WIW: Festive Angie Inspired Cowl and Blouse + Remixes

1. Inspired by Angie's blog post today and needing a festive outfit for a Christmas lunch with friends, I paired my silky blouse with metallic dots with a cream cowl-neck pullover shot with fine metallic gold threads and white Kut Diana skinny jeans. Later I switched the pumps for my SE putty Petty booties for class. How did I do? Do these pieces work together?

2. Trying a sequined top under the ivory jacket. To wear this out I need a long shiny tank under the bling because it's too short. The belt was a bit too long. Is this outfit worth working on? The sequined piece has cap sleeves.

3-5. This shows an earlier (Sunday) outfit with the same cowl sweater in #1. I felt frumpy in 3. #4 Shows the addition of the clutch, 5 adds the jacket which felt more modern and a small silk scarf to protect the jacket collar. The result felt better but I'd like to do better. I need your ideas.

6. Casualizing the last outfit to go to the movie Nebraska in the evening. There's that same cowl-neck for bling with those same Diana skinny jeans and ivory jacket.

Cowl neck sweater: Classiques Entiere
Jeans: Kut Diana Skinny sized up
Blouse: F21
Sequined top and blingy belt: Target
Skirt: JCrew Italian wool
Jacket: Wilson leather
Scarves: silk (unknown), white cashmere (Target)
Bags: both Elliot Lucca
Shoes: MeToo pumps, Born gold loafers, SE python Pettys
Please let me know your thoughts on these outfits and mixing of pieces. What works best? What suggestions for improving can you give me?

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  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Oh, Joy. Your fabness enriches my YLF life. I love the way you're the first to try a new idea with ample gusto and lots of verve. An inspiration to us all. 

    #1 and #2 work well visually. Well done. I bet your SE pettys looked great with both outfits. 

    You don't look frumpy in #3 and #4 at all. Not in the slightest. I vote polished and pulled together creating flattering proportions. Go Team Flats.

    #6 is my best. You had me with the white from head to toe. Killer look on you. I love how that palette works with your hair. Magnificent.  

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Angie, I have you to thank for "permission" to wear so much white this time of year and showing us how to wear it. Your encouragement and that of the forum give me the guts to try new things and it's such fun. Thank you!

  • Day Vies replied 4 years ago

    I am loving you in these light neutrals. It looks so wintry chic. The shimmery polkadots are fabulous under the soft cowl sweater. My favorite is #2. I love the shine of the sequin top topped off with a tough yet crisp jacket. I LOVE the look. Not sure if I have enough sequin to copy but I am filing this one away for future reference.

  • Day Vies replied 4 years ago

    BTW #6 is a very close second runner up for favorite. 

  • Parsley replied 4 years ago

    You look so good in these light colors, Joy!
    Your blouse layered under the cowl neck is great, and makes me really eager to try that look! -except I don't own a cowl neck top :-(
    The metallic accents are so pretty! I bet the Pettys looked great with it!
    Loving the sequins and the moto jacket outfits, too!

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    I love these neutrals on you Joy #6 is my favourite :)

  • replied 4 years ago

    Pretty! 1,2 and 6 are my faves!

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 4 years ago

    I love every bit of what you have here, Joy.   You look radiant in this palette!

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    So beautiful in every frame.  I see #3 just as more classic as the others, but it's far too refined to be frumpy.  I love the sequins on you and think your styling layers handle the short length beautifully. 

    And that cream moto is to die for!

  • lyn67 replied 4 years ago

    All  gorgeous combos!!!  Happy dance for Joy's new winter-(and goes for festive so good!)-white and subtle blush/camel/gold capsule!

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    Every outfit is fantastic! I love how you took Angie's outfit formula and made it your own. #1 and #6 are my favs!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    The glitter and the light colors and that fantastic white jacket are all amazing on you Joy!

  • Angela K replied 4 years ago

    These neutrals are so pretty and flattering on you. Especially love the cream moto, edgy yet sophisticated. I must find one! :)

  • K. Period. replied 4 years ago

    Joy, I don't even know what to say. I'm speechless! These outfits are all incredibly lovely.  You just glow in these pale neutrals. Breathtaking. Wow! 

  • AJ replied 4 years ago

    I gasped when I opened #1, Joy!  I would wear that in a heartbeat.  Did you also try it with the gold flats from #3?

    I'm in agreement with you that the moto jacket helped the skirt outfit look more modern.  I'm not feeling a-line skirts lately.  I think my eye got used to the knit tube skirt silhouette.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments and suggestions. I'll have to come back to answer further as Mags needs a walk before it gets colder and darker. Hugs to each of you!

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Thank you each for taking time to comment. Each is so helpful.
    Day, thank you for your love for 2. I love the color of this sequined top and will work with it. Maybe it will work over a shirt.
    Parsley, you may not like cowl-necks for your polished style. That is one of the problems I have with them, but it may mean searching out the right one.
    Caro, Parkmommychic, La Belle, Karie, and Shevia, I enjoy finding out which outfits and pieces you like best.
    Beth Ann, you and Angie are very kind not to see frumpy.
    Lyn67, it's true. I have an unofficial winter light neutral capsule going on. Now to find some low-heeled white/ivory booties, although the SE python petty booties do a good job most of the time.
    Angela, I find myself wearing that white moto a lot more than I thought I would as an indoor jacket.

  • Andrea B. replied 4 years ago

    Refreshing and beautiful!  I love those soft colors on you and you carry them with elegance, grace and polish.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    I'm K, high praise from such a stylish Fabber! I'm blushing. Thank you
    AJ, ( my pad wants to change your name to AJAX!), I did wear the first outfit with the gold loafers for awhile before my feet got too cold. They looked better than the booties to my eye. I'm with you on the a-line vs pencil skirt and have edited out other a-line skirts.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Andrea, we must have cross-posted. Your sweet comment makes my day.

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