Wrapped Plaid blazer

Inspired by UmmLila's post about spring checked and plaid jackets plus temperatures in the 30's F, I tried to wrap a blazer this morning.
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Not the same look as a denim jacket, but what do you think? Should it be repeated?
Wrap is a closet orphan, an old chocolate cashmere blanket scarf ( usually too big). Blazer is thrifted Brooks Brothers with silk lining. It also is pretty much an orphan as it is rather dressy and prim for my lifestyle. White jeans are EF as is my white tee. Scarf is a cotton table napkin from William Sonoma last year. Snake loafers are old Franco Sarto. Bag is from DSW.
For Ledonna, the blazer is thrifted but is like new.

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Wrapped Denim Jacket: Whiteout

I have a poncho in shades of cream and white and white denim so decided to try a white version of Angie's wrapped denim ensemble. Does this work? Suggestions for improvement?
After taking the photos I did add white pearl earrings and necklace. The necklace just perks out from under the jacket collar a little bit.

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Wrapped denim, St. Pat's edition

Today's outfit is perfect for the weather and adapted to include green. The poncho is not open in front so does not show much of the jacket. I added a cotton bandana for more green. I used a convertible clutch with a chain because my green shoulder bag is the wrong green ( too minty). Am I overpowered here by the layers? Does this work with the non-open poncho?

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Dressed Up "High-Tops"

Angie's post on dressing up high-tops inspired this outfit. These booties are the closest I have to high-tops. Do they look ok?
I like the color combination of turquoise and olive and want to use it or navy and olive for 'hot autumn'. That means looking for a summer silky top with a print of olive and navy or turquoise or all three.
I appreciate all comments and also your suggestions for improvement. I have a small square silk scarf with a better color match for the bag, but this scarf looked more like the inspiration photo.

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WIW: Cold Spring, Color

There has been some mention of capsules for late winter/cold spring. Here are a few of my pieces from this capsule in action. If you live with 4 seasons, I highly recommend having such a capsule saved for when you need a change from those dark neutrals and colors.
1/2: Mint green with grey and silver
3-5: Blush with small square scarf. In r/l the color is closer to blush
6: lavender, floral, and grey
I also have light blue and light pink in this capsule as well as light neutrals.
The pieces shown are chosen for cold days, not just transitional, although I can put together outfits got warmer weather too.
Do you have things that you like to wear on cold blustery spring days? Suggestions and comments welcomed. How can I improve these outfits?

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Culottes and Cocoon Cardi

Inspired by Angie's Friday ensemble idea, I shopped my closet and came up with this. All are pieces that you have seen before. I could have worn booties or a trench coat. Would one or both of those choices been an improvement?
I am also using a clutch with it's optional chain handle also used yesterday with jeans and sneakers. What do you think? Are the culottes an acceptable length? All comments and suggestions welcomed. I am unsure about this outfit and was by far the most dressed up for Mass today.

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Trouser outfit

After reading Angie's post on wearing trousers, I put together this outfit with a couple of near orphans. The windowpane trousers are a transitional weather item, as is the white cotton EF sweater. I got compliments on the outfit and hope to repeat it when the weather cooperates. I'd love your suggestions and styling suggestions for these pieces as well as knowing what may be working and what is not.

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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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