WIW 06.18-20

Hello ladies, here are some outfits from early last week! We had some warmer, non-rainy weather last week so I felt like it was okay to start wearing some neutrals again, although the END of the week was the actual warm weather (those outfits coming soon).

  1. Monday, worn to work then out for tacos with friends. I got this tunic at the YLF swap last year but haven't worn it as much as I'd hoped because its seasonality confused me (open weave? short sleeves? turtleneck?). This morning it occurred to me that it is, like, the perfect "transitional weather" tunic, which seems to be the only weather we'll have, so I hope to get more out of it now! Paired with gray, cream, and white to keep things light.
  2. Tuesday, worn to work and out for dinner with hubby. This midi pencil is from this year's YLF swap and sits at my hips rather than my waist which I quite like (and it's more fall-weight than summer weight but hey, it's cold). I originally was going to wear my gray pumps but then decided to experiment and try loafers (thought they'd go better with the slouchy vibe). Not sure I like the proportions this way; I think if the skirt were even an inch shorter it would work better, so this will probably only get paired with heels from now on.
  3. Wednesday, worn for errands, work, then a baseball game (Aquasox home opener). It started warming up this day, but I knew I would need a jacket for the game so I decided it'd be fun to pair my new faded coral utility jacket with faded denim. What I didn't anticipate was that the game would go 13 innings (but we won!) and that it would get WAY cold because we were there until nearly midnight! If hubby didn't really dislike these baggy jeans I would wear them sooo much on weekends, they're just perfect for casual outfits.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

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  • replied 7 years ago

    Maybe you all have only two seasons: winter and transitional! I agree that skirt in #2 would look great with heels (and I'm sure you have plenty to choose from). You are looking fab in that coral jacket. I love it! I don't think your jeans in 3 look baggy, just a little long. Would throwing them in the dryer help?

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Claire, I always joke we have three seasons, but one of those seasons is really two half seasons ;) The weather seems to be worse than normal this year, though. Thanks for the thoughts on the midi pencil, glad it's not just me (and yes I have plenty of heels to choose from!). The jeans in #3 are SUPER baggy through the seat and thigh (a big belt is required to hold 'em up), and hubby is on Team Riveting Rearsider so I think that's why he doesn't like them. I've thought about having the seat taken in, one of these days...

  • O replied 7 years ago

    Even before reading your descriptions I remembered that olive tunic from the swap when you got it and how much I wanted to see it on you, but you didn't wear very much. Please wear it more, it is sensational on you. The whole outfit is TDF.

    I agree about the heels in 2, although when comparing photos 1 and 3 in that collage I think if the skirt was just a bit more tapered (as it appears to my eye in the rightmost photo), the loafers or generally non-heels might work really good too. I love the pop of color with the bag.

    #3 OMG, that jacket, I swoon. I don't remember seeing similar color on you before and I love it and love how it works with the green bag too. Fab outfit.

  • rae replied 7 years ago

    Aw #3 is my favorite, but our hubbies are on the same team when it comes to jeans. I tried on a pair I thought were cool and slouchy but he said they gave me "dumpy butt." Can't please everyone!

    I hope you get more warmth in the coming moths - I am enjoying your neutrals with pops of color a la the emerald bag.

  • Transcona Shannon replied 7 years ago

    You know what I find interesting about outfit #2? To my eyes, the way the skirt sits on your hips and you have a slouchy sweater loosely tucked - it's like a skirt version of the boyfriend look Angie was talking about today. You have a BF skirt! Totally love it!

    I like your baggy jeans (although they really don't look that baggy to me) - they look fab combined with that gorgeous coral jacket.

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago

    Love #1. #2 with loafers reads a bit like Marni in the silhouette.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thanks ladies, and thanks especially for the feedback regarding #2!

    O, I will try to wear the olive tunic more often now that I've figured it out! It does require a "good tummy" day, though, if you know what I mean ;) I think you may be onto something with tapering the pencil in #1, I'll have to look into that.

    Rae, the "dumpy butt" is exactly the problem with these jeans which is why I am debating getting the seat taken in; I just love them so much otherwise! A dart in the waistband would probably help, too.

    Shannon, yes that is just what I was going for with #2! Thanks for giving it a name :D I have a couple of tweedy pencil skirts for fall that I plan to wear just like this, too. I know the jeans in #3 don't look that baggy in the photo but trust me, they are QUITE baggy hehe

    Anna, thanks! What do you think about tapering the skirt in #2? I am concerned that tapering might ruin that vibe.

  • qpswan replied 7 years ago

    You have inspired me with your striped outfit (#2). (I love the way you do the photos). I am definitely going to try horizontal stripes with my pinstripe suits.

    I agree with you about the shoes as well as the length of the skirt. The skirt would be more flattering to your lovely legs if it stopped just below your knee. I think a red pump would be stunning with your ensemble (slingbacks would give it a more summery feel).

  • annagybe replied 7 years ago




    I actually like it looser. But it can be tricky to pull it off.

    ETA if you do taper keep the current length. If you shorten don't taper.

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thank you, qpswan! Happy to have inspired you to try mixing stripe directions :) I do have red pumps, I'll try those in a future outfit.

    Anna, ohhh that second look you linked is super amazing! Thanks for those, good eye candy and very inspiring. So these are the wintery skirts I've got at the swap that all sit lower on the hip. The two tweedy skirts are straight and shorter, so I was thinking I could taper this longer one and still have options for flat shoes. Actually, it would probably look like how it does in this photo (but it's only like that because of how I'm standing, as you can see from the WIW post heh). That should give me good options for flat footwear yes? I'm totally into that look for fall.

  • Kiwichik replied 7 years ago

    Love the slouchy look in 2 but unlike your hubby my fav is 3 cos I really love those jeans.

  • Deborah replied 7 years ago

    Aida I just love #1 the tunic is gorgeous on you and I think you have worked out what to do with it :). #2 is not working for me as I do think flat loafer and length of the skirt work. A higher heel amd lower vamped shoe would be good with the skier at its current length. Otherwise I would shorten and wear flats. If you taper it, it might work with flats or say a 1 inch heel.

  • Inge replied 7 years ago

    I would definitely not give up on flats + pencil skirt yet, Aida. I too think that a little tapering at the bottom could make a big difference. Also: I love how you have both horizontal and vertical stripes in outfit 2 with the self-stripe in the skirt.

    Outfit 1 is brilliant! I really like the combination of all these pale shades, and the light olive green and light grey are beautiful together.

    Outfit 3 is fun too, the utility jacket (fab colour too) has a bit of a safari-esque feel to it that looks super with the wide-legged jeans. Love the grey shoes and green bag with this.

  • sarah replied 7 years ago

    Sorry, hubs, but #3 is my favorite! I love you new jacket and it looks super fab with those jeans.

    I also love how you are always going out for tacos and to baseball games. I need to get out more!

  • Makrame replied 7 years ago

    My favorite is #3 as well. Gorgeous jacket, and I like the boho vibe of the flared jeans.

  • Angie replied 7 years ago

    AMAZING Seattle Summer looks, Aida.

    LOVE #3. My best! An 11 out of 10.

  • ManidipaM replied 7 years ago

    Another vote for #3 as the topmost! I get what the man says, but I think the nipped in waist (did you know that colour is FAB on you?) and the dainty forearms being shown off make this the perfect boyfriend-jeans outfit.

    I think that skirt would look great with flats if tapered a teensy bit --- but will it restrict movement then?

  • Jonesy replied 7 years ago

    These are all great! I was first attracted to 3, because I think you rock that sort-of-'70s look so splendidly. I also really like 2, but I can see how you might want to taper the skirt a teeny bit more at the bottom.

  • shevia replied 7 years ago

    The coral jacket is wonderful on you, the boots and tunic are splendid, and I am in favor of seeing the skirt tapered and with my favorite loafers!

  • Debora replied 7 years ago

    The coral jacket is amazing on you! So glad the tunic is coming out to play, and I hope to see more of your midi skirt. Aidi, all your outfits are winners in my book!

  • CocoLion replied 7 years ago

    What about tall edgy booties with the longer skirt in #2?

    Yes you could taper it especially if you could still walk in it. If you don't taper it, I would simply shorten it to knee length if you continue to plan to wear it with loafers.

    Love all of these looks, I have missed a lot of your WIWs and it's good to see your three polished outfits (even the one with faded denim looks so chic to me). #3 is very 70s Lauren Hutten.

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    I love your new jacket!

  • Aida replied 7 years ago

    Thanks for all the comments and feedback ladies! I think I will be tapering the skirt in #2 but leaving the length as-is since I have 2 other below-the-knee straight pencil skirts. It shouldn't restrict movement, there's a good sized back slit and plenty of room.

    Deborah, Inge, and Denise thank you especially for your detailed feedback. I really appreciate it!

    Sarah, if we didn't go out for tacos and baseball games etc. we'd go crazy from having to stay inside all the time because of the rain ;) Sometimes you just gotta do it!

    Angie, thanks :D It's been a challenge dressing for the weather this year, but hey I'm always up for a challenge.

    Denise, I don't really have any tall edgy boots for spring/summer :( Hmm I do have a pair of heeled haute hiking boots though, I'll have to give that a try.

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