Some recent outfits
1/2: On a warm-ish day, oatmeal linen sweater and blue denim joggers. Scarf is from a riverbank in Cambodia from DS. The strip is denim blue.
3-5: Well this includes burgundy which feels like a neutral to me. Jeans, silvery metallic sweater and taupe blazer shown 3 ways. 3: With ribbon belt. 4: with taupe and burgundy scarf. 5: with grey and burgundy infinity scarf. Which do you like best?
6-10: brown/taupe ombré sweater dress. 7-8 is dress without topper. 6 is with long cardigan. 9-10 is dress with color block poncho.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Archive: December, 2015
- Lots of Neutrals
- Neutral mixing: dark, medium and light versions
- Matchy using #3,4 &5
- K/R: AG metallic blue legging/skinnies and color block poncho
- Trying the Burgundy/Eggplant/Grey Pallet
- WIW: Blogger inspired and more
- Help needed to style a sweater dress
- Breaking Out : Trying Cocoon Cardigan on the Cheap
- WIW: Shirts for cold weather and festive outfits, Part 2
- WIW: Warmed up shirts, hopefully festive, Part 1
Some recent outfits
My outfits lately have used neutral mixing in various ways. Here are a few recent WIWs
1-3: light neutrals. I used my silvery white puffer coat as a topper and cream bag. Are the proportions ok? Featuring newest pair of SE Petty booties, these in bone.
4-5: mid- neutrals. I used a sparkly brooch to make the outfit more festive. Suggestions for improvement?
6-9: dark neutrals based around a black BR sweater dress. I kept changing this during the day. 6 is with a poncho. 7 with a swingy charcoal cardigan. 8, I added a tube skirt under the sweater dress for more length. 9, the dress over black skinnies. I'd love to know what works and what doesn't. Is the poncho too long or voluminous for this dress? Is the skirt layered under the dress crazy? Suggestions? I need your collective eyes.
My outfit today uses Angie's cohesive accessories tips 3, 4, & 5. Black and white added to a volume of black AG jeans and Express turtleneck. Oxfords are MizMoz, bag was thrifted and scarf was a gift. What do you think? Is this too matchy or pleasantly cohesive?
ETA change of scarf photo. Better?
I want to wear these (not together) this weekend but would feel more confident with YLF input.
1/2: Could you see your mother or grandmother wearing these metallic blue jeans. ( says leggings but I sized up). Shown here with high-low navy cashmere pullover. I would add a sparkly necklace or earrings.
3-5: colorblock poncho on sale rack at the Rack. I'm not sure about how they should fit. Is this too much volume? The colors of black, charcoal and taupe will go with all my sweater dresses and several pant/jean combinations.
What do you think? I'd like to wear the pants tonight to a dressy-casual event and poncho tomorrow but am leery of cutting the tags yet. Please be honest. I want to know.
Inspired by Angie's ensemble post but lacking much eggplant or burgundy, I tried to go for it anyway. Does this work?
1-2: It is a fairly warm day and my plaid Puli topper has just the right colors.
3-4: what I am wearing without the topper. The eggplant under layer is a Classiques Entiere silk shell. The Nic and Zoe open cardi is eggplant and dove grey. Burgundy coated jeans from NYDJ. Booties are old Tsubos.
5: a couple of Gap silk squares twisted together. This photo shows them a bit messed up.
Did I over do it? Should I avoid these colors in future? So far my only problem is that I wore old nude knee-highs and one keepe slipping down.
Comments and suggestions welcomed.
1-4: Inge's blogger of 70's fun inspired me to shop my closet for a bow blouse, coated black jeans, red kitten heels, and 70's-ish velvet blazer. A cream Kate Spade shoulder bag completed my look. Does this work? I added the belt because I need one yo hold up the jeans.
5-6: this started out to be a turtleneck under a blouse for Angie's post, but that was too warm. I used a thin crewneck instead. Old AT silk wrap blouse. Grey coated jeans, tassel necklace, MK silver-tone watch and silvery wedge booties and belt complete the look. I added Kat's taupe velvet blazer to wear outside.
7-10: daytime sparkle with BR cream jeans and a red cotton pullover with suble sequins worn over a red tee. I wore the sweater's matching sequined scarf, sparkly bangles and earrings, and my new SE Petties in bone.
Some of this may be too maximal. I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.
ETA: please comment about fit...good or poor fit. I am still rather clueless about it since living in ill fitting garments most of my life and need to be educated.
Angie's blog article on creating a cozy holiday look with a sweater dress sent me to the closet. This post is based on a medium grey Calvin Klein dress I've had for a few years. The toppers are all from my closet. Do you like any of these? I'd appreciate your opinions and suggestions for how to make this basic dress more festive.
1. is the basic dress with a simple scarf. I have other scarves. The other photos show other possible stylings. Thoughts?
I am rediscovering cardigans, preferring the structure of jackets. This cardigan with its cocoon style and near match for the BR cream jeans that many of us bought last year, jumped into my cart at Target. Is it overwhelming? This is a medium. The fabric is cotton and acrylic, so may pill in time, but it is cosy and machine washable for under $17 this week. There were also a rich burgundy and a mid grey at my store ( on line it is called black)
The tassel necklace is also trying a trend on the cheap. This from the Rack. Please excuse the slippers. I am awaiting a fashion rut..SE Petty booties, this time in "bone". I have them in "putty" and "snake", so a rut but a comfortable one.
Here are some more outfits worn this week with shirts. I thought these were more festive than the other group, at least I hope so.
1-4: worn to the symphony's Messiah program. An old red wool Tahari suit that I tried to dress up with a ribbon belt. Does this work? 3-4 are details. There is my old black silk workhorse shirt under the jacket. Micro fishnets and Aerosole heeled booties (I thought they looked like Prada knockoffs) and RayBan sunglasses finish off the outfit. Too much?
5-6: silver metallic Forever XXI sweater over a silky cream shirt with silver polka-dots ( with a silk undershirt for more warmth). Grey coated Paige jeans and silver sneakers. Later I changed to silver pointy-toe loafers. 6 is a close up of sparkly snowflake earrings. Does this outfit work?
7-8: bronze- gold metallic jeans with that black silk shirt with black silk underwear tank under it for more warmth. Bobeau topper and SE Petty booties. This outfit was from the ROG ( Random Outfit Generator), including the clutch. Am I too old for these gold or the coated jeans? They get looks.
Angie's blog post about wearing shirts in cold weather was my theme this week. Here are casual looks. Please let me know what is working. Most have at least one second hand piece.
1-2: BR cream jeans, Nexx silk shirt over a cream silk long sleeved LE. under layer and velvet blazer from Kat via Style Exchange. Pearls.
3: same with thrifted satin down vest, semi-tuck.
4-5: plaid jeans, chambray BR shirt, semi-tucked, thrifted brick red velvet blazer. Close up of bandana scarf.
6. Black BBshirt doesn't show under silky jacket worn indoors, dark red coated jeans.
7. I posted this one with layered collars earlier. I intend to repeat it with different jeans.