Have I succumbed to complacency already and we're not even at the half way mark of the challenge?
Am I thinking; 'they won't notice I'm wearing practically the same thing as last week!'
Heavens no! This is merely a more in depth exploration of the sheer panacea that is purple; a colour which runs a close second to my favourite colour - blue.
Although the 3 main items - skinnies, cardigan and boots are the same as last week, I think you'll agree it's a different look, showing that with just a few tweaks, you can create not only an entirely different outfit but one with a different feel. There's definitely more of a casual vibe here than last week, which was on the dressier end of the casual spectrum and that's even with following the same style template as last week ie 3 colours; primary secondary and accent.
Plus, it's a dollop of practicality! When we were on our Christmas break in France, I packed my Winter skinny. I knew once we got back to the UK, life would be hectic. As you read this, I'll be living in a temporary building site, tapping away at my laptop to the sound of floor boards being ripped up as we have a new kitchen floor and kitchen installed and no doubt I'll be covered in a thin - nah, who am I kidding - make that a thick layer of dust! Therefore it seemed prudent to do a couple of Seasonal Skinny outfits whilst we were away!
To date, the Winter Skinny has been paired with 2 floral tees, a block colour shirt and a geometic patterned, silk blouse, so I thought it was about time we threw plaid into the mix!
Although the shirt doesn't have purple in it, turquoise and teal shades, works equally well with both wine and purple so it's still my linking piece, as my floral tee was last week.
I changed the accent colour from orange to turquoise.
That lead to the orange bag being swapped for my turquoise mini tote.
I replaced the silver necklace with a Labradorite pendant.
I wore the waterfall cardigan differently, straightening the folds out and then only turning one back.
Finally, I tucked the skinny jeans inside the boots to show off the fabulousness of the purple more and that they have an asymmetrical height - they are lower on the outer ankle than the inner.
Not that we would've though because we had roast pork on Christmas Day, but you get my drift.
You can see I was quite excited at the prospect of more feasting!
Hilltop villages mean colder temperatures so the perfect time to road test two new holiday purchases I'd bought only a few days earlier - my smokey blue/grey scarf from a local market and polka dot gloves! I also bought the gloves in red at the same time. Having wee hands it's tricky finding gloves small enough so I don't have yards of material flapping at the ends of my fingers. I guess French size petite really is très petite, as these gloves really do ...
... and no apologies for the upcoming pun...
... fit like a glove! Boom, boom!
Dorothy Perkins Petite Skinny Jeans
Wallis Petite Gothic Faux Leather Biker Jacket. Only size 14s left in the sale but it's available in Stone in the petite and Black in the regular size.
TKMaxx Purple Waterfall Cashmere Cardigan. Here's a Purple Cashmere Buttone Cardigan currently in the sale
TKMaxx Turquoise & Navy Plaid Shirt
New Look Turquoise Mini Tote. Seen here in my Turquoise Delight post.
Wollen Scarf from French market
Polka Dot Gloves from Camaieu available in the sale in Grey and Red
Labradorite Pendant (ancient) bought at an holistic health fair. I love the setting of this Pendant.
Marks & Spencer Purple Suede Boots (old). These are a funky pair of Purple Boots.
Do you have a favourite semi precious stone you like wearing? I'd love to know what it would be in the comments below.
You can read why I'm undertaking a style challenge here.