WIW: you call it summer?

This is the weirdest summer ever! It is mid-August and supposed to be the hottest time of the year - and here we are shivering from the cold! I am considering to pull out my woolen sweaters from the storage to keep warm. Unbelievable!
In addition this week was rainy and gloomy - often felt more like mid-November than mid-August. I needed colors and white to cheer up myself!

#1 This one is for Suz
Pairing my new KUT plaid jeans from NAS with my orange silk shirt from Costco. How do you like it with the jeans? It is interesting that I like this bright orange with the muted plaid of these jeans but that bright yellow blazer from #3 does not work to my eye. Colors are so unpredictable!

#2 Mini-checks and blue
I am not sure how I feel about these long mini-check shorts anymore. This is their 3rd summer and I wear them not as often as previous seasons. What is your honest opinion on them?

#3 Yellow and stripes

This Gap yellow blazer is another piece I don't wear as often as last season. Maybe I just tend to wear newer stuff more often because I got bored with the old? This blazer is also loosing its prime so very likely I will retire it after this year.

#4 Cream and blush

This is a nod to one of Angie's stunning outfits tried with Gap marled sweater.

What do you think about these Fidji nude pumps here? I am not sure about them lately. They are not as refined as what I prefer to wear now but on the other hand they have unique shape which does not say dated to me. They are also comfortable which is a big plus - but how do they look? 

These are all pictures I had a chance to get this week. All comments and suggestions are appreciated!

Have a great weekend - and hopefully better summer weather than we are having!

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  • Thistle replied 3 years ago

    All of them are so fab! I love how you wear the bright yellow and orange, but can also pull off blush and cream so beautifully.

    It has been a cold summer! I am dreading winter.

  • bioya replied 3 years ago

    I can't get past #1. Beyond stunning! Truly, seriously awesome.

  • frannieb replied 3 years ago

    Love outfit #4 
    From what I have seen of your style I'm new to the board it seems to have evolved past the shorts in #2. They look great on you - just a different look then I have seen in your other outfit posts.

  • quietgirl replied 3 years ago

    I like your outfits with color the best! (#1 &3)

  • jackiec replied 3 years ago

    OMG love #1 - what a great idea to pair the orange with the plaid - I'd never have thought of that - and it totally works! Love the cream/blush combo as well. Everything actually looks really fresh. I also tend to gravitate towards my newer stuff - but your older stuff is just as fab.

  • Niefern replied 3 years ago

    I think the pants on no. 3 wouldn't look good on most people (myself included), but with your height and body type, you can pull them off!
    I love outfit no. 1 and especially no. 4, gorgeous!

  • Tanya replied 3 years ago

    Wonderful outfits Sveta, I especially like the blush and cream.  I really envy your ability wear that bright orange,a s it does not suit most people.
    We have been having a cooler summer as well.  I really hope the next winter is not as cold as the past one.

  • Nicole D replied 3 years ago

    #1 - If that is for Suz - you should dress for SUz more often. Great outfit.  The one good thing about this cold snap (and I hope it's just a snap) is that we can pull the fall stuff out a bit early.
    I think you could pass on the shorts - they still look great, but you are usually so on trend - probably if you're not reaching for them as much it's because you feel the silhouette is not as fresh as you want to be.  Same with the pumps - they're OK, but they don't quite rise to the level of the rest of the outfit.  Comfort is so important though!
    I like the yellow jacket!  It's such a great and happy colour.  Wear it til it wears out I say.

  • Vicki replied 3 years ago

    You're funny and I love the way you write your posts, Sveta! So, is it hot there yet, across the border. Because, it should be! I think you know how to wake up summer no matter how late it is in the season. Temperature rising!

    Love your muted Kuts (and wishing I'd joined the plaid party) with the bright orange and your shoe choice. I'm a fan of the navy and white stripes with the yellow jacket; these are modern classics that go together so well. Love you in the blush and white #4 which is so pretty on you. What a cute white zip jacket to add layered polish. As for the shorts in #2, I still like them due to their unique length which adds variety and works with your high-low sweater here. Re: your question on the nude pumps, I only see flats. Did I miss something?

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 3 years ago

    Sveta, I have to borrow Angie's phrase for this one.  Outfit #1 is K to the power of K.  I don't even like orange but want to replicate that outfit.  Did you size up on the pants to get a looser fit or are they a touch roomier than the old Kut Diana's?

    I was looking at the pics and then wondered where the shorts were.  LOL  I am such a nerd that I didn't recognize short pants as shorts.  I think they are fine and look good but if you don't feel fab in them, then perhaps you should let them go to live with someone who does.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I can't make it past the first outfit to see the rest. WOW. Killer to the power of Killer. Minimally Maximal. Those jeans were made for you. One of your very best, Svetlana.

    (Your hot weather came our way - and I am NOT sending it back. I hope you understand. xo)

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    #1 is fantastic - I love the orange top paired with those plaid pants. As for #2, I would pass them along - they're nice, but not as fabulous as the rest of your wardrobe. 

    We've been having some of that cooler weather too :(

  • Transcona Shannon replied 3 years ago

    Like Angie, we stole some of your heat. Sorry 'bout that :)

    Orange and plaid on you is just stunning. I would not have thought of pairing those together but man oh man, does it ever work! Plus the fit of those plaid skinnies is just perfect.

    I say pass on the longer shorts in the second outfit - although they might be good to keep for wearing around the yard as work shorts?

    I purged my yellow Gap blazer about a month ago and don't miss it one bit. I love the bright color but I found the fabric too hot and heavy for summer. And the sleeves never stayed scrunched.

    I adore the blush and white color palette in the last outfit. And the proportions are fabulous.

  • Suz replied 3 years ago

    Oh, THANK YOU!!!! :) :) :) 

    That outfit in #1 is beyond fab, as I knew it would be!! Just sensational. I adore the bright orange/ coral with the softer jeans and the denim jacket. What an incredible combination on you. 

    I actually quite like #2 with the long shorts but if they are feeling past their prime to you, then why not pass them along for something else? It frees up space for another option, and as you like your wardrobe current, and have worn them with love (and probably earned their CPW) there is no loss). Another option would be cropping them a bit shorter or trying them rolled up. 

    Again, for the jacket you can let it go if it is not working for you. Although I suppose you did not have Shannon's problem of it being "too hot" given our current weather!! I was wearing a sweater today, also...still a linen one and not a wool, but even so....

    I think the nude shoes are rather arty and timeless, but I also think it is time to think about finding a more current looking replacement, with the option of still holding onto these ones for their comfort value, for example in case of travel. 

    You see how many shopping opportunities I have offered you here? What else are friends for?  :)

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    So gorgeous Sveta! I love #1, think the shorts in #2 are too big now, still like you in the yellow jacket and am blown away by the last one. Beautiful!

  • Neel replied 3 years ago

    1 and 3 are sensational!! Please don't retire that yellow jacket :).

    The micro check shorts are lovely. And I love the way you have styled it too. But sometimes *bored* is what gets items purged in my closet too. So I understand if you have to purge!

    The fidgi pumps are cute from what I see. But yes, they might be a wee bit less refined for your style. But I would be careful of purging shoes that are comfy until I find a replacement (mistakes made lessons learnt!)

  • Sveta replied 3 years ago

    I am so sorry - I was sure I wrote a response yesterday! Apparently I had a busy weekend...:-(
    Thank you so much for your comments!
    frannieb, maybe you are right and my style evolved past those long shorts...
    Thistle and Tanya, so your summer is cold too - I don't even want to think about winter yet! <shudder>
    Nicole, it is an interesting thought about the shorts...
    Vicki, shoes in #4 are pumps with 1.5" heel, not true flats. I like to think of them like cut-out booties :-)
    dianthus, I did not own Diana jeans but I sized up to 31 (12) in them to get a looser fit - 30 (10) fits me like regular tighter skinnies. 
    Angie, thank you for K2K rating! If all our heat went to  warm up Seattle weather for you I will stop complaining! :-)
    Shannon, heavier fabric of Gap yellow blazer makes it really useful fir this cold summer:-)
    Suz, you are an enabler :-) I am happy you liked #1 - was it the coral silk top you were talking about?
    I think the main problem of these long shorts that they do not fit well anymore now - even though my mom took them in in the  beginning of the summer. Here are they last summer  - the fit was much better then.
    I will be definitely retiring them in the fall!

  • Debbie replied 3 years ago

    Love the 1st outfit. The colors are fantastic on you. Great week!

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    You always do a remarkable job of putting together great outfits. My favorites are the wonderful and unexpected combo in #1 and the blush outfit in #4. I really love those Fidjis. As for the shorts in #2, they look fine but not quite up to your usual standards. I like #3 best without the jacket but when you need a topper, I still like this yellow one. Can you use it for fall with greys and browns as well as black and white?

  • Firecracker replied 3 years ago

    More love for the plaid jeans outfit, Sveta! You look smashing in it, from head to toe!
    I also love outfits 3 and 4 on you. You're doing a fantastic job of keeping your looks light despite the cold weather. I do like the effect of the nude Fidji pumps in outfit 4, and I think they are cool and quirky, not dated. But your style seems more modern classic now than quirky, so why not keep an eye out for a more sleek looking replacement? I agree, though, hang on to comfy shoes until you are sure you have no possible further need for them.
    The yellow blazer looks fab in 3, but I seem to recall having swooned over it more on you last year. Why is that? I'm not sure. Would the cream jacket from 4 go with this outfit? I think it's fine to move on and let things go when they're not exciting you any more, though. . .
    Which brings me to the shorts outfit. Of course you have managed to put together a stellar outfit. Looking at it in this lineup, though, I find it pales in comparison to the others. The shorts may be a little too roomy this year, and the micro-check is reading a rather drab gray from a distance. So I think the color is contributing to the "paling" effect next to your brighter stars in this post. I think you could pair all the pieces in the outfit with a different pair of shorts or pants and have a completely different effect that looks more in keeping with your current style.

  • Alana in Canada replied 3 years ago

    Thank you for showing us how it is done. Seriously. It has taken me a while to appreciate the subtlties of your style but now that I do, you are fabulous at it. 

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