In my head I'd like to be on a spectrum between these two wonderful ladies..
Don't you love the way that she her 'look' is complimented by a 'natural' hair colour?
..and jeans with an oversized jumper just looks so effortlessly chic.
Unfortunately I'm way heavier, have inherited my Dad's super frizzy hair gene and my Mum's colouring (and I can't afford the stylists), so here's days two and three of 'life without jeans and hoodies'....
Day Two - dressing for coffee with my Mum in Worcester and some late afternoon teaching. I'm wearing a soft denim skirt that's been languishing in my wardrobe for over 12 months and a plain wool jumper. I tried to pull it together with the scarf and an antique style necklace (that I found in Bournemouth years ago). I think the photo looks quite nice but I didn't feel comfy when I was working in such a thick top (my age - you know!!)
Day Three - dressing for coffee with a friend at the local garden centre, harp practice and several hours of internet admin. I'm wearing a jersey dress that's easily five years old, a jacket that's close to it's second decade and a vintage peach enamel necklace from the 1950s. Normally I wear a black jacket when I wear this dress but I wanted to go for a softer and more casual look. My friend (and the girl on the counter in the coffee shop) immediately noticed and commented on my necklace. This outfit was far more comfortable but I'm starting to wonder if I look a bit 'leggy' in heeled boots and leggings?
What have I learnt so far?
Don't wear thick tops for teaching piano in a centrally heated house - it only generates an unattractive 'glow'. People notice my vintage necklaces and I have MASSES - organise them and wear them! I may achieve a slighter more 'chic' look if I rethink the leggings and boots.... (Oh dear - I LIKE leggings and boots!)
Thanks for all your comments on my last post.
Continued thoughts, comments and tips would be really appreciated!!