Here's another total love. Thanks so much to tarareilly on the JCA Exchange, who passed this beauty -- the Heloise houndstooth coat -- to me. Its swing shape and raglan sleeves fit easily over thick sweaters. The neutral pattern works equally well with black, brown or brights.
The same with the boots. Bronwyn tall two-tone burnished leather midheel boots say it all. The two tones will go where no single color can. The midheels give a bit of lift while still a very comfortable walking height. The burnished leather is simply luscious.
When the temps drop (yes, even in SoCal, it can get in the 30s for overnight lows), I call on the thick gauge Cambridge cable ribbed turtleneck for its polished functionality. Easily cold, I've been known to wear thermals underneath for extra coziness (can't help it, I was born in the subtropics!).
That is the Sterling skirt in double-serge wool. To be truthful, I had no interest in it until I read the rave reviews in blogland. I was lucky enough to pick up both heather acorn and heather carbon on sale and in my size. Though I'm 5'2", the petite length is not hitting me slightly below the knees as shown on the model but I think that will make the skirt more timeless. The easy-wearing style, classic colors and lovely double-serge wool will keep the skirts a mainstay for many years to come.
I'm putting this one in the Good Outfits folder (and hope I get to file more often than every February 29). What are some of your good ones?