Hi all! Sorry I've been MIA, life has gotten super busy as it always does from Oct-Dec for me. I have been diligently taking my daily outfit photos, but not sure when/if I'll have time to post them all. At the very least, I wanted to pop in and share this week's outfits since it was magically dry and sunny the entire week, although it's been very windy (and still several more days of sun ahead; those of you in the PNW will appreciate how rare that is for this time of year). Of course that meant I had to take the opportunity to don things I typically have to save for dry days: floor sweeping hems (#2,3,5), velvet boots (#4), and leather-soled shoes (#6).

#2 - In honor of Angie's post that morning I thought it'd be fun to wear full-on fluid (jacket) and oversized (sequin tee, pants) fits. Structure comes from pointy shoes, the rigid denim of the jacket, exposed forearms/neck and my hair being up (with extra big pomp!). I think the lower contrast helps a little, too. Finished with a high contrast purse, aqua studs for additional slight color variation, and my trusty autumny plum gloss. This is a variation of an older favorite combo, swapping a faded turquoise tee and cream booties. And also probably the last day in a good long while where I won't need to wear a big coat outside *sigh*
Newer: pumps
Older: tee, jacket, pants, earrings, clutch

#3 - Loosely based on Angie's recent outfit and the Urban Equestrian ensemble... but subbing in big ol' 70s flares. I chose a long shirt because I liked how it highlighted the hi-low integrity of the jacket. Mixing some black (shoes) and brown (jacket) along with hair up to keep from looking too earthy, slightly-at-odds accessorizing with simple hoops (sporty) along with a pile of rings (glam?), and plum gloss to keep with the moodier color scheme. It doesn't show too well in the photo, but this jacket has blocky, square shaped shoulder pads which makes for a fun extra-pronounced shoulder line.
Newer: jeans, coat
Older: shirt, jacket, pumps, earrings, clutch

#4 - For my anniversary, I decided to go with a simpler dress look since that's what hubby likes. He doesn't like the pomp-pony, but hey I was running late for work and that's what I had time for Quite pleased with the gradient effect (one of my favorite things to do), and having the hair up highlights it further so that worked out nicely. Accessorized with pearl earrings that hubby bought me in Maui as an anniversary gift years ago along with a swipe of plum gloss. It got significantly colder this day so I piled on an extra chunky knit scarf on top of the coat knowing I'd be outside running some errands, and chose my leo clutch to keep with the black and white thing; very fond of the hectic print mixing happening with full-on outerwear here! We cooked up a delicious multi-course dinner (cheese and honey with toasted french bread, caprese salad, spicy tuna ceviche, roasted winter root veggies, and slow-cooked apple beef) and then cuddled in front of a space heater to watch some tv because our furnace went out earlier that day. Hubby also surprised me with a math book from the 1930s that I've been eying ^^
Newer: jacket, scarf, coat, clutch
Older: dress, boots, earrings

#5 - Still quite cold, especially with the furnace out (happily fixed later that day), so I felt that piles of clothing were in order. Wide leg hems aren't often the warmest option so I popped a pair of tights under the jeans. Paired with one of my warmest jackets and a big cozy scarf. On the surface a linen-blend sweater may seem like an odd choice, but I knew I'd be keeping the jacket on all day and didn't want to roast toooo much; since this dark brown jacket is faux leather (and fully lined) I knew I'd also need the extra breathability. Hair down for additional warmth, small nut earrings/triple-skull ring for bits of shine, and cherry-pink gloss for a little girly touch.
Newer: sweater, jeans, jacket, sweater, scarf, coat
Older: booties, earrings, clutch

#6 - Double moto action! Also a favorite blend of neutrals (white, cream, tan, gray, and black) with a pop of cranberry for both inner- and outer-wear. While these boots are primarily summer shoes in my climate because of the leather soles, I'm sure they are just as happy as I am with the sunny, dry (albeit cold) weather which makes it possible for me to wear them right now. I particularly enjoyed pairing them with white for a low contrast but not fully tonal look over summer, so adapted a more wintery version today with turtleneck and faux leather vest. Big gold hoops, fluffy curls, and pink lipstick to offset the slightly boyish feel, and spiked white purse to complete the full metal mix. As an aside, I really need to get the belt loops on this coat lowered a couple inches!
Newer: boots, clutch
Older: sweater, vest, belt, jeans, coat, earrings

#7 - Put all the earring/lippie/ring detail photos together so they'd take less room.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

Hope you gals are all doing well! I'm expecting my schedule to calm down a bit shortly, so I should get at least a wee bit of time to pop in soon. Fingers crossed. *hugs!*

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