Monday, February 6, 2012

Visibly Marine. . . West Coast Winter Style . . .

My last post (on Paris, books, and my French-Canadian heritage) took quite a bit out of me, and left me not sure if I'd muster the energy for Visible Monday.
But Patti always hosts a fun gathering, and I hate to miss joining the fun.

And I kept thinking of how much my Club Monaco linen-wool striped sweater resembled the one Patti modeled last Visible Monday.
And I thought of how well those darker-toned stripes might combine with my red pants to put a Winter Twist on the whole French marini√®re look. . .
Especially since there was a sailboat race going on during Sunday's glorious (if perhaps too calm, from a sailor's perspective) weather . . . surely a great backdrop for a marine-inspired outfit. . .

And just so you can see the colours more clearly . . .
Outfit deets: black v. fine merino turtleneck, Aritzia; striped v-neck, Club Monaco, red J-Brand skinnies; black Frye boots, and that necklace from Lisbon that you're getting tired of, but that I think brings just the right balancing note of red to my top half.

And now you should go check out all the other Visibility happening over at Patti's -- it's always fun!

15 comments:

  1. Ah, I see, I see! Our sweaters are sisters! I like this paired with the skinny jeans and bold necklace. Thanks so much for linking up, Frances; it is always grand to see you.

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    1. The sweater sisters! or sister sweaters! Indeed! And thanks again for hosting our visibility.

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  2. So chic! Love the red with the stripes. And the boots give the look a nice toughness.

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    1. Thank you . . . I'm hoping it's a Paris chic -- the colour combo seems quite French to me. And I have to say I was pleased to dig these boots out again the other day and realize I still quite like them. . . Shopping the closet!

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  3. I love the look! Those boots are just perfect.

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  4. Every time I see you in these red britches, I think I need to haul mine back out, but I have no backdrops like yours to compete. Looking good!

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    1. Britches! We just don't use that word enough! I'm going to start calling these my red britches, in honour of Terri! ;-)

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  5. I love the red jeans styled this way! I think I'll be wearing mine on Valentine's Day. I figure that week 6 in the semester is long enough in to start wearing some less traditionally professartorial looks.

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  6. Raquelita/L'age: They're certainly instant attitude, are red jeans!
    And R, I think Week 6 almost demands some sartorial snap! The middle can be such heavy going!

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  7. Definately NOT tired of that fabulous necklace. You rock those red jeans too.

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  8. What a treat your red jeans are! Yes, that post was an essay, but some ideas require exposition. I appreciate both kinds.

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