WIW Backlog: 01.02-04, 07-09

I know we're into spring but I've still got some winter outfits waiting to post to my YLF blog, hope you gals don't mind! These are work outfits from the first two weeks of January.

#1- Tonal dark look with a new mixed-media moto that I picked up in December at the YLF Seattle meetup; Angie suggested to size up for a looser more contemporary fit, and while I'm not fully adjusted to oversized jackets I've been slowly coming around. Chose the green sweater to pick up on the green in the jacket's tweed, and it doesn't show well but I've also got a sparkly black layer underneath the green sweater.

#2- A dry (but icy) day so the long hems came out to play; outfit planned around the thought to pair cobalt and leopard. I've found this blouse gets layered over more than not, but that could be because I bought it in winter time ;) Worn with a little extra glamour for a trip to the dentist; my hygienist always likes to chat about my outfit! I wore nude lipstick, but would have been happier with something brighter. Probably red.

#3- Copycat of one of Jonesy's outfits, which I don't think is online any more. Loved the juxtaposition of the very casual plaid shirt with a pencil skirt, and have plans to wear a variation of this again. "Light" footwear to echo exposed skin bits and lighten the whole look up a little; also soft pink lipstick to keep the top half looking more natural, while the bottom is more dressy (and also quite textured though it doesn't show well; those are ribbed sweater tights and fuzzy wool covered heels).

#4- Feeling some YLF love this week; this day I'm wearing Zap's furry vest received by way of Rita. Paired with white jeans and a whole host of light neutrals. Thoroughly enjoyed wearing my white jeans throughout this past winter, though I didn't wear them as much as I should've based on that feeling. This base was one of my favorite pairings; I quite like the creamy shades of the sweater/boots with the crisp white jeans.

#5- A favorite pairing of this turtleneck and jacket, with some more YLF love: the cute little (working!) clutch necklace from the YLF Secret Santa exchange (cheers to BJ). Ultra textured outfit, especially the bottom half. Chose light outerwear to counter the dark innerwear.

#6- I seem to have continual trouble styling this boxy blouse; in many ways it is awkward and fights my shape, but I guess I find it a fun kind of challenge? Normally worn for spring/summer, winterized here with a thick layering tee (must have been warm that day), baggy skinny jeans, and shooties. Featuring one of the pretty pairs of earrings that accompanied the necklace in #5 from Santa.

#7- Bonus manicure photo since I don't usually post them (see I do the fun stuff Una, I swear!). Seahawks playoff mani utilizing a made-by-me topcoat called "Shades of Cascadia" which has various blue, green, and silver glitters, over a free-handed colorblocked base. Seen in outfits #4-6 (and some weekend/travel outfits I'll be posting later).

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21 Comments

  • pil replied 6 years ago
    Oh my, how much do I love that green bag?!?!
    I particularly love 1 and 5, the way you have combined the tonal colors.
  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago
    A fur vest paired with white jeans??? OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!! Love this look. And you and Diana rock the winter shorts looks like nobody's business.
  • rae replied 6 years ago
    Ah, I think I missed you acquiring the furry vest - huzzah! Great with the white jeans. Very Snow Bunny, as DH would say. And I always love the emerald bag. It is such a nice punch with the variety of outfits you've shown (I totally regret not snagging one). Also super fun to see you sporting cool nails like the ones you Pin. :D
  • Angie replied 6 years ago
    Queen '70s NEVER disappoints :)

    #1 is nostalgic because we were with you when you bought that incredible jacket!

    And you just had me with the white jeans in #4.

    LOVE YOUR STYLE!!!
  • shevia replied 6 years ago
    You look terrific in turtlenecks. I also love the Jonesy copycat and the white jeans outfit is total glam to me. I love what you wore for the hygienist too! You are incredible!
  • Beth Ann replied 6 years ago
    Loving #1 (and think I might try a copy) and #5 -- I can enjoy winter shorts vicariously through you!
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thanks for the comments ladies, I really appreciate them!

    Rae, maybe the tote will be released again this summer? It came in so many delicious colors and they all seemed to go pretty quick.

    Angie, aw thank youuu <3 I'm still not 100% come around on oversized jackets on myself but I do have a couple now so I'm just going to work right on through that :) I'm planning to wear the mixed moto with my white jeans today, hopefully it works as well as it does in my head. I think this week is going to end up with daily whites, again!

    Beth Ann, would love to see your take on #1! I'm planning to wear a variation of it today.
  • Charmian replied 6 years ago
    It's a bit funny that you claim to have the most problems with the boxy blouse in #6, since that's the one that sings the most to me.  You know I'm all about the graphics, and that's where I'd typically be all over it ... but it's the textures that get me here; I love seeing a flowy blouse in winter.

    Love love LOVE the plaid shirt with pencil skirt!
  • Ingunn replied 6 years ago
    Very Aida and very fabulous! I love your style, too. #4 blew my mind!
  • CocoLion replied 6 years ago
    Another fab collection of looks!  Your mani totally blows me away.  The skillful application, the design.  Free handed no less.
  • Deborah replied 6 years ago
    Aida I don't mind you catching up on posting outfits at all... infact I love it when you post :)  I really do like your 70's vibe, it really works and you are so creative in how you put your pieces together.  I am constantly inspired, as I would never think of some of the combinations you do.

    The jacket in #1 is just fabulous and I you rock shorts in winter like no one I know.  
  • Sona replied 6 years ago
    as always each outfit is fab and so Aida-tastic. I especially love #5- you do winter shorts like no one else!
  • replied 6 years ago
    I love your winter shorts look in particular.
  • Karie replied 6 years ago
    I like all your outfits, and that furry vest rocks! You did a great job on your manicure, too!
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Thank you all for the comments! Thanks also for the compliments on the manicure, I'm still learning and improving my nail art skills. I don't usually show my nails here (I was posing them when I was keeping up on my blog, alas very behind now), but I could share some of the more fun manicures from time to time :)

    Hannah, I hear you on the flowy fabrics in winter, at least our mild weather is good for something! The graphic print of the blouse in #6 is one of the main reasons it still has a home in my wardrobe despite its difficult shape.
  • catgirl replied 6 years ago
    We are not into spring at all here - we're expecting more feet of snow this weekend, although it's a springlike day today!

    You look fantastic - love the emerald bag, of course, and the first outfit is my favorite, along with the SHORTS! 

    Yes! I expect to see more nail photos!
  • replied 6 years ago
    Aida, it's always such fun to see your outfits. You have such a creative way of putting everything together! I love the boxy blouse, and kudos for styling it for cold weather. For summer, I'll bet it's a snap tucked into a high waisted pencil skirt. You know I love those handbags too. The emerald one is so much fun, and I love your blush 'Birkin'. ;)
  • Zapotee replied 6 years ago
    I am so glad the furry vest ended up with you. It never saw the light of day in my closet. So adorable on you!

    As for the rest.... You are on fire woman!
  • Aida replied 6 years ago
    Oh Una, FEET of snow projected? That's not even remotely springlike! Guess you'll be able to identify with the rest of my winter outfits ;) Thanks for the nail art nudge, I'm going to try the argyle this weekend!

    Claire, would you believe that I haven't yet worn the boxy blouse tucked into a high-waisted pencil?? I've noted it to try it when the weather warms up (it'll look best unlayered with bare legs, I think). Thank you ^^

    Zap, thanks! I know most people wear their furry vests in winter, but I like to wear mine more in spring/summer (plays well with my boho side). We'll be seeing it more often now that it's warming up :)
  • Kiwichik replied 6 years ago
    Seeing your posts is like my favourite magazine arriving in the mail - I love your style & as we head into Winter here in kiwiland seeing your January outfits is perfect inspiration.
  • Marley replied 6 years ago
    #5 with that blazer is just FABulous!  I love the color mix - and you know, the shorts with tights is one of my absolutely favorite looks on you.  Thank you for sharing these Aida!  Love them!  (Oh, and the mani is perfect!)

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