Here in puddle-land (aka Seattle), all-occasion skinnies are de rigueur for me. I picked up a dark espresso ponte pair at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have now started wearing them to work. The others featured here are my new favorite charcoal skinnies, a pair of Classiques Entier that have pretty well replaced some Halogen ones that I wore quite often for the last few years. In that outfit (second one shown here), I really wanted to wear my bootcut charcoal NYDJ pants, a la Angie's ensemble, since it was a fairly dry day, but alas, they need hemming. If only I knew a good tailor, right?! I also tried my stone colored skinnies like the charcoal ones I ended up wearing--I loved the look but couldn't figure out the footwear.

I need to get some outfits like these in my head as FFBOs for those days when nothing but skinnies will do.

The outfits:
1-3 (work to work): espresso ponte knit skinnies (NYDJ); scroll print cotton cowl-neck pullover blouse in brownish taupes on white (made by me); long 3/4 sleeve taupe linen blend cardigan (Nic & Zoe); espresso moto boots (Miu Miu); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); purple hobo bag (Kate Spade).

4-6 (worn to the annual meeting of the American Sewing Guild local chapter): charcoal skinnies (Classiques Entier, City Weave Ankle Pants); light gray silk pullover blouse (Vince) under mauve print wool fleece cap-sleeve sweatshirt (made by me); gray pearl bracelet (Lucky) and earrings; mauve and black packable coat (Mycra Pac); black and burnished gold cap-toe pumps (Anyi Lu); black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera).

Thoughts and suggestions are welcome! Thanks for looking.

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