Favourite Things Challenge #1: WIW

This outfit is an entry for Mary Beth's "Favourites Things" challenge: 

https://youlookfab.com/welookf.....-challenge 

Worn to work with a business casual client last week - so I wore business casual too! On my feet running around shopping with a client all day. Outfit goes the distance! Very comfy. 

I'm a mood dresser who needs to mix and match as I please. (Which is why the restriction of working within a few tight capsules does not work for me). Woke up that morning and was in the mood for a creative clashing pattern mix. This is what I ended up with. 

Ralph Lauren Polo Pants: Favourite dressy white pants!

L'Agence Blouse: One of my favourite silk blouses!

Smythe Jacket: FAVOURITE BLAZER OF ALL TIME!!!

Maeve Belt: FAVOURITE WHITE BELT OF ALL TIME!!! 

Paul Green Loafers: Favourite dressy cream loafers!

Pearl Necklace: FAVOURITE!!! 

Furla: Favourite white bag! 

At least a third of my wardrobe is a favourite. My stuff makes me happy, and I'm grateful for that! :) I also have ALL TIME FAVOURITES like this blazer and white grommet belt. 

Excuse the odd photo taking area in our rented unit with bad light. It is what it is....

Thanks for the fun challenge, Mary Beth! Thanks for looking. xo

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Some Spring WIWs (No White Jeans!)

Randomly taken wherever I remembered to snap a pic, or hubs Greg did! 

Miss our loft! Hope to move back in around August when phase 1 of the remodel is complete. 

These are WIWs from the last week. Miraculously, I wasn't in white jeans daily ;)

#1 - #2 = To work with a client. Debut of the new red Mary Janes and they are GREAT! Plus demolition before heading off to my client....

#3 - #4 = A day of errands and doggie walking in an old dress, and new red Mary Janes. The flats are favourites already! 

#5 = Shocking pink denim on denim. Old items worn in a new way! Worn to a casual party, and to work with a casual client.

#6 to #10 = What I'm wearing now! WFH, errands, plus dog walking. All old items. 

#11 to #14 = Took Sam and Jo to the Pacific Ocean where they can run on a huge secluded and windy beach off leash, and have the time of their lives.  Both absolutely zonked in the car on the long drive back :) - (yes, I wear pearls to the beach).

Thanks for looking. xo

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Green Jacket is here!

LOVE! (Bought with a giftcard). Hubs Greg loves it too! 

Perfect fit. TTS if you like a narrower fit. Made of a comfy and soft waxed fabric. Unique. Desigual, (from Spain), is becoming a go-to brand. 

Darker than expected, yet slightly sour so win-win for sour-colour loving me. AND, a good match with my new darker natural hair :)

Wearing it right away. NOW. Go Team Wear! 

Wearing it with golden oldies:

  • 6 year old white jeans. (I've worn white and off-white jeans most days over the last 6 weeks. Good thing I have multiple pairs!)
  • 9 year old Boden navy polka dot shirt. Buttoned to the top. Collar popped. My thing!
  • 6 year old light blue Furla
  • 2 year old light blue oxfords and 3 year light blue specs
Pics are as good as it gets in this temporary unit. More bad pics. Oh well! 

Highly recommend the jacket. I predict it will become a workhorse like the red one. 

Hair is doing what it wants to do. Feels current to have hair fall in a relaxed and random way. I'm embracing it, and enjoying it!

Thanks for looking. xo

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WIW: Packing UP

We're finally remodeling our loft, and have to move out for 4 to 5 months - with everything. We've been packing up on top of work, and everything else. Very busy bees.

My Esprit sweatshirts are AWESOME! I have the yellow too. 

Gap wide leg jeans (LOVE them, and waving to twinsie, DebbieK), white belt and oxfords, pearls, specs, styled hair, and my minimal make-up routine. This has been my packing uniform. 

Also making time for urban walks amidst the packing. We did the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail with Sam and Jo - 2.5 hrs - and highly recommend it to Seattleites! My coat and crossbody went over my packing uniform. Easy! 

Movers come tomorrow. That's WIWs from me till July. Thanks for looking. xo

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WIW: CLASSICALLY Dressed

Every item in this outfit apart from my red eyewear is classic. My straightened bob is classic too! 

fit & flare dress, tailored tall boots, satchel, fitted coat, moto, and denim jacket = CLASSICS 

I enjoy the classics as much as the trends :) 

I tend to like louder classics, so in a bright, bold pattern, or in crisp whites - and these days in a few earth tones too. 

Waving to Team Dark Floral Brooklyn and Suntiger - although the background of my dress is navy (not black), in which case I'm waving at Suz too! 

I've worn the version with the old red coat the most because it's Winter. I enjoy repeating outfits! 

Excuse the bad light upstairs with the full length mirror. That's why I take pics downstairs in brilliant light so that you can see colours accurately.

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIWs: Trends and Classics

Sporting trends with complementary classics in two similar outfits.

I'm a Trendy Classic :) 

Trends:

  • Barrel jeans (ecru - not white)
  • Oversized jumper 
  • Oversized Aviator (7 years old, and a favourite! '80s Fabness!)
  • Boxy Faux Leather Jacket (a '60s touch)
  • Big Red Specs 

Classics

  • Slipper flats
  • Boots
  • Belt 
  • Furla Satchel
  • Pearls 
  • Innitial Necklace

Wavy bobbed hair can fit into any era and style persona. As current as it is classic. So my Hubs Greg tells me, anyway ;) 

Happy Valentine's Day, and thanks for looking. xo

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WIWs: Big COS Sweater Dress

I LOVE my Winter COS sweater dress! Sack silhouette, warm, long, super cosy, super comfy, and easy to style. 

Not sure what to call the colour. Not quite lime, not quite olive, not quite avocado, not quite pea soup. Maybe matcha green!

And just sour enough for my sartorial preferences with my natural honey blonde hair! Interrestingly, I would not have worn this colour as a platinum blonde.

Excuse the bad light and hazy pics. It's Winter.

The dress is a slam dunk with my tall whiskey weatherproof boots! Wearing hosiery to keep warm. 

It's a versatile frock. Here are ways I've worn it, and still want to wear it. Worn it with the bubblegum pink coat most of all.

* I bat for Team Matchy-Matchy AND Team Co-ordinate. I pander to my mood for the day. I bet you do too! 

* Worn with a variety of toppers, specs and bags. The same boots.

* I didn't think I had an oversized topper - but I do! I have an old tan Modern Retro cape that is BIG - almost 10 years old. Joke's on me ;) 

* Currently in the mood to make a statement with solids. Still love and wear patterns, of course! 

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIW: Oversized Nostalgia

Oversized my way! Fit is dead right.

If you wore Esprit in the '80s - Inge, Suz, Sal, Brooklyn, Barbara Diane, Laura, DanaBijou, Viv, and others! - you'll get why this hoodie is extremely nostalgic, and makes me smile. Had to have it :)

I wore the exact same hoodie in bright green in 1988 when I was 18. Gone full circle with bright yellow in 2023 a 53. Unisex. An iconic classic. And always with pearls. 

We will be in remodel mode for the first half of the year. I wore this yesterday because it was a bit of a remodel prep day. I'll be wearing this sweatshirt a lot! The orange one is on the way.

Worn with old leather Chucks and sailor jeans, and new causal sling bag. No need for a topper that day as I was between units in the same building.

I match our decor and the brunch I cooked for brekkie.

Jo says hi, and thanks for looking :) 

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WIWs: RED and Christmassy!

Here are three recent WiW's (in the last 5 days). I bat for Team Red! 

It was sunny, dry, and frosty in Seattle last week. Cold! Remember I'm outside braving the elements on foot ALL THE TIME. I walk almost everywhere. I need to wrap up.

This week is much wetter and warmer. 

All outfit items are old and VERY old - apart from the new big brushed scarf, cream Coach bag, and red specs. 

The Valentino is 15 years old!I put a cream guitar strap on it to refresh its look. I LOVE IT SOOOO MUCH!!! 

#1 to #4: At the Seattle Christmas Market! 

#5: Rudolf without the red nose, comes out to play :)

#6: Holiday China is used daily! 

#7 to #10: Shopping with a client at U-Village. At Anthropolgie. Match their macarons! Love wearing red with Dutch orange and cream!

#11 to #14: What I'm wearing now, to WFH, have the car we seldom drive serviced, run errands, and walk doggies - and I got wet. Keeping it real! Hair all over the place....

#15: I wore this yesterday to shop with hubs. Same as today, but with a dressy coat. Yes, I repeat outfits! 

TWO YEARS OF HAIR GROWTH! Natural colour. 

Giving my wardrobe a big grateful hug! 

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIW: To Decorate

It's tradition in the US to put up Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. Makes the festive season last longer. Why not!

I have the perfect-for-me playful holiday sweater for the day, which I got just before the pandemic. Can you spot three Yorkies? :) 

Layered it over a new J.Crew red plaid shirt, which was sold out in a nanosecond with good reason. It's absolutely gorgeous quality, a hip modern cut, and drapes like a dream. Waving at twinsie, Suz!

Old barrel jeans, at-home-only-Eccos, pearls, red specs, '80s and '90s music, yummy food, fab hubs skillfully assembling our tree, and precious Sam and Jo - in their red collars to match! - made for a wonderful day! xo

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