Pattern Squared Outfits X 4

Angie’s blog post had me looking through the closet for patterns squared.
One is an older outfit with sweater and bag. ( photo 1)
The other three outfits are a blue leopard sweater set and two skirts with matching tops.
Photos: 2-8. A Philosophy skirt and top with sheer poncho-like topper that is a near match (see #8). The skirt and top are from The Rack 2019. The topper is also 2019 from Thailand via a consignment shop and is a great weight for summer. I got it to wear with a rather plain navy dress. Photos 5-8 show details of the outfit. Worn to watch Sunday Mass on UTube.
Photos9/10: a very old sweater set that was pulled from the Donate bag for this excercise.
Photos 11/13: an old Carole Little 2 piece dress kept this long because it covers but is cool for summer. The last photo is a close up of the print, a small animal print. Shall I edit out the any shoes and last 2 piece dress? Anything else? I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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  • Mirjana replied 2 years ago

    Nice pattern squared outfits. I adore #2-4, beautiful skirt, top and topper. I love the bag. You look lovely.

  • suntiger replied 2 years ago

    Love your pattern squared outfits, especially the mix of the bag and floral dress!

  • nemosmom replied 2 years ago

    You have a great eye for mixing patterns! And I so love seeing your gorgeous jewelry!

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you, Mirjana. That is high praise coming from such a stylish lady.
    Suntiger, thank you. I’m happy that you like the floral dress. I do not do well with florals and need a push to even try them.
    Nemosmom, than you. I like to add jewelry, especially to warm weather outfits, to interest.

  • Angie replied 2 years ago


    Sweet Ruth, you have a unique style, make it all work YOUR way, slap on the ease and verve, are unaffected, and get on with it! That's DYOT at its best. Rock on :)

  • Barbara Diane replied 2 years ago

    Smiling at your pattern squared outfits.

  • Runcarla replied 2 years ago

    You are a genius, Joy!  I can’t pick a favourite...

  • Jaime replied 2 years ago

    I love the floral skirt/top set on you. Everything is good, that is my favorite :) .

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you for your comments, Angie, Barbara Diane, runcarla and Shevia, Angie, you give me encouragement. The style challenges I have were unexpected. Best to accept them and move on.
    The old Carol Little dress set does. Time to edit it out.
    not get any comments. It may be too dated, The floral set does get approval which I’m glad of, it gives me a summer
    “dress” which will get wear. I have a pink long cardi which can also serve as a topper. The dark color can even take it into autumn with a rust long cardigan or shorter navy to edit

  • Brooklyn replied 2 years ago

    Joy, I agree about the last 2 piece dress. I think it is a little drab on you. Maybe if it were a little shorter. Much love for the first outfit and the floral outfit. You have the most amazing wardrobe!

  • Angie replied 2 years ago

    Ruth, you find solutions to fashion challenges and get on with it. That really impresses me. Happy that you feel encouraged :)

  • Joy replied 2 years ago

    Thank you, Brooklyn and Angie, Brooklyn, that last two piece dress will go. I had left it long because it wraps and leaves a slit. Short may be too revealing. Also the swishing action of the skirt shoos away biting insects
    Angie, the last fashion challenge with the meter is still a work in progress. The sensor gives out later today so I will soon have to find a spot for a new one and start all over again. I got lots of great suggestions here and have tried many. I still need to try maternity pants and find some cute inexpensive suspenders to try that idea. CO19 intervened.

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    These are so great!! And the first, sweater and bag, that is a Serious Find. Want! :)

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