PINK jacket (part of a skirt suit): eBay
Cream top: Kohl's
Necklace: from my mother-in-law's collection
Sunday's church outfit:
This entire outfit is thrifted!
No pics from Monday and Tuesday...I wore flannel shirts and jeans. Boring. Frumpy. But warm! We had a major weather change on Sunday. It was balmy and mild when we went to church; by the time we stepped out the church doors, a Big Bad North Wind had ushered in clouds and cold temps! We can't crank up the old furnace in our house due to the west wall being open to the garage, so my main goal in dressing now is keeping warm.
Here's today's outfit:
Brown cashmere sweater: thrifted and really, really old and fuzz-balled, but I love it!
Aqua tank: Target
Brown corduroy pants: can't remember...possibly thrifted
Scarf: the ONE piece of Missoni for Target that I purchased
(and the only one I really care for other than the flat shoes)
I've spent the past week or so sorting through my closet and totes of clothing in the storage room. There are several things I have learned in the process:
1. No less than 11 plaid flannel shirts are in my winter inventory.
2. The clothes in storage range in size from 8 to 14.
3. My wardrobe components do not work well together.
4. I have no idea what my style is.
Flannel is my favorite fabric to wear in winter, so I'm keeping every last one of those plaid shirts. I did set one old beat up shirt in the stack of clothes to alter; I'd like to find a way to make the boxier flannels have a little more shape, to make them at least somewhat flattering.
I weeded out the size 8s and 10s in the totes. It's possible that someday I will lose enough weight to wear some of those things, but it won't be anytime soon. So unless the item was an absolute favorite, it went out the door. And I've decided that if in two years I haven't lost any weight, then all the rest of the smaller sizes will go. No point in denying the truth.
As for my wardrobe not working....I think it's due to my cheapskate nature and my lack of knowing how to put together an efficient wardrobe. I've always shopped off-season clearance racks, thrift stores, yard sales and hand-me-down boxes. This yields hit-and-miss pieces that I may really like, but that don't necessarily go together. Never, ever once have I shopped for the current season at regular prices for more than basic necessities like socks or camis. Reading fashion blogs has really opened my eyes to my total lack of fashion sense. And I've come to the conclusion that I seriously need help! How do I put together a well-working closet without spending much money?
My style...is about the same as it was when I was in high school. Mixed up and not always flattering to my body shape. A hodge-podge of fashion. But I really, really want to have a style all my own! I know that I like skirts best, I'm a practical person, and although I like color, it makes me feel conspicuous. Should I go for a classic style? If so, what exactly is classic? I love a soft, feminine look. But will that make me appear even rounder than I am? Wearing nothing but black and white is beginning to sound appealing...sigh....
I really think I need my sister Bev to come help me fix this mess in my closet....or maybe she could submit me to one of those "fashion rescue" tv shows...