Colorblocking At The Office

Hey curvy girls all over the world,

Lately, I have been all about colorblocking. In my last style post, I shared with you my new favorite colorblocked skirt (seen HERE) and today I am sharing with you a classic colorblocking color scheme that I love. It’s no secret that I am all for bright colors. My favorite color scheme is orange and purple. I just think those two colors compliment each other so well. I remember a couple of years ago when Gucci went colorblock crazy with their fall collection and mixed orange with purple, and green. Just about every stylish celebrity was seen in those looks. I had always loved that collection and wanted to recreate something similar that would fit and flatter my shape.

I’ve been into pants a lot lately. Especially wide leg pants. While doing a little browsing at Talbots for some workwear pieces, I came across a pair of purple wide leg crepe trousers. When I saw them, I immediately thought of that Gucci collection back in 2012. All I needed was an orange top and some gold accessories. I continued browsing the Talbots site and spotted a sating blend blouse in orange. Jackpot! It was then that my recreation began.

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The purple wide leg pants fit like a dream. The cut was perfect for my ample curves and the banded side zip waist made it look like I barely had a tummy. As a 5 foot 7 1/2 woman the length of the pants hit at the middle of my heels which is a good length for wide leg pants and it made my legs look longer and leaner.

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The blouse is a pullover style which offered a relaxed yet polished fit. For a streamlined look, I tucked the shirt in. I loved the jewel tone autumn orange color in the top and I thought it went perfectly with the wide leg crepe pants.

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I accessorized the look with a camel hair leopard clutch, a gold bracelet, and green jeweled tone chain link necklace.

IMG_7034 (2)I finished the look off with my go to black minimalist sandals. Talbots is truly a great place to shop when you’re looking for those workwear staples. They recently did their first plus size Woman’s Style Guide.

You can check it out HERE

IMG_7033 (2)Shop My Look

Talbots Crepe Wide Leg pants (gifted) Get it HERE

Talbots Pullover Blouse (gifted) Get it HERE

Talbots Leopard Clutch: Get it HERE

Nine West Sandals

ASOS Curve Bracelet

ASOS Curve Necklace

*This post was sponsored by Talbots but all opinions are my own


  1. September 10, 2015 / 5:21 am

    You can’t beat Talbots for classic professional clothes in a wide range of sizes. You look great (as usual ).

    • alissa
      September 12, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      Thank you Rowena

  2. September 21, 2015 / 8:55 am

    I love Talbots. These pieces look gorgeous together! The orange is one of my favorite colors, especially for fall, and it looks amazing with the purple. I love how you have styled these. I am so self conscious of my tummy and do not wear things tucked in, but seeing how amazing you look I might just give it a try!

  3. October 2, 2015 / 8:13 am

    Knocked it out da park girl!

    • alissa
      October 2, 2015 / 8:15 am

      Thank you

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