After seeing Angie’s blog post today (29- Jan. 2021) I could not make an outfit to fit my grey theme this week so came as close as I could using a consignment store tweedy Mistook jacket, a skirt that has dark grey circles on pale grey, a sheer black slouchy sweater over a white tank, and big shite sneakers. How does this look? I welcome your thoughts and ideas.
Category: What I Wore
My last post was getting long so this one includes some things I have been wearing. Some could be worn for a casual gathering.
1-2: today’s outfit to wrap gifts and maybe greet delivery people. The cotton sequined sweater and scarf are about 8 years old be saved to be worn this time of year. The bottoms are pull on heavy denim joggers that feel like they are lined.
3/4 is an off white turtleneck with off white puffer vest with burgundy Ponte pants that look black here. The scarf is flannel from my sister with a moose print.
5-10 is an outfit of black velvet pants with a silver sequined top, silver and black sparkly scarf (9) and sparkly earrings and pewter booties worn on a cold snowy day. #10 shows the velvet pants best. They have a black ribbon racing stripe down the side seam of each leg that does not show up. The jacket is EF jersey and part of my December capsule, although I could wear the black tuxedo jacket from the last post for a more dressy look.
11: my Feliz Naughty Dog socks worn today with the red sweater and blue denim joggers. Going out I will add navy suede booties. What, if anything, do you like. What changes do you suggest?
The blogger’s outfit that Inge posted today reminded me of a favorite for this time of year. It is an outfit that I wear often in December. My pants are gold metallic fabric but not sequins. They are black on the underside so I like to wear them with black. I do not have a bag anything g like the one that the blogger is using. On my screen the black top and topper look more like a deep navy blue. I wonder if navy would also work with the gold pants. I would certainly wear this to a casual get-together or even to open gifts when one is on the floor with little ones who need help with ties and packaging. I would add gold sparkly jewelry and my bag would probably be gold metallic. The last few photos show a similar outfit in silver, which could be worn with black, white or grey.
Photos1-3: gold and black.
4-6: white/bone With puffer vest
7/8: red, with puffer vest. Which bag do you prefer?
Today’s outfit was inspired by Angie’s blog post. Black slim pants, old white turtleneck, old cobalt jacket discovered in the closet and usually worn in warmer weather, white and tan croc embossed booties, black and white small scarf and small leather white crossbody. I am mixing metals here. The boots have silver studs and the bag has gold hardwear, as does a bracelet with blue glass. I may change the boots for white loafers.
Does the mix of metals bother you? Is the fit of the jacket too far off? It is better over something more lighweight than the thick long sleeved top I have on. The jacket is close to being a closet orphan. It is time, I suspect, to let it go and look for a better one. I welcome your thoughts.
I had some things in the closet and the weather was nice today, so here is a take on the outfit in Angie’s blog post outfit today and also a bunch of OBGs.
The blouse ( old Pleionie) is not right but was what I had with its tan and black geometric stripe ( not plaid) And it is not the right shape. The jeans are old EF wide leg. The booties are Blondo suede. I added gold jewelry and a plaid scarf to pull in the plaid and a little tan crossbody with black strap. The jacket is black leather with gold buttons and zippers from YLF member San.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Today’s blog post sparked outfits with my wide brown plaid pants( 3-6) and a thrifted Books Brothers plaid blazer and western inspired tan and grey boots.
And photos 1/2... EF black pants stuffed into black Aquatalia square toe booties to look a little like outfit #2 from the blog post. The last outfit (#4/5) has more pattern mixing and warmth with the addition of a pseudo plaid scarf.
What do you think? 1/2 is what I am wearing with gold hoop earrings. I may add a gold chain with a gold covered aspen leaf pendant for autumn. Is it all too much? Especially the pattern mixes in 4/5? Do I dare wear this outfit out in public? Do the soft shades of brown and cream soften it or make it more hectic?
Most of this outfit is repeats but the same wide legged brown plaid pants, oldie dark brown turtleneck and booties are paired today with an old gifted red LLBean puffer vest, at least 10 years old and a consignment find scarf of browns and red that I hoped pulled things together.
I already explained on day #2 why the turtleneck and booties were goodies. The vest is also handy for fall weather because it adds warmth, is easy to care for, and adds color. It is a bit more cherry red than tomato but close enough that I can wear it with a tomato red turtleneck. It also looks pretty good with my flannel shirt in a red and blue plaid. Please excuse wet hair and no makeup.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Today I am wearing some of my oldest pieces. This black textured EF jacket and pants are about 20 years old, predating a big weight loss and the Aquatilia black booties are at least 20 years old. The EF set and the booties have been on lots of trips and seen the coast of Western Ireland and cherry trees blooming in Japan, St Marks and the canals of Venice to hikes through the vineyards above Cinqua Terra and unreachable tiny towns with a church full of ships in glass bottles. The boots are waterproof which helped with deep puddles on cobblestone streets. The white tee is a nice heavy one from EF at least 10 years ago. The scarf was a gift about 8 years ago. I have replaced the EF black combo with a new one but still have kept the old one for more casual wear. It is lots of OBG because of all the memeories...warming myself by a peet fire in a Galway Pub, or eating fish and chips from a street vendor on newspapers in Chester after walking the city wall built by the Romans. Drinking wine in Rudisheim on the Rhine at night and apple wine in Frankfort. Climbing a mountain ( volcano?) to eat hard boiled eggs cooked in the hot mountain water in Japan. I had to roll the pants up to walk In hot springs. Yes, these pieces have seen a lot.
I welcome your thoughts.
I will add photos in a minute.
Today I pulled more OBGs from my November 21. I am wearing a dark brown cashmere cardigan that is at least 12 years old or from whenever brown was last more popular than grey, an old Chaus turtle neck from the same era, old dark brown booties from before booties were popular and ancient dark brown tights that you cannot see but show when I sit down. The wide plaid pants are last year, as is the tiger print bag. The orange pearl jewelry was made by me about 8 years ago before a jewelry making friend got really sick and died.
The oldies are goodies because the cardigan has not pilled in all that time and is warm and layers well. The turtle neck is the color of my eyes. The booties are very comfortable with and without socks. They will be replaced when I find the right pair. These do not have grippy soles and are too big at the top. The pearls are full of memories.
I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Joining in Carla’s challenge to wear some oldies but goodies, I looked though my November items and found this sweater, that is at least 6 years old and this will probably be its last season due to pilling. It is a Goody because it is an open knit that can be worn like this with just a tank underneath it. When it is colder with a wool turtleneck under it. I also like that it is a soft rather faded black and the 3/4 sleeves and elastic welted bottom, making it easy to wear and more flattering than a really jet black, tighter sweater.
The jeans are also rather old ( at least 6 years) and long. They are comfortable NYDJs that pull on but seamed and not too baggy in the hips. The booties are new this year, navy Naturalizers. The scarf is from last year when I was on a mission to find a scarf that combines navy and black. It is a silk Vince Camuto long rectangle that I suspect will get lots of wear with its dark floral that includes white, mustard, rust, and a variety of greens.
Shall I shorten or tuck the jeans?