Saturday, October 26, 2013

Instant Winter!

Our temperatures suddenly dropped to 26 degrees this week.

The rapidly changing weather had me reaching for layers.

For a Friday date night dinner with friends, I wore shades of teal with gray tweed pants. The first layer is a long sleeve tee from Talbots, next is a knit sweater from Dillard's, topped by a car coat from Geiger. The gray tweed pants are from Ross. The necklace is silver and teal from Chico's. The black short boots and black and silver bag are from TJ Maxx.  

These items are all old and you have likely seen them before but I have been trying to combine the pieces I have to create different looks. For example I have been wearing the long sleeve tee with jeans and a long sweater vest for a very casual look. Pairing it with a similar color shorter knit sweater and necklace with tweed pants made it more appropriate for wearing out to dinner. 

I am also more mindful of the combinations and hues of color I wear now. I am very tired from a week of packing and moving and cleaning both houses as I go, so I could not have carried off the high contrast combination of sapphire and black for example. I would have "disappeared" behind the stark contrast of those colors.

I hope these tips are helpful to you and that you have a peaceful warm weekend. 

Thank you for reading!

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Kristien62 said...

And you look lovely, as usual. It is fun to see someone use different combinations using some of the same clothing articles. You give me some very good ideas. Thank you!

Donna said...

Very pretty colors on you. It's fun and very satisfying to rework items in the wardrobe. What a busy week...I'm sure you will be glad to be settled

Jordan said...

Very nice. I hope your move went well and that you're well rested. Have a nice week!

Shelley Zurek -- Still Blonde after all these YEARS said...

Gorgeous colors against the fall landscape. Hope you link this up this week (and thanks for linking up last week) to the Fashionista Style Hop: