Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top // Dressy Joggers // Block Heel Sandals // Tassel Earrings

Express Joggers / Express Top / Dolce Vita Shoes / BaubleBar Earrings, similar HERE / Sheer Berry LipSense / Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM

If you know me, you know I loathe wearings jeans.  I do it but I much prefer just about anything else!  The jogger trend has been one of the best things to happen to my travel attire.  I wear them almost exclusively for air travel.  Not only are they comfy but you can look pulled together without much effort.

The next best thing in jogger fashion is the dressy jogger!  Same comfort factor but a nicer material.  Add a cute top and accessories and you are ready for a night on the town or a business casual event like the one I wore this look to.  Express appears to be extending their sale that was scheduled to end last Sunday so they are still a crazy good deal!

I also found this taffeta ruffle top at Express on sale.  You can wear it on or off the shoulder but off is a fave look of mine.  I’m not sure I’ve ever owned anything taffeta but I feel like there is a bad bridesmaid dress reference I should be making here!  I actually think the material is nice.  It gave it a dressier look and kept it’s shape pretty well considering the tuck I had going on.

I can see myself pairing these joggers with tees and sweaters to switch up the look as well.  Booties and mule loafers would make great choices but for this look it was all about the heels!  I scored these studded block heel sandals during the Nordstrom Anniversary but they are currently marked down for even less than I paid!

I debuted this look at a Travel & Lifestyle Detroit Event at the newly remodeled DoubleTree, a Hilton brand hotel.  We were greeted with mimosas and given a tour of their new suites.  The decor was tasteful and inviting.  They’re very spacious and would be especially nice if you are traveling with small children due to the Jack & Jill style bathroom separating the rooms.  They had a big and clean fitness facility, a Starbucks, a restaurant and a bar.  Our meeting was in the newly restored Crystal Ballroom which would be a great wedding venue.  The ornate painted ceilings were restored to their original look and simply gorgeous.  I honestly didn’t know we had a DoubleTree in Detroit.  I would definitely recommend it for anyone coming to the city for a sporting event, concert, wedding, and even business.  It’s a few blocks from Campus Martius and close to the newly opened Q-Line.  The hotel does shuttle to games as well.

We heard from the event sponsors, including a Traveling Mom affiliate, Inside Europe.  They are a great resource for planning the perfect European vacation and shared some goodies from Germany with us.

DoubleTree Chef, Eric Hurd, gave a live demo of how he prepares the Pork Belly appetizer we were served with our lunch.  YouTube celebrity, Daymon Patterson was with us and gave a live review.  He gave it 4 out of 5 stars!  I agree.  It was delish.  Daymon, aka @DaymDrops, the Food Titan, shared his story with how he got started and gave us some social media tips.

I was honored to be invited to this event.  It’s always nice to learn more about social media.  It’s constantly changing so knowledge is definitely power.  I really enjoyed meeting and networking with other local bloggers. As a result, there is a group of us that have connected and are attempting to meet up regularly.

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44 thoughts on “Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top // Dressy Joggers // Block Heel Sandals // Tassel Earrings”

  1. You look fantastic and I love this outfit! I’ll have to check out Express since I don’t go there very often, but hear great things about their clothing. 🙂

    Great meeting you last week at the TLE event! I hope our paths cross again soon. 🙂

  2. I am not very much into fashion but I can tell when someone is looking great and you do! I have try to wear a shoulder less shirt but strapless bra doesnt stay on me and using one with strap looks hideous! And I could never wear a pair of white pants and look that good!

    1. Oh thank you! Strapless bras are tricky. I have better luck with bandeaus and the company that makes my favorite one is currently out of stock! The pants are actually blush and the cut is so nice that I think you would be surprised at how good they look on.

  3. I love the whole look. Those jogger pants look comfortable. I will have to check out express the next time I go and see if I can score some.

  4. This is a killer and comfortable look! I am less and less willing to be uncomfortable as time goes by, but here are some great style ideas!

    1. You are so sweet! Yes joggers are a must. I wore another pair with a button down plaid shirt and sneakers to a football game last night. Cute and comfy!!

  5. The DoubleTree event sounds like it was totally worth the while. Your ruffle top is so beautiful, as are the earrings and pants you paired it with! Great outfit that suits early fall.

  6. Sounds like it was a pretty awesome event in Detroit. You looked fabulous. I do love the over the shoulder look. I am glad you had a great time. I definitely would have loved to try that pork belly dish.

    1. Thanks so much! Off the shoulder is one of my favorite styles. This top can actually be worn on the shoulders too for a more conservative look.

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