Angie's blog post today inspired today's outfit. I had decided to do some skirts or dresses in my closet for the challenge, so this old but loved summer top is shown with an AT old white Jean skirt. Is the skirt too short? Does the top look too worn? It is on its last season. I'd love your thoughts and suggestions.
Archive: June, 2015
- June Challenge: skirt and diagonal top
- June Challenge: ROG pick ETA Outfit Pictures
- June Challenge: More Travel Week Casual
- June Challenge: Travel Week Casual
- June Challenge: Travel Week
- June Challenge: JCrew Edition
- June Challenge: The old maxi
- June Challenge: Old EF K/T?
- June challenge: The Olive Capsule (with Coral)
- June challenge and the 3rd piece
Back home and I decided to let ROG (YLF's Random Outfit Generator) pick a outfit from my closet today for a casual day of catching up on laundry and errands. This was the result, the second try after ROG's very wearable first outfit was too dressy for my day. I will add photos wearing it later.
The grey sleeveless top and blue cardi are both linen EF. The rolled jeans are similar to the Find. I hope that they will not be too warm today. The bag is old and ECCO sneaks are rather new. I will need to add a belt to hold up the jeans and half-tuck the long tank. Comments and suggestions appreciated.
The photos don't do justice to the blue color of the cardigan. It is actually less pale but probably won't be worn much today. In the end, I went with the shorts in the last photo to be cooler. It was still 90F at 10pm last night.
I didn't get a photo yesterday but wore Paige dark skinnies rolled, leopard drapey top and red flats (very old needing replacement). I had a black short sleeved cardi too but didn't need it. (See first 3 finds and last one)
Today is a return of the EF grey knit pants, rolled a bit higher; and an oversized silk woven tee. I have on the leopard house shoes but will change to black ankle strap flats. I was inspired to get this tee at a consignment store after seeing a similar patterned tee on Shannon.
All comments and suggestions welcomed.
In June I have challenged myself to use what I have, I hope in some new ways while deciding what needs to be edited out. Fabbers have been a huge help. This week I am away from home and closet with some of my favorite hot weather things and some more utilitarian.
Today is about as casual as I get, even at home, dressed for a hot day of walking/hiking and baby tending.
Pants were EF knits bought for a trip to Ireland, but became favorites for hot weather as they are light weight and can be rolled. On top are layered Target tank, graphic tank, and moto vest. Shoes are twins of Suz's ECCO pewter sneakers, so light and comfortable. Not a fashionable outfit, but useful for my day.
I missed yesterday and today's outfit is dark and extra poor quality, but I'm wearing some favorite hot weather pieces...silk clams, linen assymetrical top and silk shirt for a quick topper. I had on the leopard flats when I took these, but changed into the EF black Alott flats for a morning on Pearl Street in Boulder.
There is no good lighting by a mirror where we are staying, so I tried to lighten the photos. Comments and suggestions welcomed.
ETA: I thought I had these pieces in my finds. The cropped pants are similar. The assymetrical top is EF linen. The shirt is Citron Santa Monica.
Winding up this week's look at old summer season pieces still in my closet for review, today I have 2 basics from JCrew. The bottoms are Matchstick clam diggers bought my first summer on YLF. The tee is also an old JCrew buy. Here I'm attempting to update it with a semituck. Is it working?
When I bought the clams, I wore them mostly unrolled like the last photo or tucked under like the second photo. Last summer I mostly wore them cuffed like the first photo. Which looks best, if any?
Both pieces are still in excellent condition in spite of lots of use. Are either or both too fitted for this summer's look? Should I look for a slouchy replacement?
Yesterday on the thread asking what is the oldest item in your closet that you still wear, I had to admit to still having this 80's Carol Little set of long wrap skirt and she'll that I have worn ( very seldom now) as a 2- piece dress. It mostly lives in the holding zone while I consider having it shortened, but am not sure it's worth it.
1: top tucked
2: top untucked ( kind of like this proportion better)
3: tucked and belted
The fabric is a wash and hang dry rayon. The pattern is reminiscent of an animal print, black and coppery brown dotted areas.
What do you think? Toss? Shorten? Wear as is? I need some help on this.
Continuing my oldies week, today I have for your consideration an Eileen Fisher light weight boxy jacket and EF linen woven sleeveless top, both in the same shade of light green. These pieces are from before I lost a bunch of weight but are so comfortable for hot summer. I have long ago passed on the pants that matched the jacket and skirt that matched the top, but I love this unusual green color with my skin. It gives me an instant tan. However, I need to face reality. Do either of these pieces look like they fit well enough? I would probably not be matchy and wear them together. I'd love your thoughts.
#1/2 show the jacket, #3/4 is the top alone. The photos are awful, but I am wearing a rather dark wash blue denim Paige jeans.
The bag in finds is a vintage leather piece. Flats and jeans in Finds are similar.
This week I am asking for your feedback on some summer wardrobe pieces that have been around for awhile.
Both photos feature a 4-5 year-old silk Halogen sleeveless shell with a pattern of watery dots of coral from pale to almost deep red and olive-grey on a cream background. The general look is floral.
In the first photo, I have the top paired more casually with cotton olive cargo pants that end just below the knee, although they can be rolled higher; and with a bright coral red cardigan with ruched sleeves.
In the second photo the top is worn with a coral-pink Halogen seamed pencil skirt and long asymmetrical Bobeau rayon open cardigan.
In both the necklace is pieces of red coral and flats are cream Dr. Scholl's ballet flats with a large silver buckle. Everything that you are seeing is several years old. Tell me what looks good and what doesn't and other possible ways for styling. I don't think the coral necklace is working out very well here. It is an old made-by-me and could be made longer or redone some other way.
The top skims the body without being fitted or oversized. It is heavy enough not to show underwear lines. The cargo pants are very comfortable, cool, and give coverage. I usually wear them with a black or navy knit top. The skirt gets worn most in spring and summer because of the color. I like the fit and length. I like the weight of the Bobeau cardi but wonder if it is dated.
I would love your thoughts on the pieces (keep or donate) and ways to improve styling. Thank you so much.
Last week in my June challenge of going through my summer clothes I featured some new pieces that I'd not had a chance to style. This week I'm pulling out the stuff that's seem several summers...maybe too many. That's what I need your help to decide.
For today I combined Inspiration from Angie's blog today on third pieces in an outfit. The Ann Taylor white shorts are up for review. They still fit but date back to my first summer on YLF when they were recommended. For my body I like the knee length, heavy enough white fabric that pockets don't show, and rear pocket flats that add a little volume visually to my flat rear. They are in great condition but do they look dated? Are these ok for a nearly 69 year old to wear in public?
I am wearing them very casually with a black cotton tank from Target and my leopard Croc house shoes. (Last photo)
1-2: lace open back pull-on top as 3rd piece over tank
3: linen kimono jacket over tank
4: gingham shirt worn open over tank
5: cotton moto vest over tank
6: basic outfit of shorts and tank
Should I keep wearing these shorts? Which third pieces in this line-up work best? These are for hot days when the topper serves more for added style than warmth. I appreciate your thoughts.