I find that when I take the time to work the details of an outfit - accessories, little styling tweaks etc- that I feel the best and most polished.  It's easy enough to do but most of the time I'm chucking on my coat and running out the door when it's a day of errands and appointments. Forgetting gloves,  no jewellery, no scarf etc.  

I was inspired  today by a feature on Wardrobe Icons -and  felt like putting some effort in. I'd like to get a set jewellery "look" established with a few good pieces that I can rely on to work together with just about any outfit.  This is what I came up with , and i think I'll go with it for the next while and see how it works. Other little tweaks:  scarf worn long, sweater cuffs pulled out of the end of the coat, pants pulled down over boots.  

Also - I'm here to prove  (to myself) that skinny/slim jeans still work.  I've been wearing my fair share of wide legs but sometimes it just feels like a lot, if you know what I mean. You really have to pay attention to getting the footwear right .  And when the weather is snowy yet warm and messy, cars are dirty etc, too much pant and coat is not practical nor comfortable getting in and out of a car.  I felt just fine in these jeans, which are not really skinny as the forum defines them , but a slim non-body con basic cut.  Still fit nicely overtop my boots.  

Loose cuff plaid cotton sweater - BR - last year
black basic 5 pocket jeans - Jag
boots - Fly London
wool shacket - Aritizia
scarf - McQueen
bag - Coach Legacy - came with the option to customize an id tag
gloves - Echo 
jewellery - all BR, collected over a few years 
new fragrance I'm testing; Si (Giorgio Armani) - I quite like it

Photos taken in DD's room  - pls ignore any stuffed animal/textbook sitings. She's away now during the week for the next 5 weeks : our first taste of the empty nest!  

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