5 silhouettes week 4

I can't believe I've been doing this challenge for a month! It's been the best thing to pep up my winter dressing yet. And I'm making some really useful discoveries. 

Welcome to "statement sweaters" week -- after Saturday, I added that little twist. ;)

And good thing, since I think I'm sort of pushing it to call some of these variations on a silhouette. 

1. Fluid over slouchy skinnies. Like Sveta, I don't really like these jeans with black footwear but since my perfect taupe or grey booties have not appeared, this is it for now. (I also wear with my cranberry booties and my ink ones -- but these are also on the dark side.)  I also wore my little tux jacket for extra warmth but neglected to snap the photo of that. 

2. Tailored over slouchier. For an at-home Sunday. This sweater used to be more fluid. Alas, it seems to have shrunk a bit. I will have to try blocking it. 

3. You've seen this one  -- fluid over slim skirt. 

4/5. Fluid over fluid. Haven't worn this DVF sweater much this year. This was for a visit to our financial guy. Took the opportunity to wear a jacket. Topped it with my red coat which easily accommodates a leather jacket beneath. Also wearing my noir pants...love these so much but don't wear them enough. They are just a touch too dressy for my at home life so I really only wear them when I am going out of the house. 

6. Long cardi over skinny. The snow boots went on later. We had a big storm. 

7. Tailored sweater over boxy shirt with skinnies. Tons of snow meant another skinnies day. The sweater used to be my daughter's and used to be fluid -- until she tossed it into the regular wash! Now it is way too small for her and almost too small for me. But still fun to wear this year.

Oh, and by the way -- I have officially given in. I am now wearing my supposedly "outdoor" booties as indoor footwear. They are completely clean on the bottoms because they almost never go outside, so why the heck not? This way I don't have to look at them longingly all winter...

8. Oversize over skinnies. 

Lots of grey this week; I also wore my grey puffer and my grey Danier mixed media coat a lot, with E's grey beanie! 

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18 Comments

  • Mellllls replied 5 years ago

    these are great!  i missed the first three weeks but what a great challenge.

  • Tania replied 5 years ago

    I always admire how well put together you are.  Number 4 knocked my socks off, I loved the pop of color shoes in number 7, and number 8 looks like my cozy comfort look (probably because I have the same sweater!)

  • Alassë replied 5 years ago

    4/5 looks very professional; I'm sure you made a good impression. And at least you get to wear your booties now!

  • lyn67 replied 5 years ago

    I don't know how you do it, each week is so different from the others-esp love nr 6 and 7....but, I have to confess, I love the greys overloaded here, grey is one of my fave colors in fall/winter, too. Do you still look for a signiture style, Suz? It think this already it is:-)

  • E replied 5 years ago

    Oh that sweater is so cute! Love how you styled it too, with the shirt peeking out. My sweaters never seem short enough for shirt tails to show; clearly I just need to try felting them. ;)

    A great week altogether, and I love how you can achieve a variety of registers to suit different days but still look so consistent.

  • carter replied 5 years ago

    It's always so hard to pick a favorite with your outfits! Animal prints always get bonus points in my book, so 4/5 for the win!

  • K.M. replied 5 years ago

    I love all of them! But especially the ones in photos # 1, 4, and 7. You look seriously dashing in outfit 4. And up until I saw your # 7 I was never attracted to sweaters with prints of animals on them, but you have changed my mind.

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    You are super cute and stylish in all these outfits, Suz. I don't think I can pick a fave, so I'm going with Killer all round. Fun to see you wear a skirt. xo

    p.s. how is is that you haven't found a pair of grey or taupe booties yet, when the selection is soooo abundant? 

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Is that a new puffer? 

  • Suz replied 5 years ago

    First, thanks for the kind words, all. 

    And Angie, in answer to your questions -- it is true the selection in the US is abundant for taupe/ grey boots/ booties....but not so much here. And I still hesitate to order footwear online from the US unless I know the brand and the fit really well. Unfortunately, many of the styles I liked weren't available here in those colours. Or they didn't combine the features I wanted. 

    My puffer coat is actually one of my very first YLF approved purchases. I joined the forum in May but didn't really start to rebuild my wardrobe until the autumn of that year. (I was making do with thrifted and older, altered odds and ends.) 

    So here is the thread where I sought (and got) YLF approval. The one in Finds is a newer model, but it's essentially the same coat. It's still going strong on its fourth winter. The Amazon reviews are poor, but don't believe them. Either they're referring to a different fabrication (quite possible -- mine is in a really nice fabric) or they're just plain ignorant. This is a coat that sort of straddles the line between gear and fashion and does it in a pretty good way. It's very warm. 

    Oh, and by the way -- that "skirt" is a dress ... my BR dress that I forgot to add to Finds!  ;) 

  • Angie replied 5 years ago

    Blast. I keep on forgetting about those wretched Canadian duties. I keep on thinking that you can get whatever we can in the US. Makes sense, Suz.

    YES. I remember the puffer coat thread. *slaps forhead*. This chest virus has eaten away at my memory. 

    AND that's a frock, not a skirt. *sigh*

  • jackiec replied 5 years ago

    Wow Suz, I'm with Angie in that your outfits are all so fab it's impossible to pick a favourite!! I don't know how you do it. You have such fantastic variety. Maybe I should have taken on the challenge too. It's so easy to fall back onto the old standbys, isn't it. Your ability to mix and remix is so admirable. I take notes every time. I'm going to replicate your grey cardi outfit ASAP. Love it.

    Hmm lost my edit. etA you need to find some taupe booties.....I'll keep my eye out ;)

  • unfrumped replied 5 years ago

    You're killing me. Such total wow-ness. #4 is superb. The long sweaters are not overwhelming. Gray never looked so good.

  • Gigi replied 5 years ago

    Wow, each of these outfits is fabulous. I can't pick a favorite! I love the color combinations you have used. Very polished!

  • Missey replied 5 years ago

    What a great week of dressing!  #4 is my absolute favorite!  The cognac jacket suits your coloring so well.

  • shevia replied 5 years ago

    You are doing so well with this challenge! I do love #4/5 but they are all terrific. 

  • Beth Ann replied 5 years ago

    This is a lot of silhouette variety for winter weather, Suz!  I'm just trying to hold off on the tall boots and heaviest sweater--- wearing my booties as long as I can, and making the most of holiday items.

    I adore 2 and 7.  They bring out a grown up playfulness that is fab!

  • replied 5 years ago

    I've only seen you in that DVF sweater once or twice, but it's my absolute favourite thing.  With those black trousers and leather jacket - a 5 star ensemble in my books. And....I like the higher contrast look on you here!  It's very striking and a nice change from the softer neutrals.  

    And I'll vouch for the lack of taupe/neutral booties here - I look in EVERY store I pass by that sells shoes, and there has been nothing this fall of any quality and style.   And I also second the notion of not buying footwear on-line - it's just too risky. And expensive.  The dollar is not as strong anymore (against the US dollar) and what US customers pay $150  for (for example) ends up costing us Canadians $200 by the time the exchange, duties and delivery charges are added in.  Lots of things are then priced right out of our budgets. 

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