Like a lot of other fabbers, I've been inspired by Una's 5-silhouette challenge. While I haven't actually taken up the challenge, I decided to analyze what I'm wearing in terms of silhouettes. I am posting 4 days of WIWs here, and I see that I have 3 silhouettes.

Sat: long cardigan over slouchy pants
Sun: boxy top over bootcut pants
Mon: bodycon dress with topper
Tue: boxy top over bootcut pants (again)

The outfits:
1-3 (worn for a day off and shopping): faded boyfriend jeans (Fidelity); black waffle knit tee (2 Dog Island); black, brown, and camel fuzzy animal print cardigan (Free People); tan belt (Trafalgar); black suede booties (Paul Green). True confession: I bought the booties on Saturday and wore them out of the store, for several more hours of shopping with a friend. Love them! I wore them as in #1, but tried them as in #3 for fun, and to show you the gray contrast turn-down cuff on the booties. I might wear them like that sometime, with the pants rolled above them--what do you think?

4-6 (worn to work and for family gathering in the evening): charcoal gray ponte bootcut pants (NYDJ); gray merino pullover (Eileen Fisher); burgundy, gray, and gold plaid matelasse asymmetrical vest (made by me); black suede booties (Paul Green); ombre plaid coat (MICHAEL Michael Kors); charcoal felt asymmetrical fedora (Asian Eye); black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera).

7 (worn to work): dark espresso brown ponte knit shingle dress (made by me); faux fur vest (made by me); black tights; black wedge boots (Pikolinos). You can't see the shingle design in the dress in this photo, but it's kind of like the Vince Camuto or Bailey 44 bandage dresses; here's the pattern I used.

8-10 (worn for a day off & errands): dark wash bootcut jeans (Hudson, Beth baby boot); white long sleeved tee (Caslon); boxy green and blue arty handknit cardigan (Amy Brill); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green, Jano); brown belt (B Low the Belt); charcoal wool cocoon coat with green wool trim and cuffs (Lodenfrey); black satchel as above. I bought this coat in 1992, in Austria. I brought it out a couple of years ago after many years of not wearing it, and reduced the ginormous shoulders. Still didn't feel like wearing it. But now I think it's almost stylish again. What do you think?

Thanks for looking! I always welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

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