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My Winter Strategy: It’s all about texture

Yours Clothing plus size fuzzy cardigan, embellished top and leggings, Sam Edelman leopard print booties, New Look statement choker necklace Yours fuzzy cardigan and embellished top

Fuzzy Cardian- Yours Clothing

Statement Collar necklace (old)- New Look

Embellished sleeveless top- Yours Clothing

Leggings- Yours Clothing

Boots- Sam Edelman (out of stock) similar here and here 

I always struggle with winter clothing because everything becomes so utilitarian, I usually end up stuck in a rut with leggings and sweaters. However, since I’m lucky enough to live in a place where the coldest it will ever get is about 10°C ( I’m sure most of you are laughing at that), I don’t have to worry about wearing anything too heavy duty. There really is no excuse for me to fail at achieving some holiday glamour when so many of you ladies manage to do it at temperatures starting with a minus sign.

So, this year, I am trying to play with textures in an attempt to be comfortable but still feel like I’m expressing my sense of style. I’ve invested in lots of fuzzy and faux things – faux fur vests, pleather, and I’ve even thrown in some sequined sweaters.

Layering usually involves lots of sweaters or jackets or boots flying across my room but I guess it’s nice to be challenged for a few months. If all else fails, I’ll just stick to black and throw on something leopard print!

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Selective Drama

Selective Drama 1

I don’t think of myself as a Drama Queen. I’m usually pretty even-keeled and cool-headed; I figure life hands us enough drama already so why manufacture it?

But I’ll admit to loving clothes that add just a little bit of drama to an outfit, and this long cardigan does just that. I’ve tried to balance the boldness of the sweater and striped tee with softer grey pieces, and have added some gold with the bracelets for a little warmth.

Selective Drama 2

Earrings: Alexis Bittar // Scarf: Eileen Fisher from last year, similar // Long Cardigan: Eileen Fisher, (similar style from Asos) // Top: R13, similar from Gap (long sleeves) // Bracelets: Stella & Dot, few years old, similar and Aurelie Bidermann // Jeans: NYDJ // Shoes: several years old, surprisingly similar from ECCO.

I purchased these shoes in Paris in 2008. They’re a brand called One Step which I’ve never seen anywhere since. At the time, I’d been on the hunt for a pair of “shooties” in this shape but with lower heels that anything I’d found up to that point. I spotted these in the window of a small shoe shop in the Marais, and it was the start of a beautiful and lasting romance.  OK, so maybe I got a little dramatic there. ;-)

Selective Drama 3

Do you have a favorite “dramatic” piece in your wardrobe?

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Already Pretty contributor Une Femme is fifty-seven, married to the same wonderful monsieur since 1995, the mother of a special-needs teenager and two hooligan dogs, a full-time administrative professional, a coffee-holic, Paris-obsessed, native Californian, and a petite and curvy femme d’un certain age. She believes that personal style is an essential form of self-expression, and started her blog, une femme d’un certain âge, in 2007 hoping to start a conversation about style for women over 50.

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Gracey Wears: Bright Flats

Although I have far more neutral shoes in my closet than colored, I am a sucker for brightly colored shoes.  Especially bright flats:

Gracey from Fashion for Giants wears MetroStyle leggings, Old Navy dress, Old Navy flats & a Banana Republic trench

 

Gracey from Fashion for Giants wears MetroStyle leggings, an Old Navy dress & Old Navy flats

I could have worn black flats with this look, but I just love the bright flats with the printed tunic:

Gracey of Fashion for Giants wears MetroStyle leggings & an Old Navy floral shift dress Gracey from Fashion for Giants wears MetroStyle leggings, Old Navy dress & Old Navy flats

Although, full disclosure, these flats don’t match this tunic; they go.  You see, the flats are berry colored and the tunic has no berry in it:

Old Navy floral shift dress print close up

It has red, it has bright pink and it has blue, but no berry.  But, that’s the magic of bright flats.  They may not match, but they go with everything!*

Thanks for reading!
Gracey

* Mostly.  They mostly go with everything.

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tall metrostyle leggings

Old Navy dress (worn as tunic)

Old Navy flats

Similar tall trench coat

 

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