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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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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White Jeans Outfit #1 and some last festive outfits

The first outfit (1) is a take on the first white jean outfit in the blog using cognac rather than black. Jeans are not a high enough rise. I forgot to show the olive parka over it all.
Second outfit (2/3) from the last week in December is similar except with silver and taupe velvet with white jeans.
I was not feeling well that last week and some days basically stayed in bed.
The next outfit is almost a column of black with Kut black/grey plaid jeans (4-6). Not shown is a black furry vest added for warmth.
7/8 is another casual silver outfit.
9-11 is a silvery velvet NAS top with white jeans. When more warmth was needed, I added a lavender cardigan as the silvery top has pinkish undertones.
12 is yesterday’s shopping outfit of black Hoxton step hem jeans, a winter floral multimedia sweatshirt and taupe pleather jacket.
Thank you for looking and for any comments or suggestions you may have.

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Latest Festive Challenge Outfits ETA: more outfits in Comments

Since I linked to Angie’s blog post on choosing a sweater dress, I thought i’d start with one, a red EF dress worn to a Christmas play and to church (1-4). It is too short to be ideal but a soft merino wool that is warm and comfortable. I also do not have the best toppers for it. The white ( bone) knit jacket is also EF and to church it was colder so I wore my white puffer. I welcome your thoughts.
(5-8): a casual outfit with bootcut blue jeans, suede loafers, gold metallic stripe top under a gold metallic brocade jacket. Worn with sparkly snowflake earrings to up the festivity. Does this work?
(9-10): another very casual outfit with a Snoopy graphic tee, Paige jeans and red loafers. Is this too young for my age?
(11-15): Red sparkly sequined sweater with matching scarf and white jeans worn with statement Our Lady of Guatalupe on her feast day and to an Advent celebration. I used my red ks bag. Does this look ok? The socks were the star so maybe they were too much
I will be back to add more after editing photos.

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