#OOTD – Smart Casual (cont)

Although smart-casual “dress code” is quite popular it’s also vague leaving it open for interpretation.  For most people seeing the word casual brings sweatpants, jeans & t-shirts to mind.  Minus the sweatpants, that’s not completely off.  I view smart casual as polished informal wear i.e. jazzed up denim & tees.  Others will beg to differ and say although the word casual is involved that you should avoid jeans and opt for trousers or a skirt.  Like I said, it’s open to interpretation…

Take for instance the outfit I wore yesterday:

Black & White Patterned Tank with Lace Detailing

Black Blazer

Dark Denim (cuffed above the ankles)

Black Primadonna Collection Heels


I find myself dressing this way more often than not.  Although I may not wear heels everyday I try to find ways to look “dressed” while also staying comfortable.  My base outfit usually consists of a basic tee & my favorite skinny jeans.  I then add a statement necklace, a blazer or moto jacket and a pair of pointed toe flats creating the perfect smart casual look.  Feel free to share your thoughts or feedback on how you dress smart casual…

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx

#OOTD – Smart Casual

This afternoon I was invited to join my niece & her Little Flowers group for an afternoon tea.  Instead of wearing a dress I opted for a smart casual outfit – blouse, black pixie’s & open-toed strapped heels. Smart casual is open to interpretation but I view it as polished, informal attire; something that can be worn to dinner, work, church or in this case an afternoon tea.

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With little time to get my hair done these days my roots have started to grow & darken.  What else can I do but embrace it!  My new trick for hiding my lovely original dark hairs…pulling the sides into a high bun & curling the rest.

As always – comfortable & effortless housewife style xoxx