WIW: Solid Simple Bright

It's COLD. Snowed today. Stopped now, thankfully! About to head out to work with a client for the rest of the day. 

It's been a stressful week. Brights calm me down and make me happy :)

These red velvet pants have become workhorses! Puffy sleeves and cashmere are my Winter jam. The orange coat has a quilted thinsulate lining so its VERY warm. Like a puffer. I'll add red gloves for the short drive. 

This is a very comfy outfit, albeit dressy. My work with clients is more active than you expect so I need to be able to move very freely. No outfit malfunctions, and lots of coverage! 

11 months in and I'm getting used to my natural dark honey blonde hair and longer locks. It's been an adjustment! Loving its healthy condition, and how it keeps my ears warm. Wish it was four inches longer. This time next year. Patience! 

Thanks for looking. xo

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  • LJP replied 1 year ago

    This is all so approachable and happy looking ! I’ve always admired those JCrew coats and often wish I had purchased one . This one is great for your wardrobe . I’m laughing at the hair timeline - I remember joining you on the hair growing mission and I think I lasted til March ;)

  • nuancedream replied 1 year ago

    Hand that entire outfit to me right now, Angie! Sensational and such happy colors! Why did I choose to wear black today?

  • Helena replied 1 year ago

    All hail Angie, queen of bright colour!! YLF!! Sorry you had a stressful week and hope you have some time to chill out this weekend x

  • Katerina replied 1 year ago

    What a happy bright outfit! I love it, you look amazing. The velvet pants are absolute perfection on you.

  • Suz replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous, Angie! You look amazing in these vivid brights and I'll bet you make everyone who sees you smile! Loving the combo of orange, red, and hot pink. Bold and delicious. 

    And yes...it's cold! I've got red pants on today, too! Well, red plaid....

  • ChristelJ replied 1 year ago

    Amazing how you create outfits that are comfy, functional and dressy all at once, while being visually charming and super flattering to boot. These are great colors together, very authentic Angie. And your hair has a lovely subtle wave, so pretty.

    I am here in Seattle for a few days and so happy to be experiencing snow and cold! We don't really get that where I live. I love bundling up.

  • Vildy replied 1 year ago

    You are so darn pretty!

  • Cardiff girl replied 1 year ago

    Snow!?!l suppose it’s festive.Well anyone beholding you in the snow would instantly feel a whole lot better.You have a bright and cheerful winter glow about you.

  • Tanya replied 1 year ago

    Such happy, bright colors!   I love how you put the colors together.   Hope you stay warm.

  • Jenn replied 1 year ago

    I can tell these are your happy colors, and I bet they're a showstopper viewed against a snowy, gray downtown Seattle.

  • Irina replied 1 year ago

    The best picture is the last one where you smile! Brilliant!

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    This is Angie attempting to go Goth, kids.

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Oh wow - super  fun color scheme!  It sure brightens up winter!  

  • Jonesy replied 1 year ago

    I'm sorry you've had a stressful week! You are glowing in this outfit--how fun that red velvet pants have become a workhorse for you :). Your warmer blonde hair coordinates beautifully with Sam and Jo, lol!

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    OMG. Cee has me laughing so hard i'm crying

    this almost makes me want to try dopamine dressing 

  • Lesley replied 1 year ago

    I am all over these colors!

  • Dee replied 1 year ago

    Nobody has more fun with colours than you Angie, always a delight!!

  • CarolS replied 1 year ago

    I bet everybody who saw you today was just a little happier for the experience! That is just a KILLER colour mix!!!!

  • replied 1 year ago

    Looking dynamite! Hope a stress-free weekend comes your way. Waving back at you :)

  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    Cha cha cha! That’s perfect for a snowy day, IMO. So cheerful!

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 1 year ago

    Oh, I'm cracking up at Cee's comment!
    Beautiful brights, Angie. These colors match your personality. I am really liking your hair, too!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words, everyone! I'm smiling......especially at Cee :)

    Sorry to not respond individually. I do appreciate your awfully gracious comments. I've just come home, need to sort out Sam and Jo, and get dressed for a holiday dinner. We have two this weekend. Back later...

  • Bonnie replied 1 year ago

    You wear these brights better than anyone. I had a busy day today, too, and wore my red coat over my mustard sweater inspired by you!!

  • Runcarla replied 1 year ago

    Chef’s kiss!

  • slim cat replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous! The hair is fab ( warmer ears is a big bonus in Seattle' winter 
    ;-)  , it's colder in Bay Area too and my ears are cold without coverage ).

  • Zaeobi replied 1 year ago

    You look like a vibrant sunset :D Not sure if I posted this before or not, but FYI Marina Rinaldi has lots of 'velvet' corduroy pants in your sour brights if you're looking for more!

    My favourite part is the coat though - brilliant example of tomato orange/ fiery red & well fitted to boot :)

  • Star replied 1 year ago

    Love this bright and happy combination!  Coat is fab.

  • Olive Green replied 1 year ago

    Kinda snorting coffee here, Cee. Heh. 
    I love those colours and wore them together for years. Perks of having been a kid during the psychedelic era. Now I save the orange boots and hats and scarves for accents. 
    Will go look for the brilliant gloves. 

  • sarah replied 1 year ago

    Gorgeous. I love your bright outfits!

  • replied 1 year ago

    Love your longer, darker hair and your cheery colors!
    Sorry about the snow :( Way too early for that stuff!

  • merwoman replied 1 year ago

    And brights love you back! Hair is looking sooo good beautiful lady, and it does take boatloads of patience.  My grow out took a good 4 to 5 years, but it’s all about the journey, isn’t it?

  • Cee replied 1 year ago

    ...and now I'm SPENT !

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! 

    Merwoman, your hair growth journey is an inspiration :)

    Zaeobi, I saw, thank you! 

    bonnie, I'm humbled to have inspired your fab self. 

  • Joyce B replied 1 year ago

    Your lovely and happy outfit tames any Winter weather.

  • Inge replied 1 year ago

    Now this is a HAPPY colour combo if I ever saw one!! You must get so many compliments while you are working, Angie.
    The fit of those gorgeous trousers is sooo good!! Love the pink puffy sleeved jumper too. And hurrah for dressy coats that are warm!!
    Your hair is looking beautiful too, my sweet friend!!

  • Janet replied 1 year ago

    You are always a visual ray of sunshine, Angie! And I love your hair. So pretty!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    So appreciate these kind words! Thanks for chiming in :) 

  • Jaime replied 1 year ago

    Well I mean I was already wowed with the pink and red (love how the bag works with this) and then you added the orange topper! So beautiful! A sunset on an exotic island. Hope this week is less stressful, and sending you some of my fast hair growing power!

  • Debbie replied 1 year ago

    Love the bag! The whole outfit is fabulous! Friendly approachable and WOW!

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    So nice, everyone! You're lovely. Thanks :) 

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