Leather and lace

lace skirt and leather boots

Michael Kors watch

winter outfit

[Lace skirt: River Island // sweater: Ralph Lauren (gift) // faux fur scarf: ASOS // Boots: Sam Edelman* // Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs*]

Just a very quick post today, folks: I’m actually writing this on Sunday, and Terry and I are getting ready to go out for our Early Valentine’s celebration (We like to avoid The Others by avoiding the day itself…), so I don’t have time for my usual 38,834 words, but I thought you might like to know that I DID manage to lighten up a bit after my last post – or my clothes did, at least.

This outfit is basically a variation on this one and this one, from which you can probably tell that light colours – specifically creamy ones – have been my THING this winter. I set out to avoid retreating into gloomy, dark colours this year, and while I have worn my share of black this winter (and, ironically enough, will probably end up wearing MORE of it in the summer, because of all of the awesome black and white clothes that are appearing in the stores right now…), I’ve really been enjoying the head-toe-toe cream/beige/taupe/whatever look. It makes me feel a bit like the “good guy” in a Spaghetti western or something. That’s always fun.

And now I guess I better go get off this country road, before the farmer comes and mows me down with his combine harvester or something. Don’t copy fashion bloggers, kids! Stay safe!

winter outfit

Hi, I'm Amber. I'm a full-time fashion/shoe blogger from the UK, and this is the story of my life, my clothes, and the International Man of Mystery Next Door. You can read more from me at my other blogs, The Fashion Police and Shoeperwoman, and you can follow me on Bloglovin' here.

26 Comments

  • OMG Amber those tones look absolutely incredible on you… I’m speechless!!! I would love my hair to be so much redder than it actually is, and if it were I’d wear these colours all the time too. Plus the textures mix and the boots are all so lovely – ooh I’m especially in love with you today!! ;)

    Have a great week hun

    Catherine x

    • Reply February 11, 2013

      Amber

      Thank you so much, Catherine – what an amazing compliment!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Veronika

    You look so sweet. It´s perfect!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Cara

    I absolutely love to colours you are wearing! I am a redhead too and wear a lot of neutrals! Love reading your blog :D
    xxx

    http://www.caraward.blogspot.com

    • Reply February 11, 2013

      Amber

      Thanks for commenting, Cara: always nice to hear from a fellow redhead!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Erika

    I am a big fan of these colors, and lace! I am loving how winter isn’t keeping you from wearing them. :-)

    • Reply February 11, 2013

      Amber

      Thanks, Erika – they definitely make me feel a lot happier than the gloomy colours I normally wear do: it’s nice to be able to inject a bit of “summer” into the ol’ wardrobe, even when it’s freezing out!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Maddy

    I love the contrast of your hair and these colours! xxx
    http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Annette

    You look fantastic in creamy colours (you always do anyway…) and your hair is beautiful! But I don’t only love your elegant outfits but also your humorous writing style.
    Annette
    Lady of Style

    • Reply February 11, 2013

      Amber

      Oh, that’s lovely to hear – thanks, Annette!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Stella Kashmoney

    Love Love Love. You look divine.

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Janine

    You look lovely and that first photo is so sweet, you look so happy and mischievous. Also this colour really suits you, creamy colours can be really hard to carry off when you are pale but it works so well on you. I need to take note about the shade you are wearing.

    I hope you had a lovely non Valentines day and the others stayed well away and didn’t spoil your enjoyment :) wish we’d had the same idea now!

    Janine xx
    Bake, Glue and Trend!

    • Reply February 11, 2013

      Amber

      Thanks, Janine… Yes, I’m always reading that pale people shouldn’t wear pale colours, but I think as long as you use different textures, and have a bit of colour somewhere in the outfit (even if it’s just hair or lipstick!) it can actually work. Darker colours tend to make me look like the living dead, though, so I’m a little biased!

      We did indeed have a nice non-Valentine’s: I highly recommend it!

  • Reply February 11, 2013

    Trea

    Gorg as usual Amber, these colour work really well with you skin tone I would have though they would have washed you out but it totally works!

  • Reply February 12, 2013

    char

    Hope you and T had a lovely Valentine’s and avoided The Others!
    I love these colours on you, I’m seriously lacking in taupey tones like these in my wardrobe.

    • Reply February 12, 2013

      Amber

      Happily The Others were an absolute delight that night – they’re not so bad when they try ;)

  • Reply February 12, 2013

    Wore Out

    head to toe cream suits your brilliantly. This outfit is soft and feminine but has glimpses of sexy and tough, overall it’s perfection. Hope you had a wonderful early Valentine’s Day and avoided being run over by any fashion opposed farmers!

  • Reply February 12, 2013

    P.S. Lily Boutique

    Beautiful look! Love this :) xx

    http://www.pslilyboutique.com

  • Reply February 13, 2013

    Trendstop

    Such a refreshing take on cold weather dressing

    Trendstop.com

  • Reply February 17, 2013

    Ani

    You are so beautiful Amber. Love those neutral colour against your orange hair :-)

    ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

  • Reply February 19, 2013

    Emma

    You have my dream hair. Like ever, it is amazing. The colour is amazing and I love your pretty curls. I think I hate you and love you at the same time. Next time I go to the hair dressers your picture is coming with me!

    E x

    • Reply February 19, 2013

      Amber

      Aww, thank you! Don’t hate me too much, though: the curls aren’t natural, and don’t normally stay like that for long – I dream of naturally curly hair!

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