Golden States

Susan B of une femme d'un certain age wears a caramel coat, lemon print sweater and gold beaded bag.

For some time, I’ve been looking to add some playful, whimsical elements to my wardrobe. Whimsical, but not too frou-frou or twee or goofy. Ok, so maybe this lemon-print sweater is a little goofy, but I love it.

Coat | Sweater | Necklace | Ring | Bag (similar) | Jeans | Shoes

I wore this out to dinner with friends a few nights ago. I’m still figuring out how much color and pattern I’m comfortable with, and this little bit of bold pattern peeking out from underneath the coat felt Just Right. A striped or printed sweater or top is one of my favorite ways to add visual interest to a simple outfit.

I picked up this printed sweater on sale, as well as the coat. The coat is unlined boiled wool, so isn’t overkill for our mild winters. This color is almost sold out, but there are several others available.

Detail: style blogger Susan B carries a beaded gold Loeffler Randall clutch. Info at une femme d'un certain age.

I like how the bag adds a bit of texture and sparkle without being too focus-pulling. This style is sold out; here’s one that’s very similar.

Susan B. wears a lemon print sweater and holds a bowl of lemons. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Looks like the Meyer lemon bush we planted last year is working on a bumper crop!

Detail: Susan B wears Wonders platform loafers in copper patent. Info at une femme d'un certain age.

Still crazy about these loafers

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54 Comments

  1. January 1, 2020 / 3:07 am

    You are doing so well with the items for your new wardrobe. I like this a lot. It is interesting but not OUT THERE yelling.
    That ring is lovely too and not expensive at all. I expected it to be so much more.
    Greetje

  2. Wendelah
    January 4, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    You look amazing. You’ve always had wonderful taste but the addition of color has you glowing. Your skin, your hair. What a transformation.

  3. January 7, 2020 / 3:00 pm

    Beautiful color , love the coat! I clicked on the link as I am looking for a camel coat and the ligher blouce sounded perfect for NC, but sold out in my size. My eyes were drawn to those awesome platform loafers! They look very hip!
    I love lemon prints and have a spring top with lemons, this is a lovely cashmere sweater, just what you need o brighten a grey day!
    jess xx

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