Festive dressing in multi coloured silk

First I bought the skirt. Then I remembered, it was near my face that I need all these bright colours. Therefore, a skirt was not such a good idea. Solved it by buying a matching jacket (…… If I keep solving problems like this, the bank will soon own my wardrobe.)

It is really better to wear them separately, but when there is a party, they work quite well together as a party suit. Do you agree? Or do you think it is too much?
If you agree on the party suit I have another question: can I wear this at Christmas? Or is it too much like summer?

I tried the skirt with two different tops: a black jacket and a red/raspberry coloured shirt.
The black jacket balances the red better in my opinion. With the shirt there is too much red going on.
I added the long green necklace1) as counterbalance for the red and 2) to give the outfit a bit of a modern look. Because, although it is a recent buy, the style looks a bit outdated. Don’t you think? Nice and feminine, but not modern.


And last one…. the failure. The skirt came with a separate sash and I decided to put the shirt over the skirt and the sash around my waist…. Oohhh what a mistake.

Notice the different shoes I am wearing: black closed shoes (leather), red closed, red open (both suède).


PS I now know how to keep my photographs the same size in my blog. But it means I cannot crop them as much as I used to do. Before I just cropped them until there was nothing on either side that bothered me. Have to watch the background of my photos more in future.



  1. Anonymous
    24 November 2012 / 23:14

    I love the suit, wear it wherever, whenever, certainly works well for the evening, no sarcasm, no jokes this time, thisone’s s a winner! Xx Patski

    • 24 November 2012 / 23:20

      Thanks Patski. There will be good and bad on this blog. You know me: there are a lot of sides to my (dressing) caracter.

    • 24 November 2012 / 22:38

      I love the skirt, I love the pattern and colors, but I do not like too much the first outfit, too heavy. The top is nice, but with another skirt or pants. I love the second outfit with black jacket. And others too … I like everything. 🙂 I lack judgment? : (

    • 24 November 2012 / 22:41

      Thanks for putting the track’s mail blog, so I will not lose anything new.

    • 24 November 2012 / 23:19

      No Josep-Maria, no lack of judgement. Just personal taste. Where would we be if we all liked the same? I agree that I like the outfit with the black jacket best as well. But I do dare to put both the pieces together although I see what you mean. It is a bit much. I just keep dancing, than it won’t be so obvious haha.And I am very pleased with the tracking system myself. Anja (my friend) really improved the blog today.

  2. 25 November 2012 / 04:08

    So much fun to follow your process with this beautifully colored skirt and jacket. And the shoe variations. I’m loving your blog!

    • 25 November 2012 / 13:27

      I am trying to not only show my successes but also my failures. And if I have photographed them, the steps in between. As Katty (one of my first followers… “she said proudly” LOL)pointed out: fashion blogs don’t show failures. I saw a niche!

  3. 26 November 2012 / 00:28

    I AM one of your 3 first followers! Very proud of that indeed!I love the colours and the red closed shoes with that skirt. I think the shape of the red shirt is great but I would have liked to see it in green or purple. Love this process of seeing what works and what doesn’t! Both my mom and my daughter are naturals at styling, but, being the bookworm that I am, I need to learn academically, so to speak. You’re my encyclopedia ;-p .

    • 26 November 2012 / 14:55

      And I am so pleased with your visits. I would think that if your mom and daughter are naturals at styling, you have help at (on?) your doorstep. But please keep on visiting. I will try to keep my blog as entertaining as possible. And I agree that the top would have been better in green. A purple top might be wrong as well. As purple is a sort of red.

  4. 27 November 2012 / 05:04

    Wow never thought of purple that way! Problem with my local help is, styling just happens naturally to them, as in breathing, so they are not conscious of the process or how they put together a particular outfit. Plus, my mom knows her colours really well, even if she wasn’t aware of the colour thing until I pointed it out, but she doesn’t know my colours,which are more like yours. She tends to buy stuff for me in shades of yellow and brown because they look great on her- but simply make me disappear. My daughter started creating her own outfits at age 3, if you can imagine that. I would dress her and she would say “Mommy, this not match”, and then she would pick something I thought outrageous, and it always looked wonderful! I’ve been learning from bloggers for over a year now, almost 2 maybe. And I have learnt so much that a couple of weeks ago I was able to help her! put together an outfit. She was amazed, and I was extatic!. But it is a very brainy process for me, nothing intuitive in there

    • 27 November 2012 / 10:35

      Same here Katty. With me it is passion and perceverance, no intuition either. As you also have experienced, that road takes us to our goal as well. I can imagine well that you were extatic about helping your daughter. I have the same feeling when you compliment me with lines like ” wow, never thought of purple that way”.I had to laugh over your 3 year old daughter and her styling. Must be very strange when your child knows such things at that age. LOL

    • 3 December 2012 / 04:04

      it was! But I soon learned to let her pick- her choice was always better anyway. 😀 Past a very brief pink stage,she knew her colours very well. At age 7 or 8 she was picking things in beige and grey- it was not what kids her age would choose for themselves and it didn’t make sense to me at first, but they looked so good on her I again let her do. I started asking her for help with styling my outfits around that age too. Things like “How does this look?”. And she would say “it needs a..” or “change that.. for a.. “. Mind-blowing

    • 3 December 2012 / 10:29

      Very convenient though, to have somebody so close around for styling advice.

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