Friday, 8 January 2016

You Gave Me Confidence...!

Ladies - thank you for your comments!
I was going to wear a pair of trousers on Day Four,
but you encouraged me to maintain some 'leg confidence'.
I'm not quite this gorgeous lady....
 
 
but I kept my legs out....

 
Day Four - dressing for a day of practising and pottering, with a couple of hours of piano teaching in the late afternoon.  My favourite day so far - fabric boots with a heel, leggings, an empire-line tunic/dress, light cotton scarf and vintage Coro necklace.  This outfit felt great all day.  I like the way the empire line (especially in a patterned fabric) gives me a bust but skims over problems!
 
Day Five - dressing for coffee and a fabric hunt with my fellow 'craftaholic' and lovely neighbour, some housework and a late afternoon trip round to my parents house.  Flat boots today, leggings, a slightly longer dress, scarf, necklace and 'satchel style' brown leather handbag.  I used to wear this dress to school with a cropped brown jacket.  Without the jacket, it felt comfortable but slightly shapeless....
 
Can I asked your opinion about another thing that's bothering me?
I've worn a scarf pretty much every day of my life for the last 20 years - even draped round the outside of a hoodie!  They are a habit that's developed from the years when I was having major neck issues after a motor-racing accident (another story...!).  My neck is fairly ok nowadays so I don't need the extra warmth and support.  Having looked at these photos, I wonder if they spoil the neckline/shape of the dresses, rather than adding to it.
What do you think?
 
We've got a busy weekend ahead - a lot of travelling around (which would always have been jeans etc. territory), a 40th Birthday party and a meal with my F-in-L.  This is going to take a bit of serious 'clothes consideration'.... Eeek!
I hope that you all have a good weekend too.
Jx

15 comments:

  1. You look great. I actually love the look of scarves when I see other people wearing them, but it's not something I ever wear myself, except with a coat to keep warm.

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  2. I'm totally jealous of how beautifully you wear scarves and I think they enhance rather than detract from your outfits. However, could you bear sometimes to go without because they are rather hiding your gorgeous necklaces

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  3. Love the scarfs if they make you happy wear them,:-)

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  4. I was just thinking how terrific the scarf looks! Perhaps though you don't want to cover up another great piece like the necklace. Give scarf free a try just to feel the difference it makes to an outfit-two looks for one.

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  5. A scarf can really enhance an outfit. If you look at elegant French women, they often wear scarfs. Perhaps you could try a couple of outings without a scarf and see if anyone mentions/notices?
    I thought of you the other morning when I was applying a few drops of Extraordinary Oil to my frizzy hair - I find it helps a lot and a little goes a long way.
    I'm enjoying looking at your outfits :)

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  6. I agree with Frugally Challenged - you have such lovely necklaces I fear they get a little lost with the scarves. I'd say scarf or statement necklace.
    Inspired by your look I went to the sales & bought a long tunic /shorter dress to try wearing with leggings & boots for working in companies. The kids I work with couldn't care less what I wear, so I'll stick with jeans for them, but for going to businesses I'm going to try to be a bit smarter.
    You might be interested in this site (http://beautytipsforministers.com/) Although Peacebang concerns herself a lot with clothes for the clergy, she does say some interesting things about makeup/ pulling outfits togethyer etc.

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  7. I love the look of your scarves, they are very elegant indeed.

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  8. What Frugally Challenged said. As far as your inspiration picture, I think her legs are too thin. You have inspired me to buy a pair of leggings and give this dress thing a try.

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  9. I love your scarf, I think it's added elegance to an already elegant look xx

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  10. I wear scarfs more these days, mainly because there are so many pretty ones, it's an accessory which only you can decide to wear, but if they make you happy......

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  11. Scarves are great! You wear them well too. Just try not wearing one some days to mix it up-wear s brooch instead! :-) I have stacks! Today I wore a bright Orla Kiely pattern scarf which I liked as an additional statement with a boring mustard polo neck! (The brooch I chose to wear with it was too boring too!!!

    Loving the outfits!x

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  12. By the way, are you an.orchestral harpist by any chance??

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  13. I'm loving your look, but don't have the confidence to do much these days about changing what I wear. I've quite a few nice scarves and only wear them like Jo, with a coat in winter. Love to hear your car racing story. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

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  14. You looked good in both outfits. As for the scarves, I think if you have worn them for that many years they are a distinct part of your signature look. You wear them well. If you are comfortable then continue to wear them.

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  15. Love the scarves Jan. You carry the look off very well.

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