The skirt is denim blue coloured heavy-weight linen and the sweater is winter white, though as usual the photos are not particularly accurate. Considering that in 20 minutes I showered, dressed, did hair and a very quick dab of makeup then was out the door, I think I did rather well. I would have carried a different bag (not shown here) but there was not time for changing it. I don't usually pair such contrasting tones as this sweater and skirt but nobody can say it doesn't go.
Last weekend I shortened and hemmed a dress, a very old dress which I've had at least 15 years. It's what we call a jumper here, and needs a layer underneath it or a jacket over it to cover the arms. It wouldn't if it were a summer dress but since it's dark plum corduroy it does. I wore this on election day. I have a charcoal grey thin mohair sweater under it (or a jumper under my jumper to get confusing) and a cerise-red mohair cardigan over it. The tights are navy blue so I have four different colours but the photo makes it all look mainly black. The boots I wore out to vote this morning are the only actual black here. I might win an award for worst personal style blogger photos but fortunately I don't call myself a personal style blogger.
I kept trying, determined to show some colours somehow......
Later in the day I had put on different boots and had the brilliant idea to stand in the tiny sunbeam by the sliding glass door and get some close up photos. Of course they are a bit blurry.
The velvet beret and my jumper are the same dark plum colour.
By late afternoon there was a snag in the tights made by Miss Matty's claws. Guess I should have left the dress as a long one for leg protection. Or I could just spray paint my legs instead.