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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28 Comments

  • Angie replied 4 months ago

    I want to see! Pics please :)

  • Tanya replied 4 months ago

    Sounds like a fun capsule, Joy.  However, photos/links are missing :(.

  • Minaminu replied 4 months ago

    would love to see those new pieces, they sound like great finds!

    Covid hair are a challenge! I finally had a haircut and took some before and after - I am surprised how fast they grow!

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Sorry, pictures are added.

  • Minaminu replied 4 months ago

    very cool Joy - the purse jazzes up the outfit beautifully :)

  • Angie replied 4 months ago

    KILLER cute! The bag and lace are sooo pretty! The white bits match your hair beautifully :)

  • Tanya replied 4 months ago

    What a lovely outfit on you, Joy!  Everything goes so well together, and that bag is simply gorgeous.  The new cobalt pants look very versatile.

  • Mirjana replied 4 months ago

    Gorgeous Joy, lovely lace blouse and do cute bag. Everything goes well together, love the outfit.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Thank you, Minaminu, Angie, Tanya and Mirjana, this outfit makes my wardrobe feel refreshed. The top looks equally good with white or black bottoms and the beaded bag is fun to wear...it’s like a piece of jewelry. I have an old silk tee that is cobalt with tiny black or navy polka dots and a red, pale grey (sort of looks white) and blue sleeveless top that looks somewhat patriotic for summer events. All these tops and plain ones in white or almost any color will work with the cobalt pants. What may not work is my cobalt jacket which is a bit darker and has a bit of purple in the blue. It is in danger of being edited out, but fits so well.

  • Katerina replied 4 months ago

    Joy, I love the outfit! What fabulous finds. Great pants and such a sweet bag! Is the lacy top also new (to you)? The outfit is so pretty and interesting.
    One of the things I have missed during the pandemic was second hand shopping. I have a favorite charity shop where I used to stop by almost every weekend before corona came. No I haven’t been there for over 14 months. I can’t wait to start again. It is so fun to find new unique accessories, like your beaded bag.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Katerina, the lacy top is also new to me, from the same consignment store. It was picked out by an SA to go with the navy pants, but I don’t think it goes that well with them. I did get a blue short sleeved top there that does blend well. It is more summery and will probably end up being worn more with a denim skirt or white cropped pants. I hope that you can get back to your favorite charity shop soon and that you find some fun things.

  • rachylou replied 4 months ago

    Snap! So good!

  • slim cat replied 4 months ago

    Perfect top - great colors/print for mixing with classic pieces!

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Thank you slim cat and Rachylou. I have some summer crops in a black and white print that have not yet tried with this top that I think will work got pattern mixing.

  • shevia replied 4 months ago

    Fabulous outfit! I like the boho top and the bag is a perfect pop!

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Thank you, Shevia, for posting here. Your opinion is important .

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    I have been staying away from jeans but did not get photos of my dresses. Here is today’s outfit with another culotte outfit and whites and silver. I would love to know your thoughts and styling dos and donuts.
    The last photo shows what I am wearing on a chilly day for warmth under the linen culottes.

  • Nikki replied 4 months ago

    Do we have a Queen of Culottes on YLF? If not, I nominate you!

  • bonnie replied 4 months ago

    Lovely outfits. You wear culottes so well.

  • Debbie replied 4 months ago

    I love all so these outfits. You look amazing!

  • Aquamarine replied 4 months ago

    Joy, you look fab. Great outfits.

  • slim cat replied 4 months ago

    Love the printed pants - fab looks with perfect styling! Success!

  • Mirjana replied 4 months ago

    Beautiful again, love outfit, good idea for warmth.

  • catherine replied 4 months ago

    That culotte outfit is amazing. And your shoes! Just lovely.

  • Angie replied 4 months ago

    The knotted shirt over the culottes is so fably fashionable! Hip and elegant :)

  • Laurie replied 4 months ago

    I love the culottes outfit, so stylish and flattering!

  • Star replied 4 months ago

    I love the culottes and your styling of them.

  • Joy replied 4 months ago

    Thank you all for your help and encouragement.

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