Criss Cross

Ahh, the first official week of fall! Despite living in the inferno-levels of heat that plague the Phoenix area until November, my mind is filled with chilly mornings and falling leaves and hot apple cider.
… not that I’ll get to experience that before November or anything!
While browsing Eloquii last week, I came across these pants in the perfect shade of forest green (aptly named ‘spruce’). Add to cart, and a few days later they were here.
crystal coons plus size fall model green pants business friendly

crystal coons plus size fall model green pants business friendly

crystal coons plus size fall model green pants business friendly

crystal coons plus size fall model green pants business friendly

kady pants via Eloquii | sweater via Tristan {similar} | heels via Sole Society | earrings via Tory Burch | ring via Michael Kors | bag {in black} & necklace {gorgeous in emerald} via Kate Spade | bra via Victoria’s Secret

I cuffed them for a bit of a more modern look and paired them with classic pointed toe heels and a seemingly simple black sweater… until I turn around.

crystal coons plus size fall model green pants business friendly

BAM! Criss cross open back!
Didn’t expect that, didya?
I picked up this gem on sale in Canada last spring. With an open back sweater (one of my favorite styles to wear) it can be tough to find the right undergarments to wear. If you’re modest, you can simply layer a tank underneath. I chose to go with a cage bra to add even more interest to the back. This way, I get the support I need and a showy bra without adding a layer. Paired with my new Kate Spade beau bag, I was fall ready for work!*

* note: if you work in a more conservative office, skip the sassy back bra and opt for a simple tank underneath!