WIWCC-Valentines (3 days)

To continue the Color Challenge:
Tuesday ( 1/2): is an outfit I wore to meetings, red- orange EF dress, taupe jacket, booties and bag
Wednesday (3/4): worn to teach. Pink and white. Pink floral top under a thrifted merino pink hoodie, white EF jeans, pink socks and added my white booties.
Thursday: I started out with 5 and did not like it (red pants, red graphic sports hoodie under tweedy jacket).
I changed into a more tomato red outfit of pants, turtleneck, quilted vest, white booties. (6) I felt like too much red so added white and grey scarf not styled here. (7)
I am curious to know what you think works and what does not.

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WIW: CC for today and Sunday

Since I don’t think I’ll be able to participate, I decided to pull from my Cold Spring capsule for a few days at least.
Sunday, cream/grey tweedy sweater dress. I wore OTK light taupe suede boots and carried a taupe bag. My topper was a white puffer. This worn to see Oscar Animated Shorts and dinner at a lovely tea house.
Today I went all out blush with an oversized blush chunky sweater, blush jeans, tan suede loafers and light tan socks as it is snowy and cold. Do these colors work together? Does the sweater overwhelm?
Last photos are an outfit last week, an early stab at the no dark neutrals. Light greys and white. Is the hat silly?
I welcome your suggestions and comments.

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WIW: Black pants outfit based on #1

Based on Angies blog ideas of ways to wear black pants for business, I tried this one (#1) casually with black jeans. I used a black and white dotty scarf for the blouse, snake booties and clutch bag. Maybe not for business, but does this work?

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WIW: Turquoise and white booties

I tried a couple of turquoise pieces together today, mostly to see if they worked together... the EF jeans and JC checked shirt. With some snow and ice still on the ground, I opted for the white booties rather than the turquoise loafers. What do you think? Too springy for early February? Do you think the colors clash? The colors in the photos are pretty true. How about the fit of the jeans? They have a 9-10 inch rise in front but still hit at least 3 inches below my navel. Too low rise?

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Skirted Combat Boot Chic

Not sure this outfit is combat chic but I did enjoy it, inspired by the blog’s Equestrian outfit, but I did not do black. This is mostly burgundy and brown. The skirt is also not the right length or material but a burgundy leather A-line, it was cold so I wore dark brown tights for warmth. The blazer is a brown and cream glen plaid. Worn over a dark brown EF silk basic long sleeved tee.
Same burgundy quilted ankle boots as last time.

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WIW: Combat Chic #1

Using Angie’s blog photos and what is in my closet, this outfit was inspired by #1, Architecturial Darkness.
What do you think?
Jeans are Paige, Old Sweet Pea assymetrical Top, Michael Michael Kors coat, Flex booties, Makowsky leather bag from consignment bought to compliment the booties. Some of the Finds are similar items.
If this outfit is a success, I want to try these booties with skirts. Comments and suggestions welcomed. You have so many good ideas.

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Another Wide Crop outfit: #4. Black

I tried a version of Angie’s wide crop black outfit from the blog post. Black EF wide crops, Vibram sole sneakers instead of ankle boots with scrunched Smart Wool socks. Kooba black shoulder bag. Long black cashmere cardi over semisheer black pullover over white tank. This is s bit out of my comfort zone but worked for a cold day that required walking on snow and ice.
Comments and suggestions welcomed.

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Outfit Lab: Wide Black Crops

This outfit does not strictly follow Angie’s blog #5. I used tall boots .
The first 3 photos show ways I could wear the scarf to keep the sweater from being scratchy on my neck. It is a cold day with snow coming down. I have a ladies meeting to attend where they dress up some and notice what I wear. I wanted to use these EF wide pants in a winter way.
#4/5: textured vest over sweater
#6: new puffer coat over everything
#7: leather moto jacket
#8: leather blazer
I also have a black trench that could work with the sweater without the vest.
I was trying for some texture variation.
What do you like best or other suggestions? I have black dressy booties that could be used instead of the tall boots, also charcoal grey sneaker hiking boots more like Angie’s photo with scrunched socks but felt that may be better for another occasion. Please help me with this outfit.
ETA: Please overlook the wild hair. Nothing had been done with it yet after my shower.

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K/R: puffer coat

Urgent because, if the coat meets approval, I will cut the tags and wear it to a meeting tonight.
I had been planning to replace an old dress length black puffer that is at least 6 years old. I liked that this one from Michael Michael Kors is even lighter weight and packable, yet seems warm. I sized up so I could layer sweaters under it. It has a hood but it lays pretty flat.
It had gold hardware, a plus for me. Most of my bags have gold hardwear.
2 sets of zippers, one jacket length, one full length. ( photos 5/6)
Pockets that zip shut.
What do you think? I also have a whitish long puffer that is more fitted and a light grey jacket puffer. K/R?

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WIW: wide crops, a mix of earth tones, and column of color with texture

Using Angie’s blog post as a guide, this was a mix of #3/4. Another time I will try 4 with black.
The crops are Gap in a tan. They may be longer than they should be. I tried the hem up as in Angie’s example #3 and may add the button for a more finished look. What do you think.
1-3: basic outfit. Faux pearls on brown leather necklace, chunky knit sweater with side zippers, tan knit boot toppers, caramel booties and hobo bag
4-7: added a light toffee leather trench. Some photos show a faux fur piece for more texture.
8/9: shows texture rich scarf from a river bank artist in Cambodia.
10: close up of texture of sweater and Cambodian scarf.
I think the outfit needs some help. What do you like? What would you change? This is my first attempt at a winter outfit with wide jeans. The waist comes to my navel. I welcome your thoughts and ideas for styling.

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