Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I decided to wear this houndstooth Jacket with a purple top and blingy necklace. Unfortunately, this top is sleeveless, and I picked a very hot day to wear this jacket and couldn't take it off. Oh well.
Grace Fit Houndstooth Moto Jacket, Talbots; Black Hue Tights, Macy's; Wrap Skirt in Black, Macy's; Purple Sweater Tank, Chicos; Jewelry, Chicos and Macy's.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Today I went with this tapestry reversible jacket and super comfy ponte pants. I am also trying out this blingy new necklace I picked up from Talbots.
Ponte Pants in Black, Coldwater Creek; Travelers Tank in Red, Costco; Reversible Tapestry Jacket, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, Talbots.

Friday, November 25, 2011

I wore this to go to the Snowflake Temple with my sons and nieces and nephews. It was freezing that day!!
Ruffle Cardigan in Burnt Orange, Talbots; Burgundy Travelers Tank, Coldwater Creek; Paisley Travelers Maxi Skirt, Coldwater Creek.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I wore this outfit for Thanksgiving. I really love this combination.
Sweater Jacket in Evergreen Heather, Talbots; Green Donegal Tweed Pants, Talbots; Scarf, Talbots; Jewelry, Christopher & Banks, BYU Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I recently won this on Ebay. My price? Free! The suit is even 100% nubby silk. The skirt was mis-marked and way too small, but I took out all the darts, and it fits now. The jacket is long, and the skirt hits just above the knee, so it is a cute look together. I wore ivory tights with this, but I think some light sage green tights would be ideal if I could find some.
Silk Plaid Suit in Sage Green/Blue/Tan Plaid, Talbots; Ivory Petal Tank, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I have to admit that I bought these wide leg flannel trousers last year, but I never wore them because they needed hemming.
Flannel Trousers in gray, Talbots; Silk Floral Tank, Talbots; Merino Wool Sweater Jacket, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I wore this for the two hour block of meetings for Stake Conference. I'm trying a little black with brown.
Skirt, Coldwater Creek; Black Hue Tights; Black Cashmere 3/4 Length Sleeve Sweater, Talbots; Wool Flannel Jacket in Brown, Talbots; Jewelry, Chicos.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

I wore this while running around. A lot of running around.
Merino Wool Collar Sweater in Navy, Talbots; Stretch Jeans, Coldwater Creek.

Friday, November 18, 2011

I went for a casual Friday look with a purple and gray combination.
Purple Jean-Type Jacket, Coldwater Creek; Ruffled Gray 3/4 Sleeve Length T-Shirt. Talbots; Platinum Denim Jeans in Gray, Chicos; Jewelry, Talbots, My Faithful Sketchers; Costco.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today I went with this bright yellow blazer, just to shake things up a bit. This is the first time I've worn this combination together, and I thought it was a pretty good look for me. Definitely a bright lipstick day!
Jackie Fit Parisienne Burlap Jacket in Daffodil, Talbots; Stretch Flannel Ruffled-Back Skirt in Heather Gray, Talbots; Jewelry, Talbots and Chicos; Geo Petal Ruffle Top in Gray, White and Yellow, Talbots; Stretch Belt in Black, Talbots.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

This is one of my favorite super bargain purchases of last year. I got this jacket for $20 at Chicos--it's originally $189, and it's a winner.
Beaded Linen Jacket, Chicos; Loop Silk Tank in Pink, Talbots; Platinum Denim Jeans in Authentic Brown Wash, Chicos; Earrings, Talbots.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Today I went with a monochrome burgundy look. The crocodile shoes were the finishing touch.
Silk Burnout Skirt in Burgundy, Coldwater Creek; Beaded Twin Set in Burgundy, Dress Barn; Jewelry, RiteAid.

Monday, November 14, 2011

I love the color on this jacket.
Pepperdine Herringbone Tweed Hepburn Pants in Rust/Tan, Talbots; Kate Fit Velveteen Jacket in Vixen, Talbots; Antiqued Ivory Silky Top, Chicos; Statement Necklace, Talbots; Pearl Drop Earrings, Chicos.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Today was the primary program. As I would be getting up and down off a chair, a very long skirt and flat shoes were the order of the day.
Wool Plaid Wrap Skirt, Eddie Bauer; Travelers Tank in Crimson, Coldwater Creek; Jewel-Button Sweater in Crimson, Talbots; Earrings, Gift from the BHW; Black Hue Tights.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

I actually spent most of the day in sweats, but I did wear this to the Primary Activity in the morning. I'm still undecided on this blue skirt--I'm not in love with the double faced wool style. I'd forgotten how much this wool/angora cardigan sheds--it's all over everything I wore.
Double-Faced Wool Pencil Skirt in Pigment Blue, Talbots; Vintage Grey Cardigan, Dress Barn; T-Shirt in Pink, Macy's.

Friday, November 11, 2011

I wore this today for casual Friday.
Vintage Cable Sweater in Red, Macy's; Jewelry, Harry Mason, Gift from the BHW; Dark Pacific Wash Boyfriend Jeans, Talbots.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

I went out to eat tonight with Mark at La Jolla Groves, so I wanted to dress up a bit.
Grace Fit Cord Jacket in Cyan, Talbots, Tiger-Print Top, Talbots; 3/4" Leather Double Buckle Belt in Dark Brown, Talbots; Dark Brown Hue Tights, Macy's; Stretch Flannel Ruffled-Back Skirt in Brown, Talbots; Flower, Chicos; Jewelry, Harry Mason from the BHW.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I am always looking for new looks for some of my older things. I've had these donegal tweed pants  and scarf for a while, so I added this new sweater. I loved this combo!!
Sweater Jacket in Evergreen Heather, Talbots; Green Donegal Tweed Pants, Talbots; Scarf, Talbots; Jewelry, Christopher & Banks, BYU Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

I am swooning over this new houndstooth jacket. It is my favorite purchase of the season. (It doesn't hurt that I got it for 66% off, either.)
Grace Fit Houndstooth Moto Jacket, Talbots; Black Hue Tights, Macy's; Luxe Flannel Pencil Skirt in Fuchsia, Talbots; Microsuede Tank, Macy's.

Monday, November 7, 2011

I decided to add the flower to brighten up this outfit.
Wool Swing Jacket in Black, Talbots; Pepperdine Herringbone Tweed Hepburn Pants in Black/Grey, Talbots; Faux Wrap Top in Burgundy, Coldwater Creek; Tank in Burgundy, Coldwater Creek; Jewelry, Christopher & Banks.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

So, this is an attempt to style the long jacket from Talbots. I thought I looked pretty good in this outfit, but I don't particularly like this picture. The sleeves are a little long.
Halogen Seamed Pencil Skirt in Peacock Blue, Nordstroms; Yellow Sweater, Talbots; Scarf, Paris by way of my DD, Black Hue Tights, Grace Fit Brushed-back Wool Long Jacket in Black, Talbots.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A tale of a jacket--so, this little number actually looked kind of cute in the Talbots catalog, and when I saw that was marked down to $30, I bought it on final sale without ever trying it on. Big mistake. I had forgotten that the jackets are frequently pinned on the models to make them look more fitted than they really are, and this one swims on me. It is also a very high buttoning jacket--if you look at the picture below you will see what I mean.
So, I thought I would put it up for sale on Ebay. Someone immediately bought it, but they never paid for it. (I guess this is a frequent practice--someone will buy something from a newbie seller and hope they'll send it out without waiting for payment.) I learned my lesson there and decided I would just wear it. So I did, today, on a Saturday. I wore it all day while running around doing errands and while just hanging around the house. I rolled the sleeves up a bit, because these bracelets sleeves look like they are a little short on me, rather than stylish. I also took some time to press the collar down so that it could button only up to the third button, as this model below is wearing it.
The verdict? Well, I'm still not in love with this jacket. It has way too much material at the bottom, and it is absolutely straight down--creating a boxy look not good for someone with a bust line. I could open up the lining and attempt to alter it, but I'm not sure I like it even well enough to try.
I have discovered that I don't like double breasted jackets anyway. I don't mind that construction in a real coat, because I wear it a different way, but I like the option of leaving a jacket open. I think double breasted styles just look weird when they are hanging open with all that material in the front. Maybe if I were built more like a stick--hmmm.....
Anyway, I did learn a very valuable lesson. No more final sale items for me!!!
Beaded Merino Wool Sweater in Heather Gray, Talbots; Grace Fit Basketweave Jacket in Paris Pink, Talbots; Platinum Slim Denim Jeans in Light Wash; Chicos.

UPDATE: 1/21/2012
A few days ago I had some extra time, so I opened up the lining on this jacket and took out three inches around the bottom and tapered it up to the top. Now it has a much more tailored look, and I'm actually thinking I might wear it. The reason I got up the energy to actually try and alter it is because I saw a very similar jacket in the new Talbots catalog, and I really liked the look. I have a similar scarf, and I think I'll give it a second try.
I'm still not in love with double-breasted styles, though, and I just read in a style book that short full-figured women (like me) should steer clear of double-breasted styles. Note taken!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Today I wore this cardigan with blue accents, and I really liked the look. I ought to also try it with teal, olive and burgundy, I guess.
 Rolled Ruffle Cardi in Burnt Orange, Talbots; Kissing Pleats Tank in Alaskan Blue, Chicos; Lee Denim Jeans in Light Wash, Shopko; Jewelry, Coldwater Creek.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today I went with this oh-so-comfortable ponte skirt, a soft-as-silk cashmere sweater, and my new silk Missoni scarf. Ahhh, comfort!!
Ponte Pencil Skirt in Black, Chicos; Cashmere Sweater in Fuchsia, Talbots; Black Hue Tights, Suede 1" Heel Flats, Talbots; Silk Scarf, Missoni for Target.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This outfit makes for a very slimming and easy look.
Abstraction Josephina Jacket in Chocolate and Ivory, Chicos; Brown Side Zip Pants; Talbots; T-Shirt in Brown, Chicos; Earrings, Gift from the BHW.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

After wearing this sweater this weekend for a date night and feeling like a million dollars, I knew I wanted to wear it again ASAP. The mix of bright, blingy sweater and tweed made for a pick-me-up kind of outfit on a very dreary, rainy day. I wore the boots with black tights, and it was freezing today, so I added my trusty black trench on the top.
Rive Gauche Tweed Skirt in Black and White, Talbots; Jewel Button Sweater in Pigment Blue, Talbots; Jewelry, Gift from the BHW.