July 4/5/6/7 July Challenge

I was planning to wear the Statue of Liberty tee and white jeans with the red cotton jacket but, with Trump spending Bably needed National Park money on a military I was more in a mourning mood and changed to the black jacket.
Accessory for the challenge is a clear pale grey lucite necklace, bottoms under consideration are a relatively new pair of white Madewells. I will be interested in how you feel these look.
I welcome you input on everything and styling, shoes are silver loafers slides from last summer. Bag is an old silver Hobo. Earrings were sparkly stars. What do you think?
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  • rachylou replied 1 year ago

    I wish I had a Lady Liberty tee now! That’s wonderful!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Rachylou, it is a Levi shirt that I found on a sale rack a few years ago. I loved the graphic and shrunk it in the dryer.

  • Liesbeth replied 1 year ago

    I love the version with the black jacket. A very modern look, that relaxed longer blazer with the white rolled up pants. The metallic shoes are perfect with it and, together with the statement necklace, make the whole thing very you.

  • kkards replied 1 year ago

    both verisions are FAB! and that Tee...TDF

  • suntiger replied 1 year ago

    I like the version with the black most, and love the silver accents! Classy not "in your face" like much of what I saw yesterday.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    I’m with Liesbeth. I’m constantly in awe with your ability to make outfits from your wardrobe! And I’m sorry about the National Parks :( Ours are really important to us too.

  • torontogirl replied 1 year ago

    You look fab ... I love both the black and the red versions. Great tee and I like your subtle yet profound political statement.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    The Madewells look like a fab fit on you! I like the black jacket best. Such a great tee, too!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Nemosmom, I hope the Madewells are keepers. They feel good on and are thick so not see-through.
    Torontogirl and Jenni, I hesitated to post anything political but sometimes it is hard not to when it comes to fashion.
    Suntiger, I know what you mean about the in-your-face holiday outfits. Last year I think I did navy and blush or peach and navy.
    Kkards, Spellcheck wants to change your name to Kardashian! I loved this shirt and had to find a way to wear it
    Liesbeth, you are right. This outfit did feel very me. I had thought I would change into a grey and white striped sundress later for a BBQ but did not.

  • taylor replied 1 year ago

    Love the Lady Liberty tee !

  • bonnie replied 1 year ago

    Love your take on the 4th of July fashion and agree with you that our parks are suffering under current conditions!!!

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    Joy, you look fab. Your top is perfect.

  • Bijou replied 1 year ago

    You t-shirt is so perfect for 4th July. Lady Liberty stands tall and so do you, I love your necklace too.

  • anchie replied 1 year ago

    Fantastic. You always come up with such a creative outfits. I love both versions and would like to have your necklace. Great accessorizing too.

  • Angie replied 1 year ago

    I think you rock my style world, Joy.

    KILLER all round. #4 is sublime.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you all for your kind comments. Angie! A Killer! I am glad you approve.

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    I feel your pain wrt National Park Budget. 

    You look fabulous.  The white jeans look great.  How do they feel on?  I especially love the touches of metallic with this ensemble.  If I am being honest, I feel the necklace overwhelms your tiny frame or it competes with the tee shirt.  It was perhaps one piece too many.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Sterling, you are right. I thought I needed an accessory so used the necklace but could have showcased the earrings instead,
    This is today’s challenge outfit (July 5). AG high rise ankle jeans with hens rolled, AT dress worn as a tunic, old jean jacket, Coach sequined flats, Gap small scarf knotted to make a necklace, blue (fake sapphires with silver) earrings, silver Hobo bag again. The question is about the jeans which are more of a mid rise on me. I am also questioning the dress as top. It is too short to wear on its own. Is the jean jacket too big? It is oversized but feels more comfortable that way. I welcome your thoughts.

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    I cannot speak to a dress over jean look.  I just don't get it.  I hope other more knowledgeable people will weigh in here.  

    Truthfully, to my eye, there are all these lines crossing your body.  At the ankle.  At the knee.  At the waist.  At the hip.  My eye doesn't know where to settle.  (I could be tired).  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Sterling, I liked the colors and print with denim so tried it but see what you mean. Thank you for your comment. The only other outfit of a dress over pants I wear is a black dress over black skinny pants. I suspect that black on black makes the lines less obvious.

  • Jenni NZ replied 1 year ago

    I guess I don’t like this one as much as your usual. You are my Queen of making outfits so I suppose there must be going to be the odd one I don’t like as much. What about something a bit more legging-like under rather than jeans?- as I see what Sterling means. Also I have a poison eye for denim jackets- yes, even on Angie!- and have never owned one. That could be throwing me off.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Jenni. I feel like leggings under a dress is a very youthful, even little-girl-on-the-monkeybars look, at least that is the feeling of older women I know. I will retire this short dress and move on.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    I agree that I don't like this one as much as your others... I think a straighter dress - specifically one without the elastic waist - would work over pants or jeans. The denim jacket looks like it fits, to me.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    July7: EF grey pants, thrifted scarf-like nylon tie-dye tee over EF yellow tank, gifted shell necklace and scarf, gold metallic fabric Sherry Topsiders espedrilles. Assortment of bracelets. For a topper I used a long EF linen cardigan in natural ( tan) color. Bag is old grey quilted leather crossbody with gold chain. In question are the pants ( do they look groomed small?) and tee (does it look too big)? Styling suggestions welcomed too.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    The pants don't LOOK small to me - are they comfortable? They work well as a fitted option under a looser tee, and I LOVE the drapey cardigan over it all. I don't have any styling suggestions - I LOVE your bracelets and how the warmth of the gold chain on your bag works with your outfit palette!

  • Sterling replied 1 year ago

    Well, this outfit I can get behind!  My first reaction was that I loved it, but your question about the pants being too small made me go back and look at them more closely.  

    They did not look to small to me, but after you brought the issue up, they seem out of proportion with the rest of the ensemble. That does not mean the pants are too small.  How do they feel?  

    I am going with they look great on you.  Your bracelets are killer.  

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you for your comments ,nemosmom and Sterling. The pants are comfortable but not quite as loose as before. This makes a good hot weather outfit for me., although I have not ever put these pieces together before. I had planned for bottoms to wear some old linen trousers, but they clearly did not fit, so these EF pants were a quick last minute replacement. I think the photo angle throws the proportions off.
    I did learn that the linen pants do not belong in my closet. I wonder if this could be a summer festival outfit?

  • shevia replied 1 year ago

    Love the tees, love the metallics, understand the sentiment. Also lucite necklace is now on my keep an eye out for list!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    Thank you, Shevia!

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    July 7: my bottom for the challenge is an EF tee shirt skirt. I wore it with a white tee, old long narrow silk scarf, white D’Orsay flats, the black and white bag and accessory of silver/white bracelets and silver earrings and Ted Baker sunglasses. My topper was my long Halogen linen cardigan. I was ok with this outfit and got compliments on it. After church I exchanged the skirt for my black Paige Hoxie jeans for play with grandkids and shopping later for smokey onion mustard and strawberry balsamic vinegar. I welcome your comments

  • Sal replied 1 year ago

    I love this last look Joy - you are nailing the accessories part in particular.  What a great comfy pretty skirt.

  • nemosmom replied 1 year ago

    Another great outfit, Joy! Black, white, and silver is a beautiful combo on you! Curious - what did you make with your smokey onion mustard and strawberry balsamic???

  • Hil replied 1 year ago

    Late to the party, but that Statue of Liberty Tee is everything! 

  • JAileen replied 1 year ago

    I love the 6th and 7th. Re pants on the 6th, they look great, do they feel great? Re 7th very cool. At church I saw two women sitting side by side, both in black and white. I guess that’s a thing. They both looked great, and you do too.

  • Joy replied 1 year ago

    JAileen, I saw lots of stripes at church this week so felt this outfit fit right in. Now that it is summer but still cool, I am seeing lots more dresses and skirts, from very short to maxi lengths (usually slim with side slits).
    Thank you Hil. I like that tee.
    Nemosmom, smoky onion mustard is what I like on brats and hamburgers. I use the strawberry basaltic as a dressing for spinach salads or mixed greens with some strawberries, nuts, and goat cheese. The lady who sold it to me says her husband uses it on his morning oatmeal. It is also good on ice cream, although I usually use a chocolate balsamic on ice cream.
    Thank you, Sal. This is a great summer skirt and I have a matching sleeveless top to make a two piece casual dress. It feels right going almost anywhere from the zoo to a brunch.

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