WIW: OBG and November 21 items

Joining in Carla’s challenge to wear some oldies but goodies, I looked though my November items and found this sweater, that is at least 6 years old and this will probably be its last season due to pilling. It is a Goody because it is an open knit that can be worn like this with just a tank underneath it. When it is colder with a wool turtleneck under it. I also like that it is a soft rather faded black and the 3/4 sleeves and elastic welted bottom, making it easy to wear and more flattering than a really jet black, tighter sweater.
The jeans are also rather old ( at least 6 years) and long. They are comfortable NYDJs that pull on but seamed and not too baggy in the hips. The booties are new this year, navy Naturalizers. The scarf is from last year when I was on a mission to find a scarf that combines navy and black. It is a silk Vince Camuto long rectangle that I suspect will get lots of wear with its dark floral that includes white, mustard, rust, and a variety of greens.
Shall I shorten or tuck the jeans?

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21 Comments

  • rachylou replied 3 weeks ago

    You look so Now, Joy! I kinda like the long a scrunchy look on the jeans for the boots; I’m not sure what shortening would do visually...

  • Angie replied 3 weeks ago

    Joy, the scarf makes the look, and the boots are fabulous! I like the way the white in the pattern picks up your lovely silver hair :)

    May I suggest a single wide cuff on the jeans to shorten them. They look a little too long scrunched. If you don't like that, have them hemmed a few inches shorter for a little less scrunch. YES! Scrunched jeans are back! Nicely done. 

  • Irina replied 3 weeks ago

    Great look, Joy. And jeans of this length are popping out everywhere! You are ahead of time!

  • Inge replied 3 weeks ago

    What amazing booties, Joy!! I love them. The entire outfit is wonderful (I echo Angie's suggestion of doing a wide cuff). And that beautiful scarf is such an excellent find too, sounds like it will become a work horse indeed.

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Thank you, Rachylou and Angie and Irina. I never noticed the jeans being so long before. Maybe different shoes. I am glad scrunch is back. I am 5’3” so most of my pants are a bit long. I used to wear heels, but no longer. Bring on the scrunch.
    Angie, this scarf makes me smile, even hanging in the closet. It also makes navy and mustard or navy and citron look like an outfit. The booties are so comfortable with and without socks. I got my usual size. They have nice grippy sole. The rounded toe box allows toes wiggle room.

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Inge, thank you. Both scarf and booties were found at Nordstrom Rack. The booties may still be available. My favorite feature is the zippers that allow easy on and off. They are a soft suede leather with dark brown leather straps.

  • Runcarla replied 3 weeks ago

     This is an elegant look for a casual outfit!  I’m with rachylou, and like the scrunch at the ankle.  I really like the shape of your sunnies too!  

  • slim cat replied 3 weeks ago

    Love the scarf and booties - the outfit looks sleek and put together!

  • Suz replied 3 weeks ago

    I love your analysis of why these items are "goodies" for you. By thinking this way we increase the total number of "goodies" in our closets over time. You look terrific and the scarf was worth the search! 

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Thank you, Runcarla, slim cat and Suz. This sweater has been comfortable today, as has everything else. Suz, yes, the scarf and navy blue booties were worth the search and wait. Now my scarf search is for something that will pull dark brown and tomato red ( red-orange) together. I would not mind some olive or aqua blue in it too. Maybe I am asking too much.
    But first I want to find some winter-weight pants that will fit comfortably over my glucose meter. I would like some color and/or pattern, but I need to be careful. The wrong ones can push on the meter and be painful to wear.

  • nemosmom replied 3 weeks ago

    Ooh, your sweater sounds really versatile for all kinds of weather - no wonder you have kept it for so long! I love the whole look. The dark column, with that gorgeous scarf to add interest, and the open knit of the sweater for texture keeps it from falling flat. Kudos on a fab outfit!

  • shevia replied 3 weeks ago

    Looks great! Would follow Angie's cuffing advice. 

  • kellygirl replied 3 weeks ago

    Gorgeous column of color. The scarf is the perfect accessory too!

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Thank you, nemosmom, Shevia and kellygirl. Nemosmom, you understand why I like this sweater. I hope to find a good replacement.
    Shevia, I have already cuffed, but am not sure that they are quite long enough for a big cuff. . We have cold winters and they need to be long enough to be warm. Kellygirl, I do love this scarf.

  • Sal replied 3 weeks ago

    You look great Joy - black and blue in a scarf are really useful. The boots are great and I would take Angie’s advice Te the length. The sweater looks good too.

  • Bijou replied 3 weeks ago

    A beautiful and timeless outfit - I love the scarf and boots and your older pieces have worn well, I hope your sweater lasts a bit longer.

  • Jane replied 3 weeks ago

    I love the richness of colour the scarf adds and your hair and sunnies really makes it all pop!

  • Star replied 3 weeks ago

    I love this look, polished and sassy.  I think the scrunch gives it the sass.

  • Star replied 3 weeks ago

    Ooh, I just read your style statement is CLASS, this outfit is exactly that and the surprise is the scrunch.  :)

  • kkards replied 3 weeks ago

    The boots and the scarf are fab and i see them enhancing and finishing a lot of outfits. I love how they take a column of color and add interest and depth. 

  • Joy replied 3 weeks ago

    Thank you, stylish ladies. Star. I love what you say about the scrunch. I will follow Angie’s advice on cuffing the pants. She gives excellent advice.

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