WIW: Donna's Valentine Challenge. ETA photos of 2 more outfits

I joined Donna's Valentine Challenge and then got distracted by making maximal outfits, which included some black or grey. The part about the grey did not register, so I will spend s couple of extra days on the challenge.
The first part has a floral theme. I do not have much in the way of winter florals, so this was a stretch.
This first (floral) section includes:
1/2: yellow/black/white maximal outfit with floral necklace.
3/4: blush/navy maximal outfit with floral/butterfly top and floral in scarf. Hardly any grey or black.
5-8: burgundy maximal outfit with floral top and lace in shoes and top. Red- based with minimal black or grey
9: floral top but light greys, no black
More recent red themed for Valentine's:
10-12: red-orange tunic sweater over light tan trousers and lots of gold, red jewelry. I wanted wide trousers for s change and this old pair of BR trousers came into play. Too dated? Not sure I liked them with flats or the longish sweater. No black or grey.
13/24: tomato red with white column, gold jewelry, tomato red KS bag. No grey or black.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions, and plan to continue red or pink outfits for a couple more days. No black or grey.
ETA: 15-19 yesterday. Fushia pink with floral and navy.
20-21 today. Angie's ensemble inspiration for floral jacket in dark reds and pinks with striped white and navy tee, gold metallic sneakers and belt, and dark red jeans. If I go out, I'll use a metallic gold bag or navy and red ties fabric bag. I tried for some maximalization too.

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Kitchen Sink Mix: Bumblebee style

While looking for cold weather patterns to mix, I found a yellow/black/white plaid jacket and black and white plaid wool pencil skirt. Here is the resulting mish-mash. Too crazy?
I wore a maximal belt, floral necklace, and patterns in the plaids of jacket and skirt, stripe tee, equestrian scarf with some yellow plus black and white, and color block black/white bag. I could not find my black and white flats or would have included them too. I am wearing charcoal grey suede booties. To tone things down, I wore a plain charcoal trench over everything.
I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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More pattern mixing ETA: better lit photos

Today I followed Angie's ensemble more closely but, for the Valentine challenge used a floral top and striped jacket. The photos do not show the patterns very well.
1: the plaid jeans and floral top with bag made from silk ties for more pattern. 6/7 is a closer look at the bag.
2/3: I added a striped cotton jacket. 6/7 show that pattern and colors better.
burgundy flats with lace detail, another pattern
4: everything piled on
10: flats with lace detail

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Being a devil with the Pattern-Mixing

For an example of pattern mixing from my closet, I found I could put together something from my blush/navy capsule and had to include underwear :)
Please overlook the wrinkles and bed-head. I will wear my blush wool
coat if needed. Is this too crazy (without the bra on the outside) to really wear in public? Would my blush or navy kitten heels be better? I could also use a navy bag instead of this blush one. This feels like fun to wear but I'd appreciate your thoughts before I go public. I could add the top half to a navy skirt with cream polka-dots for even more maximal fun.

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To V-Neck or Not to V-Neck? Added photos without sweater underneath

In honor of Angie's blog post I searched to see if I had any V-necks for this season. I found a perfect weight one for today's warmer temperatures, texture rich.
But... Is it a nay for my body? I have on a Joie cream mixed media sweater under it, pearls to help fill in the neckline. As the photos go on I added layers for out-of-doors, a warm scarf and satin puffer vest with furry hood detail. Please let me know what you think. Is the whole thing too maximal? Too bah? Should I pass on the V-neck?
ETA: last 2 photos of sweater with lower neckline tank under it.

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My Modern Audrey Attempt

Inspired by Angie's blog post I shopped my closet and used dark denim and a navy cashmere sweater to try to create a modern Audrey outfit. The scarf is from a street vendor in Italy, loafers are the most dressy that I own.
Not shown, but I used a blush JCrew wool Stadium coat because the navy scarf has pink/blush flowers on it. Instead of a pearl necklace I chose large pearl earrings. What do you think? Is it Audrey-esque? Suggestions?

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Winter white jeans 2 ways

Using Angie's ensemble post as a model, I wore my white Kut Catherine boyfriend jeans with navy (1/2) and with black (3). I need a new black belt and wish I owned a citron coat, but a bright pink one stood in. I also wore it over the black leather jacket in 3.
Comments and suggestions?

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Can a faux fur vest work with a puffer?

I tried my faux fur vest over my puffer coat for extra warmth. Does this work? The last photo is the puffer without the vest. Actually the last photo is a longer puffer coat over a puffer jacket, so I am looking pretty puffy here. Too much? I'm trying to find new ways to keep warm. Comments and suggestions welcomed.

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A couple last festive outfits

Tanya's daily festive outfit challenge was to last until January 7. For this last week I did lots of repeating of outfits and relied heavily on sparkly snowflake earrings for bling. Here are just a couple that I got photos of:
1-3: also a take on Angie's red/black/cream outfit formula. Jeans are coated deep red, merino wool black turtleneck, cream alpaca cardigan and booties, rope necklace of tiny pearls.
4: warm wool reindeer sweater with snowflake earrings to attempt a festive look on a very cold day.
My other outfits were not much different from what you have seen already. I wore sweater dresses with leggings or skinny jeans and tall boots a lot. I also wore tops in shades of red quite often. And I should mention bright bra and undie sets underneath. They make me smile on a gloomy day. Thank you, Tanya, for this challenge. I am surprised that I am not sick of red and bling like I usually am this time of year but am ready to move on to pastels and midtones in what are not Holiday colors.

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Adventures in Maximalism: Casual Pattern Mixing

For fun and relief from cabin fever, I mixed a floral, a plaid and leopard and wonder what you think. The leopard jeans are actually NYDJs denim leggings, sized up. Is this too crazy?

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