WIW for X-mas dinner

My crazy self at it again :) This is not a suit; I bought these separately in different years. Apparently I like what I like and mattress ticking is a favourite. I decided a month ago that I really had to wear them together at least once :)

The underpinnings are pure practicality. Leggings for warmth. These Puma sandals bought this week because feet problems. Plus though, the sandals are extremely comfortable for walking. Am thinking of scouring the web for another pair.

Please note my first covid home test in the lower right corner. I’m not entirely sure why the fam has not been testing before gathering the past three years…

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  • Bijou replied 5 months ago

    Candy cane perfection styled with wit and fun. Rachy, your Christmas style is always a highlight of the year!

  • Olive Green replied 5 months ago

    Love your hair, first of all. 
    The stripe outfit looks perfect for a garden party with mistletoe. In California!
    Very intentional. 

  • Minaminu replied 5 months ago

    you look great!!! amazing that it is not a suit, it works so well!

  • suntiger replied 5 months ago

    Definitely works as a suit! Jealous that it's warm enough for sandals, even with tights!

  • Kim M replied 5 months ago

    The pink is so fun!  Ugh, I know what you mean about comfortable shoes.

  • Jules replied 5 months ago

    Super cute!

  • ophelia replied 5 months ago

    Elegant, pretty & lively!
    Good idea re Covid test, lol!

  • April replied 5 months ago

    Love it!  And yes, the Puma sandals with leggings, very chic.

  • Runcarla replied 5 months ago

    Accidental suit!  Love your hair ❤️!

  • Bonnie replied 5 months ago

    What a great match. Love the sandals with it!

  • slim cat replied 5 months ago

    Like @Bijou said " candy cane perfection" ;) !

  • Nikki replied 5 months ago

    Very cool outfit! Love stripes and love horizontal stripes with vertical stripes. Your hair is fabulous and awesomesauce earrings :)

  • Roberta replied 5 months ago

    Oh, I love a ticking stripe! and the two stripes together are sooo good. Advanced pattern matching, in a festive color!

  • Suz replied 5 months ago

    Oooh, you have thrown me right back to candy-striper days, which is perfect for Christmas because you are like a delicious candy-cane! So much fun. And such a great pattern mix. Inspired as ever! 

  • LJP replied 5 months ago

    Wow! Love it all ! Hair , sandals and suit :)

  • kellygirl replied 5 months ago

    So cute. You look fab! And yes, I agree with Sue about the candy striper days -fondish memories. 

  • kkards replied 5 months ago

    I feel like it’s been forever since we had a Rachylou WIW, and this was soooo worth the wait. Just the right amount of Xmas, and perfect pattern mixing. This is a master class in Angie’s stripe formula https://youlookfab.com/2022/11.....d-outfits/

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    Lol, kkards! That has to be why I decided the skirt and jacket had to be worn together a month ago! My brain completely refuses to annotate and cross reference its files :)

    I’m glad y’all enjoyed the outfit!

  • Jaime replied 5 months ago

    Candy Striper Chic!

  • Jenni NZ replied 5 months ago

    You look great Rachy! Love the stripes!
    Did you wear the Oppo suit a different Christmas?
    Covid testing good idea although I reneged on doing it for the 9 of us- I think at least 8 out of 9 there had already had Covid and some recently (November). We probably should have for the 91 year old and 86 year old because although they had it in July that’s a while ago… now 2 days later all seems well so far.

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    The Oppo suit got a spin too! I worked Christmas eve in the bakeshop and wore it for the Xmas shoppers, hehe :D

  • Nadya replied 5 months ago

    Love this!

  • UmmLila replied 5 months ago

    I love this!

  • Dee replied 5 months ago

    You look candy cane adorable!

  • Irina replied 5 months ago

    Adorable and a little ironic :) perfect!

  • Cardiff girl replied 5 months ago

    I want to come and live in your wardrobe!
    on the covid point,my daughter was heading off to a family meal,tested negative,left,l found it had turned positive 5 mins later and had to summon her back before she got there,phew!She had only very minor symptoms,easily attributable to something else.

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    That’s good to know, Cg: wait for the whole time window. Lucky!

  • Lesley replied 5 months ago

    Late to the party but I love your look too!

  • Style Fan replied 5 months ago

    Bijou named it perfectly - The Candy Cane Suit.  You look so good.  

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  • Zaeobi replied 5 months ago

    Yes, candy cane suit it is! Your hair suits the vibe too - a little modern retro spunk :)

    Hope you had a good time celebrating!

  • Dana replied 5 months ago

    Love it!!

  • Jonesy replied 5 months ago

    Fabulous! I too love a ticking stripe! How awesome that you found these two items--which were obviously meant to be together--in two different time periods!

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  • Angie replied 5 months ago

    Like the matching pink hair too.

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    Hehe, I want to be called Candy Cane Rachy from now on :)

    Thanks Angie and y’alls for the appreciation!

  • Stagiaire Fash replied 5 months ago

    Stinkin cute, reminiscent of your purple gingham outfit and Alice in Wonderland.

    I’ve been mulling over a super-stripey outfit since that post too, think it’s the way to finally wear this crazy b/w dress, will try tossing the navy/white pullover over my shoulders, but might buy a cardi to seal the deal. Should the dress require tights, I think I’ll look for more horizontal stripes, in bright colors.

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    The sweater and dress would be totally fab together. I like it!

  • MsMaven replied 5 months ago

    Love this outfit! The fit is perfect for you. Like your hair too. 

  • Sally replied 5 months ago

    Really cute.  They look like they were made to go together.  I like the addition of the white shoes and tights too.  It looks very together but very unique and interesting.  

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