DYT Type One, Dressing Your Truth, Type 1


A Colourful Canvas
A Colourful Canvas,

These days be rainy days on the west coast.  The ideal weather for red rain boots and a colourful brolly.  And also the perfect weather for whiling away a few hours at the movies…We saw The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this afternoon.  It was entertaining, a little gory, and a lot unrealistic {Hey, it is a fantasy after all}.  We, the mister and I, enjoyed ourselves.    
My outfit is all about colour, and pattern, and fun.  Red rain boots to keep my feet dry.  A colourful umbrella to keep my curls protected.  And lots of colour to brighten up a bleak January day.  I’ve done a little pattern mixing…stripes over gingham with a paisley scarf at my neck.  My nail polish, Zoya Louise in chocolately brown, and my dark wash skinnies provide just the right amount of grounding.
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  • Reply Lisa January 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    You're THE “fun thing”, Sue! 🙂 I love this place you've created. Always so happy, bright, and cheerful….no matter what the weather.

  • Reply Jo-Anne January 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Love, love this!! Carry on 🙂

  • Reply Carelia Moran January 12, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    You are shining my dear!! Embracing raining days with colorful looks is mood lifting. You look fantastic!


  • Reply S.D.C. January 12, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Fabulous colors!

  • Reply hostess of the humble bungalow January 12, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    You've got the right attitude to accompany our weather….love the brolly Sue.

  • Reply amy mayen January 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I see purple and yellow too. You are all that and a bag of skittles!!

  • Reply Val Sparkle January 12, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    This outfit makes me think that spring is just around the corner! Your smile and bright colors banish the clouds. Of course, with cool red rubber boots you probably want it to keep raining.

    Lookin' good, Sue!

  • Reply Rachel January 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Seeing your lovely, happy face this morning has really made me smile. The best thing for a dreary day is to definitely brighten it up with some colour and you have certainly done that. You look great! I want your brolly!! 🙂

  • Reply Carley Lee January 12, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    As always, Sue, you have a way of brightening up even the most dreary days! I can't believe how much it's been raining, but I've been inspired by your colourful outlook 🙂
    We enjoyed the latest installment of the Hobbit, although I thought some added story lines left a bit to be desired. In the end, and extremely enjoyable film, though 🙂
    Keep dry & warm, my friend!

  • Reply Melanie January 13, 2014 at 1:55 am

    You are a vision. There is so much grey these days, weather-wise and style-wise, that people must gravitate to you naturally when you go out in public. You look like springtime. Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Sacramento Amate January 13, 2014 at 3:15 am

    Wonderful colour combination, my dear Sue. Fun and style, yeahhhhhhhhhhh
    Love and sunshine always.
    Thank you sooooooooo much to join Share-in-Style.

  • Reply two birds January 13, 2014 at 4:38 am

    what a fabulously colorful outfit. i love those boots and your umbrella…if that doesn't brighten a rainy day, i don't know what does!

  • Reply Ann January 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

    Great pictures Sue! Love the colors and general feeling happiness for the upcoming spring. Nice to look a rainy day as a reason to get out some color and wear it.

    blue hue wonderland

  • Reply Ariane Lasalle January 13, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Here you are! i was looking for you at Visible Monday!
    What a joy to see you in all your colors!
    Here's a movie suggestion for you – Stephen Frears's Philomena with Judy Dench – Ah! was it ever good!
    Keep smiling you are lovely!



  • Reply Rosy January 13, 2014 at 5:29 am

    You bring joy to my day, dear Sue. Love all that color scheme for a rainy day, like a delicious rainbow … so sweet!

  • Reply No fear of fashion January 13, 2014 at 5:39 am

    I love all these colours. You cannot have too much colour. You look so happy. And with your appearance you will make everybody happy. Great outfit. It would make you long for a rainy day.

  • Reply pastcaring January 13, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Fabulous colour to brighten up a rainy day, Sue! I adore that umbrella, the pattern mixing, and the bracelets. Your photos and outfits are always a joy! xxx

  • Reply Patti January 13, 2014 at 6:10 am

    You always make me feel joy with your posts, Sue! Love these colors, the mixing and the awesome boots. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

  • Reply versatilestylebytracey.com January 13, 2014 at 6:40 am

    How fun and I love wearing brights like this to counter Mother Nature and keep that skip in my step!

  • Reply Glenda January 13, 2014 at 9:46 am

    What a great idea…to fight the rainy weather by wearing a fun and colorful outfit. You nailed it Sue! Often times, for rainy cloudy days, I have the tendency to wear dark colors. I like your style better 🙂
    Have a wonderful week!

  • Reply sabine January 13, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Wonderful your outfit Sue! You have the talent to put colors together and to create a special athosphere. A funny one today, I can see from you pics that you enjoy it!

  • Reply Beata B January 13, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Sue! Wonderful colour combination 🙂 You look fantastic:) love it:)))))
    Have a lovely week. Kisses Beata

  • Reply Cheryl January 13, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    There's nothing dull & grey about your rainy days!

  • Reply popcosmo January 13, 2014 at 6:39 pm

    Could anyone ever see you and not smile?? You are the happiest person I ever did virtually meet!!! Love the colors and wish I could wear them all! You'd make grey skies seem far, far away 🙂
    xo ~kim

  • Reply Trina January 13, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I am going to echo everything Kim just said, because seriously, you are the happiest person in this blogging community. You have a way of brightening our day and has more to do than just your amazingly cute and colorful outfits. That Sue smile which you so genuinely share week in and week out is priceless. Thank you!

  • Reply Imogen January 13, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Sue, this look is so exciting and certainly makes a rainy day much better, this is what I try and do when it rains. I am always on the lookout for a decorative umbrella and yours fits the description perfectly. I love your green coat (I’ve been looking for a green coat too). The detailing such as the bracelet and the belt are lovely little finishes.

  • Reply Ariane Lasalle January 14, 2014 at 4:53 am

    Wanted to reply to your comment Dear Sue!
    I can assure you there are no swings at bus stops!
    There was a swing installation near Place des Spectacles this summer – Place des Spectacles is where the Jazz Festival is –
    And little advice, when you see something that you are unsure in thrift shops, it means, well in my book that you should grab it and make your up mind while you have in your hand or have a stroll in the shop with the item in hand while you make up your mind- this is what i do , cause great pieces like that will be snap in a minute!



  • Reply The Style Crone January 14, 2014 at 6:21 am

    Outrageously joyful! You really know how to brighten a rainy day and my morning just became more colorful! The umbrella is the perfect companion to your red boots!

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files January 14, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Wow! This is just what I needed to brighten my day : ) and wake me up from my medicated coma. You look like a kid playing out in the rain.


  • Reply Jan Graham-McMillen January 14, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Yes she did! See what you did here? I swear, the weather got better here because you cheered the weather up where you are. Science and magic all in one pretty, adorable Sue package. That's what happened, I just know it. And you make most of it yourself! Wow. As always.

  • Reply dan January 14, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    A very colorful outfit, and very nice on you! I totally agree, there are days in which the bad weather must be brightened up !! The combination of colours make me think that spring is on its way!! Your green raincoat is lovable!
    Is there anything better that a good movie to enjoy a rainy day at home?

  • Reply Lizzie Brew January 15, 2014 at 5:11 am

    You look so colorful, it is wonderful. I live on the east coast and we have been having a lot of rain and crazy weather.

  • Reply Antionette Blake January 15, 2014 at 8:26 am

    So bright and colorful, puts me in the mood and mindset for spring! Stopping by from #thriftersanonymous – Happy Hump Day!

  • Reply Tamera Beardsley January 15, 2014 at 8:38 am

    My dear Sue you are a color master! This just bellows happy and fun! Here in Southern California, we have had no rain all season … and I miss it terribly!

    I want you to know how much I appreciate your kind and thoughtful comments on my blog!


  • Reply Flo January 15, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Cute outfit, just perfect to brighten up a rainy day!

  • Reply Alison @ Get Your Pretty On January 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Your outfits ALWAYS make me smile! You have such a beautiful spirit that shines through in your photos. Cute umbrella and awesome colors. Those boots are adorable! Thanks for linking up.

  • Reply Object of Maya*ffection January 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

    CUTE pop of color with the belt and I HEART your umbrella!

  • Reply materfamilias January 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    What a great look for waking up a West Coast day! And there is so much to enjoy about the way you put your post together, the lettering on and between the photographs — so cheery! Thanks!

  • Reply Object of Maya*ffection January 17, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Thanks for your sweetie comments re bling – I ADORE bling – I think it's like the frosting of an outfit!!

  • Reply Rebecca January 17, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    This is how I like to dress when it is gloomy outside too! You look fantastic and so perfectly bright and cheerful! I adore that jacket! I liked the Hobbit too, but it was very long! I was getting a little restless! LOL!


  • Reply List Addict January 18, 2014 at 4:58 am

    You look awesome and you certainly gave a grey day a run for its money!!

  • Reply Iris January 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Found you awhile back on pinterest looking for type 1 outfits and LOOOVE your outfits! Just thought I'd check and see your new one…again…totally something I'd wear. 😉

    Your new follower,
    Feminine Modesty

  • Reply señora Allnut January 18, 2014 at 11:34 am

    such a pretty cool and colorful outfit, I love it so much!!, and so cute boots!

  • Reply t January 19, 2014 at 1:35 am

    Nice bright colour!


  • Reply Citizen Rosebud January 19, 2014 at 2:34 am

    Wonderful color combos- mint and red are among my favorites- and you've definitely brightened up a rainy day! Those rainboots are the bomb- cherry bomb! Thank you for linking up to SHOE SHINE. You are a star!

  • Reply his_girl_friday January 20, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    What a cute outfit! So fun and perfect for a rainy day!

  • Reply Wendy January 29, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Omg, adorable Sue!!! I want that umbrella and those boots!!!

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