WIW: thinking pink

I liked this outfit today, so I thought I'd share it here. It's dry and cool, the perfect weather to wear a boiled wool coat I recently made. The pattern is the Brooklyn coat from Tessutti, a company in Australia. I love the design, with side pockets and the quirky addition of patch pockets on back!
It's sunny, too, hence the sunglasses in my outdoor look.

Here's the outfit, worn for a day off and shopping at the farmer's market:
Cream skinny jeans (Mother, high rise Looker, in Whipping the Cream); mauve and cream floral silk-cotton voile blouse (Halogen); long gray cowl-neck vest with step hem (Peter O. Mahler); purple boiled wool clutch coat (made by me); blush leather high-top sneakers (Ecco, Soft 7); blush tote bag.

Thanks for looking! I appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.

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  • replied 4 years ago

    Wow! I love your coat! I think the drop sleeves (shoulders?) are fab and I love how you have cuffed them.
    I also love the blush/burgundy combo.
    Great shoes, shoe sister, hehehe!

  • Joyce B replied 4 years ago

    That's a great outfit on you. I love pink with grey, plus pink makes the soft color neutrals even more special. I also want those great Eccos!

  • Emily K replied 4 years ago

    I wish I could sew as you do!  Well, mostly I wish that I could find exactly the things I want already made, but sometimes making/altering seems like a reasonable alternative.  Your coat is cute with its quirky pockets.  Thanks for a new pattern resource!

  • celia replied 4 years ago

    Really like your outfit. Every detail is curated and beautiful.
    It helps that you can make the exact coat you want to :)

  • krishnidoux replied 4 years ago

    Totally cute! I love this style on you. It looks fresh and very wearable, comfortable yet dynamic.

  • Mirjana replied 4 years ago

    Wow, how wonderful Coat you made it, bravo. That's great outfit on you, I love pink grey combo, I can only say you look fantastic.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, all!
    High five, Smittie!

  • Summer replied 4 years ago

    I always enjoy seeing your outfits, Firecracker. Love the colours here, and your coat is a triumph.

    Also, your hair looks lovely at that length.

  • JAileen replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit. I love boiled wool, and I love your coat, too. I think the touches of blush are perfect. And your hair is beautiful.

  • UmmLila replied 4 years ago

    I was also thinking that your hair is looking very good. You look like an incognito artist going to the market in that first picture.

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Boiled wool is so amazing.  It may not be the softest to touch, but it has such a wonderful balance of body and drape, and is warm, but also very breathable.  Love the modern silhouette you chose -- boiled wool doesn't always have to be cut for a folk festival in the Alps!

    Cream and blush is a great choice for spring --- love the high tops!

  • replied 4 years ago

    That coat takes my breath away.  I tried hard to see the pocket detail.  My screen is too dark.  

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    You all are so sweet--thank you!
    UmmLila, incognito artist--ha ha! Love it!
    Beth Ann, right, I think of boiled wool in that connection, too.
    Sterling, I know, it's hard to see that darned pocket! I lightened the photo, but details on a dark fabric are hard to capture.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Thank you for lightening the photo.  I repeat that is one gorgeous, gorgeous coat!!!!!!!!!!!  

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Brooklyn needs that Brooklyn coat! It's gorgeous and looks wonderful on you. Love it with the blush and pink. 

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Ha ha, Suz! Thank you. It's a color that would look good on Brooklyn, I think.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Ack! So much fabness! I need Angie's crash helmet.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    What a great coat! And I always like pink.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Ha ha, Joy!
    Thanks, Shevia!

  • karen13 replied 4 years ago

    I like be every bit of this. These colors looks so great together, and on you. The cut of the coat is to die for. I hope to find time to start sewing garments, and this is inspiring!

  • Sal replied 4 years ago

    What a great outfit, in particular the coat.  But the shoes, jeans and knitwear are all superb.  This gives me a couple of ideas for winter - I could almost recreate this in a totally different colour palette.

  • Bijou replied 4 years ago

    What a stunning coat and how fantastic that you made it. I love the subtle pink accents in your outfits which are just so incredibly stylish.

  • Maneera replied 4 years ago

    Love love love! I think this is your color, Sharan. Gorgeous coat. But then I know you're a genius with design and an expert seamstress, so your coats always look super FAB!

  • Staysfit replied 4 years ago

    I love every part of this outfit! The boiled wool coat you made is so fabulous! I am truly awed by your skills! The colors look great together and great on you. Every piece is fresh and modern. I have been craving those Ecco shoes for over a month. I like the style but the color is probably a bit off for my wardrobe. I'm glad someone on the forum has them so I can see them in action. They look so good it makes me happy you have them! :-)

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    KILLER Gorgeous. 

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Karen13 and Sal, I'm flattered to have inspired you!
    Bijou and Maneera, thank you!
    Staysfit, thanks, and I know what you mean--I really enjoy a lot of items on forum members, knowing I won't be getting them for myself. It's fun to see them on others!
    Thank you, Angie!

  • Jeanie replied 4 years ago

    Looooovvvve!!!!  I don't remember seeing you in lighter colors like this.  I just love the gray, and pink and white on you.  The coat is a beautiful topper.  

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Thank you, Jeanie. I do wear medium-to-dark colors a lot more often.

  • RobinF replied 4 years ago

    Great outfit, love the coat! I was debating making something like that but then found a coat that will do. Love yours though.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Robin, it's an easy one to make! The pattern's design and directions are fantastic.

  • Laurel replied 4 years ago

    Beautiful!  Can you tell me a little bit about the sneakers?  Do you wear any socks/footies with them?  Are they comfy?  Is that V-shape cut out in the back easy on your ankle?  They look fantastic---

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Laurel, the sneakers aren't as comfy as I'd hoped. They are rubbing my heels, and I'm trying to break them in. They feel excellent when I'm standing still. The V cut-out makes it easy to put the sneakers on; since they don't have a zipper, I'd have to unlace them very far if not for the V. So, mixed review; I'm hoping they break in!

  • Laurel replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for the feedback---they look like they might be problematic for MY feet/ankles from the photo, but I wanted to see if there was something in the interior which would cushion that heel/achilles area.  My feet/ankles are super tender in that area, and I usually have to go with a very low cut back to the shoe to avoid blisters/rubbing.

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