Khaki and red on a spring-like day

It’s a new week, and the sun is shining here in the Algarve. We had some glorious weather over the weekend, although the evenings are still chilly. It’s still sweater weather though, (mostly!) and today I fancied wearing a bright one with my favourite khaki combats.

I adore orange with khaki—it’s such a striking colour combination. Sadly, I only have one orange sweater and it doesn’t look right with these trousers, so I opted for the next best thing: red. I happen to love this red sweater (hubby, on the other hand, doesn’t, but am I bothered? No, of course not lol). I bought it from Mango a couple of years ago. I think it’s the bell sleeves that appealed to me. It’s also nice and soft, so it’s really comfy!


The combats are from H&M and they still have very similar styles available. Last time I looked, they also had them in black. I’m very tempted to get another pair myself. They look fab with colourful trainers too (and heels, of course, but I don’t wear heels too often these days).

colourful handbag

Isn’t the handbag absolutely gorgeous? It was another Christmas present from my lovely mother-in-law. Lately, she certainly seems to find all the best stuff, doesn’t she? Remember the other divine handbag she bought for me? They’re both leather and I believe she bought them from both from one of the shopping channels she adores! (She’s a bit obsessed lol)

I’ve had these boots for quite a few years now and although I love how they look, they’re not the most comfortable—in fact, they’re quite hard! I much prefer the feel of my black Timberlands but this pair looks better with my combats. I purchased them from Seaside about five years ago but they’ll never go out of style, not really. Not in my eyes anyway!


green ring
green jewellery

As for my gorgeous jewellery, again I have my mother-in-law to thank for it all. She bought the green peridot necklace for me during Christmas 2019, and the ring was a gift a couple of months ago. She’d bought it for herself but had never worn it because, she says, she doesn’t like green lol! She is a hoot, isn’t she?! She turned 80 last month. It was such a shame we couldn’t be there to celebrate the big day with her. Bloody Covid.

If you’re wondering why I missed posting last week, it’s because I spent the week decorating my brand new ‘cloffice’. It’s almost finished, there are just a few tweaks here and there. But I promise to share as soon as it’s all done. It is looking absolutely gorgeous though!!

Suzy xx

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  1. February 15, 2021 / 1:42 pm

    Do you know that I am really glad you started this blog and do fashion posts again! It reminded me at one of the first times I,,met ,, you through your other blog! I liked your cool looking personality and still do!

    • Suzy
      February 17, 2021 / 10:50 am

      Nancy that is the sweetest thing to say! Thank you so much, my friend!
      Suzy xx

  2. Andrea Nine
    February 16, 2021 / 12:05 am

    Great color mix and I adore the bag. Have a lovely start to your week.

    • Suzy
      February 17, 2021 / 10:51 am

      Thank you so much, Andrea! You have a lovely week too <3
      Suzy xx

  3. mireilleftm
    February 16, 2021 / 1:46 pm

    Those combat trousers are really cool! Love them paired with your sweater! It looks like a beautiful day to take pictures.

    • Suzy
      February 17, 2021 / 10:12 am

      Thanks Mireille! It was a beautiful day. Unfortunately, it’s been a bit grey since then lol!
      Suzy xx

  4. Lise
    February 16, 2021 / 5:30 pm

    Such fab items; the bag and the ring! Khaki and red is a great combination.

    • Suzy
      February 17, 2021 / 10:11 am

      Thank you so much, Lise!
      Suzy xx

  5. isthismutton
    February 17, 2021 / 10:29 am

    Love khaki with orange or red – may have to do another style steal! Your mother-in-law is a gem – lovely bag!! Thanks for linking up xx

    • Suzy
      February 17, 2021 / 10:52 am

      LOL Thanks Gail! I need to send you some interview questions soon…. if you’re up for it?!
      Suzy xx

  6. laurabambrick
    February 17, 2021 / 2:15 pm

    I love this color combination! And your pretty jewelry! I am jealous about your nice weather! It’s been freezing here lately!

  7. Sue
    February 18, 2021 / 9:25 am

    Hi Suzy, haven’t been following for a while – pared things down a lot last year but your email popped up this morning. I have to say that I love the red and khaki on you, and the longer hair -looking good. I’ve embraced the grey. I was a light blonde with colour (blonde originally anyway) and had decided at the start of 2020 to ditch the colour. Well, turns out that was an easy decision. Have been surprised by how dark grey the back is, but I can’t see it, so that’s ok. The front is just blonde and silver and that will do. Good luck with the new blog.

  8. February 18, 2021 / 5:49 pm

    These colours look fantastic together! The jumper is a lovely bright orangey-red…isn’t it funny how we just ignore what our husbands say and wear whatever we like? Exactly how it should be! Gorgeous bag and ring too. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

  9. mummabstylish
    February 18, 2021 / 9:17 pm

    I love these shades together, but have never worn them! I need to address this and find a pair of khaki trousers. Thanks for sharing, I hope you stop by and add to #chicandstylish Jacqui x

  10. Jess
    February 22, 2021 / 3:18 pm

    Hi Suzy! Look forward to seeing your “cloffice” ! These are brilliant colors together, love the richness with the olive pants. Those boots are cool too, my favorites are my combats as well. You’re MIL has some great taste in accessories, love!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  11. February 26, 2021 / 7:01 pm

    I think red and olive go together too, just like orange. So it is a good combination. Well styled. And perfect with that gorgeous bag.

  12. shelbeeontheedge1
    February 28, 2021 / 11:18 am

    Yay for your new cloffice, Suzy! How fun! I can’t wait to see the final product. And what a great outfit, too. I love red or orange with khaki as well. Those boots are amazing! What a bummer that they are too hard on your feet. The price we pay for fashion sometimes! Haha. Thanks for linking with me, my friend.


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