WIW 04.23-26

Well it was a joy to have my full wardrobe to choose from after the bike trip :) Playing a little catchup, here are weekend and early part of last week outfits.

  1. Saturday. Worn after a day of gardening out for a casual dinner and drinks with friends.
  2. Sunday. Worn for breakfast with friends then to the in-laws' for my husband's belated birthday (and Easter) dinner. These (new and cheap to try out) zippered denim leggings are what rubbed dye onto my cream bag :(
  3. Monday. Worn to work then out for tacos. This is the shrunken and cropped blazer I picked up at H&M down in San Fransisco. I love it! The interior lining is a cute polka dot print which I dearly wish was also the sleeve lining. I'd been having trouble styling these ivory booties with cold weather outfits when really, they're perfect spring boots. Still a new idea to me but makes total sense.
  4. Tuesday. Worn to work. A day dry enough for wide legs, but still chilly. I like the swooshing all the fabric makes :)

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • kellygirl replied 9 years ago

    There's our runway model! Love the big stride in 4--totally made me smile. Love the simplicity of 1 and 3 especially. You have the jeans and tee stylish/casual look down! Killer shrunken blazer! The dress with the sherbet scarf is lovely--it bookends your killer pumps. You rock the wide legs. I almost wish the top was a bit more fitted though. I'm not a wide leg expert so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Bummer about the bag. Naughty jeggings; P

  • Debora replied 9 years ago

    They are all great! I especially love #3 with the cropped blazer. Such an effortlessly casual chic look! Sorry to hear about your cream bag. I hope there is some way you can remove the dye.

  • Heather replied 9 years ago

    Aida! Yay! I am so happy you are back. :D

    Those troublesome little ivory booties are my favorite and the first thing I noticed (you know I cheat and look at the pics first before the commentary). May I see a picture with more detail? And that new little blazer is awesome. I love shopping on vacation.

    I, too, love your runway modeling. Always so well done.

    p.s. I had a pair of jeggings do that to my mustard Etienne Aigner bag. I am going to try the hairspray tips (thanks for that thread).

  • chouette22 replied 9 years ago

    Nice to see your WIWs again! What a great week you are having so far but #3 is absolutely fantastic. That blazer is perfection on you and the spring boots look fabulous. Love #4 as well.

  • replied 9 years ago

    I'm head-over-heels for look #3! Love the white shirt with the pale boots. And what a perfect half-tuck. Superb!

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    Thanks ladies! I had a feeling #3 would be a hit, I was really happy with it!

    Kelly - Teehee, runway pshaw (I've been taking much smaller steps for all my action shots this week, but maybe I'll go back to my normal stride which I never thought of as wide until I took photos! EDIT: I think it's because, as a shortie, I have to take HUGE steps to keep up with anyone!). You're right about the fitted top with wide legs, all volume is pretty tricky. I'm not sure why but it seems I keep wanting to wear looser tops with these pants, I did it again today! Next time I will do something fitted.

    Heather - I couldn't find a proper detail shot of the booties, so I chopped my feet out of an older photo. They're ruched all along the top, very pointy toed, and have a short stacked heel. The leather is SUPER soft, found at Sears of all places :)

    Alicat - I'm glad Angie posted about the semi-tuck, it's one of my favorite things now!

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 9 years ago

    All are great but I think #3 is my favorite.

  • Angie replied 9 years ago


    #3 is KILLER.

    Oh, how we miss our wardrobes when we have to live out of a suitcase.

  • MsMary replied 9 years ago

    You look amazing, as usual! I am another member of the Number Three Fan Club -- it's crazy great!! Nobody can rock a semi-tuck like you can!!

  • sarah replied 9 years ago

    Ah, you're back - we missed you! I love 1, 2 *and* 3! And how come I never look that good in a white t-shirt?!

  • Beth replied 9 years ago

    You look fab all the way around, but (*shriek*) I LOVE #3. Must add it to my inspiration list...super fab:)

  • rae replied 9 years ago

    Sw-sw-swooning over #3! Whatever jeans those are, your legs look a mile long in them - especially with the belt exposed. High five to my partial-tucking teammate. :D

  • Aunty replied 9 years ago

    Another gasp of pleasure for 3!!!! But you look great in every single one :)
    I have just bought some super wide dress trousers for a wedding in July, I think the wider the trouser the more fitted the top?? But I may be wrong, am still on a learning curve.

  • teri replied 9 years ago

    #3 is my favorite............. LOVE IT!!!!!

  • Jonesy replied 9 years ago

    I really like the partial tuck thing going on in #3 too!

  • modgrl replied 9 years ago

    Loving the semi-tuck in #2, it is my favorite look!
    Those booties are adorable. Have you thought about them with a dress or skirt? They are the perfect color for elongating your legs!

  • replied 9 years ago

    These are all great looks. #3 is perfection. Love the jacket, semi-tucking and adorable booties! I'd also like to see you wear them with a skirt to show them off even more!

  • dakota replied 9 years ago

    So good to 'see' you home safely. Awesome outfits and I'm on the bandwagon about #3!

  • Heather replied 9 years ago

    Oh, Aida. You are so clever. Thanks for chopping and cropping to show the bootie's detail. *swoon* Those are so darling...and from Sears? Check out the softer side!

  • amyreh replied 9 years ago

    #2 and #3 are my favorites - I just love the simplicity of 3, but everything together makes it amazing!!

  • cheryl replied 9 years ago

    Every one is fantastic with #3 my absolute favorite and #2 a close runner up lol. :)

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    Thanks for all the lovely comments everyone!

    Angie - Adding #3 to my killer folder ^^

    Sarah - White tees are tricky, but I'm sure you'd look great in the right one! I'm just learning to appreciate how much good draping can do. For me I've found what works best is a drapey tee that's cut fitted but worn a little loose, is a slightly off white color, and is semi-sheer. I know that sheerness is not everyone cuppa but I really think it adds a lot to the look and won't be buying non-semi-sheer white tees again!

    Rae - *highfive semi-tuck teammate!* (I especially love your semi-tucks with the tomboy weekend looks+short shorts! I hope to give that a go if we magically get some hot weather.)

    Aunty - You're right, in general with wider bottoms you need more fitted tops to keep things balanced. I've just been in the mood to experiment with more volume on top, sometimes it works sometimes not :)

    Modgrl, Sammi - Once the temp gets up to the low 60s I'll definitely give these booties a go with dresses and skirts! (We're still stuck in the 50s, boo.)

  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    Another vote for #3. It rocks!
    I'm finding the necklace in #4 competing with the neckline and looks a little strange to me. At first glance it look your sweater had a slit neckline.

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    Anna, you are right especially with how light reflects off the necklace. I was trying for something other than a pendant/scarf which also looked odd, but it felt so very plain without anything (even for me) and I wasn't sure what to do so I gave this one a go; I ended up tucking it in like in the center image. Won't be pairing this necklace in this way again, but still not sure what would work better.

  • annagybe replied 9 years ago

    Do you have pearls? They'd have to be chunky or mulitstrand to keep looking too preppy.

  • Aida replied 9 years ago

    Hmmm I've got a long charcoal strand that I could knot or double-up (might be too dark with this), the gray one in #3 above, and (pardon the bust shot) the multi-strand drape one pictured below. That one may work? I think I need to expand my chunky pearl options...

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