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.