26 September 2012

Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

casual stripes  casual stripes

As much as I adore getting dressed up every morning, what I think a part of me may actually enjoy more is coming home at the end of each day and getting the heck out of my clothes.

There's nothing quite like the feeling after getting home from a long day and throwing down a purse that now seems to weigh a million pounds, kicking off a pair of stiff heels and freeing my toes, taking off a now-too-tight-after-a-big-late-lunch belt and rubbing my food baby belly, and releasing my neck and wrists from all their jingle jangle (though I did totally load up on the necklaces here - but they're light!).

casual stripes  casual stripes

Most evenings if I'm "done" for the day, then my hair gets pulled back and I'm in a pair of loose shorts or pants and an old tee (my new-old fave has a graphic of Mickey and Minnie Mouse giving each other a big ole SMACK of a kiss and forming hand hearts) with flip flops.

If I've still got stuff to do that requires going out in the public or cas dinner plans, I likely will still change - hey, if I've got the clothes, then wear them, right - into typically-for-weekend garb. (Shoot, I've been known to change more than once even on the weekends - there is such a thing as different levels of casual, is what I keep telling the eye rollers). This outfit is a perfect example of my idea of still looking put-together, but in a so-much-comfier cas after-hours way.

Are you a quick-change artist when you get home? What are you most comfortable changing into?

casual stripes

casual stripes

Top: Lili's Closet via Anthropologie skirted striped (simpler, simpler pricey)
Jeans: Levi's 545 skinny straight (worn here - sim, sim)
Shoes: Keds spright (worn here - sim, sim, sim, ankle-strapped)
Necklaces: Emerson Fry gold (worn here), Anthropologie & Overstock (sim, sim, heart)
Bracelets: Asos, J.Crew (sim, sim, sim)
Bag: J.Crew canvas stripe tillary (worn here - sim, cas, -ish, solid luxe)

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63 comments:

  1. if I'm done for the day, I instanly put on my pj's and bathrobe. Sexy? nope. But I hate the idea of putting on 'real' clothes after work only to put my pj's on 3 hours later. If I have to run out for meetings or something, I usually toss on jeans and a t or workout clothes. =)

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    1. I have an over-sized white softest and plushest terry in the world robe that I throw on in the mornings during the cold winter mornings. I've been known to go walk my pup in the early mornings with it on too, over my PJs and Uggs - I know, I'm a glamour doll, haha.

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  2. I love your striped top with the lace on the bottom, how cute is that. The second I get home from work, I change into my 'home' clothes, which is usually my pjs. :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  3. Yes! If I am done for the day I put on yoga pants or sweats and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. If I have to go somewhere I try to transition what I had on that day into something with jeans. Otherwise I can't wait to get my comfy clothes on!

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  4. as soon as I get home, I'm changed into my sweat pants and tee. I would have changed into pj's but it's embarrassing to come to the door at 6pm and be seen in pj. But if I have to go out again to grab a few things at the store, I will definitely change again. No sweats outside other than walking my dog.

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    1. Hehe, I am the same way - I feel like it'd be embarassing to be seen in PJs when maybe it's still daylight out! No one needs to see my monkey pants, haha.

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  5. I don't care what time of year it is, I always love wearing primary colors!

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  6. Even if I'm comfortable in whatever I've wearing out, husby will ask, why don't you change into your little outfit, when I'm home. My little outfit is nothing sexy or cute, it's my at-home sweats in the winter or a cami and lounge pants if hot and sticky, lol.

    You're looking cheerful and cute, as usual. ;)

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  7. Sweatpants and a tee immediately when I get home, unless I have to go somewhere. Then I'll upgrade to yoga pants, ha!

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  8. Aw yes. Most of the time I still have a lot going on in the evenings in the way of running around and being seen in public, so my release of work day garb is usually more gradual . . . first to go are anything on my wrists . . . then earrings . . . then jeans or something equally comfortable. LOL I love this look Lisa! I am a gluten for stripes after all!

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  9. Love this nautical inspired look! My office is pretty casual so I dress casually as it is. If I'm wearing a skirt to work though, I'll almost always change out of it when I get home! Walking the dogs is much easier in pants :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Win a chain link necklace!

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    1. I agree - unless I've run home during the day, I always feel weird out walking the dog or something in a skirt and heels. Plus pup is sometimes random and likes to go potty up on a hill or stop and go suddenly, so I need to be in gear where I can keep up!

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  10. Oh yes, I do this every time I get home. My husband actually makes fun of me saying once I enter the house I leave a trail of clothes in my wake. Not entirely true, but still funny. :)

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  11. ha ha honestly? A pair of Boden pull-ons. They're just so comfy and they have pockets so I can load up my phone, a spare dummy for E, toys, whatever and come downstairs ready for some play time :-)

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  12. I change IMMEDIATELY into gym shorts or sweats and a t-shirt. I will occasionally find some really cute pj's and do the whole "catalog" lounging thing (you know, where you look like J.Crew weekend model), but I always revert to shorts/sweats and a tee.

    Taylor

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    1. I think this is partly why I adore the loungewear section for J.Crew and Anthro so much - so that I can actually buy comfy tees and sweats, but they are still stylish enough to pass for daywear if needed.

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  13. I definitely agree about different levels of casual, and I love how this is casual but still totally chic! Depending on what I wear to work (and when and if my husband is taking my pic), I come home and change pretty quickly too. If nothing else I'll at least get rid of the shoes and jewelry!

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  14. This is such a great outfit. I love that the top looks like layers but is easier than actual layers. And blue is so lovely on you.

    I definitely change when I get home. Especially during winter when I'm wearing tights and lots of layers; I have to get them off and into cashmere sweats and fleece-lined slippers!

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    1. Oh yeah, for sure, when it's cold and I'm in tights, they are almost the first thing off when I get home.

      Ooh, cashmere sweats, I like the sound of that. I should look into that kind of upgrade - comfy and luxurious!

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  15. My work clothes are gone the minute I walk in the door and I'm in yoga pants and a t-shirt! I may not even take time to pet the dogs! Love your casual look, especially the top!

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  16. I'm a lounge wear DIVA! I have to have something comfy to change into. HaHaHa It's the only way I can truly relax. I don't see how people can dress to the hilt all day long at home. HaHaHa Maybe they call it fancy lounge wear. HaHaHa

    Lisa, your outfit is so beautiful! It truly reminds me of nautical pieces. That bag just speaks for itself. Very classy!!! Looks great!

    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Typically around 3:30-4pm each day, I'm usually at my desk questioning why I decided to wear a belt and wanting it off, haha.

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  17. The detail at the bottom of this shirt is amazing! I lived in Spain for a few years, and there, "street clothes" were never worn in the house - you changed as soon as you got home, and I still do that do this day! Like you, there is nothing I like better than to throw on comfy cotton pants and a zip up hoodie, normally within 5 minutes of walking through the door. ;) You look fabulous!

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  18. I love this outfit! I've been eyeing that shirt for awhile, but was somewhat unsure about it. No longer; you always have a way of convincing me to purchase those items I've been wondering about. You look so great! The layered necklaces are perfection.

    When I was working, I would always come home and change straight into workout clothes so as to not loose the motivation to workout. Since I "retired" and have been housewife-ing it for the last few months, I'm mostly always in comfy clothes when I'm in the house. But I love to make sure those clothes have a bit of style to them.

    I just got back from Disney World, so I'm loving that you wear your Mickey/Minnie shirt as part of your comfy garb!

    xoxo
    Kerry

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    1. Hi Kerry - one thing to keep in mind about this top, the reviews are right, it is kind of wide in the body area and skinny in the arms.

      I love Disney World, it is seriously one of my fave places to go to. I've only been there 2-3 times though, and all after I was an adult, and had a hoot!

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  19. I'm so with ya! Comfort to me is usually as simple as taking my bra off. Hahaha...best part of my day I tell ya! My go-to comfort clothes are any type of loose bottom & some kind of tank top.

    PS - I'm with you too on finding some cashmere sweats!

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    1. Yes, taking off the bra - it's like "aaaaa ..." (sound of angels singing), haha.

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  20. The bottom of that top is so cute...and I totally change into my sweats when I get home, gotta love it!

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  21. Ah, yes - I'm totally with you on this one. While I love to dress up in the morning, I also like to get into comfy clothes pretty much as soon as I get home. Any kind of cotton pants and a loose fitting tank or t-shirt will do (I like the boyfriend's stuff, since it's well-washed and roomy).

    I really like your layered necklaces, btw!

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  22. That top is adorable! I love this casual look. The red and blue work so well together!

    I love to change into my pajama pants and a comfy long sleeve or short sleeve tee (depending on how cold/warm I am) when I get home for the evening. I also love to change outfits at regular intervals. My parents have been known to refer to me as 'barbie' on the days when I would change outfits three times in one day haha :)

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    1. When I am getting ready to go out, if I'm not under a time restraint (or something even when I am), I can be seen prancing around the house in 2-3 completely different outfits within the span of minutes. It's tough to be my clothes, haha.

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  23. That's so funny, I tend to change more than once during the weekends too! I work in an operating room so I seriously wear my clothes to and from work... Other than that I'm in scrubs. But after a long day I do exactly as you do, get in the comfort clothes! I will change if I have to run errands, but I like to save those for the weekends :) Great top! I love your accessories too.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  24. This is a very stylish casual outfit! I love the lace details at the bottom of the top and those cute red wedges! This color combo definitely has a very nice nautical feel! Usually, as soon as I get home I'm changing to my comfy 'lounge' clothes: cotton shorts and tees or pjs!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  25. The first thing I do when I get home from work is change into my PJs - usually lounge pants and a tee. I like to be as comfy as possible after a long workday!

    I love that top! The lace panel is great.

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  26. I always change into pajamas once I get home from work. I really love the lace detail on your top! It's so pretty!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh geez, I LOVE this top! You look so cute from head to toe! I used to change into my pjs early too, but now there are too many neighborhood kids ringing my doorbell..I had to order a magazine fundraiser from a middle schooler the other day in pjs, that was so not cool.

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    1. I came home early once a while ago, changed into jammies, then had to answer the door for the UPS guy in PJs. It was like, so you're still working, it's still daylight out, and here I am in monkey pants ...

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  28. I love the lace on that tee! I'm totally a change-when-I-get-home person. I usually change into pajamas or sweats if it's late or jeans if I'm going to sew/draw/craft/etc. I'd never leave the house in my sweats/pjs, but when I know I'm home for the night - I'm definitely changing.

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  29. I agree 100%!! There are different degrees of casual and nothing beats casual clothes after a long day. I love tees and "stretchy" pants:) I love those necklaces layered over the stripe tee!!!
    xx, amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  30. I definitely agree that sweat pants and a tee are my comfies :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  31. Loving this outfit, it is definitely very comfy! When I get home I go straight into my pajamas, ha ha (unless I'm going somewhere, then it depends on where I'm going)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  32. I am not much of a change-out-of-my-school-clothes girl, in spite of all the years my mother said it to me. But I am SO with you on levels of casual! And I may have to recreate that shirt, it is really great, calling to me.

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  33. I am a changer after work! I want to get out of the clothes I've been wearing all day to really make me feel like I am home and comfortable from top to bottom. If I have some reason to get out after coming home, I will change again. Your outfit is cute and looks both comfy and stylish!

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  34. I love to lounge around in gym clothes, but I'm kind of on the other end of the spectrum here. I can actually wear my gym pants and tennis shoes to work, and do a lot of the time, so I am always ready to dress up for any occasion. Maybe I get a little too excited about "dressier" wear and end up being a bit overdressed. Oh, well:) I love your striped top and the bag is gorg:) xo

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    1. I feel bad lounging in gym clothes because for me, more often than not, I will never make it to the gym that day. But they are oh so comfy ...

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  35. i totally hear you - at the end of the day, it is a race to get into my PJs!! :)
    i love this outfit on you - the colours are so much fun.

    xox P

    phiphi's blog

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  36. I feel the same way, as much as I love clothes, I would love to just live in comfy clothes. Leggings, yoga pants, knit tees. It's quite contradictory, actually.

    Love those necklaces!

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    1. There's something I saw on Pinterest a while ago that said something like "the first thing I do when I get home is make myself as socially unacceptable as possible." Yep ...

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  37. I usually just change my pants since I don't have to dress up for work. And the fact that I'll have to walk my dog later

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  39. I love the bottom of that shirt - so pretty!! I change into sweats within 4 minutes of being home!

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  40. Let's be honest: I love changing into sweatpants at the end of the day! Sometimes, I do it so often that I worry that I'm going to become one of those wives that only wears sweatpants around the house! haha! OK, not really...but there is nothing like putting on comfy clothes after a long day of wearing heels and tight pants!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  41. I LOVE your layered necklaces, and that tote is too cute!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  42. That's so me! I love coming home and changing into comfy sweats! Oh and sitting on the couch and watching tv :)

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  43. I love the colors in here! And that bag!! THE BAGGG!!

    I know what you mean about changing several times though. My belief is if you have the clothes, and the chance to wear them, then do! Love the bracelet & necklace pairings! You layer them really well!

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  44. You mean you don't wear heels around the house?? :) I change immediately into sweats and old t-shirts when I get home because there's a pretty good chance I'm going to get spit up from the baby all over myself :)

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  45. I think I like to laze around in my clothes for as long as possible... and it always takes me so long to figure out what to wear. I feel like i have so many clothes, but always nothing to wear!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

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  46. Love the lace detail - and I totally agree! I live in my sweats!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  47. Lisa!

    LOVE that top - thought it was 2 pieces at first with the cute lace bottom!

    So true, I change into different clothes IMMEDIATELY when I get home. My hubby calls it my sumo hair {aka top knot} and grodes {a beloved nickname from our college Texas A&M for gross clothes}! Nice mental picture huh?!

    xo, sam
    **Style of Sam**

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  48. Love it! I bypassed this tee at anthro but I will have to try it on now! I change immediately into shorts and tee in the summer and loose cargo and long sleeved tee when it is colder. But if I had a rough day I change right into pjs. I will always change if I need to go out and yes on weekends it may be up to 3 outfits in single day (errands/cleaning/going out) that's why we have all this stuff, right?

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  49. Haha! Yes! When I get home, a funny t-shirt and scrubs are in order because they're perfect for dog-walking, watching tv, and maybe even sleeping in...

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