May 22, 2016

Let's Talk Fashion Today


When the new season's fashion catalogs arrive in my inbox or mailbox I start scanning them to see what I already own and can restyle to this season's new look. 

From black slacks, skirts, and dresses to shorts and jeans surely I can have a new wardrobe by just shopping my own closet. ha! 

I am a "pack rat"...and keep my clothes forever! That gives me lots of mix and match options over time. Take a look.
(This post was featured at Marilyn's Treats.)

source, chicos.com
This outfit is from Chicos. I have almost the same exact pieces, except that my jeans do not have rips. But I have a similar green sweater, and a similar necklace. I do own the Chicos wonderful no iron 3/4 sleeve white blouse. Ta Da! New outfit at no cost. ha. 

I am doing the same thing with my clothing that I do with my house and accessories. I scan online catalogs, blogs, and pinterest to see what I can create using what I already own. I just look for new ways to mix and match accessories, etc. 

source, Chicos.com
I can come close to putting together this look also. Jeans, straw hat, gold tone jewelry, and a neutral blazer. How about you? I bet you have similar items in your closet too. 


source, Chicos.com

Jeans and a black button up blouse and gold jewelry. Check! Another snazzy outfit. I am still a jeans girl and will be till I die most likely. ha! 

How many of you are happy that gold jewelry is back in style? Me. Me. Me. 

source, Chicos.com

I have dark crops and a large print sweater. While this outfit uses a jacket, I believe I could get the same look with belting my printed sweater. Again, a new outfit with no spending because I have similar pieces. I love to see ideas for using clothing pieces that I already own. 

source, Chicos.com
Another cool look. Jeans. Tank. Straw hat. Scarf. Neutral jacket.

source, Chicos.com

Always classic, a white blouse and black pencil skirt with black pumps. I am guessing many of you have these pieces too. 

source, Chicos.com

Black shorts...YES! I love the knee length short because my short legs don't look great anymore. 

I wear a lot of black in my wardrobe, no matter the season. However, I did order two items in ultramarine blue from Talbots when they were having their friends and family sale: A tee shirt and The Perfect Crop. 

Being short I have to shop places that carry some petite sizes, and Talbots does. (I am not affiliated with Talbots, except for being a customer.) 
Talbots.com, Ultramarine Blue Tee

Talbots.com, Ultramarine Blue The Perfect Crop

Talbots' The Perfect Crop, Curvy is my favorite summer pant. I buy the curvy fit and find that since I carry my weight in my hips and thighs the curvy fit is perfect. (I am so tired of trying to squeeze my curves into straight pants.)  

I bought a couple of perfect crops last year and want to add to my collection this year. You know how it is when you find something that fits really, really well! Multiples, yes!



On another topic... Good Reads

While I was on Chicos.com I clicked over to read their blog and found a Spring Reading List... The titles look interesting in case you are looking for some new reading material. 

Now, I need to go do some work in my closet and drawers to put together some new combinations/outfits!

Thanks for visiting!






Blog links May 23, 2016

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Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
I Should be Mopping the Floor, Inspiration Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
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Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
Our Home Away From Home
Cozy Little House, Tweak it Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
In The New House Designs, Inspiration Thursday
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At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday

My Turn For Us, Freedom Fridays
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The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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