Cold Spring EF Layers

Inspired by Angie's EF post, I layered some EF chocolate brown pieces. The brown are all thrifted or EBay and the bittersweet orange sweater is from a Rack sale. I would like your thoughts. Are these looks overpowering me? I usually wear the brown silk pants rolled up a bit in summer as the length is not the best. Should I have them shortened for wide crops? Is the cardigan too short. Is the orange sweater too long for me? Is the orange too high contrast for the dark brown?

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Casual Cold Spring Pastels

It is below freezing with lots on snow. Here is a "getting it real" version of Angie's Casual Pastel Pink and Blue Ensemble. I am using blush for pink and most of this outfit was thrifted. It is not my best, but warm for a cold day. I will wear big white sneakers to go out later. A wardrobe hole. I need a pair of white snow-proof, non skid booties.
I am showing you two bags, a small convertible white clutch/shoulder/cross body and a huge blush tote. Which is the better choice? I see that I could also use a larger white bag. ETA: ( I just realized the big blush tote can reverse to a very pale grey/white).
Finds show the scarf I later

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Inspired by Angie's Valentine Ensemble

I wore a version of Angie's Valentine ensemble to a dinner meeting last night. This is debuting a floral bomber jacket that I could not resist because it combined black with blush, grey and a bit of denim blue. The occasion called for something other than jeans, so I wore wide silk EF pants but would have liked blue jeans better. I was not completely happy with this outfit. It may have been the pants. Suggestions?

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A ROG outfit for a rainy day with chance of snow.

This was a Random Outfit Generator outfit pick as I remember it. My question is especially about the wide crops. They are new from Gap. This is the Short size. Should they be shortened more? They are quite comfortable and should be great for summer. I know ROG picked these pants, the AT top and the denim jacket. I am pretty sure that these were the shoes or some other flat in a light neutral. I can't remember the bag but needed to use a large one so went with this navy tote. What do you think? I am open to suggestions for improvement and other styling ideas.

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WIW: Tomato Shoe-Bag-Scarf Compliment

I found I had the pieces and wore them today. The top is ink blue and too big. I'm giving it to DDIL. Jeans are plaid with red (not tomato). Scarf is new from the Rack, a silk version of a red bandana. DGS, age 2, noticed this outfit. When he saw me today, he said, "Grandma has red shoes and a red backpack." I welcome your suggestions and comments. Happiness factor is high. Now I need to put together a compliment to match my aqua bag.

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Diana Inspired: ETA photos!

I just realized that I have 3 Diana inspired outfits. If I have posted these before, please overlook. The third one is a warmer weather version of Diana's outfit and what I am wearing today.
(The photos I'm trying to post all fail. These are Diana's outfits.)
ETA: still not loading. :(
Brooklyn! Success...I think.

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Gingham Goes to the Zoo

Inspired by Angie's post I put on a yellow/ white gingham shirt with white cropped, high cuff jeans for a trip to the zoo today and managed to blend in with the daffodils. Comments and suggestions welcomed. Because of cooler morning temperatures, I started out with the shirt buttoned up, but it got too warm and became a jacket.

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WIW: casual tweed with jeans, sneaks and graphic tee

Inspired by Angie's tweed jacket post today, I put together an outfit for a casual day and felt great in it.
Should I have added a scarf or jewelry?
Do the proportions need more work? I do need red shoes! Do the silver sneakers look ok? Something more dressy on my feet?

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WIW: a couple of tries with graphic tees and jackets

Angie's blog post today inspired me to change my too-warm top into a graphic tee and floral jacket(1-4). Photos 5/6 are another graphic tee combo worn last month. Neither has trendy bottoms but they are rolled a bit for a cropped look. I will continue to put the tops with more trendy bottoms and footwear. In the first outfit I am wearing Born metallic sneakers and gold metallic KS bag. I welcome comments and suggestions for improvement. Yay= you can wear this. Nay= you are too old for graphic tees.
ETAsk: How do the proportions look to you? In the first outfit, is the jacket too short? Bag too big? Do I need to add accessories?

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Wrapped Plaid blazer

Inspired by UmmLila's post about spring checked and plaid jackets plus temperatures in the 30's F, I tried to wrap a blazer this morning.
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Not the same look as a denim jacket, but what do you think? Should it be repeated?
Wrap is a closet orphan, an old chocolate cashmere blanket scarf ( usually too big). Blazer is thrifted Brooks Brothers with silk lining. It also is pretty much an orphan as it is rather dressy and prim for my lifestyle. White jeans are EF as is my white tee. Scarf is a cotton table napkin from William Sonoma last year. Snake loafers are old Franco Sarto. Bag is from DSW.
For Ledonna, the blazer is thrifted but is like new.

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