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Sunday, November 3, 2013

BLACK AND SILVER!

I've been having a little trouble getting back in the swing of things... I made this in a carmine/black knit from Marcy Tilton, but it seemed dark and murky to me and the style was kinda dumpy...so it's already gone to a new home! I have a new pair of silver jeans, and some spectacular silver boots, so it was clear I needed a top to go with them!





Pattern is V8699, OOP, and I used a black light-ish weight ponte from who-knows-where, and a gray with silver dots knit from Girl Charlee. The necklace is a silver chatelaine which I found in Uzbekistan.

The silver jeans are from Chicos and the shoes are black and gray spectator wedges from Sesto Meucci.....

The gorgeous silver boots are "Groove" Distressed Leather Boot in Pewter...Charles by Charles David, which I got from Bluefly...



I'm making it under the wire for Style Crone's Hat Attack, wearing my very old, very beloved Patricia Underwood hat, which is  soft and worn...




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and also for Patti at Not Dead Yet Style's Visible Monday.

Cooking? Oh, yes...this
and this


both, of course, from Plenty and Jerusalem, by Ottolenghi and Tamimi.

Today, I made two soups for a party my friend Joan and I are giving tomorrow...

Cannellini and Kale soup, and



Winter Squash Soup with Curry and Coconut Milk...YUMM!



49 comments:

  1. Looking good, a fun photo shoot too! The silver boots and jeans look great with your new top, the perfect outfit combo.

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  2. Oh Margy ... how I adore your style and your verve for life!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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    1. I feel the same about you, Tamera!

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  3. Margy - love your style and outfits. Great looking outfit - boot, jeans - the whole "nine yards" - just great.
    Marciae from SG

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  4. Another vote for just loving it all. That top and the boots especially!

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  5. The top is perfect with those drop dead killer silver jeans. I'm sure cowboys are rolling over in their graves ;) If only Miss Kitty had looked like you!!!!!

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    1. Haha, thanks, Rhonda...Miss Kitty and me.....

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  6. Besides looking fabulous - as always - I gotta get those 2 cookbooks! Everything you make looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks, ReAnn...just remember to eat half...

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  7. What a great ensemble, Margy, from the hat to the pewter boots! That top looks like it will get a lot of wear!

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  8. Fabulous! I love all of the styling options, and LOVE those boots!

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    1. Thanks, Jillian...I love the boots, too!

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  9. I'm going to have to get some of those jeans!! They look great! Great job on your new duds. :)

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  10. Pretty groovy jeans and boots! Top is a lovely compliment.

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  11. I adore the boots and eee! silver jeans? So fabulous! You have such a great eye for clothing.

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  12. Oh, this ole thing? It's just a little something I picked up in Uzbekistan!? Life is always interesting over here. You manage to make silver classy and groovy at the same time. Love your hat! Add a little dust to those boots and I'd say, shove over, Clint.

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  13. Another in the series of "Margy amazes with her skills!" Love your top and amazing silver boots. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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    1. Thanks for making VM possible, Patti!

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  14. I love your use of jewelry, Margy. You inspired me to dig out a bracelet and earrings that I haven't worn in a long time.

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    1. Thanks, Lynn...I'd love to see the bracelet and earrings!

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  15. I love your style. Those jeans are the bomb. I have made every recipe that you have linked in the past 4 - 5 months. You make very good choices. The mix of food and fabric suits you (and me) well. Thank you.

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    1. I'm so glad you like the recipes I post! I have to remember to just eat half....

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  16. Super cute pieces! And your food looks delicious, too :)

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  17. Glad you got rid of that "dumpy" topper, as your style is decidedly undumpy! I have that pattern and I've long thought it would look dumpy, so into the trash bin it will go.
    This outfit looks terrific on you. (Do you ever not look terrific?) Love the shoes and boots, too. Sesto Meucci...yum! Wish my feet were a half size smaller so I could wear their shoes.

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    1. Thanks, Dixie...nice to hear from you again!

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  18. Margy,you inspire me! Love love love your hat (jealous because I love hats but they don't love me....).

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  20. Silver jeans and boots? Be still my heart! And a Patricia Underwood hat? One of my favorite hat designers. We carried her hats in the hat shop, and I have a few of her beauties which I cherish. You look marvelous, and thank you for linking up with Hat Attack.

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    1. Ah, Judith, I'm not surprised you're a PU fan...I have one which my husband swore was designed to scare small children...but I love it! And you are so gorgeous, I love to see your posts!

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  21. You are just the most glamorous lady ... silver suits you so! You are so one of my style icons, of any generation!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jan...what a nice thing to say!

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  22. Well, this ain't dumpy at all! :) You look fantastic! From tip to toe, I see a fresh, forward style sensibility!

    I'm relieved to read that it's not just me that sews a garment, and then...meh...it just doesn't work. I find it's happening less as I get older, or maybe it's experience. I seem to be more tuned into what to look for in a pattern or fabric perhaps. But, I still get starry-eyed by unsuitable bits of cloth at times...and sometimes I don't do a good job of visualizing the pattern in the 3-dimensional finished form until, of course, the garment is sewn, and then it's often too late. Bravo to you for allowing the garment to exit your wardrobe swiftly. I can get caught up in the *I made it, so I must keep it.* attitude, although I did quickly donate a pair of shorts I made last year that were all kinds of wrong!

    My Plenty just arrived from the library. I've only had time enough for a quick perusal, but I love what I see. Thanks!

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    1. Sharp as a tack, Margy! Love those silver jeans.

      I do a Portuguese kale soup with red beans, linguica, and tons of kale. Kale makes THE best soup, doesn't it?

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  24. Another outstanding outfit and that photo shoot does look like a lot of fun :)

    Heather
    www.girlcharlee.com

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  25. Another fabulous outfit and the photo shoot looks like a ton of fun :)

    Heather
    www.girlcharlee.com

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