Blogger has announced some changes made to blog sites effective 4 February. It may affect those following, subscribing and goodness knows what else. Certain blogger tools have disappeared overnight. As a reader, expect the unexpected!!!
It's no overstatement to say that I've been overwhelmed by the kind and often moving comments I've received to my follow up post i've-found-my-"!" - the musical, HERE. Thank you all so much for taking the time to give me much-appreciated blog feedback. The great thing is that yours and my thoughts are pretty much on the same wavelength. I'm now busy working out how to incorporate tweaks and additions to the blog format. Exciting times!
So whilst I plough on with plans for a way forward, let's have a look at how my week has gone on the outfits front.
I think soft orange and light grey make a super colour combo.
Soft orange seems quite flattering to the skin, even my more mature skin. If you have any orange stored away, break it out, try it on and I'm guessing you won't rush to peel it off!
And yes, I'm wearing grey jeans even though I told you recently I don't have any that fit. I should have added " and are the shape and thickness I prefer". These are within an inch of moving into baggy boyfriend jeans and the denim is a bit too thick for my comfort. So I'm keeping my eyes peeled for thin grey denim, high waisted slim or skinny fit jeans. Oh and add to my requirements list a purse-friendly price too. Too much to ask? Seen any, ladies?
And I'm very partial to any jeans and cardi combo freshened up with a bright white T shirt or vest.
I think a flash of a crisp white top brings freshness and spark to just about any outfit. Agreed?
For some years I've been wearing the M&S Limited Collection's take on these tops. The modal fabric keeps the tops' nice shape and pristine whiteness through the countless washes. And they are just the right length and easy on the pocket too.
I put together this skirt compilation and it reminded me how lovely my black leather skirt is. That sent me on a mission to try out lots of leather skirt looks (more on that in another post).
So I think it's a useful exercise to look at old pieces in your wardrobe and see if they spark fresh inspiration as well as Konmari joy!
Denim skirt with berry everything else, including knee boots.
I've been on a - to tuck or not to tuck - mission this past week. Jeans in boots. Tops in skirts. I'm finding that I prefer to tuck. In the main, there are a few exceptions.
How are you on tucking?
I created an asymmetric look here by pinning my waterfall cardi closed with a kilt pin. I liked the clean lines this created. The Photographer didn't. I diplomatically reminded him that his job was just to take photos. Nothing more. Or perhaps through gritted teeth it came across as "Just take the blinkin' photo" !
Black jersey top with lace neckline, beige suede skirt, wool pashmina. All insanely old, and that includes the model !!
I loved this simple outfit. I think I was channelling Helen Hunt again.
When you find a good style icon, put her on repeat-wear.
That's what I say. Agreed?
Black leather hooded coat over black leather skirt, again both ludicrously old.
This was a good outfit for duck feeding.
Same funnel neck oatmeal cashmere mix jumper over a second jumper. It was cold. I doubled go up on necklaces too (not that they added any thermal value) and have continued doubling these a few times more this week, because I rather like this layering that I stumbled upon.
Do you experiment with necklace layering? Play around a little and find what works for you, it can sometimes bring a new lease of life to some old pieces of jewellery and freshen up an old jumper or blouse.
And on this extremely cold day I brought out the big guns - and this really thick grey dress/jumper. A simple fold at the hips morphs this "dress" into a useful jumper.
If you have any sweater dresses, play around with them a little. See if you can convert dress to jumper and vice versa .
This one's meant to be a long bardot jumper
It doubles its usefulness in my wardrobe.
I discovered the leverage this jumper offers last winter by having a little play around playing around, see introducing-third-piece HERE and the-loneliness-of-last-minute-berry. HERE
Wardrobe Achievements This Week
Wear of jeans reduced, thanks to 3 old skirts.
Jewellery used more frequently as accessory - a sign that winter is waning and scarves are becoming redundant?)
My Favourite Outfit
It's just got to be my Helen Hunt. Understated, and may I opine, just a little elegant too?!! I felt GOOD wearing it and I walked into the coffee lounge with an air of je ne sais quoi. In my head, anyway!
Do you find yourself walking differently with certain outfits? Walking with an air of joy? Added confidence? A certain "I don't know what"?
And I've just got to ask - what's your fave amongst this little lot of everyday outfits?
A la perchoine,