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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  • Runcarla replied 3 years ago

    Joy, you have it ALL!  Colour, texture, pattern shine - so stylish - so interesting.  I particularly love the multi layered looks - #1, #2, #3, #4 and #9.

  • wendy replied 3 years ago

    I agree with Runcarla. You always look great and put together. I really like #2.

  • Cardiff girl replied 3 years ago

    What a fab collection of outfits and all so different,great styling.

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    NAILED it. 

    You are soooo adorable and mega fab, Joy! What a treat to see you rocking your one-of-a-kind looks again :)

    My faves are #4, 6 and 7!

  • Bonnie replied 3 years ago

    Love every outfit!

  • CarolS replied 3 years ago

    Every outfit is so lovely and pulled together, but that beautiful coral dress is da bomb! Great colour on you, and just so, so-- wowza.

  • Sal replied 3 years ago

    What a great collection of outfits - I love the range of colours that you wear and look fab in.

    My favourites are 2 3 4 5 8 and 10!

  • Jaime replied 3 years ago

    Great! Love the beautiful color of the dress and matching bag. Love the pops of white throughout - that is sort of your signature!

  • rachylou replied 3 years ago

    I’m swooning over the orange!

  • slim cat replied 3 years ago

    Very nice collection of the outfits - love #1,2,5 and 8 ( lovely peach color on you! ).

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you each for your uplifting comments. I was not sure about that mustard jacket for me in #2. The orange dress outfit is an example of high/low. EF dress about 2 years old and Target bag that is even older.
    The peach outfit is mostly EF and the white pants are pull on with a stretchy waist that are taking over the place of jeans.

  • Firecracker (Sharan) replied 3 years ago

    Oh, my goodness, Joy, what a gorgeous set of outfits for every occasion. You are a style inspiration. 3 and 6 are particular standouts for me; 3 for the creative pattern mixing and the silhouettes, and 6 for that amazing color that is stunning on you.

  • Mainelady replied 3 years ago

    Joy, I always love seeing your outfits. No matter what you are doing or where you are going, your outfits are well planned and a delightful mix of color, texture, function, structure, fluidity, interest and detail. Shopping your own closet must be so much fun! I am head over heels for outfit #8!

  • Brooklyn replied 3 years ago

    You are ready for everything! My faves are 1,2 and 5.

  • Helena replied 3 years ago

    Fab, and love the assortment of sunnies!

  • RobinF replied 3 years ago

    These are all great! I especially love you in the light colors, #5 and #8, they look so fresh and bright.

  • April replied 3 years ago

    Hi Joy!  I'm curious if you added your own "complexifying" situation to this challenge and made each outfit accommodate your medical device?  Or did you set that need aside for challenge purposes?

    Either way, you look smashing.  

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Thank you all. April, I did accommodate each outfit to my device. You will see lots of pull on pants and loose pull-on dresses. My pull-on skirts are also seeing lots of action. The loose, long toppers and scarves also help hide the bump made by the device.
    Torontogirl , I have been enjoying non- prescription sunnies since cardiac surgery about 1-1/2 years ago, but I really need them to cut glare sometimes even inside.
    Mainelady, shopping my closet has been an eye opener. I did not realize I had enough for most situations after eliminating most waistlines. We will see what happens in warmer weather. I suspect that I will need a few light weight toppers and will need to edit out a bunch of tops that are too snug in the waist, but I can still wear most of my pull-on dresses and pants.

  • taylor replied 3 years ago

    Oh, Joy!  So nice to see you post again .  You are a stylish and creative woman !  An inspiration and I always look forward to seeing your posts !

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Taylor, you made my day. You are a sweetheart.

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    It dawned on me too late that I should include a funeral capsule. . It would probably be a black or navy dress or suit with a dark coat. My all time favorite funeral outfit was a navy skirt suit with a narrow pin stripe that I wore with an ice blue blouse. It looked appropriate without looking gloomy. A navy blue outfit might be best. I need a navy winter dress but can do navy for warm weather. Shoes would be flats of some sort that would not sink into damp or wet sod in a cemetery. Even if you don’t think you will go to the burial, you may be talked into it. It is best to be prepared.

  • Jenni NZ replied 3 years ago

    Awesome Joy. My faves are 4, 7 and 10. I especially love 4 because I am really into monochrome at present for some unknown reason.

  • Jane replied 3 years ago

    Lovely to see the different outfits. I love 6 especially for the colour and 8 for the white jeans and length of the top.

  • Ledonna N. replied 3 years ago

    You have the greats accessories and outer wear. I love everything and soul rock mot of it. My favorite is 4 that vest is life giving

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Jenni, I can’t believe you are into monochtome . Maybe you just need a break from color.
    Jane, thank you for your observations.
    Ledonna, you are awesome.

  • Jenn replied 3 years ago

    I love how you adjusted the categories to your life. My favorites are 2,4,5, and 7.  You mix neutrals really well

  • Mirjana replied 3 years ago

    WOW, Joy, you are soooo adorable! I love all,  and you are so stylish
    . My favorites are 
    # 4,5,6 and 8, but all are great.You always inspire me .

  • April replied 3 years ago

    Now that I know you did indeed manage to create these outfits *while* accommodating your medical device, I am even more impressed.

    Rock on, Joy - you inspire us all.

  • Katerina replied 3 years ago

    Joy, you are so incredibly chic! I love all of these outfits. You look fantastic.

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