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.
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.
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?
A few more of my outfits for Tanya's challenge I which I try to make rather everyday outfits festive.
1: another jeans and sweater outfit for a cold day with pearls added.
2: the return of the Snoopy tee, this time with a blazer
3: I hope the red down vest helps make this Jean outfit festive.
4/5: worn to shop in Denver. Over-the-knee suede boots, alpaca dress with leggings, sparkly snowflake earrings for some festive bling, furry vest for warmth yet not too warm for indoors. Several other shoppers, strangers,complimented this outfit.
6: Blinged up for New Years
I look forward to your comments and styling suggestions.
What to wear to a neighborhood party when the invitation says "sparkle"? My biggest question is which shoes with this "tux" and sequined shell?
Photos 1-3: small heeled black booties. What I had thought I'd wear but they may make the pants look too short.
4-6: black patent flats with rounded square toe and bows. Pants are longer with these.
7-9: red patent pumps with shorter heel than booties.
Your thoughts? I need to leave in about 30-45 minutes.
I was so busy that there are no photos of outfits for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They had to stand up to cooking, being on the floor with a toddler, and religious services, so I relectantly opted for jeans and sweater over my planned red suit in photo.
I put the pieces in finds. The jeans, red sequined sweater and scarf, metallic booties and ballet flats were worn Christmas Eve.
Gold jeans with black assymetrical EF sweater ( with long sleeves. I thought I had it in my finds) and gold loafers were Christmas Day. I was still cold and added the furry black and leopard vest part of the day. It looked lux with the gold. I wore the sparkly star earrings both days.
I was inspired by one of the outfits in Angie's ensemble blog post to try this but am not sure that it was very successful. DGS ( grandson) loved pulling on the velvet scarf. The scarf is burn-out velvet in sort of a lacy pattern that does not show up. I ended up wearing my pewter sneakers with this outfit most of the day but did not get a photo. I'd love your thoughts and suggestions for improvement.
The first photos are from today. You have seen these pieces before...black coated jeans, black and white cashmere pullover under the multimedia vest, shown with large pearls and with star scarf. Sorry to just have socks on. I was not sure which boots to wear and ended up with the black quilted leather ankle boots.
The second outfit was worn yesterday at home. It was warmer, so the red EF tee with grey jeans was warm enough most of the time. I blinged it up a bit with a silk Christmas scarf and metallic ballet flats. Later for warmth added the alpaca cardigan.
Sorry for so many photos. I was trying to show the pattern of the black and white sweater under the vest. I bought the sweater to wear with this vest. Is it looking ok? Suggestions and comments welcomed.
Sunday I wore my leopard tube skirt. In the morning I wore photos 1-3 ( skirt with faux fur collared cardigan). It was a cold morning with several inches of snow, so I wore the Blondo waterproof tall boots.
Later for going out to eat I exchanged the cardigan for a furry vest. The rest stayed the same. (4-5).
Today's holiday outfit was casual jeans with bling...grey KUT Diana skinny jeans with a Target sequined top and taupe/grey velvet jacket. Worn for a movie, grocery shopping, walking, and having family over for a casual dinner. Photos 6-8. Comments and suggestions welcomed. These outfits were not the most festive but had a little bling with the warmth and comfort was needed.
Today for Tanya's mini-challenge to dress festive each day. I have 2 outfits, both with scarves. It has snowed and is very cold. The high is 5F; feels like -2F (-16C feel like -18C) with the wind. When we go out tonight it will be and feel much colder. (-18C feels like -24C)
The first outfit shown (1-3), is for the Symphony tonight in Denver. Wool beaded skirt and BR black fitted turtle neck with Blondo boots and light weight wool scarf from Japan.
The second outfit (4-5) worn earlier today out to the library and for a Greek lunch, as well as at home was for warmth. Gap cable sweater, Target heavy denim joggers, SE Petty booties and Christmas scarf. I am forced to wear my long black Anne Klein puffer with both outfits for warmth. Coat in finds looks like mine.
I'm not sure about the way I'm wearing these scarves. The first seems too messy and the second seems not messy enough. What do you think? Suggestions and comments welcomed. I may yet change the first scarf before leaving. Both scarves look ok with both outfit and coat, I think.