Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Wine's Not Working

What a difference to go from really loving an outfit one day to totally not digging another.  Well, today is that "not so much" day for me.
This wine color is not my favorite on me and I'm going to try to remember to stay away from this color when making future purchases.  I'm not really liking this style of cardigan on me here either and for a split second had myself talked into getting rid of all my cardigans in this style....but then I thought of a few outfits that I do like with them and decided not to be so hasty.  I'll have to mull  this over for a bit and see if I even want to get rid of this one.  Maybe I'll try styling it with a structured button down under it and button up the sweater to see if that helps.  Maybe I'll add a scarf in a different color to tone down this particular color a bit.
 This is a first time wear for the shirt and I had thought I really liked it and it's slinky fabric...until I saw the photos.  Now I'm not so sure I like the shirt either, but will try another way of styling it before I give up on it completely.  I think I'll wear it (without the cardigan) with my navy pants with a partial tuck and add a belt with the pants.
If neither of these options (for shirt or cardigan) brings unsatisfactory results...out they go, even though I just got this top.  I have too many other things in my closet that I DO like to waste time on inadequate pieces anymore.  Besides, my closet is once again totally crammed full and it's screaming for some breathing room in there.
It's very hard to see them here, but these new shoes are a burgundy color with some detailing on the top.  They are Franco Sartos.  I have 2 or 3 other pair very similar and same brand and I love them....but I am discovering that I'm just not a huge fan of this color on me...and so I'm not sure if these will last in my closet till this time next year....even though I do like the style and they're easy to walk in.  We'll see how much I actually end up wearing them. 
Thrifted Items:
Khaki Pants $6.69 Fabrizio Gianni (Value Village)
Navy/Burgundy Print Top $3 Ruby Rd. (Value Village)
Cardigan $3.50 Worthington (Value Village)
Navy/Gold Bangle $2.80 (Value Village)
Brown Purse $13 Nine West (Goodwill)
Shoes $6.39 Franco Sarto (Value Village)

18 comments:

  1. Wine colour is not bad on you! I have just recently discovered the beauty of that colour, and I find it very nice with dark yellow...

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  2. You lost weight Lisa that's why clothes look different as before. I know that so well but mostly in the other direction :-)
    Both, the cardigan and the blouse look good on you but maybe you can add to both lighter colors. The wine red with creme white scarf and perhaps with a belt and the blouse with your navy pants or white jeans would look great.

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    1. Thank you, Sabine. Good suggestions. Hugs. :)

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  3. Kolor czerwonego wina kojarzy mi się z jesienią. Bardzo dobrze Ci w takim kolorze. Może zmienisz spodnie na jaśniejsze i zobaczysz zmianę. Pozdrawiam ciepło!

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    1. Hi, Barbarossa. I will try different pants with the shirt, yes. A good idea.

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  4. I'm sad that your wine has picked up a little "h" after the w. Sometimes it's just not worth fighting for a colour, although I think you look good in this outfit. Maybe you'd like the top in a nautical look with white and bright red...? Just a thought.

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    1. That's a great idea about the nautical look, Melanie.
      (You do not want to know how long it took me to figure out what the heck you were talking about with the h and the w. hahaha)

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  5. I like the color on you Lisa.
    xo
    Lenya

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    1. You're just toooooo sweeeet, Lenya. ;)

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  6. Maybe you could belt the outfit and be happier with it. I think the pieces are really pretty.

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  7. Lisa I think you are a wise woman:) I don't like wasting time on clothing that I have to work too hard at either. I want it to work for me, not the other way around. You do look gorgeous but if you don't mind me being honest, I dont think the cardigan or the shirt are good enough for you. Both garments are very boxy and perhaps not the most flattering. I see your style as a combination of classic and trend and these peices just seem a bit lost amongst your other more fab peices. I would love to see the shirt worn with a semi tuck as your suggest but it might be time to pass on the cardigan. Having said all that your beautiful smile and bright eyes make anything look good :)

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    1. Hi, Deborah. You gave me such good advice and in such a very nice way. :)
      I feel support and caring in your thoughts and it really does aid me in my decision. I appreciate you taking the time to help me. Coming from a woman of such high style I'm inspired to do exactly as you've suggested! Thank you so much.

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    2. Lisa, thank you so much for the comment on my blog, and for your incredibly gracious and kind response to my comments here. I think for most of us blogging is part of a journey where we are wanting to develop and hone our style and I know I learn so much from the input of others and I really appreciate that you received my thoughts in the spirit in which they were meant. xx

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  8. I agree with you on the color, Lisa. The warm colors you usually wear are perfect for you. Years and years ago, maybe eons, I had my "colors" anaylized when Color Me Beautiful was the hot thing. I still have the book, and I see you as a "Spring". Warm colors, with yellow undertones instead of pink undertones, really bring out your beauty!

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