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Thursday, 29 November 2018

What I've Been Wearing Lately



Lists.  They're a moving goal post eh?  
What is there about them that as fast as you complete your tasks, the bigger the list grows, infinitely.

My To Do By Mid-November started with 20 tasks, a nice round number nearly typed up on a crisp white sheet.  
It's now nearly December and I'm still working on it - the number has grown to 26, many have hand-scribbled addendums and the sheet is crumpled and coffee-stained.  And I've only managed 4 of 11 of the To Do By End-November.   
Oh what the heck, I'm off to see Bohemian Rhapsody this evening, to-do list slippage be damned !!

That intro is my way of making you feel a little better if you too are already underperforming in your Christmas Countdown challenges.  And if you are, I suggest you take yourself away to the cinema for a few hours too!


So as I continue to wade through my ever-growing to-do list, I leave you with some day to day outfits worn when the leggings and t shirt uniform is torn off.

What I'm finding is that by posting everyday outfits rather than, err, more thought-through outfits, I'm achieving one of my blog goals, that being to smarten up my everyday appearance.  So whilst I plough through my to-do list and have little time (or inclination) for stand-alone outfit posts, I hope you are happy with this approach.  Um, are you?  I'd love to hear from you.


Anyhoo.  My first outfit is a celebration of #slowfashion.


My old ca. 2002 suede skirt.


My Y2K leather cap - I did warn you you'd be seeing a lot of it!



Blue plaid shirt and black jeans.


Black T and UV cardi, charitied scarf.


Soft orange twinset and leoprint.


Cosy cardi, #woolovers  summer sale.


More plaid.
And two observations from these pics.

1.  I've hardly been out of my old Pikolinos boots.  They're 15yrs+ old but I've fallen back in love with them this winter, so comfy for my daily constitutions and for generally mooching about in.

2.  I've also be mainly wearing black jeans.  And mostly M&S skinnies.  I bought M&S super skinnies in a smaller size when I lost a bit of weight and they are my go-to-most-days jeans because, well, they're pretty much the only jeans that truly fit me.  Plus they are just what I want from jeans - no leg wrinkling and thin fabric, so no feeling of claustrophobia.  And for that very reason they wash a dream and in a trice are dry and ready to report back for duty.  What is there not to like about #mandsjeans eh?!


And I'm seeing my clear favourite pieces this season are a suede skirt, a leather cap, black skinnies and Pikolinos boots.

What are your current go-tos?


A la perchoine,
Mary.



26 comments:

  1. Liking all the outfits. The cosy cardigan is gorgeous. Can't beat a pair of comfortable boots. The plaid shirts are very on trend and are very versatile garments; they go with such a lots of things.

    Hope you enjoyed the film!
    xxxxx

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    1. Thanks Vronni, the plaid shirts' versatility has taken me by surprise. Hope you've worn in your new walking boots. The film was BRILLIANT!
      Hugs, x.

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  2. Love all these everyday outfits and I admire you for upping your game in the day-to-day fashion department. It's a busy time of year and I think we all have those endless lists. However hard I try to simplify each year there always appears to be a ton of stuff to do.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback, Christy, posting everyday day outfits works for me on several levels. Yeah, life is supposed to be simpler in retirement but that just isn't so eh?!
      Hugs, x.

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  3. Love the outfits with the royal blue cardi and the cosy cardi. Still not used to the plaid shirts; I envisage people hugging trees or cutting them down and those are so not you; you're sophisticated and my mind will not marry you and plaid shirts... Give this here old bat some time and, who knows, one day she might like them...haha.

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    1. Haha Dutchie!! Sophisticated! Moi?!!I
      I think Phython's Lumberjack Song ruined our generation for the plaid shirt look!
      Hugs, speak later (fingers crossed!), X.

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  4. My favourite is your plaid shirt WITH the cream cardigan and scarf. Classic! Elegant! Great on you.

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Lizette, and you know, I 'm drawn to that combo too each time I see the photo!
      Hugs, x.

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  5. All nice and practical outfits. Thank you for sharing

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    1. Thanks for your feedback Jill, practical works this time of year, eh?
      Hugs, x.

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  6. We are in the doldrums of winter now in Canada - so the go tos are fabulous coats and boots, for the next 6 months! I love these outfits and your goal of smartening up your everyday appearance! It can be so easy to fall into a rut!

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    1. Hi Angela du nord, it must be so cold up in Canada already but you sell the snow well with a vision of fabulous outerwear!
      Thanks for your feedback.
      Hugs x.

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  7. We LOVED Bohemian Rhapsody! You are looking younger and younger my sweet stylish sista! Every outfit is looking so fresh and modern and I swear you are aging in reverse. You'll have to share your secret. Add that to the list, will you? Lol!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Oooh sista, what a GOOD film!
      You are so incredibly kind and if you took this old sista out for a shop/dinner treat then I'd buy you a champagne cocktail as thanks! The list? It's pretty simple, it says "1. Attitude, 2. Attitude, 3. Attit ...." , oh you get the picture!!
      Hugs, x.

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  8. Love your outfits. I think the plaid shirts suit your youthful spirit. You look care-free and cute in them. :) Lise

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    1. Oh Lise, you are charm itself! I now know where to get my fix of care-free cuteness, those shirts are going to be worn out come spring!
      Thanks for your feedback.
      Hugs x

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  9. Hello,

    Lovely !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeee.fr/

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  10. Love the peachy twin set on your plus that wonderful grin :) I've recently bought a black suede skirt which is rather exciting - yours looks fab which is what reminded me. Lovely, chatty post. How was Bohemian Rhapsody? Brilliant I bet!
    Have a fab weekend xxx
    Anna

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    1. Thanks, Anna, my sis took the orange twinset pic so you can imagine what kinds of fun we were having!
      You? Black? I'm excited! I loved your self-challenge series with the black trousers ... another with the suede skirt please?!
      Bo Rhap? BRILL-I-ANT!! It sure made this fat-bottomed girl's world rock!!
      Hugs, x.

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  11. I'm in my grey dependables a lot these days. They are quite tatty now so perfect for commuting and shopping.
    It helps doing Instagram doesn't it. That forced me to smarten my work week looks.

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    1. I'm trying to ease of a bit on my brown dependables, lest they go beyond tatty which is where they are now too, hence the Pikolinos being brought back into active duty. Aren't our dependables fab though?!! Agreed on the Insta discipline, it really works, now need to apply same corrective process to my house!! Hugs my sweet twin, x.

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  12. All of these outfits are great inspiration but I particularly like the orange twinset with a leopard print scarf. I would never have thought those two go together but they look terrific!!

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    1. Oh thanks so much, Pat, I'm realising leoprint does wondrous stuff to practically EVERY colour. I guess the message is give leoprint a try with everything in your wardrobe and please share with us the striking combos you find. Hugs and have fun with leoprint! x.

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  13. You had some great outfits lately, Mary. Love all the layers you did with the scarves. But my favorite is the one with the khaki skirt. That beret hat suits you so much.

    Happy Holidays and Happy December! Welcome by tomorrow and every Thursday to link up with me. Thanks, Ada. =)

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    1. Oh Ada, I am so with you on that skirt and cap combo, it's such fun to wear. Thank you and will definitely stop by your link up later, but first a walk before it gets dark (I'm not a winter fan!) Happy December, you! Hugs, x.

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