3 January 2017

This Twilight Garden

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having a great start to the new year. I wore this colourful winter ensemble recently, as I wanted to wear something playful and bright, rather than the darker tones usually associated with winter. The focal point of my outfit was my beloved geisha doll jumper, styled with blue jeans, ballet pumps in a bronze shade, ideal for crunching leaves underfoot, and my leopard print coat again. Even though I have a few different coats for the winter season, somehow I always find myself reaching for my leopard print coat, which has a soft and familiar feel, and feels unfussy and just right.

It's getting to the stage of winter where I'm still trying to get enough mileage out of my favourite items, and combine them with different colours and styles to give them a fresher feel. In an earlier post when I'd just gotten this jumper, I styled it with a black blazer and trousers, leading to quite a different look which I still like (Left My Heart in Tokyo).

I hope you like my outfit. Do you have any creative ways to give your winter favourites a new lease of life? Please let me know in the comments below!

Inspiration 
This Twilight Garden - The Cure







Jumper - similar
Jeans - Mantaray (similar)
Shoes - similar
Coat - similar
Sunglasses - similar
Gloves - Accessorize (similar)
Bow stud earrings - similar




67 comments:

  1. Saba, I think wearing some great colors for the winter can really brighten an outfit and lift your mood. I too have a couple of coats but I always reach for the one that is comfy... yours is really cute. I hope the weather is not too cold there, we've been lucky so far... I'm sure the snow and cold will be here before I know it ... have a great week xox ♡♡

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    1. Hi Launna! I agree, colour can definitely change our outlook and create a positive mood! I'm so happy you like my coat. I know what you mean, when it comes to feeling comfortable, a familiar coat is always best!

      It's been quite cold here lately, but at least London seems to escape the worst of it, compared to other areas. I hope it's not too cold in your city, and you manage to stay cosy inside! xx

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    2. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog Saba, you leave such kind and thoughtful comments xox

      I hope you are doing well and that the weather is not too cold there, we have been going back and forth with our weather. It's easier to deal with because I'm working from home, I am very grateful xox

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    3. Launna!!! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and read your thoughtful posts. I've been well, thanks so much for asking. I'm glad to hear that working from home has allowed you to escape the unpredictable weather! xx

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  2. Such a cute ensemble on you, Saba! And the photo of the pine cones and leaves look perfectly arranged. Beautiful photos of nature!

    I tend to wear my winter favourites with a change of accessories (mainly scarves, gloves and shoes) to give it a new lease of life :-D


    Do we get to see your birthday outfit too? Happy Birthday!!!!

    Xx

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    1. Thank you so much lady! You're always so thoughtful. I'm glad you noticed about the placement of the pine cones and leaves! That arrangement was definitely deliberate!

      Scarves, gloves and shoes makes a big different to a winter ensemble, and you wear these items with flair.

      There should be a birthday outfit showing here a little later this month! Thanks for asking! xx

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    2. No way! I was certain it was natures effort!

      Looking forward to your birthday post. :)

      Xx

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    3. I'm so glad you thought so! Thank you so much, and stay tuned! xx

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  3. This is such a lovely outfit! I can see why you like the geisha doll jumper so much, it is absolutely beautiful and so cute. :) It goes so well with the leopard print and the ballet pumps. :) I tend to stick to the same sort of colours all year round, perhaps I should be more adventurous with fashion, but I'm always worried that I won't be able to pull certain things off! I have my trusted winter black coat and that's about it, really! You combine the colours so well, it's inspiring. :) Thanks for sharing, my lovely! xoxo

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Wow thank you Kay for the lovely comment! I truly appreciate your encouragement. You'd look fabulous in any colour and could definitely pull it off! I tend to be more conservative in my make-up choices, always sticking to the same natural look, so it's always lovely to read your beauty reviews. I'm so glad I could inspire you, just as you've inspired me with the endless possibilities of make-up! xx

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  4. Love your outfit, that shirt is cute!! - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  5. I am glad you managed to get the video to insert :) Love the leopard coat though as always, it's one of my own favourites of mine, so I like yours too, Saba! :D

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Hi Lorna! Thanks so much for explaining how to include the video. I'm so glad you like my leopard print coat. Your leopard print coat is also lovely, and I adore it.

      Happy Friday and have a fab weekend! xx

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  6. I love your outfit! Those ballet flats are so pretty! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. Thank you so much Cielo! I appreciate your visit and lovely comment. xx

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  7. I like both ways of styling this jumper, I do the same as you and mix up accessories and textures to get different looks. I also love your beautiful flats :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

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    1. Thank you so much Rosy! I'm so glad you like this outfit and the ballet pumps. Thanks for dropping by! xx

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  8. I love that Geisha jumper! And although I liked it paired with your black blazer, I really love it with the leopard coat. Something about that sweater and the leopard together comes across as playful and fun.

    www.sublimecravings.com

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    1. Hi Mikayla! Thank you so much for your positive comment and encouragement! I truly appreciate it, and I'm really happy you like this look! xx

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  9. This is such a cool look! Love your jacket dear!

    http://ariadibari.com

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    1. Thank you so much Aria! I hope you're having a fab weekend. xx

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  10. I definitely love your look and that leopard coat is all shades of beautiful!

    Subomi|My Fashion Musings

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    1. Thank you so much Subomi for your lovely comment! I appreciate you dropping by! xx

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  11. Love that cute sweater on you Saba! and there's nothing wrong with reaching to your favourite winter coat again and again! I get super excited when I figured out a complete new look with my old favourite pieces. It's like having something new to wear, without spending any $$ score! :)

    xx

    www.crystalchiffon.com

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    1. Thank you so much Angela! I agree completely! When you find a new way to style one of your favourite pieces, it's like gaining a new item!

      I'm so glad to hear from you and I'm thrilled you like this look! xx

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  12. This is such a cute jumper and I love your leopard print coat!
    Hope you're having a great week so far!
    Julia x
    http://www.thevelvetrunway.com

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    1. Hi Julia! Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I'm so glad you like the outfit! xx

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  13. Happy new year Saba! You look great with your leopard print coat!
    Neslihan x
    www.stayclassi.com

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    1. Thank you so much Neslihan! I hope you've had a fabulous start to the New Year! I'm very happy you like the leopard print coat. xx

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  14. I'm just stopping by to wish you a happy weekend, Saba! And to thank you for being so kind and thoughtful, especially over the last week xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Hi Lorna! It's always an absolute pleasure, and you needn't thank me! I hope you're well and look forward to talking more soon. xx

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  15. Another great outfit! Especially love that jumper, it looks very nice on you :)

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    1. Hi Zaynah! Thank you so much for dropping by! I'm thrilled you like this outfit. Lots of love to you xx

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  16. Great outfit girl! I get why you love that jumper, Its beautiful and suits you perfectly!

    My Fashion Musings

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    1. Thank you so much Subomi! That's very sweet of you. xx

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  17. I love your jacket and your jumper! Love that you've styled the jacket quite casually, it looks great!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thank you so much Amy! That's very sweet of you! xx

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  18. your t shirt is so cute...love the print on it...

    www.crazyaboutcolors.com

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  19. very nice casual look!
    absolutely LOVE your top - so chic!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thank you so much Lyosha! I appreciate your visit and lovely comment.

      p.s - Yes that would be nice. xx

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  20. Super cute sweater hun!!!
    It really makes the look, so fancy and stylish!
    Love your ballet flats as well, that metallic finish is amazing!
    You look very nice, sweetie!
    xxx
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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    1. Hi Silvia! Thank you so much for dropping by and for your sweet comment. I'm really glad you like this look. I hope you're having a lovely weekend! xx

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  21. How cute is this outfit!!!I love the jumper...looks so cute and lovely...It's interesting how you mixed this Japanese print with a leopard coat...sounds like a mix between cultures, in a soft way and the geisha doll is really nice!!
    Honestly I don't like winter as season and for the outfits,'cause you've to wear warm clothes, sometimes not so fashionable...even if most of times I go out with light nice clothes and the day after I'm sick =(
    The only thing I like of winter clothes are faux-fur coats, especially leopard coats and high boots...regarding homewear I've a lot of jumpers and sweaters,the majority of them in pink or fucsia eheheh
    Wish you a nice weekend!!!
    Sophia
    www.sophiasfashiondiary.com

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    1. Hi Sophia! I was thrilled to hear from you and see your comment. I'm so glad you're well. Thank you so much for your lovely and thoughtful comment. I agree, it's hard to find motivation sometimes when getting dressed during those dull winter mornings. But I'm so glad you like this outfit, and the fact it's a sort of synthesis between different cultures, as you pointed out! I hope you're having a fab weekend too, and making the most of your new surroundings! xx

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  22. Hi Saba, how are you? Your leopard coat is everything, love it pared with this jumper!
    Kisses
    Cinzia

    Www.callmeblondiebycinziasatta.com

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    1. Thank you so much Cinzia! I've been well, thanks so much for asking, and I hope you're also fine. I'm really glad you like my coat! Thank you for dropping by and for your lovely comment. xx

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  23. Hi Saba! I hope you're doing ok. I was just stopping by to check in on you to make sure you're ok? I haven't heard from you in a while and I know you haven't updated your blog in quite a while either. Let me know you're ok xx.

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you so much for asking Lorna, I truly appreciate your concern. Please rest assured I'm all right. I have sent you a more detailed reply, so please check your inbox. I hope you've also been well, and I look forward to catching up with you soon. I hope you have a lovely weekend. xx

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  24. ¡Qué outlook tan ideal, me encanta!
    https://www.conjuntados.com

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  25. Hi Saba, I just wanted to check with you and see how you are doing? I hope the winter weather is ending soon where you are... We had a rough early February here in Nova Scotia but this last week has been extremely warm... we are all hoping spring is on it's way. Have a great week xox

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    1. Thank you so much for asking how I am Launna, and for leaving a comment here and on my latest blog post which explained my absence. I'm glad to hear the weather is improving in Nova Scotia. (Whenever I hear it mentioned, this location always makes me think of Anne of Green Gables. :))

      Things are getting slightly warmer here too with more daylight, thank goodness, and that's been a welcome relief from the long winter. xx

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  26. You haven't posted for a while so I hope all is well and you are having a really good start to the year :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Thank you so much Mica! I hope you've also been well, and all your family members too. The year got off to a difficult start, but I'm doing much better now, thank you for asking. xx

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