Winter Style Pale Colours And Soft Layering

I am, as I type this, ensconced in one of our trio of hotels, wrapped up in many layers as an engineer works on the heating – which decided to die only a week after we had flung open our doors. We have also had to deal with non-functioning card machines, missing keys, bar stools with minds of their own, generous layers of snow, lorries that keep getting stuck in mud, waste disposal companies that seem to not want to dispose of waste, pidgeons living in one of our cellars (yes they are now evicted, but not until they had viciously attacked me and chased me around said dark cellar. Which wouldn’t have been so bloody dark had our ops manager not decided to run away screaming with the torch – thank you Mark!).

Wearing Winter style pale colours and soft layers | The Barefaced Chic, style blog for women over 50
All-in-all this whole new adventure has certainly thrown some weird and wonderful challenges our way. Yet the biggest one has to be my aching ribs. I have laughed more in the last few weeks than I have in my entire life!

Wearing Winter style pale colours and soft layers | The Barefaced Chic, style blog for women over 50

Wearing Winter style pale colours and soft layers | The Barefaced Chic, style blog for women over 50
Taking of challenges, my newfound love affair with clothes and sense of style are being stretched to their limits. Despite being used to living out of a suitcase, working from different hotel sites and having to dress to suit so many different occasions has had me scratching my head on more than one occasion.

Wearing Winter style pale colours and soft layers | The Barefaced Chic, style blog for women over 50

Wearing Winter style pale colours and soft layers | The Barefaced Chic, style blog for women over 50

Take today, for instance, I have a meeting with local business people to introduce my newest baby – a boutique hotel that has been left to languish. I need to look fairly polished but approachable, so decided to go with Winter style pale colours and soft layers.

I’m quite pleased with the look; I do love bright colours but I think I might be going soft in my old age 😉

Top – George
Bag – Past Season
Jeans – Laura Ashley
Jewellery – Past Season
Coat – Hobbs (size 18 left in the sale)
Boots – Past Season

Now if only I can defrost my fingers enough to shake hands, the day has the potential to be a success. Wish me luck!

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11 Comments

  1. Heide V
    January 18, 2018 / 4:19 pm

    I confess I had to laugh about the pigeon thing as well, though t was probably funnier later than it was at the time lol…wishing you both much success and more laughter in your new venture, and of course defrosted fingers 🙂

    • January 25, 2018 / 6:22 pm

      Thank you Heide. I think I recovered faster than the pigeon, the poor thing was scared half to death!

  2. January 19, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    MLD these colours are BEAUTIFUL on you (I need those pink boots STAT) – like when you wore the soft pale greys and silvers for our O40Co photo shoot, they suit your olive skin so well! And well done for doing a photo shoot in the snow, not sure I could be up for that, lol 😉

    The very best of luck with your hotelier endeavours – I am so looking forward to reading more about them. I can just imagine you left in a dark basement with a pigeon, poor you!!!!

    Catherine x

    • January 25, 2018 / 6:20 pm

      Thanks Catherine! I cannot tell you how quickly we did that photo shoot – I swear it took all of ten minutes. The cold certainly made us move quickly, if only to keep warm.

      I think the pigeon was more scared than I was xx

  3. January 22, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    It’s lovely that winter warmth is now available in pastels isn’t it and we’ve chucked convention out of the window. I don’t envy you the snow. In Sussex we’ve stayed free of the stuff.

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    • January 25, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      I am really enjoying these softer colours. The snow has, at last, melted. I will be glad to see Spring arrive!

  4. January 28, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Those colours are utterly fabulous, and such a balm after the lurid jewel colours of Christmas and the ever present black and navy. Good luck with the latest hotel – I had no idea pigeons could be so aggressive!

    • January 29, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Thanks Gail! Yes, she/he was a nasty little thing. I do think I gave it a good old scare though and it had probably been living down there for quite some time.

  5. February 4, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Hello Michelle. What a contrast: the icy winter snow and the pastel colours, the scary hotel adventure and the soft colours. Lovely outfit! Lieske

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