Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Copyright "Highly Irregular Style" by Tine Jensen, 2011

Thursday, November 22, 2012

A touch of yellow to tie it all together!

With a lovely dark and rainy day ahead of me this morning, I ditched my planned silver and neutral outfit and went for a fun and bright one, to fight the gloom.



The primaries with magenta, black and gold







































I love how this turned out, with the coat on, so here's a close up of the details:



No room for iPad in the yellow bag=double bagging!


















I've had this skirt for more than a year, and not worn it once! For some reason I didn't think any of my tops looked right with it. The colour is a bit difficult since it's blue with a purple undertone. Seeing myself now I realize the light blue colour is a very good choice, especially with the scarf.



Old top, old scarf, old skirt, old boots, old girl!







































I can't believe I've had all these pieces in my wardrobe for years, without combining them! Have I been blind?

When the weather gets warmer again (some time in April or May), I'll wear this outfit with coral tights and burgundy shoes.

Although I like the navy scarf with this outfit I don't enjoy wearing it. Being quite busty makes the scarf uncomfortable as it gets 'in the way' all the time. So, at school I looked like this:


Scarves can be tricky with a large bust.







































Today was also the last day at school with actual lessons. Exams time start on Monday, and the project is due in mid December. I hope I'll have time for blogging too!

In the meantime we have a weekend and another birthday coming up, with some great friends visiting. It's my turn to cook, so let's see if I can remember to take photos!


Take care everyone, and enjoy your day however rainy or sunny it may be!



38 comments:

Marla said...

I love that purple coat. You look great.

Anne-Marie Bruun said...

Hvor er det smukt. Det er fantastiske farve til dig, det er bare så kanon. Den farve frakken har er smuk og bliver fremhævet af den søde gule tasken. De blå farver synes jeg klæder der super meget. Og ikke noget med - old girl :)

Lisa said...

So pretty. I absolutely love the boots.

Sacramento Amate said...

Such a wonderful clash of colours, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Brilliant, my dear friend
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pastcaring said...

Tine, I LOVE all these colours! the pale blue top does look delightful with the cobalt skirt, but I think you could put lots of colours with the skirt. I am trying to let go of my traditional notions of what "goes" with what and experiment more, it's quite liberating and gives lots more outfit options!
The magenta coat and yellow bag together are a genius idea.
I am an outdoor scarf person but don't keep them on indoors, unless it's just a little one tied at the neck. I can't do that artfully-draped-pashmina look some women manage so well! I agree, anything that feels in the way and that you have to keep adjusting is highly irritating!
Have a lovely weekend, please take some pics of the food (will your daughter help? I know she is a budding Masterchef!) and good luck for the exams. xxxxx

Anne said...

I love your coat and boots:)
~Anne

Patti said...

Gorgeous colors together, Tine - the yellow bag is just the right finale, you are right! You surely brighten a cloudy day.

fourseasonsonewardrobe said...

I love your style more and more for every post! Yes, the yellow bag is the icing on the cake and the blue outfit is very sophisticated but still fun! I am glad to have found some brightness this dark evening (yes, I am back in Sweden)!

Antonella Leone said...

this look is really really lovely <3 and it's reaòly amazing on you :D

sabine said...

you did a good job, choosing this colorful outfit. you look great in these bright colors. i love the plum tone of your gloves with the lilac coat so much.
you are a lucky girl discovering such wonderful findings in your wardrobe.

KC said...

I just love all the happy colors! Beautiful!

Melanie said...

Great pop of yellow. I love both your outdoor look and your indoor look. Too bad you wouldn't be able to see the coral tights with your boots. Congrats on getting through to the last day of classes - and good luck on your exams!!!

pao said...

I've said the same thing when my sense of style has changed and I look at my closet and wonder why oh why haven't I put these things together before? Yeah for changes of the mind. Those colors look terrific together on you. I like the bundled up to the pared down stylin'.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Oh my goodness, I love this post!!! The colors are absolutely beautiful, so artistically done. I enjoyed seeing the outfit minus the coat next. I love the way the top is ruched, fitting so beautifully. And to think you created this stunning look by "shopping your closet".

Good luck with your busy time ahead. I'll be thinking of you!

Bella Q said...

I think this is my fave outfit of yours to date. Great play on color and the fit is divine. I like the scarf, but prefer the look without it. How about a statement necklace- a big bold bauble to join in these great look?

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

love the colors together
Xo Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Joni said...

I think your blue top is a great choice for this skirt. I can't believe you haven't worn it for a year. That beats me for sure. I have a second hand tunic dress in my closet I bought about 4 months ago but that's the longest I've gone without wearing something I bought.
I think maybe you've got me inspired to try!

Lynne DeVenny said...

I love this outfit so much - it's like getting new clothes without shopping when you finally style something that's been in your closet for a while. Your coat is gorgeous, and the yellow purse is an inspired touch.

The Style Crone said...

Your vibrant mix of colors would make any day a celebration. Sometimes pieces linger under the radar, only to find new life in a creative way. You did this with such confidence

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Marla! I love it too!

kaffesoester said...

Tusind tak Anne-Marie! Jeg kunne bare ikke lade være med 'old girl', det lød så sjovt!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Lisa!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Sacramento! I was actually surprised to see how well it turned out.

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Curtise! The reason I haven't worn the skirt is that I don't have a lot of tops. But that can be helped, right?

My daughter has some scouts business to attend to, so I'll be on my own in the kitchen - and there will be photos!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Anne!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Patti! I felt so much better in bright colours than I would in the neutral outfit.

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Dear Anna, and welcome home! Now I'm getting nervous that I'll disappoint you, this was more like a lucky punch!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Antonella, that's so sweet of you!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Sabine! I was indeed happy to see that I had hidden treasures in my closet!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much KC!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Melanie! I'm sure you haven't heard the last of my exams - I'm already stressing over it!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Pao! I'm actually quite embarrassed that it's taken me so long to see it, but also happy that I finally saw the obvious possibility right there in front of me!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Jean! My closet is so small that I never imagined I could have overlooked an item, or two! in there, especially when they go so well together! The ruching is a favorite, disguising a multitude of sins!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Bella! I think you're right - I need a large necklace here!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Megan!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Joni! Usually I'm wearing new item within the first week, so I'm really surprised to find this skirt just hanging there. Anyway, I'm looking forward to see your tunic!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you so much Lynne! I really was a joy to just pick something out of the closet, and see that it's actually a completely new outfit. It'll be a while before that happens again!

kaffesoester said...

Thank you very much Judith! It's strange though, that it had to take so long... Maybe my radar is affected by age, or short sight?