Tee Challenge Part 2: Edited to add More.

Thank you, Sal, for this challenge.
To continue me wearing of short sleeved tees,:
#1/2: :a navy with white striped tee with front tie with new white pull on jeans. It was warm so I did not wear a tank under the tee as usual. Big mistake, tummy shows at slit. The jeans are NYDJ and need to be shortened. The fabric is thick and too warm for most summer days.
What do you think?
3/4: silver head to toe. These jeans hit pretty low although they work with my glucose meter this way. Tee is EF knit and cardigan is thrifted, the tee is a bit oversized at XS and jeans and cardigan are iffy, shoes are EF silver espedrilles and a half size too large, Small shoulder bag is from a consignment shop. Too much? Does some of this need to go?
5/6; a column of rust. EF pants rolled up, Madewell pleated woven tee,
Citron kimono top/ jacket, Naturalizer flats and consignment bag. Made = by-me rusty pearl necklace and apple coral earrings from a trip to Hawaii.
This was comfortable and seemed right for both dog walking and a trip to Target with mask and added bigger silver and gold bag with small one.
Suggestions? Your comments and thoughts are welcome,
ETA: #8: Ted Baker pink floral tee. #9/10: Statue of Liberty tee with EF white linen crops, KS bag, white flats white star earrings. I am tempted to cut a slit I. The bottom of this tee and tie it in a square knot like the tee in #1. Should I or leave it?

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27 Comments

  • rachylou replied 2 months ago

    I’m esp feeling 4 & 5. I feel like the shoes are in perfect balance with the outfits. I find the outfits very ‘alive.’ I don’t know how to describe what I mean. They’re the outfits of a person not gathering dust... I should probably try and work on this analysis, lol... ;)

  • suntiger replied 2 months ago

    Looove the rust- of course :) I like the others too, though the necklace in 3-4 is competing with the chain of the bag.

  • Preppy Pear replied 2 months ago

    Oh, wow. In love with 5 and 6. Wow. You look stunning.
    I like 3 and 4, but it is a lot of metallic to my eye - I might swap out either the tee or the shoes? I adore those silver pants!
    I also really like 1! Those too long white pants look great cuffed.

  • Windchime replied 2 months ago

    Special love for 5, 6.  The rust is gorgeous on you!  I don’t recall seeing you wear that color very much.  


    I agree that the chain of the bag and the necklace in 3,4 compete with each other.  It’s hard to know what to do, though; you need to carry the bag if you go out, but if you’re not carrying the bag, the necklace is a good accessory.  I know I sure wouldn’t fuss with taking a necklace off and putting it back on on throughout the day.

  • RobinF replied 2 months ago

    These are great outfits! I like the white jeans outfit the most I think, the crisp white bag is perfect with it. I do think the second look is a lot of metallic - I like them all individually (especially the jeans - so fun!) but would probably break it up a little.

  • shevia replied 2 months ago

    These are all good! I love the black and white - definitely get the jeans hemmed to that length as the roll is a bit too bulky. I especially like the metallic without the cardigan. The rust is great too!

  • torontogirl replied 2 months ago

    You are fab - I especially love the black and white!

  • April replied 2 months ago

    Re. your silver outfit, Joy - I would keep either the bottom half silver or the top half.  So, shoes and pants *or* cardigan and tee.  

    But my word, you are doing a great job of working around that glucometer!  

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Thank you for the helpful responses, Rachylou, suntiger, Preppy Pear, Windchime, RobinF, Shevia, torontogirl and April. I will stop wearing necklaces with bags unless they are very short and wearing so much silver together. It was one of those ideas that seemed Berger in thought than execution.

  • Firecracker replied 2 months ago

    I like all of these outfits, Joy. I really like that style of tee in #1 on you. I wonder if there is a way to tie it, or maybe invisibly pin the slit, so that you don't feel the need to wear a tank under it. That would keep it cool for summer. (I don't think the slit would have to be entirely closed.) You might even stitch it partway shut, so the tie can still work, but there is less gap.
    The column of silver is not too much at all, for my taste. To me, it works nicely because the color is pretty muted, more pewter than bright silver. I like the fluidity of that top. And I like how the pattern of the cardi adds some interest while keeping the look tonal. I hadn't thought about necklaces and bags possibly competing. I don't often include my bag in my photos, or I usually have on a coat when I'm carrying the bag. Something to consider!
    The rust is also beautiful. In fact, I love the simplicity and rich color of this look without the jacket, though the jacket does complement it nicely.

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Firecracker, I really appreciate your comments. The rust is really part of my hot autumn capsule pulled out for this challenge. It is the first time I have tried that linen kimono jacket with the rust but it seemed more summery than the rust poncho I usually wear or a dark brown cardigan or jacket.
    I’m glad you liked the column of silver/pewter. The tee especially is rather muted. It is an XS, so oversized, but that helps hide the meter bump. The bags in the photos are worn constantly to hold my glucose meter that always has to kept in range or else alarms go off. If I go out for any length of time I add a second larger handbag with room for keys, billfold, meds, snacks and pills to raise glucose levels if needed, tissues, nylon shopping bag, etc. That’s why I include the small bag in outfit photos. I am wearing one now.
    That is a good idea to close the tee tie slit a bit. I think I will add a small snap. I have a second tee like this with a tie that does not seem to have the same problem but I may never have worn it without a tank. It is lighter colored and the tank gets the blood spots from insulin injections that could show or stain the top.

  • rachylou replied 2 months ago

    I rather like the maximal look of the bag chain and necklaces... although I can see that maybe they get in the way of each other that might be a pain to deal with as you go about business...

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    One of those necklaces is a dog whistle on a link chain that gets removed after dog walks. It distracts Maggie if she starts barking and other dogs who bark at her. I do not wear it all the time, but have considered wearing a Bobby whistle from London on walks. It got lots of use as a teacher on playground duty.

  • bonnie replied 2 months ago

    Lovely outfits. I think the rust is my favorite this time.

  • kellygirl replied 2 months ago

    I love the white jeans and hope that you can find a way to tie the top so it doesn't flash your stomach. I think it might just have to be tied higher up? It looks fab as is and I'd only change it if it makes you uncomfortable. I like the metallics--slightly more without the topper so there is a little less going on but that's just my personal preference. Rust looks great too!

  • slim cat replied 2 months ago

    Fun collection of outfits! Love black and white pic#1-2  - looks perfect with your hair and black sunglasses. All outfits are interesting and work well with bags and all accessories ( I like multiple chains :) ).

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Bonnie, Kellygirl and slim cat, thank you for your comments. I am continuing to wear my tees but the bag chains and cords are causing tiny pilling. Is there any way to prevent and/or remove these little pills?

  • Sal replied 2 months ago

    Thanhs for joining in Joy! These all look good - 1 looks great but I understand your feelings about the slit. I like the silver look - a fun more maximal outfit.

    And the rust suits you well. You really can wear a good range of colours.

  • Angie replied 2 months ago

    #3, 4, 8 and 9 are my faves because the items fit the best, Joy

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Thank you , Sal, for inspiring this challenge and Angie for chiming in about fit. The linen crops in the last outfit will be so valuable going into the heat of next week. I find tees hard to fit. Most I have are too short.

  • Firecracker replied 2 months ago

    Aha--now I see why you have such a great collection of cross-body bags, Joy. Very functional fashion!

  • Joy replied 2 months ago

    Firecracker, happy birthday to you! Yes very functional indeed. I like it best if there is room for my phone too.
    Several are convertible to clutches which I used a lot for going out to eat as they could fit on my lap. I will gradually repack the convertible clutches as I find good replacements. Right now the HEWI is a tomato red mini bag.

  • Bijou replied 2 months ago

    Joy you look lovely in all of these. I don’t think you need to wear a camisole under #1 unless you want to. With slits like this I tend to put in a couple of stitches in the slit so it sits closed.

  • Angie replied 2 months ago

    Joy, the tee in the last outfit is a nice length. And the linen pants are fab! 

  • nemosmom replied 2 months ago

    I envy how great you look in white jeans! Your outfits always have such a happy, upbeat vibe, Joy - I see what Rachy is seeing - there is a certain energy about them I cannot explain. Not just this set of outfits, but all of your WIW and I appreciate you taking time to post them.

  • Minaminu replied 2 months ago

    Joy, you are always so glam! love how you make the white jeans rock!

  • Janet replied 2 months ago

    Great outfits! I especially like 1 and you have me considering cutting a slit in a boxy tee to create that tie — genius! Also love for the rust ensemble. I really like your metallic pieces but I think I prefer to wear only one at a time.

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