PFC #12 Glam to Work & BDIB Sequins

This is the first time that I’ve done a Petite Fashion Challenge hosted by the lovely Khatu, so I thought I’d give it a whirl. Her challenge was to take an outfit from glam to day-wear and bonus points if we could turn it into work-appropriate attire.

I also happened upon my newest blog love “Pretty Shiny Sparkly” where Kristina puts out a series of challenges titled Bloggers Do It Better and the latest theme challenge is Sequins. So, to kill to birds with one stone, I decided to pull two challenges into one post with this outfit below. I just love when things fall into place so nicely. ^_^

The temperature this past Monday decided to drop from mid-50 degrees to oh, let’s just say beyond-freezing-cold degrees, so forgive me for looking chilly in the photos. =P

Glam Outfit:

H&M winter coat; AX tuxedo blazer (similar); F21 purple blouse (old) and gold sequin skirt (similar); F21 black tights; Nine West booties (similar); caterpillar necklace from Bar III; Amrita Singh Shearwater cuff; Chanel medium bag in black caviar

Work Outfit:

H&M winter coat; J. Crew ruffle cardigan (similar); F21 purple blouse (old); Express Editor pants (similar); BCBG satchel (similar); Enzo Angiolini booties (similar); Target leopard belt (similar) and gold watch (similar); caterpillar necklace from Bar III and Amrita Singh Shearwater cuff

As you can see, my Bar III caterpillar necklace came out to play again – love the versatility of this necklace! You can also see how I styled this necklace here and here. You can also see that I kept a lot of my accessories from my glam outfit into work, which I typically don’t wear that many accessories to work. I had a lot of fun pulling these outfits together for the challenges. Hopefully this post gives you an idea of how to style an outfit from glam to work for the woman-on-the-go. Thanks so much for reading!


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  1. Wow! I love that tweed coat (can’t believe it’s H&M!) against your sequin skirt. And the purple and yellow look so refined in your day outfit!

  2. Your blouse is absolutely stunning, especially paired with the cardigan. I’ve been looking for a top like that for a while, but never can find the perfect one.

  3. Oh, the layers and textures are stunning!!

  4. Love your acccessories in the glam outfit!

  5. Hello there, adorable coat! I second R.L.’s statement…that coat is H&M? Me likey. =)

  6. wow, purple and yellow. such rich colors – they are my fave. I love this transformation, both looks are beautiful!

  7. @R.L. Thank you! when I saw the coat, I thought it was too cute to pass up and got it on sale for $30! =D
    @CynthiaC thanks! I got this top at least 2-3 years ago, but I’m sure F21 will come out with something like it again. they typically recycle their items every once in awhile.
    @Kiki thank you!!
    @The Little Dust Princess thanks!! =D
    @Alterations Needed thanks girly! yep, H&M and only $30! not too shabby ^_^
    @just tututiny thanks so much!! =)

  8. I’m loving your jewelry! My favorite look is the awesome purple blouse with the yellow cardigan. The colors look wonderful together!

  9. @Olyvia Thank you! I absolutely love those colors and definitely make the outfit pop. something about yellow always makes me happy ^_^

  10. I love your transformation from night to day. I love the yellow and all of your accessories. Great post. And fun challenge.

    Do you guys compete with each other or does everyone just join in on the challenge?

  11. Congrats on your first PFC! The purple is stunning paired with the sequin skirt.

  12. @my mini bag thank u! no competition. more just for fun within the community ^_^
    @With Each Passing Day lol – thanks! hope there’s plenty challenges to come =)

  13. LOVE that colorful statement bracelet. It’s beautiful! Very cute looks.

  14. love love love your looks! they are so put together and sophisticated!

  15. @JJ Thank you! it’s def an eye-catcher! ^_^
    @Petite and Hungry thanks so much! =)

  16. Love your coat, but I love your skirt from the first photos. Great looks!

  17. love this look! great coat and such fun textures all around. xoxo

  18. @Fashion By Alicia Thank you!
    @kimberlyloc lol – thanks!

  19. Gosh I love both looks so much! The skirt is amazing and the colour combo and jacket look so good!

  20. @Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews) thank you! so appreciate it! ^_^

  21. Both outfits are fantastic. I love the mix of different textures and fabrics, plus the jewelry.

  22. @Rites of Beauty thanks!! =)

  23. Great looks! I especially love the yellow sweater paired with the deep purple of your blouse–so stunning! I love bright colors for winter. Great job on this challenge!

  24. @Tam thank you! =)

  25. Love the bags. They are so chic and love the great design.
    biodegradable plastic bags