The Kindergarteners at my school do a colour study at the start of each year. Everyone is invited to participate by wearing the colour of the day; this is my orange day outfit.
My wonderful orange beret was crocheted by a former colleague who subbed at the school where I taught. She is an artist of the sewn piece, designing and sewing all of her colorful, swirling dresses for her ballroom dancing competitions. When I left the school after close to 15 years, she gave me this hat as a parting gift, with the admonition that it cannot get wet as water will damage the yarn.
Pants are from H&M several years ago. I often have difficulty finding pants that fit my waistline while also falling properly on the rest of my frame; these pants nailed it! Waist, length, drape, all just right for my petite frame.
Sweater is from the Gap, many years ago, and the patterned top is from Ann Taylor Petites, many, many, many years ago. The sandals are Earth Origins purchased on an outing with my daughter-in-law this past summer at a local mall. She has an amazing eye for style, colour and pricing, and spotted these sandals way ahead of me. I was looking for a shoe that would provide support, with a 1-2 inch heel that gently sloped to the toes. This sandal met all requirements and has since seen me through full days of teaching, where most of the time is spent on my feet.
Ha, in searching for the website for Earth Origins, I discovered the company also sells boots, so guess what I just ordered. My current boots are over 10 years old, have been repaired multiple times and are no longer salvageable. These new boots come with free shipping (!) and are leather, which my current oldies are not.