In the spirit of being a good YLF'er, I have set some goals for this coming season. Style-wise I decided I wanted to reclaim, or re-introduce (or newly introduce as maybe I've never really had it) a level of femininity into my dressing style. For a lot of years, I've been more attracted to the tough and rocker-ish style than I have the drapey, pretty, soft look. But.....that gets a bit old as I get old, if you know what I'm saying. So - that sweater from yesterday was my initial foray into pretty. Great. Next. I had bought this blouse below from one of Angie's picks after totally ignoring in the store the first time I saw it. It went on sale so I went back and through YLF goggles , decided I 'd give it a shot . I'm glad I bought it. Wore it today for the first time out to lunch with my ubiquitous skinny jeans (sorry) , and in the spirit of this morning's new blogger feature - BIG EARRINGS! I never wear big earrings. So, feeling rather pleased with myself, I added on gold aviators , a leather jacket and went off to lunch. The drapey blouse gives me the feminine look I wanted, yet doesn't go all florally and frumpy on me. The colours are also more feminine that my usual neutrals but still have that sharp edge of a pattern. Patent pumps and bag (which I had completely forgot I owned, duh) , both adding in a feminine touch in terms of colour but retain a level of sharpness in styling.

Lesson: my feminine touches should come from fabric OR colour OR cut , and not all at once. No soft pale unstructured pieces , no florals on loose unstructured tops, and where colour is soft, cut and style have to be funky.

jeans - Gap True Skinnies
blouse - Anthro
pumps - Joan & David
bag - Nine West
jacket - Danier

Thoughts on adding a feminine touch and how you are doing it, or not?? Have I lost my mind completely?

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