Thanks again, all. I'm going to try it with soft denim, as Krish suggests, and also with a column of navy as several of you mentioned. (That one's easy-peasy for me). The trick will be tying the jacket in to my overall look. As Krish astutely mentioned, I'm very much about focussing attention on the silver hair and usually everything I wear these days works to that end. This jacket is the kind of piece I would have worn very easily as a blonde, when taupe was one of my key neutrals (with taupe booties to bookend the look with hair) but it definitely takes a bit more work right now, given what's in my closet. I do think it's worth playing around with, though (at this quality and price!). That's precisely what a wild card is for -- to stretch one's style -- and I will make sure that whatever I buy is workable with the rest of my wardrobe. I could easily incorporate taupe and/or burgundy booties if I buy practical weather proof ones. And any additional item I buy in berry or plum tones or mauve will work really easily into my overall palette of ink, navy, denim blues, white, grey, so it won't be "wasted" on the jacket alone. It's basically a process of creating a small complement for the jacket, while ensuring that it also works with other items in my closet.
I agree that it becomes less "statement" like with lighter blue denim, Krish. I think that is because the soft tones harmonize. Light blue denim and taupes were made for each other.
Lyn, doesn't the lighting make a difference? Huge, I know! I wouldn't have bought it if I thought it was as yellow as in the first photos. It must have looked better IRL though because people were remarking on it positively in the store. Partly due to the fit, I am sure. You don't always get such a great fit in a consignment store.
Kyle, thank you! What sweet things to say. My metallic footwear is now all silver (to work with my hair) and that is too cool toned (I think). But maybe with some experimentation I can get it to work. We'll see.
Janet, I felt like you about the black with the dress...but weirdly, when I had it on, it seemed to work in an intentionally crazy way. IRL the blush tones in the dress harmonize somehow with the pinks and brown.
LaPed -- I'm really torn. I think taupe booties would bookend the jacket better but burgundy would indeed build a complement! Hmmm....I don't think I can justify both at this point, but we'll see.
Staysfit, thank you for those kind words. The move has been a good one for our family. It is easier than it might be because we didn't move our furniture or things -- we rented a furnished place and rented out our own home with furnishings. Also, we have lived in this city before so I already have a circle of friends here. And I do have more professional opportunities in this area also. I miss some friends back in Kingston and my husband and I miss family in Montreal, but apart from that it is all good.
Thank you for the info on those Blondo boots -- that is SUPER helpful.