Although I have matchy-matchy wardrobe tendencies, I rarely wear a single color ensemble. Well, I broke that rule with this outfit! I mean, the trousers have a heathered look that appears burgundy or brown depending on the light.
I think single color ensembles only work when the same colors appear in different shadings which is why I could never wear two different navy, black or white items together – the colors are NEVER the same. It’s like fingernails on the chalkboard for me. Black with gray, navy with a medium blue, white with anything but another white – that works for me! How about you?
Today I am wearing the last of my cold weather clothes – from now on spring/summer apparel only! But I wanted to share this outfit because I love every item I am wearing, especially this Asos blue leather jacket. This ensemble is the perfect combination of casual but work-acceptable pieces; I find it’s hard to strike that perfect balance but, when I do, I am truly a happy fashionista.
One more thing: I have a few of these turtleneck sleeveless tunics and I find I can extend their wear into spring by combining them with a simple tee or simply wearing them as is… just a thought!
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Kate picked out today’s outfit – I want to give credit where credit is due! Sometimes I scroll through Dropbox and I’m not inspired by any of my past ensembles. It helps to have another fashionista’s fresh perspective. Thanks, Kate!
Here I’m wearing a good outfit for transitioning from winter to spring – floaty, bright summer culottes paired with a cool weather top – just the ticket for a day with a cool morning (just throw on a trench or a denim jacket) that segues into a balmy afternoon. Those of us in California are experts at this kind of dressing which works between seasons everywhere else!
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I really hate to go out of the house lacking confidence about my clothing choices, but occasionally it happens. Imagine my surprise when I actually got compliments on this ensemble! The lesson here: sometimes it is good to take a “flyer” and try something new – rather than simply going back to the same old combinations.
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Interestingly, this outfit represents what I see more and more as my “old” look. Take an interesting jacket, create a waist by belting it, and wear it with the ubiquitous black pants. Probably ten times more sophisticated than what other people are wearing to the office these days, but more of a uniform than I like to wear anymore.
The truth is that I have very few jackets left in my closet and I only keep jackets if I can envision them worn with both good trousers and distressed jeans. They’ve been replaced by longer sweaters and denim or moto jackets – altogether much more casual.
With the prospect of retirement looming again, it is difficult to envision returning to a “dressier” look at any point in the future. But then us “style girls” never say “never”, right? By the way, the morning I put on this outfit, it never even made it out the door … just not me anymore.
Jeanne goes out in the evening! Where can one go in the evenings anymore where “dress up” clothes are required? I always consider such an occasion a challenge, mostly because I don’t have many items that can be considered dressy. However, this asymmetrical floaty top from BCBG looks quite festive with dressier gilded ankle pants and the sparkly shoes, right?
By the way, Kate gifted the shoes to me several years ago and I love the muted sparkle and the shape – very comfortable too. Bottom line on dressy events for me: separates and a wee bit of sparkle!
I’ve always been the kind of gal who has the perennial basics covered in her closet. As a result I always have a basic black skirt and a perfect pair of black pants. Well, this year and for a number of years to come, the basic black skirt is this wonderful Gaultier item – high waisted, midi-length tube skirt made of Gaultier’s tulle fabric, with polka dots in the weave of the skirt! AND it goes with anything and everything. I’d probably even wear leggings underneath!
Wearing this skirt with my Clover Canyon top is a no-brainer. I love Clover Canyon items – sort of a poor woman’s Mary Katrantzou – and I found this deeply on sale. Not so much the skirt…
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I have chosen today’s outfit for several reasons: 1) as a discipline, bloggers should share the “meh” outfit photos as well as the spectacular ones – this one is a little bit “meh”, and 2) my silly glasses purchased as computer reading glasses but also used generally.
Readers, I look a little like an insect in these! While I loved the IDEA of this outfit, it fell short in execution. I was intrigued by the idea of tucking in my lime green cardigan, but I think it ended up looking lumpy combined with the shirt underneath and the baggy culottes. Happily, the stenciled saying “Not My Problem” on the culottes compensated for these other shortcomings!
I love to wear pink and red together, folks. Maybe it’s the shock value or maybe it is just that these are two of my favorite colors. And adding one of my vintage brooches was a no-brainer. My red shoes so perfectly match my pants (and you know how much I like matchy matchy).
By the way, everyone should have a perfect pair of red heels just as everyone should have animal print heels. They brighten up any outfit. I love many of the Sole Society shoes because they are on trend but of a reasonable height. Beautiful shoes at a good price that one can walk in – what a concept!
Here I was looking to create a black background for my yellow shoes and neon neck adornment. I have always been fond of this short sleeved cashmere turtleneck – a perfect solution for transitional weather in California. I purchased these black culottes just before the culotte “craze” hit – they are a wonderful alternative to another black midi skirt, don’t you think? And everything I am wearing is designed to highlight my pair of neon necklaces from J. Crew. Pulling together disparate pieces from my closet gives me the most pleasure!