It is the last week of October and no snow - yay! It has been a good autumn so far and leaves turned beautiful colors so I am trying to enjoy it while I can.
This outfits are mostly from items from the last year or earlier with a couple of new(er) things thrown into a mix. Except of #1 every other outfit was worn to work.
#1 Farmer market and gym run on Saturday
The plaid Kut jeans are from this year NAS, the rest is older: Danier leather jacket, Banana Republic turtleneck, Sam Eldeman Petty booties. The belt is golden sparkle from Winners.
#2 Soft Edge for work
Everything is more than a year old here. My mom altered these Express flare trousers so I can wear them again. Somehow I have hard time what to pair them with, maybe I need to do a trial run? Here I have tried to keep the trousers, belt and booties in similar tones for a softer effect. Mini-stripe shirt and cream jacket also add to the soft look.
Brooks Brothers mini purple stripe shirt, Danier leather moto jacket, Sam Eldeman Petty booties, Danier silver tote, cheap snakeskin - like belt.
#3 Culottes - you cannot stop with just one!
Again - everything is at least a year old here. These grey culottes were wide leg sailor pants in their earlier life (see pic 6). I am enjoying my cream culottes so much that I decided to make another pair out of those wide legs. I hope this worked out - I enjoyed wearing them that day. I decided that I will get much more wear out of culottes than out of wide legs because footwear heel height and weather restrictions are not applied anymore! Like midi skirts midi-length culottes are most flattering with heels - I rebelled here and wore them with leopard loafers. I decided that the cool vibe of the shoes should compensate for the unflattering factor.
What do you think?
Danier satchel, Banana Republic turtleneck, Danier leather blazer, Vince Camuto loafers.
#4 Navy, Burgundy and Pink(ish) Panther (all oldies)
I like the color of this burgundy dress and its pleated midi skirt. It also has sleeves! However I have hard time wearing it on its own because of the deeper v-neck neckline (I was not that style-savvy 3 years ago when I got it): it does not do anything to my small and bony chest. To fix that I layered a navy sweater over it for a relaxed look. I toyed with scarves and necklaces for a bit because the sweater felt too plain here but in the end decided to go with statement booties instead.
Donna Morgan dress, JCrew Tippi sweater, Danier tote, David Tate booties.
#5 Plaid and Tux
The sky is falling down - I am wearing a plaid shirt and loving it! This is The First Plaid Shirt I really feel - I think it has to do with a pattern with a lot of white in it but also with the fact that fabric feels soft and luxurious and therefore less casual. Thank you Angie for this find! My only complain is that I would prefer it to be at least an inch longer - oh well...
So how did I do for my first EVER plaid shirt outfit? I decided to pair it with cream jeans and white studded belt to echo the white in the shirt and with burgundy booties to echo the red in the shirt. Rolled jeans for BF effect and added a dressy tux jacket for juxtaposition. Hopefully it was not a failure...because I liked it :-) I wore the collar open during the day but here is a picture with it buttoned up to the top - what is your preference here?
LLBean plaid shirt, Banana Republic tux blazer, Banana Republic cream skinny jeans (VERY relaxed), Danier tote, Naya burgundy booties...other than the shirt everything is at least a year old or older.
As usual all comments and suggestions are very much appreciated - thanks for looking! Happy Halloween!