Sunday, November 14, 2010

Dinner Out Friday and Saturday Casual Wear

I had a quick nap after shopping on Friday, then got dressed for dinner out with some friends. I wanted to wear this new sweater I found at Winners:
Isn't that a great colour? I am so grooving on that marigold yellow right now.

That's my suede skirt that I wore first here, and those are my favourite boots (last seen here).

I have a really tough time with big sweaters, because they almost always have high turtlenecks or big cowl necks. As a woman who's...er...gifted...in the boobular region, those are no-nos for me. So when I look for sweaters, I try to find open necklines like this:
That gives the look of a cowl, but is nice and wide and shows off my collar bones - and distracts from the boobage.

Sweater (Pria), skirt (Danier Leather, thrifted), boots (Indigo by Clarke's, consignment), belt (Anne Klein pour Caleche, consignment).

L and I are going to see Leonard Cohen again this month, so my tour t-shirt made an appearance today for my Weight Watchers outfit:
I've worn this tee and stripey top several times before (here, here (ha, that's another Winners shopping trip!) and here after the last concert in 2009). I stripped off the belt before weighing in!

I wore my new cobalt blue wooly coat:
I love the semi-military look of it and the off-centre buttons. This was on sale at Winners for $59.00.

Coat (Mario Serrani), t-shirt (Leonard Cohen tour shirt), striped top (Majestic, gift from Caro), skirt (Club Monaco, consignment), belt (gift from Ruth), tights (Hue), boots (Miz Mooz).

19 comments:

  1. Oooo, I love that new sweater. Mustardy yellows are so pretty. I'm really loving the long skirts these days too. I work a very straight flowered maxi dress and an olive military style jacket yesterday. So comfy and cute!

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  2. That yellow sweater is gorgeous!

    The new coat is pretty awesome too. I'm hoping this week will be cold enough for me to bring out my new coat.

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  3. Yummy color.

    Leonard Cohen! I saw his recent performance on a DVD from NetFlix and he blew me away. I never expected a guy his age could have so much savvy and spunk. I like the depth of his material, the poetry of his lyrics and the sound of his music.

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  4. That dinner outfit is wonderfully elegant yet casual. You look all slim but curvy... Love!

    And I'm jealous of the blue coat!

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  5. You look marvelous in mustard! Congratulations in your reprieve at work - I hope you have adjusted and that it brings good kharma as your job hunt continues. Your Beautiful Loser tee makes for a great weekend look. Mr Cohen has been performing here in the last couple of weeks- everyone in Sydney is raving about him.

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  6. That sweater looks great on you! I've read that that shade of yellow is going to be pretty big this winter. I so wish I could wear yellow, so I'll have to do it vicariously through you!

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  7. That's a great sweater! Both the color and neckline are terrific on you.

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  8. What a gorgeous sweater! I love the nice detail of the tab on the cowl.

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  9. Thanks, Alison! I am buying everything yellow I can find, it seems, since you know it won't be around for long. Your outfit sounds really cute!

    Thanks, Megan! This coat is not super thick, but it's a nice length and good for fall.

    Thank you, Wendy!

    Ralph, you're a Cohen fan? I love him - his music is incredible and he is such a presence onstage. His songs are amazing - he's a Canadian icon.

    Thanks, 'Doll!

    Baxter, thanks! I hope it brings good karma as well. I hope you get to see Leonard - he is amazing.

    Anne, thank you. You could always do a yellow skirt, if you don't like yellow near your face?

    Kasmira, thanks! I love the neckline.

    Ha, thank you, Jen!

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  10. Thanks, 'pear'! I like that too - it keeps the neck from looking too droopy.

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  11. you know i am drooling over your marigold sweater!!!! serious love over that drapey neckline as well- i get not wanting to attract attention to your chest!! also like your long skirt- glad to see them being worn more this season.

    great color in that cobalt blue coat- looks great with your hair
    have a hard time finding winter white pants here- tried some today- felt they needed more substantial fabric than they used. love how the color lightens up on outfit.

    enjoy cohen!!

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  12. Me like that color combo.
    I have been trying to stay away from buying heavy sweaters as I live in HOT HOT place, but sometimes when I walk into Zara I just want it to snow.
    Hey maybe with global warming...

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  13. Thanks, Alecia! This is the kind of fall/winter look I really like when I want to look nice but be warm. Yeah, white pants are tricky anyway - good luck! Maybe white jeans?

    Thanks, Lorena, me too. Why is it we always want what we haven't got? :)

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  14. Yep, that marigold is a fantastic color on you, and that neckline is great.

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  15. Thanks, Kristen! It's tricky to find a good neckline on a sweater.

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  16. love, love LOVE the first one on you!
    Marie

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