Mixing A Tough Edge With Pearls: Visible Monday

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Don’t you love a little tough edge with a feminine outfit? Me too. And all gray and black (like Gracey did here) can be exciting too – our colors can come shining from within. A bright scarf would also work nicely, or a red bangle.

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I love wearing the thrifted gray shift dress (similar) for both casual and dressy days. I think today it’s a mix: gray thrifted pearls (sim), a faux-leather moto vest (sim), gray opaque hose (sim) and black calf-height boots (sim). This is not a look for my days working at the thrift store (I always get dirty), but great for a date with Sandy.


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Don’t hate me because our cold spell today is 58 degrees!


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  1. I love outfits that combine hard and soft and you do it so well. Thanks for the linkup. I’m late! But I can’t miss this weekly ritual.

  2. Oh wow, you look so cool, or should I say, hot! Luv that moto vest. I’m just making a red one, jacket that is. But I’m stalled on having to order all the little metal zippers for the pockets and such. Hoping to look half as cool/hot as you, dear Patti.

  3. I love an edgy outfit! This is great Patti, and the contrast of feminine pearls is perfect! Great look πŸ™‚ hugs xxx

  4. Oh Patti – I so nearly broke my not buying it pledge today for a blue dress similar to yours! You’ll be glad to know I resisted!

    I love your outfit and the moto vest is the icing on the cake. Lovely.

  5. Cool outfit! You wear it well. It’s perfect for going out to have some shots of tequila and a lobster dinner. (Hey, that sounds like a good combination!) Rock on, Patti!

  6. Oooh, I love your jacket (it looks very Clara Oswald!!!!). Yeh, I kind of hate your ‘cold spell’! Lucky you are so lovely, you are forgiven!!x

  7. Oh yes, this is a great look. Everything, from vest to boots. And of course the pearls. I love pearls. I don’t wear them enough (and they only get better by wearing them).

  8. That is one amazing vest! Plus I’m a lover off all things gray/black .. I just seem to gravitate towards it … even when I’m trying to shop for color πŸ™‚


  9. I love the steel gray edgier pearls, and that moto vest is fab. You simply look wonderful in this monochromatic outfit.

  10. I was going to say this was the most rugged up I have seen you! Nice to hear that not everywhere is frozen. You look amazing. Love the vest and boots. It does add an edge for sure. Thanks so much for hosting. I hope you have a date to go on seeing as you have the perfect outfit.

  11. What a coincidence, me too am wearing grey and black today πŸ™‚ Nice combination, Patti, I definitely like those pearls with the edgy jacket.

  12. Yes, I do love mixing some tough edge with some feminine (obviously with my last post). Love the edgy boots with this shift, I just may copy this look head to toe, I love it that much!

  13. The moto vest is just what i’m looking for! sleevless, fury, great shape and not over powering! love!
    Thank you for hosting Patti
    Laurie x

  14. I just love how the gray and black are classy but you’ve got a little chic edge going on with the moto vest! The fact that it’s a vest is so awesome too!! You look fierce and FANTASTIC!!

  15. I couldn’t hate you – I’ll just turn up the heat LOL
    I love grey pearls! They are so sophisticated, and they look like they belong with the rest of that outfit. Love the look on you, Patti!


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