over50feeling40: Dressing for One Dreary Day!
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Jan 27, 2013

Dressing for One Dreary Day!

Saturday was one dreary day…I looked out my window into the drizzle and fog and thought, “There has got to be a way to find some fun!”  So, as we said in college…ONWARD THROUGH THE FOG!


I decided to begin with a pop of color out of the gray.  This trench was a recent thrift store find and when I first put it on, I tried it with a white blouse underneath.  But, I still felt dreary. That was when my eye fell upon this blouse, in my closet, from Foxcroft Collection.  Together, the stripes and the circles seemed to be the right mix of visibility I was looking for.   My Talbot's black pants from last year were perfect to pair with the shirt and jacket....the darker circles on the jacket are actually black and not navy.

But, the fun did not stop there.  I asked Gigi if she wanted to take in some local color at LOCAL COFFEE…an aromatic neighborhood coffee shop one of my students has lobbied me to give it try.  He would say, “Starbucks is so predictable…go to Local Coffee!”  Since I was visiting a new location, I tried a new blend and it was amazing…I drank it black with no additions and was pleased to find it smooth and flavorful.   Gigi could be seen through the drizzle in her fabulous gold ensemble with leopard pants.   Together, we took a powerful stand against dreariness.


Finally, we headed off to spend our Saturday with family, and, of course, by the time I got home, the sun appeared and burned off the dreary.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and make sure you visit the not-dreary-at-all ladies of VISIBLE MONDAY!! and THRIFTERS ANONYMOUS LINK UP and MONDAY MINGLE!!!!
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28 comments:

  1. I love your look, Pam! Definitely a great way to brighten up a dreary day.

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  2. You and Gigi sure did brightened up the dreary weather with your lovely outfits!
    What a wonderful way to start a day....a great cup of coffee with your bff!
    That fly at the bottom of the cup would have freaked me out.
    Have a great week!

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  3. I love the stripes and dots together. Great find on that trench!

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  4. Two fabulous outfits on two fab women. Thanks for sharing the beauty with Visible Monday, Pam!

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  5. You and Gigi are making your own sunshine! I still love that blue Foxcroft blouse on you, Pam. Fabulous color!

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  6. What a superb combination, the striped shirt and print jacket!! Amazing. You and Gigi must have had a delightful time; I prefer local over chain anytime, too. XXOO

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  7. Oh, I love that jacket! And it's perfect with the stripes and the blue is uplifting. I agree that a local coffee shop is way more fun than Starbucks.

    And tell Gigi that I love her glasses. I'm going to get some new ones soon, and I'm going to keep looking for just the right thing. Hers are great!

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  8. I have to say that I let our a little "ewww" when I saw the last picture, but I'm relieved to know that its not real!
    I love the jacket, its so bright and fun. Its very flattering on you!

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  9. I'm a big fan of your blues and blacks with pattern mix.

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  10. That coffee shop looks so quaint! Pam I love your long jacket. That striped shirt goes perfectly with it.

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  11. Great pattern mixing and between you and Gigi, the day could never remain dreary. Looks like the perfect way to spend a foggy morning, with an outfit, a friend and a cup of coffee in an interesting neighborhood spot.

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  12. Love the mix of stripes and dots! You opted for color while I went with grey on a grey day :)
    Heather @ Friendshiplifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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  13. Love the print mix-- the striped shirt with polka dot trench! Your friends big gold watch is cool, too! Fun coffee shop-- I like the painted bug on the bottom of the mug lolzzz

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  14. I love the jacket and the belted shirt is a look you should do more often. SO PRETTY!!

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  15. Love how a bright outfit and a bestie can brighten even the cloudiest of days! That coffee shop looks great! xo

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  16. What a wonderful idea to celebrate a dizzy day! You both look fabulous. I love your pattern mixing and how you are wearing your blouse with this broad belt.

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  17. Pam, your outfit is really perfect. The perfect pattern mixing and the perfect color mix too. I think this is my favorite outfit of yours. You glow in it. Gigi looks fab too. Is that a Chico's sweater she is wearing?

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  18. Oh my word, my heart skipped a beat when I scrolled by the fly on the bottom of the cup!! Great outfits, very cheery!

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  19. Oh your trench coat is so cute, and I love how you paired it with stripes. Great pattern mixing! Both you and your friend made a good job looking fab during a dreary day! Next time you see Mr. Sun please tell him to visit us in Sweden too!

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  20. You are right, it is so important to get out on a dreary day! I am glad you had a nice coffee afternoon with your friend.
    Great thrifted coat, I love it! I only have monochrome ones but I really think I should look for a printed spring coat. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Love from Germany,
    Annette
    Lady of Style

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  21. Me encanta la camisa!!!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  22. You had me at local coffee. And that amazing blue pin striped blouse!

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  23. The Gold on Gold on Gold is pretty glam!

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  24. You look fantastic, Pam! I love the belted shirt and the trench. I also love the necklace Gigi's wearing. And I try to frequent locally-owned coffee shops...they deserve a chance, and the ambience is often very cool!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  25. You look fantastic, Pam! I love the belted shirt and the trench. I also love the necklace Gigi's wearing. And I try to frequent locally-owned coffee shops...they deserve a chance, and the ambience is often very cool!

    Cindy at Notes in the Key of Life

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  26. I love your necklace and you crack me up with what's at the bottom of the cup :-)

    Viciting from Pret-a-vivre.com

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  27. Print mixing expertise at it's best. Such sophistication ... you look very glam. Hope they appreciated you gracing their coffee-shop!

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  28. {Swoon} I am in love with your trench. Random polka dots doing a dance and the colours are so uplifting. Drizzle, fog and a coffee shop. Hmmm. You could be in Vancouver, LOL. You look lovely Pam.

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