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Similar

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Similar

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Similar

I didn’t realise until I went to write up today’s post that my outfit is incredibly similar to one I’ve worn before. Shock, horror!

Can I Be Of Assistance?

September 2012

The first time I wore this outfit was towards the end of my first month of blogging, so it’s interesting note what has changed since then:

* Stripes with spots – I don’t think that had crossed my mind as a possibility back then
* I’ve discovered some more interesting ways to tie scarves
* I’m a little less awkward in photos
* It’s still hard to look dignified in windy weather
* I’m more likely to have one blazer cuff rolled up and the other down and not even notice. For hours. Whoops.

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Lollies

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Lollies

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Lollies

Today’s activities started with an excursion to an amazing sweet shop followed by a picnic in the park. Which was freezing, so by this stage my outfit was more like this:

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Lollies

I’m really starting to struggle with creating cold-weather outfits. I know I need to buy some new things, but I seem unable to figure out what I really need to fill the gaps – at this stage my plan is to just buy something and see if that helps. I know, not the best plan!

Linking up with Kiwi Womens Style for Wardrobe Wednesday.

Blazer

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blazer

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blazer

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Blazer

I currently own two blazers – both were once part of suits I wore to my corporate job before having kids. Back then I wore the pants and skirts all the time, but barely used the blazers as it seemed a bit too boring to wear so much grey or black at one time. I used to wonder if it was a waste of money to have bought the suit jacket, but now I’m glad I did as I enjoy wearing them much more as part of a casual outfit with jeans.

I’d like to add one or two blazers to my collection during the next few months, this time in a bright colour or print for some variety. I love how a blazer can instantly add style, even if you’re wearing old jeans with scuffed boots!

Try Red

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Try Red

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Try Red

Quest for a Functional Wardrobe - Try Red

I haven’t worn this printed top for a while. Not because I don’t want to wear it, but because I thought I had exhausted the outfit possibilities. Today I tried pairing it with a red cardigan and to my surprise I really liked the result – I hadn’t expected it to work as there is no red in the print, just various shades of pink and orange. And not for the first time I found the red cardi added a great vibrancy to the outfit. Three cheers for red!