are as gracious as ever. Thank you so much! Your comments always make me smile. I look forward to seeing your versions YOUR way. I'm enjoying my two-faced hair :)

    Here is the skirt. And the Anthro Collector just stopped working....

    Here is the Gala top:;color=008

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    My goodness, Angie! What beautiful, happy outfits (and fabulous plie') you have! Love your curls and gala outfit (and your shorter hair!!) Stunning all around.

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Vivid! My fave are those gold shoes

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Angie, you own your style and look so cute. Your hair is stunning. My favorite outfit is the gala outfit. That top probably also looks fab with your mustard velvet pants too.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks, Joy. You are so sweet, and what a great idea! I'll try that tomorrow :)

    Rachy, I just realized that I can wear the outfit with these too: 

  • lisa p replied 1 year ago

    So much loveliness here ! The gala outfit is outstanding - so unique and interesting . And those jeans , the plaid jacket , the mustard shirt = love it all . And the biggest pleasant surprise is the red jeans - they look MUCH better on you than in the stock photo . Super cute .

  • lisa p replied 1 year ago

    Also liking this new hair - very cool.

  • kellygirl replied 1 year ago

    You are an absolute delight, Angie! I LOVE you in yellows and reds. SO fun and energizing. I smile just looking at your WIWs. It's a treat to see your outfits in action. I bet people are just knocked out by your style when they see you on the street!

  • Jane replied 1 year ago

    I love these photos. As KellyGirl says - it is a treat to see. Your hair is so good! I love the way you are able to pull together outfits that look so crisp. And the consistency in your style and the way it evolves is fab to see.

    Look at little Sam’s coats - so cute!

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    What a fab set of photos. Your hair looks terrific, your outfits look colorful and fun, and your smile is dazzling.

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Sam,you look fabulous ,love the way you ve co ordinated with your human.She looks pretty fabulous too.

  • FashIntern replied 1 year ago

    I need to study these to learn to do better WIW “action” shots.

  • MidwestrnChic replied 1 year ago

    You are killing it! My favorite is #12. So tempted to cut my hair like yours.

  • Brooklyn replied 1 year ago

    Too fabulous!

  • Inge replied 1 year ago

    Every single outfit is fantastic of course, but I hadn't yet seen the one with the mustard Boden shirt, high-waisted jeans, and mustard Converse: it is divine!!!
    Gala look is gorgeous too!!

  • madeline replied 1 year ago

    Angie! I love your hair. So tempted to copy the cut. Also want that red jacket.
    Is it in your finds?

  • torontogirl replied 1 year ago

    You are so adorable, and Colour Goddess of the Universe!

  • Chris987 replied 1 year ago

    What Toronto Girl said! Bright and cheery at it's finest :-) Tell us about those gorgeous gold shoes....PLEASE!!!!

  • Sara L. replied 1 year ago

    Fun outfits!  I love the gala outfit.  That skirt is fabulous!

  • DeAnna replied 1 year ago

    I love your hair, so cute on you. I am really loving all the mustard and Boden has the best. I ordered the shirt can't wait to get it in, I hope it looks as awesome as it looks on you.

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    Wow - what a treat, you are so beautiful in each and every outfit. I adore the gala outfit, beautiful and unique amongst what is likely to be a sea of black dresses.

    I am so please that you decided to add mustard to your wardrobe. This is such a bright sunny shade of mustard, it is gorgeous on you. I'm so tempted to get the Boden mustard shirt now given how lovely it is on you. Suz is right, Boden should get you to model.

  • lyn67 replied 1 year ago

    OMG, what a treat!!!-happy dance! I first read your blog with the roundup items, and was sure the yellow skirt will be yours, even before mentioning it, and OMG how fab you styled it for the gala, plonk!!! Now, sorry you'll have to miss my detailed comments for the others as gorgeous as they can be all your looks, as  have no patience to write more, 

    i am excited-

     to go back and see all your fab 22' pics again-and again!!!(-guess this will be my very personal catch 22!:-))

  • Kyle replied 1 year ago

    Really enjoy the cohesiveness of your wardrobe, which allows you to mix and match items so beautifully and creatively. Fab.

  • Liesbeth replied 1 year ago

    Very intersting to see how you do casual! Love the bomber style jacket in 4!

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Oooh, the top is gorgeous up close! Very interesting and appealing. If I had a dress up occasion I would be tempted. I love how it is covered and modest yet special. 

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    You're all so nice! Thank you :)

    I'm rushing off to work with a client, but will be back to comment fully later. I will add Finds too. 

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    About time you put some bloody effort in... :D :P

    ...and SAM THE WONDER-NOT-A-CAT !!!

  • taylor replied 1 year ago

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE the hair❤️

    You are anything but casual ,  your style is stunning and you look beautiful in each and every photo!  

  • Laura replied 1 year ago

    The new ‘do!! Oh my gosh I’m loving it on you! Operation Hair Growing Out was clearly a smashing success!

    By the way, I just returned my red Sam Edelman coat after deciding that the investment to get shoes or a handbag to create a complement was more than I wanted to do. Plus, I have so darned many other complements I’m enjoying!

  • Style Fan replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous hair!  Love the outfits.  Those BR jeans are definitely a success.  What fun to have a doggie to dress!

  • RobinF replied 1 year ago

    Wow, I love these! My favorite has to be the mustard shirt outfit - so fabulous. And love the hair curly!

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    WOW...that red coat looks soooo good! and love the mustard shirt and matching sneakers! 
    and Sam....the fashion accessory of the season

  • Laura replied 1 year ago

    Wait! I just noticed the back. Wow!! Dramatic and dare I say, sassy!

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    Wow, stunning, Angie! Your haircut is so fun and versatile. I like it both straight and wavy, too. (I'm wearing mine a little straighter today; it's fun to change it up.) The yellow print blouse with the plaid blazer is amazing. Your styling prowess really shows here.

  • Firecracker replied 1 year ago

    And Sam!! Mwah!!

  • rebekahphoto replied 1 year ago

    Love the red jacket! I was tempted, but I already have this crazy gold shearling (& hubs says no more coats!) 

    I love all the bright colors, Those yellows look so nice on you--they don't work for me so I have to appreciate them on others as Im a teal/blue cool gal

  • The Cat replied 1 year ago

    All those happy colours and your playful attitude make me (and everybody around you, I guess) smile. Gorgeous gala outfit! Love your curls.

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    Such wonderful outfits, Angie. You look gorgeous. I cannot even pick a favorite. 

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    Sam should be knocking back Hollywood offers by now :D

  • cindysmith replied 1 year ago

    So many great outfits, so many happy colors, so much cuteness from Sam :-)

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks so much, ladies! I appreciate the kind words and compliments. Sam too :)

    Nemosmom, doing ballet as a child stays with you!

    Lisa P, thanks for the cheerleading and kind words. You have to be careful when you go to a Gala because you could end up wearing the same thing as some one else. This outfit is less risky.

    Kelly, Firecracker, The Cat and Jane, you are as gracious as ever.

    FashIntern, there you go.

    Bonnie, Cardiff Girl, Brooklyn, Helena, Katerina, Kyle, Cindy and Sara, you are lovely.

    MidwesternChic, go for it.

    Inge, RobinF and DeAnna, I’m loving mustard! It’s a fab shirt. Highly recommend it.

    Madeline and Liesbeth, see Find below. I love that Aviator jacket.

    Chris, they are OLD Franco Sarto low heeled pumps. See Finds.

    Bijou, your Gala outfit validation means a lot because you are Queen Fancy Frock!

    Lyn67 and Cee, you crack me up. Thanks! :)

    Suz, YES. That’s exactly what I loved about the sequin top too. And the pattern, and the puffy sleeves…..

    Taylor, your hair love means a lot! Hugs, and thanks for being so gracious.

    Laura, NOOOO! Now we aren’t aviator jacket twins. What are you smoking? :) - and thanks for the ‘80s hair love. I know you get it...

    Style Fan, thanks for inspiring the BR jeans. I love them.

    kkards, Sam teaches me to be stylish.

    Rebekahphoto, great gold jacket, and I’ll have a word with hubs….

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    Tell Sam to avoid the cocaine and party route !

  • Karen replied 1 year ago

    nice bright colours! Oh, how I would love to bump into you while visiting Seattle!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Karen, how lovely that you chimed in :)

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    Especially love the mustard blouse on you, and of course the gala outfit! And aww to Sam :)

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks :)

  • crst replied 1 year ago

    Very cute!  I agree, those jeans are very comfortable and fit great.  BR is hitting it out of the ball park this season!

    Just out of curiosity, did you order the short length?  I did, even though I am average height, so they would be around that length.  Trying to work up my comfort level to wear them a little shorter than I have previously worn jeans. Jean comfort is high, comfort level not there yet but close...

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Cryst, I’m wearing the BR jeans at the regular length. Not the short length. They are so fun!

    Suntiger, thank you :)

  • Keturah replied 1 year ago

    You look amazing!!! You always challenge me in the best way to let myself shine in my clothes. I have found lately I am afraid to trust myself and work a little too hard on fitting perfectly into some fashion box. Which just drains all the joy when I am wearing clothes, gets me all nervous and dashes my confidence . Of course I want to look good in my clothes and not just what I think I see in my head. But I love how you show us that magical blend of personality nd technique.

  • cheryl replied 1 year ago

    So happy and bright! You look amazing :) hugs and love to you and Sam! :)

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Keturah and Cheryl, you are so lovely. Thank you for your ongoing gracious and kind comments. 

  • mtnsofthemoon replied 1 year ago

    How the heck did I miss this post?  Work has been insane the past several months.  I love, love, love your outfits.  As one who loves color as you its "Eye Candy" for me.  And I can't get over how you can rock those funky mustard converse!!!  

  • JuniperGreen replied 1 year ago

    LOVE seeing you and your style in action!!!  

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    mntsofthemoon and Juniper Green, how nice to see you chime in. Thanks for the kind compliments! 

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