WIW: Casual Layers with Bling, my way

I had to wait for the weather to cool down to try this ensemble. Instead of a plaid shirt as jacket, I decided to try a plaid jacket that I wear as a shirt. My bling pearls today are not white as I liked the colors in these with the outfit. Jeans are dark burgundy although they look black. Boots are black as it is even hard to find black to fit my calves. These are from 2014 NAS.
Does this version look ok? Suggestions and comments welcomed.

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  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    Heck yes you look fantastic.the plaid jacket and the necklace take it over the top truly sophisticated.

    I want to be like you when I grow up.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    And I want to be like you, Ledonna!

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    Oh, Joy fantastic look, the jacket is really beautiful, I would like to have it. The necklace is so nice with that, gorgeous.

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    You should do bling more often!

  • El Cee replied 3 years ago

    Absolutely Fabulous!!! You look stunning and incredibly chic. Those autumnal colors are very lovely on you. I adore your bling... so interesting and fun.

  • carter replied 3 years ago

    Joy, this is great! I love your version. The jacket is fantastic, and you are so right about these pearls with this jacket. Totally fabulous!

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    This is a wonderful interpretation, Joy.  That jacket is great, and  the bling is awesome.

  • cindysmith replied 3 years ago

    This is awesome! It's a nice mix of patterns and colors and it's interesting. This has an edge to it that I love, without being off-putting. And the necklaces are a nice touch. I think you look amazing!

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    Great outfit!  I really like the necklace with the jacket.  The colors look great together.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    Adorable. Nice to see jeans tucked into tall boots again. 

  • JAileen replied 3 years ago

    I love the plaid, the stripes, and the pearls. You look great!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all for the kind comments. The outfit is rather maximal with pattern mixing of stripes, plaid and the leopard bag plus multiple necklaces and jeans tucked into tall boots.
    I am also getting used to a shorter than usual haircut after trying a new stylist...one of the hardest things about moving.

  • texstyle replied 3 years ago

    Love this Joy - great colors and patterns and to me it's just the right amount of bling.

  • bonnie replied 3 years ago

    This looks more than OK, it looks fab. I love the necklace and the plaid jacket. You look great in these darker colors and the lighter stripe in your tee goes well with your hair.

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    Way to do maximal! Looks great. The necklace is really dramatic with the prints.

  • Kaelyn replied 3 years ago

    I sure like it! I love your plaid jacket. Plaid and stripes are such a fun combination, and the necklace adds a whole 'nother dimension. Good job making the ensemble work for your own taste!

  • replied 3 years ago

    What a great jacket! The colours are just my cuppa. Loving the bling and tall boots.

  • kerlyn replied 3 years ago

    You look really great, Joy!  Love the interesting mix.  And your hair looks lovely!

  • minimalist replied 3 years ago

    You do you, so beautifully! Really love the burgundy as neutral here.

    Are those NYDJ jeans? The find link isn't working on this device. Recently introduced MIL to NYDJ, and she's smitten!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    I really love NYDJ, but the ones that I am wearing are older and from H &M. They are really too low rise to be comfortable and were an experiment for the color. Now I would invest more in burgundy jeans because I wear them often. This shade is very dark. They are quite skinny but most skinny jeans look like straights on me

  • Gayu replied 3 years ago

    love the monochromatic color palette. The burgundy plaid jacket looks awesome. The whole outfit with the accessories looks very chic.

  • unfrumped replied 3 years ago

    Love the pattern mixing with moody colors!

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