30x30 favorites continued

Just a couple more outfits showing my current favorites.

Pic #1-2:  I wore a denim dress over black ponte cropped pants.  It was a little chilly to wear bear ankles, so I wore my chelsea boots.  These boots have been favorites for a couple of years, but are on their last legs.  I'm debating taking them to a shop to see what a re-sole would cost, but have also bought a potential replacement (that wasn't tall enough for this outfit, go figure).  I wore them with a two-sided scarf - and showed both sides for print mixing, and a strand of black pearls.

Pic #3-4 I wore the usual WHBM jeans with a mottled dark gray sweater.  I love the shape of the sweater - dolman sleeves, a cowl neck and a circle hem.  I've already traced it off to copy it, someday when I have the time.  (Pardon the lack of make-up and combed hair - I forgot to take another one after I'd finished getting ready).  The gray brogues shown are my newest new-to-me acquisition.  I've decided that brogues are part of my signature style:  I currently have them in black suede, burgundy suede and now these in gray leather.  These are the best of the bunch and the most comfortable.

Both of these outfits are a little too colorless and too close to black to really delight me.  I want to add some warm color to them, I'm just not sure how.  I do like these (or I wouldn't have taken their pictures) - I'm just preferring more color in these gray winter days.

I welcome all of your feedback, suggestions and comments.

30 favorite pieces so far:

1. WHBM jeans
2. navy sweater 
3. blue waterlillies scarf 
4. grey sweatshirt 
5. burgundy jeans
6. red sweater 
7. plaid scarf 
9. cream fuzzy scarf
10. black boots 
11. cognac boots 
12. Gold jacket 

13. denim dress
14. black ponte pants
15. black short boots (either these or their replacement?)
16. black and white two-sided scarf
17. dark gray sweater
18. gray brogues

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  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    Cute. You are tempting me to add my denim dress and black ponte leggings to my 30. I will keep that thought for sure if the winter here continues to be warmer than normal. I like your grey brogues and that they are not black, yet work with black.

  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago

    I have a tencel denim dress that I usually wear open.  I love it for spring and fall, but haven't styled it for winter yet.  Tomorrow will be rainy, but warm, so your look has encouraged me to bring it out for a whirl!

    Yes, brogues suit you perfectly!  What about a pair of colored brogues for spring?  Maybe teal, yellow, raspberry, orange? 

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Thanks Joy and BethAnn.  I like that I feel relaxed and still put together in these outfits, despite their darkness.    (I'm taking my family to France in a bit over a week, for almost two months, and I feel like this sort of outfit will fit in well there.)

    Ooh - I definitely need bright colored brogues!  They have just gone on my "watch for" list!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Hi Amiable

    You indicated that these two outfits are a little too colorless and too close to black to delight you.  I am exactly the opposite.  Grey days seem to make me want less color.  I revel in wearing exactly these types of colors.  I especially love that scarf in Number 1!!!!  My favorite outfit of the two is Number 2.  I like the long, lean lines.  Very flattering on you.

    In terms of adding color ...... I am certainly not the one to ask.  But here are a few suggestions:  a scarf (we're seeing a lot of Challenge Participants working the scarves); a statement necklace in a bright happy color; a statement purse in a bright happy color; and lipstick.  

    And those outfits will certainly do you proud in France.  Happy Travels.  

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    I like the components of the first outfit a lot, Amy. Denim with black and white is a great combination, and you wear it well. Is the tencel shirtdress a little big, perhaps? 

  • Emily K replied 6 years ago

    I have a denim dress that looks similar to yours (I got mine at Target a couple of years ago) and I style it similarly.  My favorite way to wear it is with thick, footless tights and black shoes or chelsea boots.  So, I like your outfit!  

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    You're right Angie - it's big - two sizes (maybe three) above me.  I like it roomy, but am watching for one that is closer to my size as well.

  • Style Fan replied 6 years ago

    I like the combination of denim and black.  Great dress.  Perfect for France.  Nice boots.

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