WIWs: WFH

Quick snaps since I haven't posted for a while! Haven't had a chance to share my Greece wardrobe capsule and pics either. Life and work are very busy till Dec. But I'll try to share soon! 

  • I WFH some of the time, and I err on the dressy side. VERY comfortable in fluid fits, luxe fabrics, dressier bottoms, and at-home-only sneakers. Styled hair, pearls, and daily make-up. 
  • On WFH days, I am also out and about doing errands and walking doggies no matter what :) - in which case I add a topper, bag, and outside shoes.
  • I LOVE wearing wide full length pants and jeans! I feel elegant, cheeky, very comfy, and long in the legs in them. Modern Retro too. I don't wear heels, so the same length works with all my footwear. 
  • Here are two WFH outfits I wore yesterday, and right now. 
  • New houndstooth United Colours of Benetton jeans, and Wit & Wisdom brown checked pants. Different fits on me than on the models! 
https://us.benetton.com/hounds.....A_905.html

  •  Sam matches my lime sweater today. Jo is sticking to fuschia :) 
  • Hair wants to flip out, so I'm letting it do just that!

Back later! xo

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Haircut: 20 months of Hair Growth

From platinum blonde pixie to honey blonde bob. 

Going back to my natural colour was one of the best hair decisions I've made. Extremely low maintenance at the salon! Hubs was 100% right since he suggested it :)

Had a hair trim yesterday, which happens every 3 months these days. Shaped and thinned at the back. Front still growing, and grows slower than the back. Dead ends cut off. 

This is straight and styled by me. I'll wear it wavy too, of course! The fringe stays out my face with my specs. Handy! 

About two to three more inches to go. Will continue growing it into next year.

......and new easy-to-identify luggage. xo

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WiWs: Belated Birthday Edition

My birthday was 7 weeks ago on July 9. I got the Smythe blazer, the big tan pants, and orange trousers. I wore the blazer with the tan pans out for fancy sushi on my birthday like this. It was a chilly air-conditioned setting so I was glad to have the coverage! 
 
This is my FAVOURITE ITEM BLAZER OF ALL TIME. It could not be more perfect. I've worn it quite a bit already. The pants too! Versatile items for my style. 

My bold statement of the day:

Modern Classic is my Fashion- Forward  :)

I'm organically adding and wearing more classics. They suit me, feel gorgeously luxe and elegant, and make me happy! It feels fashion-forward to wear a higher percentage of classics at the moment because they feel "new" and are beyond trends - which I love wearing too, btw! I'm a Trendy Classic. 

The BIG pair of tan pair pants are a fringe trend at this exaggerated width. The orange pants are a fringe trend I see coming down the runways too. Straight high waist pants that are full length with a bit of scrunch. Polar opposite to each other and super fun! The grommet belt and ten year old gold loafers are trendy. My eyewear is retro.

The blazer is a classic. Loud and unique in the screaming plaid. 

My new hair, blouse, knitted top, gold belt, both bags, cream loafers, make-up, and pearls are classic.

Sam and Jo are in a league of their own :)

The orange blouse had to be mine. Dutch orange, stirrups, and horse bits for my horse capsule. Enough said! Wore it untucked for a change too. It feels stunning! 

Hair Update: Desperately need a re-shape. The back grows faster than the front, and I want the front longer. Trim next week. VERY much enjoying my natural colour, and the length that finally looks more attractive to my eye. Far fewer bad hair days. 

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIW: Brown, Baby!

CHANGE is my word for the year. Wearing chocolate brown with a happy heart is a BIG change.

I haven't worn brown clothing since the '80s, when my school uniform was brown. Took me 35 years to recover..... 

Waving to Brooklyn, Suntiger, April, LJP, Style Fan and Star as forum members who have loved chocolate brown forever! 

When I saw the brown chevron Theory suit at the NAS, I felt a strong affection! Browns are great with my new darker and more versatile hair. And that short blazer with the big wide trousers at puddle length is soooo '80s with a touch of '40s. Complete with sharp shoulders. How can this suit not be mine ;) 

The suit is impeccable, and drapes like a dream! 

This is how I will wear my new brown Theory suit in September when it's cool enough to do so. 

Brown my way. In a bolder way. I'm a loud person, so I can't wear brown quietly! Honest outfits. And just the beginning of a hundred ways I can style this suit.

  • With AllSaints brown mesh top. The pattern is a work of art! The bright bits in the pattern make it for me.
  • With '60s inspired mesh top. Makes me smile :)
  • Cream loafers and boots. Sometimes a cream grommet '80s belt to match. Looped the '80s way.
  • Taupe, orange, cream bags create CONTRAST.
  • Eyewear variations. All prescription lenses. 

Sam and Jo feature heavily in my posts because they're always close-by. I can't be precious about my clothes! They have to work with very doggie daily life, or I'm not interested. This time, our outfits match :)

Thanks for looking, and have a great weekend. xo

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WiWs: Angelic WHITE-OUT

I LOVE to wear shades of white, and have done so my whole life. Especially in the Summer, and from head-to-toe. 

I LOVE to wear dresses, eyelet, white pants, pearls, and bat for Team Pretty Outfit!

I can't believe it's taken me this long to get the perfect-for-me white eyelet dress. All good things come to those who wait ;) 

Here are some WHITE-OUT looks that I've worn recently to work with clients, go out to friends dinner parties, and eat out at restaurants. 

I'm a TRENDY CLASSIC. Sam and Jo always with me. 

The outfits have SUBTLE differences in the bags and shoes so watch out for them. Some dressed up, and some dressed down with sneakers and crossbodies for doggie walking and more casual gatherings. No heels. 

I like to combine White-Out with cream, taupe, and gold shoes and bags. I mix creams and whites. I think it looks modern! 

Often when I wear WHITE-OUT, a friend or client remarks that I look angelic. I laugh because my name - ANGÉLIQUE - means "angelic". Apparently, I'm dressing to the meaning of my name! My dear Mama named me after her favourite racy French romance novels...... not so angelic......which cracks me up too.

The outfits look a little drab against the background in front of my mirror. They look better in the real world with all sorts of backdrops! Oh, well! You get the idea.....

Bonus photo taken last night of Greg and me out to dinner with friends and I'm wearing the dress the dressy way. 

Thanks for looking! xo


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WIWs: Dressing Blue Lemons

I LOVE SUMMER DRESSES!

One-and-done. A particularly happy way of dressing for me.

Waving to all who bat for Team Summer Dress :) 

  • I like my frocks on the dressy, pretty, retro, and classic side. Knee-covering, A-line or flared, and in solids and patterns. Preferably with pockets, and made of natural fibres. High SWOOSH-factor is important! 
  • Both blue dresses are new and replaced frocks that bit the dust.
  • The Hobbs dress was bought off season for a song! Lucked out. Only had to wait 6 months to wear it.......  ;)
  • POLO by Ralph Lauren has become an important brand to me. The perfect horsey association aside - it's my look! I went to a POLO store for the first time this year, and was in my element. It's pricey, so I wait for items to go on sale. Great success so far!
  • Worn both blue dresses multiple times thanks to warm and hot weather. These are everyday dresses for me, which I dress up or down depending on the setting and activities of the day. This is how I've worn them so far. With dressy flats, low heels, fashion sneakers, satchels and crossbodies, thereby creating a variation of vibes that suit the tasks at hand. 
  • Sunnies are on daily at this point. Mine have prescription lenses. The white are a vintage pearlized pair from 1961 that I picked up about 6 years ago. Unique! The round RayBans are new, and an iconic classic. 
  • Sam and Jo are always there.

Thanks for looking! xo


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Beach and Pool Capsule Pics!

If you missed it and are interested in the details, here's the recent post: 

https://youlookfab.com/2023/05.....l-capsule/

Big update and refresh was in order for an upcoming trip to Greece, and a couple of pool vacations. I'm set and can forget about this capsule for a good long while!

Everything is new apart from the old white shorts, packable straw hat, and beach bag. A solid beach tote would be visually better. But I adore my old polka dot darling and didn't want another! 

I need to get used to the pool slides! They are chunky, and I bat for Team Dainty Shoes. But super comfy and practical. My feet don't like flip flops. They were the right decision. 

New iconic classic round RayBans have prescription lenses. Thrilled! Already workhorses. In fact, I'm thrilled with everything. Lots of mixing and matching. Lots of colour. Very comfy. Coverage and support in the right places :)

This time, I have beachy waves to go with the capsule....

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIWs: Jumpsuits!

  • I'm over my challenge with jumpsuits! NEVER SAY NEVER. Soooo comfy! Lots of pockets.
  • I have three, and here are two of them. The one is '80s, and the other '70s. If I get a '60s jumpsuit - I'll have covered my favourite fashion eras.
  • All items are old apart from the denim jumpsuit and turquoise pumps. It's a miracle I can walk in these 1.75 inch heels! 
  • I am always remixing new items with old items. Keeps the wardrobe cohesive and more sustainable.
  • Wore the pink boiler suit today. Errands, WFH, casual meetings, and doggie walking. 
  • Wore the new "Charlie's Angels" denim jumpsuit twice - casually with sneakers, and with heels. Out to dinner, and to work with a client. Feel magical in it :)
  • The denim jumpsuit found me! I saw it, gasped, had to try it on, and it was love at first sight. It's my most fun purchase of 2023, and an unexpected wild card! 
  • Off my item blazers. I'm only into blazers when they are part of pants suits. Much more into cheeky SHORT jackets. Maybe it's because of the new hair??? Not sure! But following my feelings. NAS peachy-toffee pleather jacket for $49 is a WORKHORSE! Impeccable quality. Puts some designer stuff to shame.
  • I'm a shoe and bag matcher. Not all the time, but more in Spring and Summer because I have shoes in the colours of the bags.
  • I bat for Team Dainty Shoes.  
  • Pearls. Specs. Always.
  • Hair is a little '70s too. And I like it! 
  • Sam and Jo are almost always with me, and part of my outfits. My outfits must work with my very doggie life. It's authentic that they are constant photo bombers. 

Thanks for looking! xo

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WIW: The Zara Co-ord

Seattle has been breaking heat records for four days straight. Hottest days ever recorded in May. It is hot. 30C to 33C plus, and humid. And very few people have a/c here - because we never needed it! 

We do not have a/c and our loft is HOT. 

Hence my VERY breezy, lightweight, and ventilating outfit in 100% cotton. A NAVY and cream patterned pants set (Zara says black - incorrect - it is absolutely navy). 

These fluid solid and patterned pants sets were one of my favourite looks in the '90s. Thrilled I can cross them off my shopping list! They are beachy - and perfect for HOT weather when you don't want to wear a dress, skirt, or shorts. I lived in beachy hot Cape Town in the '90s, so it worked very well. It's working as well in our heatwave!

I LOVE this set (and my solid citron set here)! The '60s pattern is appealing, and so is the nod to the '70s. Despite the heat, I've been prancing around in it feeling playful, nostalgic, cheeky, and very comfy! 

The sandals have closed backs, so the long hems on the pants work just fine. The hems do not get caught under my heels as I stride. 

Waving to ChristinaF who has the same set. Waving to Suz who wants to try the set. Waving to Laura who loves '90s sets like I do. Waving to Katerina who mentioned it's a great alternative to dresses :)

I was at the vet with Sam and Jo this morning. Now I'm off to walk them and run errands downtown on foot. Busy on this sizzling Seattle day. I'm wearing the right thing! 

Thanks for looking. xo

ETA: Just saw the weird reflections of sunlight in the mirror. The print is perfect though - I assure you.

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WIWs: BIG White Jeans

I LOVE WHITE JEANS.

One of my all time favourite items to wear!

I like to keep my bottoms on trend, and tend to be an early adopter of new bottom silhouettes. I'm into trendy FULL LENGTH wide legs at the moment, which meant that these Frame white jeans were calling my name. I ADORE them. Big, yet not overwhelming. Very comfortable. They became instant workhorses as soon as the weather warmed, and dried. (Waving at Tanya who has them too!)

I have regular length legs. They look long because the pants are FULL LENGTH. And tucking my top lengthens the leg line from the hips upwards. I'm wearing flat loafers. If I wore heels, my legs would look longer.

I've worn these glorious jeans many ways, and am showing you the first two. More trends coming through in these outfits: 

Outfit 1: Pattern Mixed: Lemon jumper, Kate Spade belt, Tweed jacket, loafers, Furla, Pearls, Sam and Jo. 

*the Japanese fresh water baby pearls are newish, and a gift from hubs Greg at the start of the pandemic. I've been wearing them a lot lately because the vibe works well with my longer hair, (to my eye, anyway!)

Outfit 2: Greenly Puffed: Puffy sleeves and I have a good relationship. I enjoy them. These exaggerated ones in bright green were too fun to pass up! Feel like I can kick-arse in them. Same belt, white Mary Janes, and an old yellow Tory Burch bag. 

Shopping with a client all day tomorrow. I think I'll wear my BIG white jeans :)

Thanks for looking. xo

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