I have very few cardigans however this one is still in the closet as a valuable addition to a spring wardrobe. It is more refined than some being a silk knit. Also up for evaluation is the pair of white jeans. They have a high rise. Keep? Cardigan, keep or donate? The jeans are Madewell and, if I keep, need a waist adjustment. Striped tee is old AT. Loafers are Naturalzer. Cardigan is old Jones New York. What do you think?
On a cold spring Sunday morning I brought up Angie's dress with moto jacket formula. Except for being a dress with a moto jacket, it does not actually fit any of her examples. The dress is Nordstroms BP, moto is Vince, nude mini-fishnet stockings, Aquatalia suede booties, bag is Liebeskind Berlin....all rather light dove grey neutral. Arm candy is three different friendship bracelets. Necklace is JJill leather, crystal and steel.
Would silver loafers have looked better with dress.? I felt warm and cozy even with the unlined light leather jacket .
Does the dress look too big? Suggestions and comments welcomed.
A neutrals outfit . Does this work on me? Worn to daily Mass and out shopping. Outside I put my olive jacket over all. Bag is a simple black back-saver leather bag/backpack. I used a smaller animal print cross-body for church. Bonus: bald eagle on top of church. Not a good photo with my old iPhone. Last photo is with scarf added.
I am continuing to comb the closet for green this week. Yesterday was a blizzard and I did not leave the house but did wear olive green jeans and a wooly warm faire isle sweater with olive green in it. ( see first find for jeans, last find for sweater)
Today I am wearing black jeans and a Vince olive cashmere sweater, nubby scarf with olive and turquoise and white. I wore waterproof grey hiking boots for snow and ice when I went out. Please overlook my slippers and unstyled hair in photos.
Your suggestions and comments are most welcome. I am not sure if I should even wear olive, but I like the color.
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Today I wanted some real pattern mixing. Weather is chilly with a big snowstorm on the way so I hope to get out while I can and find presents for DS who has a birthday next week. We also plan to go to a new-to-us Italian restaurant.
This outfit is me because
1: hectic pattern mixing and leopard. I used to have blue leopard jeans too but they were purged because too low a rise.
2: white jeans
4: big navy bag for shopping
5: warm enough but not too warm indoors for shopping.
6: thrifted earrings, clearance cardigan
7: sparkly socks
The jeans are Paige Hoxtons but are a lower rise on me than the black pair I wore yesterday. Top is not sparking joy because it is polyester. It has been kept until a better version can be found. I have very little pattern for this time of year. I wish the jeans fit better. Do they look ok or should I get rid of them. I am very happy with the white booties but added sparkly cobalt socks for warmth when going out. I liked how the socks peeked through the openings in the booties. So not a complete win of an outfit for me, but a work in progress.
Sorry about the darkness of the photos.
Is the pattern mix ok? What about the half tuck version as seen in #1?
This outfit is me because the dog on the thrifted tee looks like our dog and my favorite way to wear a tee is with a jacket. This jacket is a nice warm thrifted EF felted wool. It has self fabric covered front buttons!
The jeans are Paige Hoxton ankle and almost reach my naval. They feel great on.
Forgive my slippers and wet stringy hair. Later I added a lucite necklace of big rings, gold hoop earrings and gold watch, black booties because it was cold out and they can accommodate thick wool socks. I used a light grey bag with ostrich skin texture.
My day was doing chores at home and teaching a class of children. They liked the necklace and wondered if it was glass.
How did I do? Are the jeans fitting ok? Is the jacket too big? I would have worn a scarf but did not want to cover up the dog.
Days 1/2 were filling a thread, so I started this new one for the rest of the challenge.
Our weather is cold with an icy fog. Today’s activities include shopping and a chocolate social tonight.
1. This outfit is me because it is s bit dressy with the heavy silk DVF skirt. I was the dressiest there.
2. High low with EF silk top, Aquatilia booties, and long jacket ( inspired by Griffin), also Kate Spade bag. Low because the skirt and scarf are thrifted.
3. Lots of silk
4. Feet felt warm and stable on refrozen ice.
5. Surprise statement bling earrings.
6. Pattern mix of scarf and skirt.
Is the jacket too long for me at 5’3”? Does the pattern mix work? I welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Please ignore the hair which was washed but not yet tamed.
Today, Monday is starting out cold with some snow and ice on the ground but sunny skies. It is supposed to reach about 47 F this afternoon then go below freezing tonight.
I am a retired elementary school teacher and DH is retired, so casual.
DH likes for us to go someplace each day. Often watching the grandchildren who are toddlers is another daily activity. This all means I need to be ready to go at a moments notice and be ready and able to crawl on the floor. Today we will probably go to a medical lecture on heart valve replacement.
Despite a casual life, I like a dressy style.
Other clothing rules are no sandals or heels and easy, quick access to my stomach for insulin injections 4 times a day. I also need a bag big enough to tote medical supplies and emergency food, a shopping bag ( area stores expect you to bring your own), and the usual purse stuff. I try to be minimal but usually need at least a satchel.
I am 72 years old, grey hair, and 5’3” tall,
small boned, a rectangle with definite apple tendencies.
Today’s outfit is quite “me” because I like to mix in thrift, consignment, and low end with pricier items. Here the jacket and trousers are thrifted, the tee is Ted Baker and I used my red Kate Spade bag. The trousers are probably the only pair I have, are wool, lined, and side zip Dana Bucanan... a brand from the past. I wore red coral dangly earrings Do you have any ideas for improving the outfit? Your thoughts and comments are welcomed. I will add outfits to this thread this week.
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.
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.