WIWearing: Homage to Mary K Writers Fest Event 1

My first proposed outfit met with some criticisms here (http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....choose-w2w); the general feeling was that it was too drab. (Thanks to Ali and others for this comment.) Some didn't like the pattern mix/ neckline either, so I am holding my breath about today's look!

And, as luck would have it, instead of being rainy and cool as the forecast predicted, today dawned hot and sunny! So it felt like a different kind of outfit was required anyway.

I didn't have time to check this one over, so I'm crossing fingers that I have done okay.

This is my birthday homage to MaryK:

Pencil skirt! Pattern mixing: stripes, ditsy floral, abstract floral, leopard! Bright colour! Red and leopard as neutrals!! And Mary's scarf gets a starring role.

This is for the reading at the Seniors Centre, starting soon.

Sorry to post and run.

MaryK magic scarf
Brooks Brothers shirt
VC tube skirt (keeping it anyway to wear without hose; at minimum I will wear it 4 months a year, so it's okay....)
VC leopard wedges
Belt from a shop in Stratford
Cuff a gift from my brother when I was 8!

PS: I am tucking because that is what my mother would like me to do. And she is 87. ;-)

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  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    You forgot the picture.

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    You tease!!

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    oops ! Pictures there now!

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago


  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    KILLER. One of your very best :)

    You and Mary are style inspirations!

  • replied 9 years ago

    I love this so much more, Suz! It's vibrant and lovely, just like you.

  • BethL replied 9 years ago

    Yay! You look fab! Hope it's going well.

  • lyn67 replied 9 years ago

    Oh, I guess your audience was in rave, YLF SUZ!!!!!

  • krishnidoux replied 9 years ago

    You are so ingenious! Wonderful! See how that BB shirt came in handy already? Wow, what a sense of style to have put this together like you describe. This is just perfect. And you look radiant!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 9 years ago

    To quote Angie "pass the smelling salts"....this is STUNNING!

  • rachylou replied 9 years ago

    You come here to torture me with cute outfits, Suz! I know you're out to get ME.


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  • Ornella replied 9 years ago

    Oh Suz, I'm flicking back and forth between last year's and this years Fest outfits... such a dramatic change!!! I hope people were showering you with compliments because you sure deserve a lot of them and then some more!!!

  • Jonesy replied 9 years ago

    I love this outfit so much! Beautiful, charming pattern mixing, perfect silhouette, very high Happiness Quotient!

  • Beth Ann replied 9 years ago

    Perfect! This is really stunning and perfect for the occasion. Wear again!

  • Lisa replied 9 years ago

    Fab outfit, great way to tie a scarf here.

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Thank you everybody!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary K.

    Do you know how many compliments I got on the scarf????

    Not to mention, the shoes. (Thanks, Ali!)

    The reading went great. Happiness quotient was 150%.

    So glad it met with your approval.

    And it is comfy, too! The skirt is terrific without tights. Shoes are about 5 hour shoes for me. Did some walking downtown and a lot of standing but will look forward to changing them out tonight.

  • Ariadne replied 9 years ago

    Great look! The new skirt and shirt are a match made in heaven. I love the floral lining on the cuffs. Those special details really speak to its quality. I'm so happy to hear the reading went well. I hope the rest of the festival is a blast.

  • Caro in Oz replied 9 years ago

    Fantastic, love it.

  • Parsley replied 9 years ago

    This outfit just couldn't have been any more perfect!
    And I love that you tucked your shirt because your mother would want it that way- I bet everybody at the Senior Center was totally in love with you!
    The pattern mixing is fantastic- not over the top at all, but adds lots of interest, and I love the red accents.

    Great choice!

  • goldenpig replied 9 years ago

    You look absolutely stunning! I can see the MaryK touches but it's all you, Suz! Fantastic! Crisp and tailored and intriguing.

  • Krista replied 9 years ago

    Helllooooooooooooo! Fabulous - crisp, clean, stylish. And the shoes are to die for. Have a lovely Writersfest week! :)

  • JulieJohn replied 9 years ago

    I love the naughty schoolteacher vibe, Suz! You look so pretty and happy! That's a sure sign the outfit is a 10!

  • Jjsloane replied 9 years ago

    I think you did amazing. Love it all - great scarf tying too!

  • shevia replied 9 years ago

    This looks just perfect for the occasion and for your style. Ideal!

  • Joy replied 9 years ago

    Such perfection! You look radiant.

  • ElleH replied 9 years ago

    Wow just wow! Gorgeous.

  • Marley replied 9 years ago

    Crisp, Confident, Comfy - Love it!

  • Sveta replied 9 years ago

    Suz, you really were a vision of loveliness on your reading. Amazing outfit, love all about it, from a scarf to shoes.

  • shiny replied 9 years ago


    How did you tie the scarf like that?

  • Suz replied 9 years ago

    Thanks so much for the kind words, all! I really felt great in this outfit!

    Jennifer, the scarf looked better from the front than the back, I confess! I'm not an expert on scarf tying by any means. It is basically twisted a bit and worn infinity style. I tied it at the very bottom and looped it around so the little knot was at the back. I asked my husband if it looked stupid and he said no, it worked. So I am going with that! Most people only saw my front anyway, heh heh....

  • MNsara replied 9 years ago

    Well, you really nailed it with this outfit!! FABUlous! Each piece is smart and suits you to a T. No wonder you received the compliments!

    I think I'll be trying your scarf tying soon ;-)

  • Kiwichik replied 9 years ago

    A bit late to this thread but love this look.

  • sarah replied 9 years ago

    I missed this one, but I really love it. It's SO fresh and pretty - and it's also fun to see in this more structured look. It really suits you. Hope you are enjoying writer's fest!

  • greenglove replied 9 years ago

    Stunning! The red lips top it off, very chic and polished with a bit of whimsy in the pattern, brilliant!!

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