Outfit Challenge: ETA added today’s outfit

I have been trying to put together some new outfits but have not often been able to get a picture wearing an outfit. I managed it today (1st photo). The white Madewell jeans, ( Not the best fit but wearable with my monitor right now because the “high rise” is really below my naval.), the cotton striped sweater and striped Sak bag are all second hand buys. If I had worn my pink loafers, the whole outfit would have been consignment. I may need to add a topper for more warmth indoors.
The second outfit pictured, was inspired by Angie’s blog post on casual wear. It is both a bit luxurious and sporty. The pants are never worn Cupcakes and Cashmere black velvet joggers. The last photo of it was lightened to try to show the ribbon stripe down the sides. Top is a black silk shell and topper is an old black cashmere cardigan. Shoes are my old dressy black patent near flats with a fabric bow. This outfit was worn casually for sheltering at home on a cold day.
The orange outfit is another casual at home one featuring a never worn EF sweater, old NYDJ blue denim pull on jeans and my trusty white/pale grey snow boots over striped Smart Wool socks. For dog walking I added an EF orange coat. The scarf is old. I used the floral instead of an orange one that matches the sweater for a touch of spring although there is lots of snow.
Thank you, Brooklyn, for starting this challenge to use never or little worn items. It was a nice distraction and I have been surprised at things I found.
ETA: last 2 photos are today’s outfit. It is an experiment with combining navy and black, although it may be hard to see the difference. Pants are very old EF black pull ons. Sweater is a new cashmere replacement from 360 Cashmere. It is a think ribbed knit that so far has not pilled. Scarf is a Vince Camuto find that combines navy with black and white, mustard, emerald and rust in a floral pattern on navy. Shoes are slip on athletic Ann Klein in navy with black soles. Earrings are sparkly deep blue stone dangles.

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Leapday Consignment Finds

On Leap Day I went to a couple of consignment shops and refreshed my wardrobe with a pale blue BR Italian wool sweater, some Prana olive joggers ( both being worn in #4/5,7). and some much needed bags (small crossbody) to carry my glucose meter and co-ordinating lager bags to use with them. The brown and rust pair in photos 1/2 are fabric and made by a local crafts person. The orange in #3 are both Michael Kors. I have several orange pieces. Photo #6 is my set of olive bags worn in 4/5,7. The joggers and sweater are oversized but do they look too big? Fit is difficult with the meter on my belly that can’t be pushed or bumped, but I welcome your opinions. I am wearing this outfit today in several inches of new snow. It is cold.

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Jenn’s Challenge

Joining those who are shopping their closets. My “events”
* teaching ( need to be able to bend over and sit on the floor or on little kid chairs, take off shoes (1/2)
* daily home life. Must be ready to run errands, go to lunch or a movie, dog walking, babysit grandkids. (3-5)
* church/ ladies’ meetings/ to a play or symphony (a bit more dressed up) (6/7/9)
* wedding, neighborhood cocktail party
(8,10). (8 I would wear to top part with a bone pencil skirt.)

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Follow up on my fashion challenge

I asked for advice and got many good ideas for wearing a glucose meter on my body. I have been down with an Infection, cough, sinus stuff, etc. plus learning a lot from my glucose meter, like that glucose tablets are much slower acting than I thought they would be. Eating out really puts glucose levels over the top even if you try. Ery hard to eat healthy and only a small amount.
Here is the original plea for help: https://youlookfab.com/welookf.....ion-advice
I have not yet been able to try all the advice but so far soft stretchy panels have been a fail. They push on the meter too much. What has worked is using hair scrunchy elastic bands to hold up mid- rise jeans. They are not perfect but do hold the jeans up so they do not fall down.
Eileen Fisher pieces with a stretchy waist, both pants and skirts, have been great. On top I wear a tank top under a longer top. I usually wear a topper and scarf to also help distract from the meter box that sticks out from my stomach area. A jacket, long cardi or poncho is an important piece that also provides some needed warmth. The best tops widen a bit at the bottom. I have yet to try suspenders and try on spring/ summer things . I have decided that a tankini type swim suit will be my best bet. A full suit would press on the meter and would probably be painful. A bikini would show the box on my tummy plus lots of tape to hold it. The little grandkids would want to see my “osier” every few minutes. My little grandson is convinced that my meter is really a video game. I wish. Thank you again for all the ideas. I will continue to explore them .

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I Need Fashion Advice

I am facing a new fashion challenge and need ideas to still look like myself.
The challenge is a new glucose meter and receiver. The meter attaches to my stomach in front and has thin wire that is embedded into me. Most sticks out and must not be slept on, pushed or jiggled around. The wire can break off. This device is right at my waist so almost any waistlines will interfere. My non-existent hips allow most bottoms to slide down. I have solved this in the past by wearing belts, but there interfere too much with the device now. I have had tights and shapewear completely remove the device. Luckily so far the wire came out too.
In hot weather I can wear loose shift dresses but cold and cool weather has me baffled. I get cold easily.
The most successful pieces have loose elastic waistlines, but I hate elastic waists. They make me feel dumpy and old. Fitted tops show the big lumpy meter on my stomach. Not attractive. What can I wear? This gadget sets off an alarm when my blood sugar is too low or high. I will probably need it the rest of my life. My life style is retired casual but I want to be able to dress up sometimes too. I would greatly appreciate any thoughts or ideas you may have!

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More challenge outfits for fall accessories and jeans

This time the jeans are dark olive full length with a leaf motif necklace that was my mother’s and wider leg dark denim jeans with orange and a leaf motif small silk square scarf. The felted wool orange jacket was thrifted last year. It is Petite Sophisticate and I will put on black or dark brown snow boots if I go out in 5 or more inches of new snow. The silk striped orange top is cold shoulder but worn over black silk long underwear. I will keep the jacket on.

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Challenges: Jeans and Accessories

Today I am trying to show a jeans outfit for Jess ( KUT From the Kloth with side stripe detail of black faux leather and a fall accessory for Katerina of a large silver leaf pendant worn on a chunky silver chain. The pullover is welted and worn with a bit of a side tuck to create a diagonal line across the front. I wore a black open textured pullover, navy sparkly socks and pewter booties and bag. (1-3).
Yesterday, the pictures ( 4-6) are mainly to show the black Hoxton released hem jeans from last year’s NAS with taupe...EF silk long sleeved simple top with a taupe faux leather open jacket, also from last year’s NAS, and taupe suede SE booties, taupe leather tote and scarf with color block design of taupe, black and grey. The silk top was worn tucked under the jacket. I felt the neutrals looked seasonal and the scarf has an autumn look

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More prompt challenge outfits

I still have some prompts that I have not used and am wearing some extra things for the first time, so a new prompt.
The first outfit features my challenge to wear mismatched earrings and a never yet worn top (blue denim) plus using a button down shirt ( the new top) to build an outfit.
#2-mismatched orange earrings from the Denver Botanical Gardens gift shop.
#1 and #3 - outfit as a whole. Silver ECCO sneakers and KS silver bag
Worn to teach a religion class, so Our Lady of Guadalupe socks (#4) from convenience store in Japan

Outfit 2: the prompts were to wear a bottom for the first time ( EF navy window pane check wide legs) and a pattern mix with plaid and floral (photo#5)( pants and scarf). I also included a prompt for wide legs with fitted top ( 7/8).

Outfit 3: the prompt was to wear a skirt with booties and a new prompt, to wear these new booties and a dress/ skirt for church. This outfit also went to a play “ Dear Sugar” with the unlikely format of letters from an advice column. It was a success and difficult real life themes like divorce and death of a child and much more.
Photos 10/11 are the outfit ( EF pullover and skirt), poncho that was a gift, and the new booties (#12). I was comfortable and wore micro mini nude fishnets on my legs. The black EF skirt was consignment but is a heavy knit tube skirt that does not cling. I wore a small silk scarf for more texture.
The booties were comfortable. I like the pale snake texture with the poncho, especially.

Outfit 4: I think this is blah and a fail. The prompt was to wear grey and orange together. (#13). I added an olive jacket (#14) and then my museum scarf (#15) in an effort to make the outfit more me.

I welcome your comments and ideas for change and/or improvement. Thank you for looking.

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Fall Prompt outfits: 3 more

Here are the latest 3 challenge outfits.
1/2: worn Sunday to church and out to brunch. An Express thrifted dress with consignment jacket and sale white booties. The challenge was dress with booties. Is the jacket best fastened or open? Is this dress too short for me?
#3-5: This outfit shows the challenge of pairing a floral with plaid. The patterns are shown best in #5. It also shows a top I have not worn before and booties with jeans I bought the top because the colors worked with my fall/ winter wardrobe. It happens to be another gathered sleeve top with a small neckline bow. It was not as full as I thought or it would also be full top over slim pants.
6-8: the challenge here was warm top, cool bottom and 2 necklaces and necklace with a scarf. EF black Ponte pants with Plieone tie front top and thrifted yellow (Talbots) loafers, thrifted aqua bag. Scarf is from the early 80’s or before and is a light mustard yellow background.
Are any of these experiments worth repeating? Suggestions?

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My blouse with gathers from an early NAS

The first NAS I participated in I got this blouse which is still in my closet. It is a good example of the type Angie describes with gathers near the neck.
It has sleeves that fall just over the elbow and the sleeve is gathered at that point. I have not worn this blouse much because it is for cool weather. It is polyester which is warm on me and sheer enough to need an under layer which adds more insulation. I usually wear it over a cami or tank but have worn it over black silk or heattec long underwear tops in mid winter and sprayed warm.
This style works well under jackets or cardigans. It is still in my closet because I like the colors and pattern and how it works in fall weather.
Is the pussy bow looking too dated?
Today I am wearing it with black Paige Hoxton jeans from last year’s NAS and EF espadrilles. I later put a rust long cardi on top. Under it I am wearing a cotton black tank, my bag was the light tan in the blouse in an ostrich skin texture.

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