Happy Mothering Sunday to all the wonderful mums on our precious planet.
You work tirelessly, you give unselfishly and you love unconditionally
- you deserve a good pampering, today and any day!
And I feel I've already had a good pampering with my new cardi. It was love at first wear. I am #overthemoonhappy with this new piece.
I am the picture of Happy Bunniness when I wear it!
Yesterday I introduced it to you, styled in top to toe berriness and my Happy Bunny face.
I continued excitedly, trying various tops with the berry coated jeggings, knee boots and new cardi combo.
It looks fresh when layered with an ivory top from Next.
Feminine with a touch of lace from Dotty P.
Returning to a more casual look, this time a grey longline cami and a low-slung belt, also from Peacocks (remember, esoteric colours = buy within the brand).
I thought this deserved a change of boot so I switched to grey suede anklies.
Can you see how much Happy Bunny is exuding from just one face?
Perhaps an air of cockiness?
You'd be right, I AM feeling cocky. Smug. For I started the day with one outfit and ended up with half a dozen!
I added just one piece to my wardrobe, the berry cardi. I created five new outfits for my berry jeggings at the blink of the eye. A small addition to your wardrobe can bring big changes to how you wear a certain piece. And of course here I'm just tackling the berry jeans. There are so many other outfits this cardi can spawn. With biker jeans, with blue jeans. With a black skirt, with a denim skirt. Oh the permutations are perhaps not endless but there are certainly shedloads of 'em.
Yes, third piece trickery was at play today. I'd realised that my berry jeggings didn't have their own third piece to create a "suit". For as Janice of The Vivienne Files (HERE) espouses, a same-coloured cardi creates a suit. And a cardi-suit is perfect for the more casual retirement wardrobe as it creates a smarter cohesive look without the formality of a jacket.
So my suggestion to you is to look at a fave piece of clothing and think how many more outfits you can create with the addition of just one new piece, that vital third piece. It truly is mindblowing!
Have you discovered the usefulness of the cardi-suit?
The retirement suit?
I'd love to hear.
Thanks for popping in today.
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If you're a frequent reader but haven't commented, well, why not now? It would bring joy to my day to hear from you!
A la perchoine.
Well you most certainly deserve a happy bunny face - you worked your magic and created multiple looks with just one inspired piece! I kept thinking, "this one's my favorite" and then scrolled to see the next and felt the same way! I love them all and more importantly so do YOU. So now you've practically created a capsule wardrobe or better yet a great travel wardrobe. I love a long cardi, so versatile as you've shown here.ReplyDelete
Looking quite fabulous my friend!
You are so right, my dear, I realised that I've got quite a few outfits to call on here and I hadn't thought about it but yes,I'm seeing travel capsule now and I'm travelling in a few weeks so all I'll need to do is check out this blog when it comes packing! Thanks so much for your inspo, sweet friend, have a super Sunday, xxx.Delete
All fabulous outfits. Just goes to show with the right one addition to our closets what multitude of fabulousness we can create. Happy Mother's Day and hope you are making the most of all that pampering.ReplyDelete
Hi Christy, yes it's all about about one addition and choosing the right one - shame up can't get it right every time! I had a glorious day, thanks, I hope your Sunday was super too but I'm not sure if we share the same Mother's Day? Hugs, have a great week, x.Delete
I think the cardi suit is not just for retirment but peri-tirement too, as in my case I wear a cardi a lot. However, I don't seem to have matches so maybe it doesn't count. Maybe my challenge of the week should be cardi suits in the office. Happy Mothers day and you certainly have a useful item there that no doubt will have many an outing. I like the scarf belt combo best dear twin.ReplyDelete
Hi twin, what an excellent challenge, the week in cardi suits. I'll check you out on IG! Hope you had a great day with mum and the girls. Hugs, x.Delete
I love your pants, they are fantastic! I love your white blouse, with crochet and lace, it's beautiful! The rest of looks are very beautiful and I would like to highlight the harmony of the animal print with your cardigan. You can feel presumed with your looks, they are all very beautiful and you look beautiful with them!ReplyDelete
Hi J-M, you do say the nicest things! Thanks so much for being so kind. I agree with you, there us something unique that happens with animal print and berry, something inexplicable. When I wear it, it feels like a sort of statement, declaration; I dunno, so hard to explain. Thanks for popping by today, have a super week, x.Delete
You look lovely in all of the outfits but my favourite is the last one. I think the scarf addition just nails it.ReplyDelete
I like wearing the same coloured top and bottom with a contrasting top underneath. I've heard it described as 'column' dressing...
Thanks my darliug, casual with a bit of funk is the way to go in our 60s eh?!! That column thingey seems to work so well, clean lines, cohesiveness, love it! You always look so well put together. Have a super day, sweetie, hugs x.Delete
That cardigan looks fabulous with everything!!ReplyDelete
Awww thanks Jodie, it's already proving to be quite the workhorse. Hugs and wishing you happy days ahead, x.Delete
I love long cardigans like this one! They are so great to wear! It looks fabulous with that white lace top!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Laura and you're right, cardis with length are so versatile. I did like the effect of the berry coming through the lace, so I'm pleased you liked it. Hugs and hears to a good weekend ahead, x.Delete
You are Happy Business and the Berry Cardi is Berry Beautiful! The leoprint and crisp white lace are my favorites. But you, my dear are the Beautiful Bunny pout sweetness!ReplyDelete
I think you're gonna have to Trademark that Berry Beautiful, honey! There is something about leoprint and berry that makes me go gooey all over, and as for lace ... Wishing you poutey sweetness in weekend-loads, x.Delete
The cardigan is gorgeous and I'm amazed at all the different ways you came up with to style it! You're so creative.ReplyDelete
Oh this cardi comes up with so many ideas of it's own, Amy, I just turn up and wear it! Hugs, x.Delete