Tweed and graphic tee to eat where our PM ate

I had all day teaching sessions twice this week in Prince Edward County. And our weather is insane! On Monday it was really cold so I was wearing booties, wool culottes, leather jacket. Yesterday it was in the high 20s (80s F) and today it was back to 15C, so I tried out Angie's tweed and graphic tee. My shirt is from Out of Print and it is library card stamps -- the students in my writing workshop loved it. 

ETA: I almost forgot!!! I wore the tweedy outfit out to lunch afterward my teaching and it was the place our PM ate at a few days ago! A really great little spot called Agrarian. The server told us that he and Sophie were incredibly warm and gracious and loved the food and the other customers (yes, they kept the place open!) were extremely polite and left them alone, except for two men who went over and introduced themselves. 

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  • replied 4 years ago

    Awesome!  I cannot stand how fantastic your hair is now.  Are you adding back in some darker pieces?  Both outfits are great - you really look good.  And what is up with your weather?  It's chilly here, but finally moved into double-digits today, barely.  

  • Jenn replied 4 years ago

    I love your casual-professional looks!

    Do you find your OOP shirt thin? I have the library stamps one in grey, but I also have a Jack Kerouac one that's white, and it's really hard to wear because it's almost see-through.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Jenn, this particular OOP shirt is is in fact less substantial than a few others but with a nude bra, it seems fine. I left the jacket on all day anyway. I think they vary in fabric weight. Some of mine are quite heavy with zero drape (maybe the mens' ones I have?) and some are softer and more insubstantial. 

    Lisa, thank you. I am not doing anything to the hair except letting it be and putting the odd bit of product in it. It's my natural silver grey with bits of white colour. As for our weather, I have no freaking idea what is going on. Yesterday it was 27, today 15, Sunday is supposed to be 7 and Monday 21!!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Well , whatever you're doing with your hair is clearly working . Rock on , as Angie would say :) Should be 17 here tomorrow and I'm beside myself with excitement . Finally .

  • Elizabeth P replied 4 years ago

    It's going to be 17 here tomorrow too! Squee!
    Then 7 on Monday...
    I just wanna expose my ankles. Ya know? Yup, you guys DO know.

    Anyway. Suz, you look amazing. I love both outfits. This graphic tee and tweed jacket has me wanting a tweed jacket, and this shape looks awful on me, so there you go.

    Agreeing totally with Lisa that your hair is looking just wonderful.

  • Brooklyn replied 4 years ago

    Now see how you have no gap between your pants and your booties? That's what I want. They look fabulous on you. Love the tweed jacket look too.
    And I have to laugh about you guys getting excited about 17. We had a 17C day this week and I was excited too, but for the opposite reason. It's warm again today and I am back in a T-shirt and skort.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! I love the graphic tee with the tweed jacket! The cold weather outfit is also wonderful and a great example of non neutral footwear with a scarf of like color. Your bag also ties in well. I am watching the snow come down with expected lows below 0C or in the 20'sF and wringing my hands because I've spent days cleaning and packing away woolens and boots/booties.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Oh, no, Joy! I am sure it will take at least a full year before you're fully used to the swings in your new climate. So frustrating, though! 

    Brooklyn, there is a teeny tiny gap between booties and bottoms but it doesn't show much at this angle so I tell myself I closed the gap, ha! 

    Elizabeth, cheers for exposed ankles. And thanks re hair. 

  • JAileen replied 4 years ago

    You look wonderful in both!

  • Dianna replied 4 years ago

    Wow, you look fabulous in both outfits.  Can't pick a favorite, both are winners for me.

  • harmonica replied 4 years ago

    You look gorgeous in both outfits! Your students are lucky to have you, not just because you master how to dress for every occation, but just as much bc of your personality. I'd love to be in your class. :-)

  • Mirjana replied 4 years ago

    You look wonderful in both outfits Suz, but I love, love so much your graphic tee and tweed jacket, fresh and elegant really, adorable.

  • approprio replied 4 years ago

    Nicely done, Suz! You've just demonstrated why the transitional seasons are my favourite, but also the hardest to dress for. So much variety to be had but don't forget to check the weather forecast!

    These are fab teaching outfits. Of course I love the printed tee. (Wondering if I need a tweed jacket.... looks great on you, but is it for me?)

  • Bijou replied 4 years ago

    Beautiful outfits and so great for the variable weather you have had. I love how both looks are quite different in colours and style and yet both super stylish and so perfect on you.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Thanks everyone. 

    That little tweed (almost wrote twee) jacket is already a workhorse. I got it a week ago and have worn it three times. It's the perfect heft/ weight for cool spring days here. I can see why Angie loves hers (a different jacket but a similar weight). It would be exactly the right thing in a temperate climate. I'll get limited opportunities for wearing it in my climate (spring and fall) but it will get a lot of wear for those 6 to 8 weeks of my year. 

    I think the tweed works really well because of my grey hair. Its bits of white and silver pick up the tones. Vix said something about this in another post --- how any print with silver or white is instantly great on her now with her grey hair coming in. '

    It's funny -- I had a tweed jacket from BR some years ago and found it impossible to style. Turns out it had a U-neck, not a round neck, and so it was even harder to find shirt types that worked with it. 

  • kkards replied 4 years ago

    oh the silver sneakers just add the perfect finishing touch! 

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Shazaam! Two fabulous outfits.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Whoa - two killer outfits!

    The combo of the lady-like tweed jacket and metallic sneakers could so easily veer into eccentric little old lady look but not in your expert hands!  And the strong reds with the glen plaid pants are divine.

  • texstyle replied 4 years ago

    Love that tweed jacket on you - looks really great with the tee, such a stellar piece! Very signature suz.  The second outfit is fantastic on you too. I love the color combination.

  • Jenava replied 4 years ago

    These are both cute, but I esp. love and am inspired by the culottes outfit!  

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    Love your outfits, Suz.  You do a lot to update your wardrobe by tweaking the proportions -- little things like wide legs and cropped flares update you look.  You add personality by the novel-tee print (see how I did that?) and a bit or sparkle.  You're looking terrific.

    Thanks for sharing a bit of your week (fashion and otherwise).  I'm sure you're students were thrilled to have you!

  • Inge replied 4 years ago

    I want that tee!!
    Suz, each outfit you show us is just so excellent! Love both of these so much!! The tweed jacket is a winner already, if you ask me. Super look with the tee and the sneakers. Those wide leg crops are proving very versatile, aren't they. Gorgeous with that stunning jacket and the red boots here. Red scarf is the perfect finishing touch.

    And I agree: your hair looks a-ma-zing!

  • minimalist replied 4 years ago

    These outfits are both so rad that I didn't even look at your hair until reading others' comments!

  • Style Fan replied 4 years ago

    I love both of your outfits Suz.  My favourite is the tweed jacket with graphic T.  The right tweed jacket is a workhorse for sure.  I have worn mine so many times over the years. 
    Everything works so well for you in those outfits.  How great is that. 

  • Caro in Oz replied 4 years ago

    Have to log in at any mention of your PM :) :) 
    I love the outfits - the jacket is perfect with your hair.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Hair - so fabulous! Both outfits are fantastic. I recently thrifted a blue moto similar to that, maybe I will try to copy (but not to wear it is summer here already). My Canadian BIL is the one that would have introduced himself. Most Canadians I have seen are far too polite.

  • Firecracker replied 4 years ago

    Wow, dynamite outfits, Suz! And you go to the best places, it seems. :) Oh, and I'm chuckling at a bootie called "Mustard" that looks like catsup.

  • catherine replied 4 years ago

    Suz, you make those clothes really sing. Also, I have an embarrassing amount of envy for your compassionate, human, and eloquent head of state.

  • K.M. replied 4 years ago

    I've been eyeing the Out of Print stuff for a long time now! Do you like the fit of their tees?

    I also love the culottes with boots. I would love to master that combination. These boots in particular look so nice.

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    Great outfits!I love the red booties with the culottes. The graphic tee and jacket is very modern and cool looking.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Thank you all once again for your kind compliments. 

    K.M. on the subject of Out of Print tees -- Jenn and I are both lovers of these tees. 

    For my classic and slightly gamine style a graphic tee can be a great addition. It keeps me from looking "stuffy" or "twee" in some of the classic items I tend to gravitate toward (particularly at my age, with the grey hair). It provides outfit juxtaposition, in other words, and also casualizes some of the dressier items I otherwise might not get a chance to wear in my ultra casual life. Yet at the same time—particularly at my age with the grey hair—a graphic tee could look too juvenile or silly. I like the Out of Print offerings because they have whimsy and conversational value but they're meaningful to me as a writer (and reader). 

    In terms of fit, they have two main styles. The men's are all crewnecks and fit boxy, long, and loose -- they are also on the whole heavier weight. Almost all of my tees are mens' small, because a crew neck works for me and I wear them semi-tucked -- on me, a men's S is loose but not overly so. 

    The one in the photo is my only women's tee -- I got it for the colour. The fabric is a bit thinner and the cut is slimmer, but it still works fine. I'd say the women's fits are on the small to TTS side; the men's fits are normal for men's tees. 

  • replied 4 years ago

    You look wonderful and I am particularly impressed with and inspired by the tshirt/jacket combination.

  • K.M. replied 4 years ago

    Thank you, Suz! I like thinner-fabric tees, which is why I'm always hesitant with print-company tees where they often use non-descript thick cotton ones as their base. Your description encourages me to give them a try. I would love a library card one...

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    K.M. I think you might like the women's styles then. Some of them have V or U necks as well, for those who prefer that. If I ever see one with a narrow V I will snap it up! 

    Read the descriptions carefully because the fabrications are different on different tees. I think the one I have would be soft enough for your preference. I also really like one (a men's) "The Raven" -- (black on grey print) -- which seems lighter weight and softer than some of my others. So again, it's variable. 

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    You look gorgeous! I love the tweed jacket. I have the same OOP tee shirt - super fun!

  • K.M. replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Suz, that's good to know that the fabrications are different.

    I also followed the link to your gorgeous booties but they were sold out :(

  • bella replied 4 years ago

    You look great! 
    This reminded me that I had lunch with a Canadian liberal MP last month (he was over here for a visit), and as I told him as well, I am a big fan of your PM (as the rest of the world!), except for this: (*very sad face*)

  • replied 4 years ago

    Adding how much I like both outfits too. The tweed with graphic tee and crop with shoes. I love it all. I've long liked the library tees. They are really cute.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    You wear silver sneaks like no other, Suz. KILLER x2. 

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Angie! Silver sneaks have been a fun addition with the hair. I also love my white sneakers. 

    Bella, I know!!! (Re the Guardian piece). It's so disturbing. 

  • Lisa replied 4 years ago

    Both looks are lovely, but I'm stuck on those culottes, you wear that style really well!  And I'm with you, having to dress for crazy temp days.  We were 55F yesterday and going up to 81F today.  It's very annoying.

  • lpr200 replied 4 years ago

    You look fantastic in both outfits. I love how you rock those red boots!

  • viva replied 4 years ago

    Ah, you look wonderful in these outfits, Suz! I may go look at those graphic tees -- I love the optic white background of this one, amazing with your hair. And how has that moto held up? I got rid of my old moto and would love to get an interesting leather jacket this year. That one is really delicious.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Vivian, thank you. The moto is doing great so far. I like its softness. It is a year old now and I've worn it a lot in transitional seasons but not at all in winter or summer. It has a cotton-rich lining which makes it quite breathable. 

  • JuniperGreen replied 4 years ago

    Adore!  Now I covet that tee!!!

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