WIW: looks for mild mid-winter

Here are some recent outfits I've worn on mild, gloomy mid-winter days.

1-3 (worn for a day off): high happiness factor, despite the fact that I wish I had bought these corduroys one size up. (They aren't available this season.) Stone corduroy skinnies (Eddie Bauer); teal long-sleeved tee (Caslon); long teal plaid eyelash cardigan (Pleione); taupe nubuck booties (Paul Green Jano); gray and brown wool coat (made by me); taupe shoulder bag (Aunts & Uncles).

4-7 (worn to work): happy in this outfit. I really like this new sweater, except that it seems hang crooked on my body. If the shoulder seams are straight, the side slits are off, and if the side slits are straight, the zipper isn't quite down the middle of the back. I felt like I was tugging at it throughout the day. But it's not terribly off. What to do? The tags are off and thrown away.
Zip-back sweater in creamy oatmeal (Trouve) worn over scroll-print burnout tee in grays and blues (made by me); navy and white tiny pinstripe slouchy pants (made by me); silvery narrow belt; gray shimmer oxfords (Naot, Kedma); taupe trench (Calvin Klein); taupe shoulder bag as above. Photos 5 and 6 show the zipper opened different amounts. I didn't like it zipped all the way.

8-10 (worn to work): fast fallback outfit formula (skinnies, long sweater, boots). I might call this mixed greens, too. Green is my favorite color, and I've mixed my favorite shades here: sage, olive, and leaf.
Charcoal skinnies (Halogen); reptile-print silk tee in blues, greens, black, and ivory (made by me); sage merino boyfriend sweater (Halogen); olive distressed suede boots (Donald J. Pliner, Devi 3); green trench (Gallery); taupe bag as above.

11-13 (worn to work): felt good; wish it looked better. I like the outfit better from the back, actually. I think the wide-legged pants are fun for a change and love the idea of them. I'm not crazy about how I look in them, though. Maybe I just need a shorter top?
Stone wool tuck-front trousers (made by me); olive print silk placket front blouse (Nexx); gray leather collarless jacket (Hinge); black suede booties (Paul Green, Barbie); green trench as above; black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera).

Thanks for looking! I'd appreciate any thoughts and suggestions.


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WIW: skirted leggings go boho

Inspired by Angie's skirted leggings ensemble, I wore mine again today. I don't have a plaid shirt, and it's too cool for a denim jacket. So I wore a denim shirt with a big fuzzy cardigan. I thought about wearing moto boots, to bring a little edge to the outfit, but decided instead to go in a boho direction, with my cowboy boots and a beaded leather wrap bracelet. My long black coat is my nod to the western duster, though my coat is more polished looking, which suits me fine. The satchel is also a more classic touch. Does it all work? Or maybe it looks like I just put on what was at hand?

The outfit (worn for a day off): black skirted leggings (Eileen Fisher); denim shirt (Caslon); black and brown animal print fuzzy cardigan (Free People, Out of Africa); black cowboy boots with red, white, and blue inlay designs and yellow stitching; silver and brass beaded leather wrap bracelet (Lucky); silver and brass earrings (Marjorie Baer); long black coat (Gallery); black satchel (Elliott Lucca, Olvera).

Thanks for looking! I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.


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WIW: almost white

I was awed and inspired by Angie's outfit post today. I commented that I had been thinking about wearing my white jeans and might just put them on today. Then I decided to go with putty corduroys instead. In truth, I'm not all that happy with these cords; they are the same style and size as my wine corduroys, which I really like a lot, and yet these have never quite fit the same. I'm thinking I'd like to get a size up, because I always want to cover my backside when I'm wearing this pair. They just feel and look a little more snug.

I do like the color! This is my white--feels totally comfortable, whereas I have to try hard to wear true white, especially in the cooler months. I've gotten more at ease with wearing white jeans in summer, but I wish my Kut from the Kloth boyfriends were just a little more muted shade of white. I know there are others out there who like their whites a little less bright.

The outfit (worn for New Year's Day at home): stone skinny corduroys (Eddie Bauer); red, black, gray, and ivory plaid long-sleeved t-shirt (made by me); dark and light gray polka-dot infinity scarf (gift of DH); long gray cardigan (Halogen); gray/silver skinny belt; gray moto boots (Frye, Lynn).

Thanks for looking! Your thoughts and suggestions are always welcome.


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