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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Purple and Pink - and Link Up

No woman is invisible in purple and fuchsia pink.  Over 50s blogger Gail Hanlon from Is This Mutton in violet velvet skirt and infinity scarf with pink top and cropped cardigan
Regular readers will know that I like pink, particularly in the bright fuchsia shade which suits my cool / clear colouring. I also like purple and lilac, which look great with pink. Certainly in this combination none of us will be invisible.

The velvet midi skirt from Kettlewell has a lovely sheen and I added a bit of extra sparkle with metallic tights.  I've been finding so far this year that dark opaque tights aren't doing it for me. They suddenly look too solid, and dated with midi skirts. So I'm preferring thinner denier tights like these and the embellished brocade tights worn here.

The purple is echoed again in the infinity scarf, described as "pansy" by Kettlewell and a shade that is said to suit everyone. I don't really wear scarves except the Rew type shown here, which has a button fastening, but this scarf is good because it doesn't need tying.
Over 50s blogger Is This Mutton in pink with purple

A glamorous velvet skirt in violet with a bright fuchsia top and purple
Silver ankle boots and a cute micro bag provide finishing touches.  As an aside, I'm standing in front of one of our stained glass windows. The house dates from the 1920s and in the area where we live it was a big feature to have particular designs of stained glass in certain streets. A few years ago we replaced the windows. I managed to find a vendor who was able to take the precious original stained glass and encase it into the new frames. I'm passionate about retaining original features in houses, so this made me very happy.
Silver ankle boots with a velvet midi violet skirt and pink top and cro
I had to do this shoot in a big rush, after work, before it got dark as I didn't have time at the weekend. But phew, I got there.

Disclosure: no items were gifted for this post.

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Now it's time for #WowOnWednesday.
Last week's most clicked post was by Emma from Style Splash, "Rust Checked Wrap Skirt and Navy Sweater." Emma is very skilled at colour mixing and always has quirky, fun accessories.
My favourite was Darlene from Aquamarina Style and her post How to Style a Faux Leather Skirt for Fall.  I often look at the racks of coated, faux and leather skirts and trousers and then move on, thinking it's not for me. I've only ever had one faux leather skirt which was silver and hardly ever worn because it was always too big. So Darlene has given me a welcome push to think about adding a faux or leather item to my wardrobe. I think I will need to try on several to find the right fit so this will make a whole post on its own!
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2 comments

  1. I bought a little faux leather skirt (black of course!) from H&M 5 years ago and I find that it's a staple "classic" in my wardrobe.

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  2. I agree with you about black opaque tights. They do feel wrong some how this season, even though they hid a multiple of sins! I think it's the designer campaigns showing sheer tights, especially the Saint Laurent sheer tights with dots.

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