I changed my mind and went for a big change at level 42. It was all about the hat. I found a drop set item (the medium armor helm from the Stygian set) that looked just like the Ancient Nord helm from Skyrim. And I got all excited thinking (mistakenly, as it turns out) that this is what all medium helms in the Nord style looked like at this level.
Doesn’t that look awesome? I was psyched. Sadly, it turns out that isn’t at all what it really looks like, so I had to go on a quest for new headgear. What I ended up with was this:
That’s a light Bosmer hat (antlers! yay!) and medium Primal belt. The rest is heavy armor: Ancient Elf for the pauldrons, cuirass, and gauntlets, and Altmer legs and feet. Admittedly, it all makes a nice gold ensemble, but the antlers made me think of the lost colony of Roanoke Island and the legend of Virginia Dare and the White Doe.
I was pretty happy with how it came together, especially since I needed to make my Dwemer shield (in dark grey with purplish overtones) still work with it all. This is Thessaly at level 42, the above-mentioned armor and shield supplemented with an Ancient Elf one-handed axe, and an Altmer restoration staff (not shown.)
After running around for a bit, though, I started to feel like it was one too many colors; in particular I was less of a fan of the cool-white underneath the warmer bone white on the cuirass front. And so, at level 43, I did a quick redye of the cooler color to make it all the warmer bone white, which I like a lot better: