Posting early today, as it’s a long, busy day and evening ahead, so while I finish my cup of tea, I’ll put this up. Among other things, I’m doing the seasonal switchover with my clothes, and I think I’m probably going to stash the winter clothes I still like, and may wear again someday, but are currently not where I’m going with my style.
This outfit, however, very much is where I’m going with my style, as you know, if you happen to have been following along. Yeah, I’m back in grey, but I anticipate more pastels and warmer neutrals very soon, as in, probably tomorrow, if the outfit I’ve got in mind comes together as well as I hope it will.
Have a lovely Wednesday!
Scarf: Yeah, I detagged this before wearing it, and didn’t remember, and a check of my archives shows the last time I wore it, I didn’t know either. Silk/cotton blend, via TK Maxx, remixed.
Cabled tunic: Jeanne Pierre, also via TK Maxx. I’m generally not keen on multiples, outside of stuff like plain tees, but I’d buy another one of these in cream or white in a heartbeat.
Pendant: No tags other than price, and I don’t recall where I got it.
Skirt: Sadly-defunct boutique in Liverpool, where I would be shopping like hell if it still existed, because mori/natural/lagenlook/drapey/neutral heaven it was. Remixed.
Tights: M&S, remixed.
Clogs: Sanita. You know what’s also awesome about my current style direction? It works with clumpy shoes like clogs very well.
Is this colour combination visible enough for Visible Monday? I think so!
I kind of needed bright, obnoxious screaming colour to get me through the day; it was cold, it was raining, and I am coming down with what feels like it’s going to be a miserable cold. Orange and pink is one of those allegedly awful colour mixes I just love to bits, and apparently the manufacturer of this extremely warm tunic agrees with me. I was delighted by how well the orange in the jumper matches my skinny jeans; it really is a totally exact match, and while I don’t doubt I’ll remix it with regular blue denim jeans one day, today just cried out for the orange pants.
And now it’s time for something warm and comforting for dinner, plenty of tea, and some blog visits. I encourage everybody to check out the Visible Monday ladies here.
Tunic: Benetton. This is slightly itchy, since there’s a tiny bit of mohair in the blend, but I like it well enough to deal with it. As always, it’s also a bit too big in the hips, but again, I was not passing up this delightfully garish jumper because of a minor fit issue.
Desigual is always highly visible, and today is Monday, so they’re a good match. I hope all my friends in the US are having a wonderful Labor Day weekend, and that the oncoming autumn is good for everybody. 1 May is Labour Day over here, so this was just an ordinary Monday for me, other than the lovely sunshine and warm weather, which has been anything but ordinary this summer, alas. I did get out to enjoy it, and even though I’m largely swathed in black here, my clothes were light and breezy and totally comfortable in the warm temperatures.
Cardigan: August Silk, remixed. I am so glad I have this; most of my other long cardigans are wool or other animal fibres, and having one in cotton is filling a major gap.
Tunic: Desigual, remixed.
Belt: Topshop, remixed. I love this belt so much; my arms are mostly covering it in this picture, but something about the triple wrap and the gaps between them actually gives my rather straight waist quite a bit of definition.
Bling: Various, remixed. I have been heavily loading my arms up with bracelets lately, and I often find that I feel like a necklace or anything other than discreet earrings feels like too much on top of that, especially since I wear two or three rings every day.
Leggings: Gap, remixed.
Cage shoes: New Look, remixed. I am so delighted with these.
Check out the lovely ladies at the lovely Patti’s weekly Visible Monday round-up!
Day one of Megan and Keely's latest Fashion Challenge, and today is Solid Bright or Bold Print. I, as you see, am wearing a brightly coloured bold print. I’ve had this one hanging on the rail since at least last autumn, when I picked it up on clearance, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about it. I love the print and the colours so much, and it’s wildly comfortable, but it feels just a little Mrs. Roper to me. Knee-length, or at least lower on the thigh, and I’d be fine with it, as a dress, but as a tunic, eh, still not sure. Nonetheless, it was cheery and bright and swingy, and the really huge sleeves were kind of interesting to try, seeing as I normally prefer my sleeves pretty fitted.
Given that there’s so much I do like about this, I’m not ready to send it off to the charity shop yet, but it’s going back on the rail for a while, as I give some thought to how else I can style it. I definitely felt highly visible today, which is good, because it is, of course, Visible Monday over at Patti's blog. After several days wearing muddy wellies and profoundly unflattering jeans while planting my vegetable patch, among other things, it was very nice to be able to dress up just a skosh today.
Necklace: H&M, remixed.
Leggings: Gap, remixed.
Clogs: Rockport. Orange! Shoes! This looked way better than it photographed, incidentally. The whole outfit did, in motion, but the shoes look extra weird in this photo.
Just a quick outfit post tonight, because, uh, I’m planning on getting up early in the morning, to hit the Marni at H&M collection launch. It feels kind of silly, but there are a couple of pieces I’ve seen online and in the display window at H&M that I’d like to at least get a closer look at, and well, tomorrow’s schedule is light and what the hell, I’ll be a fashion lemming this once.
More tomorrow, including a meme Gracey tagged me with!
Cardigan: Primrose, via TK Maxx, unintentionally remixed, but man, it was so cold when I went out to chuck some newspapers in the recycling bin this morning, that I quickly added a cardigan. I always get fooled by those bright, sunny, almost-spring days, and this time, I got lucky and discovered that nature was trying to trick me into freezing before actually getting out the door for the day.
Tunic: Monsoon, thrifted, remixed.
Leggings: Probably Gap, remixed.
Boots: Duo, Elba, remixed.
Jewellery: Lapis lazuli beads, gifted by spouse, remixed. Unseen earrings to match.
After two consecutive Mondays when visibility was not my highest priority (one was a funeral, the other was a sick spouse), I am back this week, and very glad to be. So I’m hopping back in on Visible Monday 35, and as always, many thanks to the lovely Patti for hosting.
This outfit was chosen primarily because I needed (for some value of ‘need,’ that isn’t actually, you know, need) to try on a tunic I want to wear with this cardigan. I am dreadful at eyeballing lengths, and so just putting together an ensemble that’s almost identical to the one I’d be creating with the new tunic seemed like a good idea. It was. You’ll be seeing the end result very soon.
I liked this outfit a lot. The weather’s been pretty mild for a couple of days now, so I didn’t fear freezing, and with as much as I love winter clothes, it felt so good to wear something much lighter weight, and if not exactly springlike, at least not so obviously winter clothing.
Happy Visible Monday, all, and please do check out the other participants!
Necklace: Thrifted. No idea where the heck this originally came from, but I found it oddly appealing.
Cardigan: Tag says “Primrose,” and I got it at TK Maxx. It’s made by the same company, and is of the same luscious fibre mix as the ruffly/waterfall cardigan I wore last week. Since the style was substantially different from the other long black cardi, and it was every bit as cheap as well, I figured it was probably worth it. And, again, the knit is just so soft and luxurious. I like the nipped-in waist a lot.
Tunic: H&M. Still more stripes.
Bangles: Various, remixed.
Leggings: No idea. I’ve long since detagged them, and just fished them out of the basket where the leggings reside.