I'll be debuting my Holiday Capsule on Thursday, but, in the lead up to Thanksgiving, I've been playing with some new combinations.

1. For church, I paired a new Loft tunic sweater with a pencil skirt (with a foiled finish -- it's a bit festive). At first, I thought the coat and the scarf would clash, but I liked the uncommon color choice). It was 17 degrees F when we left the house. Guess I could have used my puffer!

2/3: Without the coat. #3 isn't cropped. Usually, I angle my closet door to hide the toilet, and I don't typically see my reflection in the mirror in the photos, either. I think it's kind of funny. Toilets are definitely NOT festive.

4. My newish Alfani trousers are a great match for the Loft sweater (slightly heathered). I rarely wear monochrome. My daughter told me I reminded her of Sadness from Inside Out. Perhaps it's not my look? This color is a deep merlot.

5. Another monochrome -- this time in navy. The scarf is my festive touch. It was a YLF Santa gift from Lyn (in NZ), and I adore it. The starts have a "Silent Night" sort of theme to me, but this could just as easily be a representation of Hanukkah colors, or the midwinter solstice. I'm layering short and structured over long and drapey. I'm not sure I'll make a habit of monochrome, but this one made me reasonably happy.

6. Singing Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors" for my debut of the crazy cardi. For my festive touch (as if the colors aren't enough), I added my burgundy booties. I like it, although I'm not sure it would be many people's cuppa.

It's late, and I've got to sleep before we decorate tomorrow!

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