Sarasota actress Christine Alexanderof Lazy Fairy Improv wears all kinds of costumes as she channels different characters onstage, but offstage she’s been wedded to jeans and T-shirts. Her shopping adventure was a whirlwind of outfits and laughter to find just the right professional, grown-up look to stretch her everyday style.
CHRISTINE’S GOAL: “I wanted to find an outfit that I could wear during the day or out at night—something comfortably hip with a girlie flair.”
JACKIE’S TAKE: “My goal was to get Christine out of her jeans and into an outfit that had style, color and a great fit. I like this Joie Soft dress for the brightly colored stripes and the way the fabric fit her figure. It had the fun personality I was looking for in a dress for Christine, plus it showed off her amazing legs. I search for flexible clothes that can go from day to night, and this is one of those dresses. Whether meeting friends for the day or having dinner with husband Chris, Christine could swap out the heel for a flat sandal in an orange or yellow and coordinate a slouchy bag or tote in a nude tone for a more casual look.”
CHRISTINE’S REACTION: “I loved, loved the dress, shoes and earrings, especially when the dress felt tight and loose all in the right places.”
Where to buy
Dress, Joie Soft, $134, Joie Superfly Shoes, $260, and Chann Luu silk wrap bracelet, $58, all from Lotus. Michael Kors clutch, $168, earrings, $28, both from Dillard’s.
Story and Styling by Jackie Rogers
Hair and Make-up by Mercedes Gyorgy of Fresh Salon and Spa
Photography by Alex Stafford