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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  • Carol replied 9 months ago

    Wow, your legs are probably a mile long, but those tan pants make them a mile longer! Just curious, Angie--about how much tailoring do you do of your pieces? Because those fit well.

    Love the colors, too--I would totally wear those. 

  • Suz replied 9 months ago

    Wow! You GLOW in those oranges -- it is incredible. Absolutely stunning, Angie. 

    The blazer is, indeed, perfect for you, and I can't wait to see it in other combinations. I see it is cotton. Will it be primarily a summer item for you or do you think you will also wear it into fall/ winter? I can see it in fall, perhaps. Maybe not winter so much. But it will be fun to play with. 

    LOVE both trousers -- they both look amazing, and as you say, pleasingly different silhouettes. A fun switch up from crops now. 

    And the orange blouse is just spectacular on you. 

    As someone who enjoys orange but cannot wear it, I will revel in these beautiful brights on you! 

  • rachylou replied 9 months ago

    I must give a special shout out for the orange trousers and pink glasses! The blazer looks like to be a workhorse already :)

  • Dee replied 9 months ago

    The blazer is such a wonderful colourful addition, but the wide pants are a blast too. Big cuffs, and pleats to boot. Enjoying your Dutch orange combos too. The classics shine in these brights colours and prints.

  • LJP replied 9 months ago

    I agree with Suz in that the orange is so beautiful on you ! These are all unique and fashion forward pieces and look like they’ll be useful for a long time .

  • bj1111 replied 9 months ago

    Happy happy birthday!

    You wear wide leg pants so well.

  • ChristelJ replied 9 months ago

    It seems you can wear any pants style to perfection! These are so much fun. Love the hems on the tan pants, and the narrowness of the orange ones. Your trendy pants silhouettes always inspire me to consider new shapes in my own. The blazer and shirt are both gorgeous and suit you so well. You look so beautiful and vibrant in these outfits.

  • Inge replied 9 months ago

    Your new blazer is absolutely divine, Angie! The new orange blouse is stunning too, and so very you, what a find! And your hair is looking amazing!

    The happiness factor is splashing off the screen, love it all!-)

  • Runcarla replied 9 months ago

    Orange outfit = serotonin ++!

  • Irina replied 9 months ago

    You look fantastic! Love your new blazer and can see how versatile it is going to be in your closet. Pants are great, too!

  • Indigoprint replied 9 months ago

    I really admire how all your pieces play so well together. I hope someday when I grow up I can do that too.
    You look Fab!

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone!

    Carol, I have regular length legs. These full length styles of pants makes them them look longer than they are! - coupled with a short or tucked top that extends the leg line from the hips upward.

    To answer your question, certain brands fit me really well, so I tend to stick with them. I don't need to alter much that way. Hems rarely need hemming. Sometimes I have the waistband altered to fit. I had these orange pants altered at the waist. The rest of the items fit straight off the rack. 

    Suz, that is high praise, and I'm blushing! The blazer can be worn into early Autumn. Fab for Spring and when I need a dressy jacket in Summer! So with you on the fun switcheroo of silhouettes on the bottom. The trendiest part of my style. Yours too :)

    Rachy, orange and pink are pretty together! Yup. The blazer is a workhorse. 

    Dee, you nailed it! I tend to wear the classics in brights. Part of what makes me happy to wear them. That said, I wear a lot of blue and white too. 

    LPJ, I love wearing bright orange. Nice of it to boomerang the affection! YES! These items have longevity. Tan works well with my hair these days too. 

    Thanks bj1111, Carla and Irina! Brights are as versatile for my style as neutrals. It would be interesting to know which I wear more frequently - if I counted my wears ;)


  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    ChristelJ, more high praise from very gracious you! Thanks so much. Humbled to inspire your bottoms silhouettes.

    Inge, my sweet friend, thank you for being sooooo supportive of my tedious and less than attractive grow-out! It made a difference :)

    Indigoprint, what a nice thing to say!

  • Star replied 9 months ago

    I thought pic 18 was going to be my favourite and then I saw 24.

  • Sal replied 9 months ago

    The blazer is a stunning piece - just absolutely gorgeous.  And as I said on instagram your orange shirt was meant to be yours.  So brilliant for you.

  • Barbara Diane replied 9 months ago

    Wow, you look amazing. I love your new hair- you showed so much patience during the grow out.

  • slim cat replied 9 months ago

    Gorgeous - every look and style! Of course I'm in love with the last pic -
     irresistible ;-) !

  • Brooklyn replied 9 months ago

    You look wonderful! I love the tan pants so much! I would love something similar for Spring and I would wear it with a high neck top too :) The blazer is perfect for you.

  • replied 9 months ago

    Love the last pic especially :) My favorite outfit is the beige pants and orange blouse! Your hair looks good to me!

  • quietloud replied 9 months ago

    Beautiful! You could probably wear any type of pants, but these two are amazing on you!

  • Mirjana replied 9 months ago

    Your new blazer is absolutely divine, Angie! The new orange blouse is stunning too, and so very you. I'm smitten with the tan wide leg pants, they fit you perfect, sooo gorgeous on you. Love all combinations, great.

  • Bijou replied 9 months ago

    Wow - I'm speechless!!!

    So glad you found that Blazer, the perfect birthday present, it is just perfect in every way.

  • Janet replied 9 months ago

    That blazer is so fantastic on you — all of these pieces are! The orange blouse is soooo good. Classic but distinctive. You look beautiful, and your hair grow-out may have taken a while but it’s my favorite hairstyle I’ve seen on you. Belated happy birthday, and hi to Sam and Jo!

  • cat2 replied 9 months ago

    Glad you hung onto the gold loafers; they look so on point again. And love the orange pants; Yoox can really deliver sometimes. And with that print L’Agence has come up with a great category of Cheery Equestrian. The RL equestrian pieces can be sort of serious.

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Thanks so much, everyone! I'll be back to comment in detail in a bit. 

  • Cee replied 9 months ago

    You look smarter than Einstein after his second cup of coffee !  

  • Kyle replied 9 months ago

    I know you will have many, many happy days and memories wearing Greg’s gift.  Going to be so fun to see how you style it for different seasons and events. The orange, meanwhile, is just so pretty, vibrant and fun. 

    Can someone please hire you to model women’s jeans and pants? I’m honestly surprised it hasn’t happened already…

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Thanks, for the kind compliments! 

    Star, Sam and Jo make me look good :)

    Sal, YES! I saw your sweet IG comment. Thanks for the cheerleading!

    Barbara Diane, thanks especially for the gracious hair affection! 

    Slim cat, you are lovely! Jo and Sam send tailwags. 

    Brooklyn, I can see you in the tan pants! Fun to be twinsies :) - and go Team High Neck Top and Wide Pants!

    Suntiger, thanks for being very supportive of my hair grow-out! Sam and Jo send loving looks. 

    quiet loud, nice to see you chime in and thanks for the kind words!

    Mirjana, you are a sweetheart. Appreciate your kind words and sweet disposition.

    Bijou, YES! Greg is a keeper. I love the things he buys for me. Always dead right. 

    Janet, that is high praise. Thank you so much! Much appreciate how supportive you've been throughout my tedious grow-out. It made a difference!

    cat2, the gold loafers look great, right? A decade old, and on trend. Fun! YES. I saw L'Agence's brand new playful horsey collection. I'm stalking ;) 

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Cee, delightful to be compared to Einstein ;)

    Kyle, the blazer, both pairs of pants, and blouse are versatile items for my style! Playful too. Just thrilled with them. (And you made me blush ......)

  • nancylee replied 9 months ago

    You look amazing! Love those tan pants...and your natural hair color! 

  • Jaime replied 9 months ago

    You look positively fabulous! The jacket is truly just perfect on you and every outfit is a delightful winner. Love how your hair goes with Sam and Jo's furry coats too! 

  • Karie replied 9 months ago

    So gorgeous! I love the bright, fun colors in both the blazer and the blouse. And your hair is looking fabulous too.

  • Debbie replied 9 months ago

    That blazer is swoon worthy. I love the super wide legged pants reminds me of the 70’s. Everything look gorgeous and beautifully made.
    Your upbeat personality and smile make the outfit.

  • Cee replied 9 months ago

    Angie, I should mention I was referring to Einstein's cousin Ralph who worked in sewer maintenance.

    He was still pretty cluey though !

  • Sally replied 9 months ago

    I'm tempted to get something loud and orange now.  You wear it so well !

  • Minaminu replied 9 months ago

    Orange is amazing on you! Love how happy it makes you look and great silhouettes as well, fab outfits for a great day!

  • Column replied 9 months ago

    Legs forever!

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Thanks, everyone! 

    nanncylee, as an orange and coral lover yourself, you like the palette of these outfits!

    Jaime, such gracious words! Fabulous to match my stylish Sam and Jo :) 

    Karie, thanks for being very supportive of me and my hair!

    Debbie, awwwh! What a lovely thing to say. You are a sweetheart. 

    Cee, Ralph sounds fab, and shares my super power :) 

    Sally, come on over to Team Orange!

    Minaminu, appreciate your kind compliments! My happy colours make me happy :) 

    Column, full length pants with a tucked top elongate the leg line something fierce. 

  • Helena replied 9 months ago

    Stunning! I LOVE your hair ... It really suits you like this! Everything looks so fun and fresh, yet also very classic and classy. YLF!

  • lyn67 replied 9 months ago

    Hah, it's so much fun to see these fashion forward looks on somebody trusted wearing them in IRL- it makes all of them more approachable and trains our eyes! You always radiate confidence in your bright colors dutch orange loves you back, and I love the new blazer, those 2 new very different pants -soooooo all K2K!

  • Cardiff girl replied 9 months ago

    All lovely but the top to toe orange is my favourite!Happy belated birthday.

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    Helena and Lyn67, that is high praise! WOW. I'm blushing, Thanks for the awfully gracious compliments :)

    Cardiff Girl, I love orange! Thank you,

  • MsMaven replied 9 months ago

    I love, love, love your hair. Trying to figure out why. Love your glasses as well. I'll have to figure it out. I like the first jacket. 

    Being open to change and experimenting is great. Sometimes I wonder if it's other people who want to put us in a box as far as style, and make it harder to leave that box. 

    I will continue to watch your hair story with great interest.

  • RobinF replied 9 months ago

    Great outfits! I love those orange pants - are they like a cigarette style? Longer than that I suppose. It is so hard for me to figure out these new lengths. Love the hair too - it seems a perfect length now.

  • Angie replied 9 months ago

    MsMaven, thanks for the hair love! That means a lot. I like my natural hair colour! It's sooooo much easier than getting highlights every 6 weeks. The condition is healthy too. Feel free to start a separate thread with your questions, and I will try my best to answer them.

    RobinF, thank you! Yes! The orange pants are a cigarette silhouette. The high waist and slightly scrunched hems are key to their on trend look. 

  • pil replied 9 months ago

    Just WOW and belated Happy Birthday wishes!!

  • Style Fan replied 9 months ago

    Gorgeous!  You look amazing in orange (my favourite colour).  The Smythe blazer is beautiful.  The colours and the cut are fabulous.

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Pill, thanks, and how lovely to see you chime in :)

    Style Fan, go Team Orange! Appreciate the kind words. 

  • Tanya replied 8 months ago

    The new blazer is divine and perfect for your style!  The outfits are all stunning, it is impossible to pick a favorite.  Low the hair as well.  Simply beautiful all around.

  • Cee replied 8 months ago

    Famous Einstein quotes ~

    Albert Einstein, Scientist: " E=MC2 "

    Ralph Einstein, Sewerage Maintenance Director: " Mein Gott... Well, dat's a stench that will outlast religion... Woo boy ! "

  • Angie replied 8 months ago

    Tanya, I'm blushing! Thank you! Always wonderful to see you chime in :)

    Cee, you make me laugh. Seriously, I hope you and your tribe are well! 

  • Cee replied 8 months ago

    We keep our spears sharp, our nulla nullas blunt and our boomerangs return like an overdone steak ! 

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