WIW: Colour For Angie:)

Happy Thursday! Well Angie very sweetly mentioned she is missing "my non black outfits", so just for you Angie, and because our weather has cooled down again, I'm breaking out two new things! Cobalt Ponte skinny pants, and my new blue booties. Of course the assymetrical topper is black....but my necklace is blue! This is an office outfit but I have no meetings or appointments and this is pretty comfy for catching up on admin and I still feel smart enough should one of my team drop by:) So Angie, enough of a colour fix? xxx Comments and suggestions welcome, particularly any thoughts on what else to wear these boots with. xxxDeborah

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WIW : Greyscale With a Touch of Cobalt

Hi Ladies,

Taking time out from stressing about my wedding guest outfit (lol) to post todays outfit for the office.

It's cooler today so I can finally wear sleeves...yay!

These camouflage skinnies were purchased last year and I have worn them a lot but never posted them. They are grey toned which I prefer to khaki. I think the jacket looks a bit heavy but it came off at the office.

The wedge sandals are old but I love them.

Thanks for looking


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WIW: Another Casual Summer Ensemble

Hi Ladies,

Drove to Melbourne with Master 9 this morning ( unfortunately DH wasn't able to join us) and out and about all day and overnighting with my best girlfriend. Felt warmer than the forecasted 26 and this outfit was pretty comfy and quite cool.

Black and red Striped skirt was midi length but just wasn't getting worm so I hemmed it to knee length and its getting a lot more action now:). Worn with a tunic length t and sleeveless drapey vest. Casual sandals and coral scarf.

I'm pining for the cold weather!

Thanks for looking. As always your thoughts and suggestions for improvements are appreciated.



WIW: Colour Me Black

Hi Ladies,

Inspired by Stephanie at Oddessy Home I couldn't help myself but go for an all black ensemble today.

Once again it is warm but thankfully a little cooler and we are expecting 29 today.

The dress is like a matte satin that is crinkled. It was more of a special occasion dress before I hacked the length recreating the asymmetrical hem around knee length. The right side of the hem (my right) is actually tied in a knot. I can unknot and this creates quite a dramatic uneven line.

Because I can't help myself, I layered a sleeveless, draped topper, and added black flat sandals. Mesh watch, black and white earrings and no other jewellery.

This creates a similar silhouette to another dress I posted recently but IRL is actually quite different given the textures and hem.

Good reuse of a old dress, or am I deluded :)

Thanks so much for looking.

xxx Deborah


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WIW: I Am Not Emmanuelle Alt!

Nothing like stating the obvious lol!

This outfit was inspired by EA in #2:)

I wore this to church on Sunday. Given the heat, I opted for a straight leg rather than a skinny and i have chosen not to tuck. My jacket is not a slouchy fit or long like hers. Hmmm I think I might be in the market for a new white blazer!?

I mostly went sans jacket as our AC wasn't on and it has been warm.

My feeling is the jacket is not the best for the proportions of this outfit. If I wear it again I think I would swap out the white for a slouchy black blazer (until I could find a better white one :)

Your thoughts as always, are very much appreciated.



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Elegant Eclectic - Can we chat?

Hi Ladies,

On my boyfriend shorts post, Angie suggested I might in fact be heading more towards an elegant eclectic look.

Interestingly, yesterday I had been pouring over pictures of three women (outside of YLF) whose style really inspire me, and they are all quite different. Doing this I found myself questioning how I could be so attracted to such differing styles (though I do see similar elements).

The three women are

#1 Emmanuelle Alt
#2 Anna Wintour
#3 Oddessy Home (don't know her name)

In my mind, I would happily embrace the style of any of these three women, however in reality...

I don't have the height or the figure to truly pull off EA's long lean and slender silhouette. Her RATE look is so appealing but I can't leave the house without make up and doing my hair :)

Anna's look at times is a little "mature". She does the minimal maximal thing wearing strong patterns, accessorizing with her signature stacked necklaces yet I find many of her outfits still quite streamlined and very pleasing to the eye.

Perhaps if my lifestyle was different, I could see myself wearing Oddessyhome's wardrobe everyday (and in the past I have in fact worn many outfits not unlike some of hers) however it lacks variety on one level, is very minimal, is black :) and I don't think I would ever tire of it. It also has what I have always referred to as an 'alternate' vibe but perhaps Avant Garde is the correct term.

So the definition of 'eclectic' is 'a person who derives ideas, style or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources'.

Do you find yourself influenced or inspired by a broad or diverse range of styles?

Is is possible to pull all those influences together and create your own cohesive style?

And does "real life" dictate just how much we can 'commit' to a certain style?

I would love to know your thoughts if you have time to consider this.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

xxx Deborah


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WIW Volume over Volume

Happy Thursday!

We are expecting a 37 degree day today and thankfully most of it will be spent in my air conditioned office:)

My black slouchy pants are a little less slouchy after being washed (followed the washing instructions!)... but hey:)

Black high low tunic Tshirt layered under cobalt blue tunic blouse, worn open kind of like a "Duster" coat.

In the mirror this looked a bit cooler (in a style sense) but in pictures I think the tunic makes me look like a block lol.

#1 Thought I would be "radical" and try a new 'pose' :)

#3 is how I have worn it previously and I think I prefer the more streamlined effect of this combo.

I'm not totally unhappy with the look but not sure it is worthy of repetition :)

As always your thoughts and opinions are much appreciated.



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WIW: Office Casual

Hi Ladies,

This is the first YLF viewing of my white jeans:). This is a departure for me as I really prefer darker colours on my bottom half.

Any way not sure how I feel about the outfit...might be a case of just getting used to a white bottom!

I did change my shoes in #1 to my wedges in #2 and in a nod to Maximal bloggers everywhere I'm wearing a white and silver statement necklace he he.

I'm ver embarrassed at how dirty the inside bottoms of my shoes are ...look away :). I wear these with bare feet in the summer!

So would live your input. Not feeling 100% about styling these jeans.

As always thank you:)



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WIW: School Production

Hi Ladies,

Last Friday night was the school production of Annie. The kids had been working on it all term and Master 9 and his class were "citizens".

It was a very hot day and evening and I just wanted something that draped and wasn't fitted so #1 was what I started with. Dress and shooties, and #2 is what I left the house in. Same combo but added skinny jeans under the dress as I was feeling a bit self conscious about the length of the dress :)

I'm thinking flats might be best if I wear the dress alone.

#3 is Master 9. This is on the stage after the performance. He made his bow tie:)

Thanks for looking and comments and suggestions for improvement always welcome.



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WIW: Appointments and Training

Hi Ladies,

I'm sorry I'm not commenting as much as usual...this tends to be the busiest time of year for me so I'm sneaking moments to read where I can:)

Quickly snapped this morning's outfit (#1) I love this skirt, so comfy to wear. I have a "businessy" day so wanted a suit look without the suit:)

#2 is the outfit I posted with this skirt last summer.

Thanks for looking, comments and suggestions always appreciated.

Happy Monday to all on my side if the world.


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