WIW: Shirt Dresses

I have two shirt dresses that I wore for this post. I may have a sleeveless one for summer but did not see it with my dresses. 1-4 is a denim dress worn yesterday over black pants and bright pink. Shoes are consignment sequined flats with a blue and pinkish red floral pattern.
5-8: the black linen shirt dress worn over bone white EF pants and EF shoes.
This dress is on its way out. These outfits were both worn for home chores and dog walking and a bit of garden work dead heading spent tulips and daffodils.

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WIW: Column of Color

Inspired by Angie’s blog post on Friday, I have been trying columns of color while staying in place except for dog walks and some weed pulling.
Missing is Saturday’s outfit, a column of rust. Sorry, I did not get a photo but it was russet EF pull on pants with a rust Madewell pleated swingy top and long Halogen rust cardigan. I used gold metallic flat loafers and a gold crossbody small bag and black face mask.
Photos 1/2: she green EF pants with graphic tee and Philosophy long green cardigan. Face mask is old Gap bandana sized cotton scarf. I also wore green beads as a necklace.
Today’s outfit was a column of mustard, all inexpensive sale pieces with leopard print bag and Croc flats. My bandana is really old goldish print. The bag is larger than usual, big enough to hold all the stuff I need, but fabric, so light weight.
I welcome your styling ideas and ideas for improvement
. My hair is long and awful. If I go outside I wear a sun hat.

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WIW: Inspired by Sweatshirt Chic

Inspired by Angie’s blog post, here are versions of #1 and #3 from my closet.
#1/2: pastel cashmere thrifted hoodie with white jeans. This was my last wear for these white jeans. I was constantly having to pull them up. I wore this outfit with sparkly pink earrings.
#3-7: my closet version of #3 the Rocker version. The grey jeans look olive in some photos but they are a medium grey. I realize I should have rolled the cuffs to give them more texture showing the light underside. The sweatshirt is a very old one from Hard Rock Cafe, Maui. I am also wearing pearl earrings and a face mask/ bandana. The black leather blazer is Gap via thrift shop. The black faux crocodile print bag is Elliot Luca.
This is about it for my sweatshirts and hoodies. I did find an old plaid sweatshirt I bought to wear to the Highland games with a black and white check shirt under it.

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WIW: Quiet Plaid formulas 3&4 from the closet: Winter Indoor Style

Photos 3-5 are navy and white window pane check with a white support act. I used a white sweater over a white tank for warmth and white sneakers. The pants and sweater are EF. My small bag is a deep grey and maybe white or navy print would be better. If I were going out I would take the large navy leather tote. Big pearl earrings.
The photos 1/2 are a wide crop plaid pant in shades of tan and brown with a gold EF sweater and gold flat loafers rather than heels. Gold hoop earrings.
I plan to have both pairs of pants shortened for warmer weather and taken in at the waist. The brown pair I think need to be narrowed a bit, maybe both pair. What do you think?

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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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Fall Prompt Outfit Challenge: first 3. ETA 2 outfits

Here are my first three outfits for the challenge. The first (photos 1-3) are my prompt #23 ( building an outfit around a button down shirt) and #1 ( booties with jeans also inspired by Angie’s hot and cold fall outfit ensemble with cognac bag, leather jacket and booties. I had thought it worked with these said to be very high-rise jeans. They seemed high but, looking at the photos, I think not on me.
Outfit 2 ( photo 4) represents prompt #2 (skirt or dress with booties and #9 ( orange and grey). The booties and cardigan are both grey, as is the bag, but all different shades of grey.
The third outfit (photo 5) was much admired. It was put together for my prompt # 5 ( aqua and rust.) I am also wearing layered necklaces #13. The clothes are all over the place from thrifted buys to expensive ones mixed in the same outfit.
I appreciate all feed back. Anything worth repeating? Shall I get rid of anything?
Scroll down for a description of the 2 new outfit. The photos do not show the rust color or the plaid pants very well.

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