WIW: Blogger inspired and more

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.

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  • bonnie replied 2 years ago

    Love all of these outfits especially the blogger inspired look. You are looking very festive for the holiday season.

  • approprio replied 2 years ago

    Gorgeous. I want to be you if and when I ever grow up.

  • replied 2 years ago

    Ooh, I'm loving all the cheery reds, lovely texture, shine and sparkle. I personally don't mind a little bit of maximalism occasionally, so I think all your outfits look great!

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Bootie, the blogger inspired look was a favorite and will be repeated. Thank you.
    Approprio, you are cute.
    Diane, I am not minding some maximalism either, especially at this time of year when there are worries about the heat. Thank you for your comment.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Sensational all round, Joy. 

    #1 is a fabulous mix or Retro '80s and '70s. Killer. 

    #2 is a very creative Grey-Out. 

    #3 is Candy Cane Fun. 

  • Firecracker replied 2 years ago

    I like them all! These are so fun and festive looking, with your usual stylish flair. Your first one is a great interpretation of the blogger's look, in colors that flatter you. I also think yours is just as fab, with the low (more walkable, for some of us!) heel.
    As fantastic as 1 is, my jaw kind of dropped at outfit 2. The blouse is so gorgeous, and you are stunning in it. I love the layers of texture and shine here, with the coated jeans, the velvet blazer, tassel necklace, and cool lace-up booties. The last red and white outfit is also fun, with the subtle sparkle of the sequins.
    All your fits look fine, Joy--whatever fit issues you had in the past seem to be just that--in the past. :)

  • shevia replied 2 years ago

    All three look fab - the first is my favorite but they are all excellent. I really don't see any fit issues.

  • gradfashionista replied 2 years ago

    I really like the third outfit by a tiny margin, but that's my own aversion to pattern at the moment. The first outfit is pretty spectacular, and I had a tough time deciding between the two. Everything looks like it was made for you.

  • smittie replied 2 years ago

    You look stunning, and oh-so-hip in 5, 6! I love these outfits.
    And of course you look very festive in the red velour/velvet.

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Sharan, Shevia, Grandfashionista and Smittie,thank you so much for your encouraging comments and taking the time to look at these outfits. The top in 5/6 has been a favorite for several years as it dresses up a pair of blue jeans as well as black dress pants.

  • La Pedestrienne replied 2 years ago

    All great, especially loving the grey-on-grey in 5/6 -- my fave for sure. That shirt is beautiful.

  • CocoLion replied 2 years ago

    You dress so well.  I mean, every single time!  You can do no wrong in my book.  Flawless casual chic style.  Plus:  I admire your skill with color, something I'm thinking a lot about these days.

  • Cococat replied 2 years ago

    I'm with CocoLion. You always look fantastic. My favourite is the grey look. Very cool Joy.

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    The third outfit is lovely but the first 2 are just downright fantastic. :)

  • Mellllls replied 2 years ago

    I love the first one.

  • donnat replied 2 years ago

    The first one has such a nice retro vibe to it. I Love the Grey color combo.
    The red sweater looks beautiful and festive.
    Three winners.

  • Meredith replied 2 years ago

    All of these look great, but the first is perfection. Love the color, love the retro.

  • Elizabeth P replied 2 years ago

    I had the same reaction as Sharan... my jaw dropped when I got to #5.  Wowzers.  But all three are fab.  I love seeing your posts!

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you for all the helpful comments. I have to run , but will try to respond more later.

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    What wonderful holiday looks!  The combo of the velvet with sheen in the pants is particularly fab ---  you look terrific, Joy!

  • lyn67 replied 2 years ago

    Wow, YLF, Joy!!! Delicious rich colors, shine and attention to  details, all! Have to stalk them again and closer, these are all a great inspiration:-)

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