Last time I am posting an article with winter clothes. Thursday you will see Spring, but I need to show you this first.
When I posted my cream boots with lime-green jacket I got the suggestion to combine the boots with an A-line skirt. Which I just happened to have (…): the charcoal skirt which you have seen before with my fur jacket and with my yellow polka-dot cardigan.
So here are a couple of my try-outs. In my opinion it was a good advice.
This is the first time I ignored my “rule” never to mix brown with black. When you are raised with this dogma, it is hard to let it go. But I saw so many lovely combinations on other blogs, that I decided it was time to move on.
When you look at the photos and you think: “she looks a bit funny..” …you are right. I had spent 15 minutes on a suncouch that morning and I look puffy. It would have been better to take photos the next day which was no option as I had to go to work. To make things worse, I had a bad hair-day and the photos are somewhat green. Never mind boys and girls, it is the outfits you have to judge.
Let me know your favourite.
To begin with: brown velvet jacket with the charcoal skirt.
Below: with a brown leather jacket.
With a leopard waistcoat.
With my cream jacket.
My favourite is the leopard waistcoat. Second the brown velvet jacket.
Which one is your favourite?
Oh .. and I have linked this article to a blog called Not dead yet style (love this name), to gather with other bloggers over 40. At the end of the article called Visible Monday.#92, you can see over a hundred women of 40+ who think blogging is fun.
Also linked my boots to the Shoe Shine Brigade of Bella (The Citizen Rosebud), another fun initiative in blogger land.
Posting only once a week is too little. Three times a week is too much. So I am now trying twice a week.
Tuesdays and Thursdays. Will you keep visiting me?
One evening I grabbed this brown velvet jacket and was determined to make an outfit with it. The lovely green skirt which created such a nice ensemble, had gone to pieces years ago.
Looking through my wardrobe in search of a light coloured skirt, I found this camel pencil skirt. Never wear it because it can give me a tummy and it creases enormously.
My husband is my critic for a new outfit, so downstairs I went: “What do you think of this outfit, darling?”
He actually judges and answers. Isn’t that nice? And he approved. That wasn’t the end of it (poor man), I still needed an answer to what colour top I would wear underneath it. “Yellow” he said immediately. So yellow it is. As I said before … I am not very good at styling but I have my little helpers… LOL
The cameo was a bit too much in his book, but I liked it. My yellow bag was still in use from the outfit of the day before…. hence… the yellow bag.
The next day I took my camera to work again, as this is the easiest way of getting photos which are a bit different from the boring garden photos. Unfortunately I had a bad-hair-day. And I had to squeeze my eyes because of the sun. But the photos are nice, very arty. Just look at the outfit and ignore the face.
Above left: not really my favourite point of view for photos….but I liked the fact that you see my legs reflected in the glass of the stairs (art over looks).
Got a lot of compliments that day. Which surprised me. But what do I know?