It’s super trendy right now to mix very casual with very dressy.  I’ve been a little slow to embrace this one, just because it doesn’t quite make sense to me, but I stepped out a little last week, and I was generally pleased with the results.
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Maybe this outfit was enhanced by the fact that several of these parts are my favorites individually – if I could wear my chambray shirt every day, I would; my purple skirt is my go-to party/festive occasion bottom; and my statement necklace works with pretty much everything.

The overall feel is still fairly dressy, with my jewelry, tights, and patent leather shoes.  But, the shirt really tones it down and keeps me from looking too over-dressed for my casual workplace.

Maybe next I’ll try a tulle skirt…but let’s be honest.  That trend will likely be long gone by the time the skirts are on clearance.  Like my childhood GigaPet.