I hope you missed me this week! I missed you. 🙂 I did not get a post out on Sunday because we had a very busy week and a family wedding over the weekend. But I am back now, and have started thinking about my summer wardrobe. As you know, I HATE to go to my closet and try to find something to wear right before I am walking out the door; for me, security is knowing that I have outfits already put together, and can just choose one. I have a lot of clothes (most cost less than $20) but it can be overwhelming to try to put things together, especially if I am in a hurry.
I do like to have a choice, because I might not be in the mood to wear a certain outfit, even if I like it. Or the shoes might not be comfortable enough, or it might be too cool or too hot. I really love the feeling of knowing that I have several outfits, including shoes and jewelry, documented and ready to put on.
Today, I spent some time making several outfit choices for a new pair of shorts. I have a lot of things planned for the summer, including some travel, and am hoping I can have quite a few outfits planned and ready to go by the time I need them. Once May is over, I definitely will not have time to “play dress-up,” so I will be spending some time in my closet this month.
I have promised myself to STAY OUT OF THE STORES, because after doing a little shopping last week, I do not need anything, but I do need to work on coordinating what I have–time consuming, but well worth it.
So…here are the results of today’s visit to the closet. I am showing all with comments, so you can learn along with me. Some didn’t quite make the cut, but I have ideas on how to fix them up.
This one is pretty basic. It will work for taking the grandchildren places this summer, but truthfully probably wouldn’t wear the necklace on such outings. Looks better than an old t-shirt and jean shorts 😉
Here is one with and without some bling
Nice basic outfit for casual activities
My first attempt at pattern mixing. Definitely will not be wearing this!
Tried again. I do like this pattern mixing, but the shoes are literally making me laugh out loud! This is why you try things on before you leave the house.
Love the color combination, but need a different camisole. I hope there is something in my closet, since I have vowed not to shop this month. 😉
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be back next week with some more experiments. I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these outfits. Honesty appreciated!
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