Black Dress Challenge: summer dress up: ETA photo

Back to the black dress challenge.  The first are thee versions with a black lace topper over the black dress.  These could also be ok for a funeral since some of the arm is covered by the topper.
The last photo shows the dress with a silk jacket.  This was worn for an anniversary dinner. 

What would you change? Too much black?
ETA:  today’s dress styling for a luncheon. (#9)

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White-out: 3 recents

I wear a lot of white but trying for whiteout is a challenge. The first outfit is my white linen dress, EF with an EF top worn open as a topper, pearls and pointy toe white flats, a white bag and a glimpse of Maggie photo bombing. The dress has it’s own removable liner of white cotton. I wore long dangly white earrings and white-framed sunglasses.
The second outfit is crops (Multiples, consignment, an EF sleeveless nubby cotton tee and a white jean jacket (4\5, #6 is the shirt without the jacket.
The third outfit is also casual with a Talbots silk tank and a sheer white woven tee with cream embroidery for more texture. Footwear is EF bone espadrille mules with a white crossbody bag. Long shorts are Chico’s. Earrings are tiny origami white paper cranes.
Forgive the long Covid hair pulled back and lack of makeup.

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WIW: Summer Brights. ETA: Orange Dress & More Boho

Inspired by Angie’s blog post, some bright coral Chico’s pants came home with me here paired with a Johnny Was top and citron cardi for more brights.  Every thing I am wearing is consignment or thrifted.
Orange consignment dotted dress for Fathers Day (5-7) with EF bone white long silk sleeveless duster, floral scarf and red-orange loafers and bag. Does the scarf look ok? The EF topper? Thoughts and suggestions are appreciated.

22/6/2021:   Consignment BOHO blouse with coal tassels and purplish  blue cardi and tank.  Purple flats from YLF member San. Coral-red Kate Spade bag, turquoise jewelry, coral consignment Chico’s utility pants with lovely deep pockets. It feels right on a chilly morning of what is predicted to be a hot day. (#8-10).

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No Jeans Challenge 3 plus adding a new-to-me color(cobalt) for summer. ETA: another culotte outfit

My Shopping this year is supposed to be used stuff. A favorite consignment shop was having a good Memorial Weekend sale, so went to look for navy tops that could be worn with new-to-me navy pants ( fourth navy shade in my closet!). I came home with a mini black/ white/cobalt capsule with tops for transitional through summer and even possible wi tee wear. Pictured are cobalt Chico’s pull on utility pants at full length and rolled, a Free People boho top, and my navy and black athletic slip-ons. The small beaded bag is also new-to-me via consignment. What do you think? Still have the long COVID hair. And my mothers blue sapphire and silver earrings.
ETA: no Jeans culotte outfit this time with white. Last photo shows the knit crops I am wearing under the culottes for warmth. I also added a white denim jacket for warmth. I think I like the black version better. What do you think?

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Christina’s no Jeans Challenge, Part 2 with scrunching. ETA 1

Two more outfits for the No Jeans challenge. 1/2: culottes in a black grey fine stripe that looks navy, with EF navy silk top and JCrew dark denim jean jacket, black Crocs on my feet.
3. EF olive Ponte pants and black faux sweater set of BR tee and old black cashmere cardi, Bob’s olive sneakers. I find I like a twin set best if there is a mix of textures, so the tee is smooth and silky, the cardi is fluffy and soft.
I plan to add more photos this week to this thread. Sleeves on both Jean jacket and cardigan are scrunched. The small bag is an olive floral fabric from consignment. The bag on the first outfit is a black with grey geometric print Baggiinni also from consignment.
ETA: today’s outfit with burgundy pull on pant (JJill from consignment) EF navy knit jacket, e360 fabric and suede flats, both large and small bags (burgundy with gold hardware) from consignment. Old silk scarf. Top is an old woven tee in a burgundy, navy and white plaid.

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WIW for the first days of ChristiniaF’s No Jeans Challenge

This challenge would be easier if the weather would warm up. The first outfit is from my experiment with navy and black. I wore black Ponte EF pants, a print NYDJ’s top, slip-on navy sneakers with black soles and a canvas navy small bag in a floral print and large Carpisa tote that is black on one side and navy on the other. Both bags were gifts. The usual COVID hair.
The second photo features some old pull on taupe pants and a Jolie silk Boho top, a small taupe leather crossbody bag. The booties are Blondo
The third outfit is a repeat of a recent one with EF bone pull on pants and old EF cotton knit hoody.
You are seeing some boho tops that I plan to wear during the summer. Do they look ok? How about the pants? Fit ok?

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Joining the Plain on the Train. ETA another plain outfit

Inspired by the fabulous plain outfits lately I pulled out some plain beige taupe pieces today the pants are taupe pull-ons sweater is an oldie worn over an old grey tank. Scarf was thrifted years ago, silver sneakers and earrings made from beer can pop tops are silvery colored and from an art fair. Small bag is consignment. I feel plain until I take off the shoes indoors and see the tan wool socks with big white pokadots that look wild beside the rest of the outfit. Can I ride the train?
ETA: this outfit is a dark chocolate brown EF long sleeved tee and wide pants. In the first photos (3-5) I am wearing a long cashmere brown cardigan, taken off in the last photo(#6) The scarf is the plainest brown one that I have, an old brown silk square with some white polkadots. The dark brown shoes are old Me Too patent flats with square toes.

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A striped top styled for Spring. ETA: 2 More...dress with tweed jackets and chinos outfits

One outfit from Angie’s latest ensemble post. Photos #4/5 show what it looks like outside...new snow. The outfit best resembles #1 but with a longer scarf. The floral pattern I hope will look springy. The jeans are a medium wash linen pants and jogger jean. The striped top is a consignment cotton striped sweater along with the striped bag and scarf. Navy wool blazer is an old thrift store find to add warmth. Loafers are pink suede. Vionic slippers. COVID hair is up in a twist. Does this outfit look at all spring-like? Navy is my spring dark neutral and white is my light neutral. Pink (of some shade) and yellow are accent colors. If I go out I will change into white snow boots with wooly socks and add a navy puffer coat and gloves and pink knit beanie.
If it warms up during the day I will change the blazer for a dark or a white jean jacket. Photo#3 shows pattern mix of sweater and scarf.
ETA: Striped dress with tweedy Chanel-esque jacket, sneakers, bandana, and small consignment Bagallini bag. All old. Too bumble bee? Should I ever wear this again?

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Tweedy outfit turned upside down

After seeing Angie’s blog post today (29- Jan. 2021) I could not make an outfit to fit my grey theme this week so came as close as I could using a consignment store tweedy Mistook jacket, a skirt that has dark grey circles on pale grey, a sheer black slouchy sweater over a white tank, and big shite sneakers. How does this look? I welcome your thoughts and ideas.

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More festive outfits for December, 3b

My last post was getting long so this one includes some things I have been wearing. Some could be worn for a casual gathering.
1-2: today’s outfit to wrap gifts and maybe greet delivery people. The cotton sequined sweater and scarf are about 8 years old be saved to be worn this time of year. The bottoms are pull on heavy denim joggers that feel like they are lined.
3/4 is an off white turtleneck with off white puffer vest with burgundy Ponte pants that look black here. The scarf is flannel from my sister with a moose print.
5-10 is an outfit of black velvet pants with a silver sequined top, silver and black sparkly scarf (9) and sparkly earrings and pewter booties worn on a cold snowy day. #10 shows the velvet pants best. They have a black ribbon racing stripe down the side seam of each leg that does not show up. The jacket is EF jersey and part of my December capsule, although I could wear the black tuxedo jacket from the last post for a more dressy look.
11: my Feliz Naughty Dog socks worn today with the red sweater and blue denim joggers. Going out I will add navy suede booties. What, if anything, do you like. What changes do you suggest?

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