Last WIW before I disappear for 3 weeks!

This is it - we are leaving for our Portugal vacation tomorrow night! All my stuff is packed in a carry-on and we will see how I fare with it.
This is the last set of my WIW - hopefully when I am back in mid-March I won't need winter boots anymore!

pic 1
I am trying to wear this Hinge jacket I got on my first NAS but I have a real problem styling it and feeling fab in it. I think one of the reasons that it should be a bit bigger - I cannot get rid of a feeling that it is too small on me. My niece is going to visit us this summer, if she likes it I will pass it on I think

pic 2
Tried to branch out of snow boots but had to lag these combat boots to work as it was very slippery to walk in them. This is one of the rare cases when I felt like wearing a scarf - like this combination of yellow, green and white!

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I have decided that it has been a long time since I wore my midi dress. I was too lazy to bring spare shoes to work so I wore my Blondo boots. I still think that flared midi skirt looks better with a more dressy heeled boot so maybe this is my level 2 item now - to complete my winter dress and skirt capsule?

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I have rebelled and wore my white trousers and booties to work because I was driving. Still had to show wonders of equilibrium to walk 100 m from the icy parking lot to the office :-)
Here I have a question: what is more flattering for me - full tuck or semi-tuck? I adore how elegant Angie tucking into her trousers but I am afraid it looks less that stellar on me. Also the trouser waist edge between the top and the belt really drives me crazy when it is not a low contrast!

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Another outfit with Shannon's slouchy trousers like in pic 2 but can you spot a difference? My mom tried to taper the openings a bit so they look better in this shorter-than-ideal length. However she could not taper just hems so she tapered them from the knee and - alas - they are a bit tight in the calves now :-( I seem not be able to get those trousers right!

This was it and now I am going to dress out of my suitcase for 2.5 weeks. I am sure I will be sick of my clothes well before I am back but hopefully I have enough distractions in the sightseeing, great food and a bit of shopping to make it less stressful.
I am apologizing in advance if I won't be able to reply to the comments on this post tomorrow - it is going to be a pretty crazy pre-travel day.

See you all in 3 weeks!!!!!!

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  • Kiwichik replied 5 years ago

    Hope you have a wonderful time - look forward to seeing the photos. By the way you are my poster girl for what to wear on European Vacations.

  • Kyle replied 5 years ago

    Bon voyage, darling Sveta. You will take Portugal by storm. Enjoy, enjoy.

    Do you ever have an "off" day, fashion-wise? I don't think so! I aspire to be as fab as you.

  • Runcarla replied 5 years ago

    #1 your legs go on for ever! you really rock a boot. The # 4 series is so chic. Have a wonderful trip.

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    Have a magnificent trip, Sveta! You've been working so hard, you deserve a little time in the sun!

    I think the jacket in #1 looks like it's deliberately "shrunken." How does it look with skirts?

    I have a very similar dress that I love to wear with flat black "riding boots" to keep if from being too "girly." Love your belt!

    The series in #4 is my favorite of the lot, and I think you look great in both tuck and semi tuck (and I'm not just saying that). I think I'd tuck with the jacket, and maybe faux tuck without, just to create a more "relaxed" look.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 5 years ago

    Have fun on your trip Sveta.

    Love #4 and the stripes too.

  • Joy replied 5 years ago

    Have a wonderful relaxing time on your vacation, Sveta.
    1. I have the same jacket and can't layer much under it, I can't remember wearing it with pants, only skirts and a black sheath dress. I like the way you have styled it here.
    2. The color combination is fun, especially your white belt.
    3. I hear you on the heeled boot and am hoping the next NAS or a great end-of-season sale will turn up something.
    4. I like both fully tucked and the semi tuck on you.
    5. This may be my favorite outfit of the group. I hope the pants loosen a bit for you because what your mom did looks wonderful.

  • AJ replied 5 years ago

    Hope you're getting a good night's sleep and feeling well rested to tackle your big, exciting trip!

    Do you mean that the jacket in #1 is too tight on you or that you find it too cropped? I think it looks great in this outfit! Maybe you'll like it with a dress rather than separates? (Less horizontal breaking points/lines?)

    You can wear any version of tucking, lucky duck!

    #5 looks fun and chic!

    Have a great trip! I hope you don't get tired of your vacation wardrobe...just focus on how easy it is to get dressed each day. Maybe you can buy one accessory each week to freshen things up! (Note to self...remember that accessory buying tip!)

  • Caro in Oz replied 5 years ago

    Hope you have a relaxing trip. YLFantastic.

  • Deborah replied 5 years ago

    Stunning as always Sveta. Have a wonderful holiday :)

  • Raisin replied 5 years ago

    Have a wonderful trip, Sveta! I like 1, I think the jacket looks cheeky not small. My fav has to be 2, but they are all perfect!

  • Claudia replied 5 years ago

    YLF Sveta, have a wonderful trip. I look forward to reading about it and hopefully seeing some pictures when you return.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 5 years ago

    You look stunning in each and every one of these outfits Sveta - your style knows no bounds. Have an incredibly wonderful trip and make lots of amazing lots - we'll see you later!

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    Have a great vacation. I just came by to browse because I enjoy your WIWs. They are so inspirational!

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    Have a fabulous trip, Sveta!! You look wonderful, as always, and we will miss you!

  • Day Vies replied 5 years ago

    Have a great vacation. I just came by to browse because I enjoy your WIWs. They are so inspirational! I especially love the brown and cream with the python booties. Fierce!

  • jayne replied 5 years ago

    Gorgeous! Love all these! Have a great vacation and send steet shots!

  • replied 5 years ago

    I love your jacket in 1 -- it looks intentionally shrunken. All these looks are so you! I hope you have a great trip!

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