My Holiday Capsule

Below are the key pieces from my winter holiday capsule. I would mix these in with neutral essentials and jewelry. I forgot to include pearls...necklaces, earrings and a ring.
Do you have any suggestions? I know that I could use some sparkly booties but don't think I would get enough wear out of them. I would like to add just a few pieces of green but have not found the right ones.

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A Quick Kitchen Sink: 2 Ways

I had to try the kitchen sink outfit. I have 2 pleated skirts... A plain black and a crazy print that represents the kitchen sink on it's own with several colors and different prints combined.
1-3 are the black skirt with black Paige Hoxton released hem jeans, the closest thing I have to leggings. Are the released hems too much?
4 is the crazy skirt with a graphic tee and Hoxtons. This version needs more work, I think. Shoes for both are Me Too black patent kitten heels. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed! I did get a hair cut after these were taken. It was getting long enough to flip up on the ends!

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Olive, Black and Cream 2 Ways

Inspired by Angie's ensemble post on Friday, here are 2 attempts:
1-3: cream top, very dark olive jeans, cream booties, olive coat, pearls, cream and olive scarf, black and white bag.
4-6: dark denim jeans, black and cream stripe shirt, pearls, olive jacket, black and white bag, black and cream oxfords. I wore a black leather coat ( not shown) over this when going out.
I enjoyed both outfits and liked the white/ cream very much to lighten up the dark colors. Comments and suggestions welcomed.

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My burgundy capsule, a work in progress

I'm not sure how to link this to Angie's blog post because it comes straight from my capsules in Finds. I often mix pieces of this capsule with grey because of grey in several of the prints. These are pieces that can work from hot fall into the coldest winter months. It is getting heavy wear right now. The jeans are new this fall replacing 2 pair with a low rise.
What should I add? Delete? Suggestions for styling are always welcomed.

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WIW: Cranberry, Pumpkin & Bordeaux

Inspired by Angie's amazing fall color combination, I have been playing with versions the last few days. About the only pink I have for fall is a pink coat.
I'm not sure about these looks, but this included all three colors. I would love to know your thoughts and suggestions.

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WIW: Skirt with tall boots

I wore this outfit s couple of times last week inspired by Angie's post but did not get a photo of the outfit. I wore sheer black stockings with it but the boots hid them. The skirt hits my lower knee. Suggestions for improvement or comments welcomed.

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Stripes, Dots, Giraffe, Plaid for Halloween

I really don't intend this to look like a costume, but wanted to play with Angie's Friday ensemble today. The pieces are mostly in my Finds below except that the tee under the orange blazer is an orange and light orange stripe. I could easily sub in leopard flats or shirt. Too much?

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Trying tall boots and skirt. Pass or Fail?

I know that this is not the look Angie was blogging about. The shirt is too narrow and heavy, the boots are too short and leave a gap. But I would like your opinion...which boots look best, the brown or black? The color of the leather skirt is "burgundy stem", rather dark, more chocolate than wine. Since I am shorter than most people, few would see that there is a gap between hem and boot from looking down. The last photo is of new Munroe flats in wine and dark reddish brown leathers. Better? The black Aquatalia boots are the tallest. The brown ones are old ECCOs. The last photo is s close up of the color of the skirt

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WIW: wine on ice 3 ways

Wednesday I wore something close to teach and managed to snap some photos. The print jacket (1-3) was not warm enough so exchanged it for the EF wine cardigan. (4) I ended up wearing the wine ballet flats (7) that I bought last year to wear as slippers/house only shoes. The necklace (3) was a gift and is Native American inspired.
Today I am wearing the darker wine jeans, old EF thrifted cardigan (6),burgundy short boots (8) that reminded me of the Sweeties. The necklace (5) was made by my niece and the stone beads are beautiful, but heavy.
I did not like the fit of the jacket from seeing it in the photos so it will be cleaned and donated. Underlayer on top in both outfits is a silk EF shell...2 different ones. The first is more aqua, the second is more midtone blue than icy.

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Possible DIY Project

Do you think it would work to reset buttons on this JCrew shirt so that it would stay at a diagonal. What do you think? I would probably wear it out but it could be tucked

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