I received this black faux leather jacket as a gift. The green sweater I purchased from H&M last week.

I was curious how a red blouse might look under my green sweater. Luckily I had this red blouse in my closet. The burgundy skinny jeans just seemed like the right choice for this outfit idea. And to finish the look, I went with my black faux leather jacket and my go to winter boots.
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This outfit won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. Some people would never wear a red blouse under a green sweater. But I figure if mother nature thinks red and green are good enough for her to mix when making some of the world’s most beautiful flowers, I’ll take my cues from her.

Q& A Intermission

Q: How do you define style?

A: I define style as a person’s individual way of dressing. I don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense to suggest that someone doesn’t have a sense of style. That implies that style is one thing or another. But to me your style should be unique to you and my style should be unique to me. I shouldn’t feel compelled to criticize the way you dress as if I think my opinion of what’s stylish and what’s not applies across the board to everyone. It doesn’t. No one’s opinion about style applies across the board, including the people who get to dictate style, namely fashion designers and fashion magazine editors.

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Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: I don’t think I have any one particular way of dressing that can be classified as being my style. I like to dress up as much as I like to keep things simple and laid back. Comfort is critically important to me so generally I like to dress in comfortable clothes. I can’t tolerate tight and clingy things for too long. I go for the roomy t-shirt or sweater over the clingy top. But it really all depends on my mood, where I’m going, how long I’m going to be there and who’s going to be around. I think these things factor in for most women when they’re deciding what to wear.

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Singer songwriter Adelamonica AKA Avenue Sixty editor in chief. Writing as Monica for The Monica Archives. Writing has always been one of my passions. In fact, when I was a teenager, I used to tell people they should remember my name, because I was going to become a famous author. I used to live to write and write to live--not in the sense of writing for income but writing to combat depression and to feel a sense of purpose. I've written novels, poems, articles and essays that I tried unsuccessfully to get published over many years starting in my teens. When I discovered blogging several ages ago, I turned to that avenue as a means of doing what I love without having to worry about publishers and their rejection letters. Modeling is also something I have always enjoyed and something I wanted very badly to do as a teenager. So badly that I used to lie and tell people I was a model. I would carry around a large portfolio style photo album and claim it was my modeling portfolio. But, as with my writing, the people with the power to make my modeling dreams come true saw nothing in me that made them stop me in the streets of New York to offer me a modeling contract with their agency. So when I discovered the ability to photograph my own self (before cell phones and selfies) I took up a hobby of pretend modeling at home and that hobby has remained with me throughout my life as a form of self expression and self therapy. I ask that you kindly excuse my lack of worldliness and any instances where I demonstrate lack of tact or lack of knowledge and even lack of basic intelligence in my writing and posing. I'm just here trying to have a little fun doing the things that make me happy. I'm just an average human for whom writing and posing and singing and dancing and the other things I do are ways I express myself and keep myself going on this ever challenging journey of life. I hope you will find something even remotely useful or interesting in the things I share.


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