Monday, April 29, 2013

Zalina and the Modified Liebster, and Weeding the Wardrobe


First, it is my pleasure to refer you to the home of the lovely and amazingly talented Zalina at My Peace of Jewelry
and include my thanks to her for playing the Modified Liebster game. She is one gorgeous creature and makes some extremely beautiful and interesting jewelry. Thank you Zalina, and I appreciate your patience and your really interesting answers!  Pop over through the link above as well as her VM Link and see what she has to say!

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Weeding the Wardrobe

Finally ... our two weeks of spring seem to have arrived. I think I missed the first week of it somehow, 'cause it's jumped from 50 degrees to 80-ish, and summer is hot on the heels of spring's pink patent leather pumps. And instead of working on this blog post this morning, I found myself pulling things out of the closet, either to store or begin to wear now that it's warmer. I've been performing major wardrobe weeding. I have piles and piles of clothes on our bed. (I can't be bullied or even shamed into anything so punishing as real gardening with the pollen counts as high as they are!)  

Beyond moving the seasonal stuff to and fro for best accessibility, I'm going to be ruthless this year about pruning that third category of clothes: things that I should be wearing but won't because they just don't inspire. Or flatter, or fit well and were never loved. Time to send them to consignment and out into the world where I hope they find true love in someone else's closet. No more guilt-tripping myself into keeping one more mistake.

And I'm noting that there are some distinct categories into which my wardrobe rejects fall.

A-line skirts
Universally flattering, or so I'm told. I just don't wear them. And I have some pretty ones, in varying lengths. But not for long. It's a proportion thing that I've never figured out for my shape.

White sleeveless tops
I have obsessed over these for several years now. I've always liked Carolina Herrera's classic look, and white tops with long sleeves seem to work much better for me. I have half a dozen pretty white tops without sleeves, in various shapes, all of which that look like poo on me. It's not upper-arm shame. It's all that white across my chest without long white sleeves for balance. And there's no wearing them with jackets to cut the vast expanse of white across my chest down to size. It's way too hot for jackets, so out they go. This year, I vow to not even try to wear them any more. I feel better already, just by giving up and letting go!

Bat-wing / poncho- cut chiffon blouses
And these seemed like such a good idea.  However, I cannot ignore the fact that, when wearing one, I look like I should be revving up for a rousing night of bingo or an early bedtime after Lawrence Welk re-runs.  These similar styles were everywhere last year, and didn't work well for a lot of us, it seems. Additionally, if they are everywhere here where I live, that can be a wildly waving red flag.

Wide-leg pants
These will work well for consignment because there are women who look good in them, but I am not one. I had fun with these in the 70's and 80's ... but my body was cut differently. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

My Current Crop of Fat Clothes
Most of us have a range of sizes we hang on to for security.  I'm giving up my fat jeans. ( Pity I can't send my fat genes with them.) Accompanying them will be the too-big dresses I saved just because I loved them, and I might gain 10 pounds and have a semi-formal event to attend that requires a several-years-out-of-date cocktail dress. Not happening if I can help it. In fact, there are several departing  items that I purchased during that period after weight loss when you really don't believe you're smaller in girth as well. They will go to taller women, I hope.

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The following might well be a Preview of Coming Attractions in more ways than one. I loved my first pair of printed jeans so much (you saw them HERE), I had to have another pair.





Sorry about repeating the coral heels ... I'll wear them out this summer!


What is cool about these is that they are reversible. I would NOT lie to you. They're from Target, and this is what the other side looks like.


 They are an absolute two-fer. I'm not nuts about the reverse side print, but it could come in handy on one of those days when ya' just have to wear something different. The vertical-ish pattern is not a bad thing.

And because I liked these so much I bought two additional pair of printed jeans (single-sided, sadly) you will be seeing fairly soon.

This brings up a final category of my personal fashion-fail. The ever-classic What Was I Thinking?! group of cast-offs. I hope my printed jean obsession won't fall into this company.  My guess is that this little style won't last long, so I'm inclined to wear it with grown-up and modest tops and shoes for as long as it's still fun.

And, for now, it's still lots of fun!

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Speaking of fun, I'm linking to the very fun Visible Monday and always adorable hostess, Patti.  Join us to show off and out, just a little!

64 comments:

  1. I love those jeans! What a great idea that they are reversible! They look great on you too. Wonderful bold colours.

    I *tried* to prune down a couple of things in my wardrobe today...I'm trying to stick by the rule if something new comes in, then something old must go out. Well I did manage to get rid of 2 items...but the third I tried on and still liked. It's the effort that counts right? : )

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. That's a great rule ... I couldn't live with it, but it's a great rule. But this is the first serious pruning I've done in several years. Lots more closet space now! And of course it's the effort that counts!

      Thanks for your kind comments ... I'll be looking for more of these. Only one side has real pockets in back, but how often do you use them! Great idea.

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  2. Well, you know I'm a big fan of printed jeans so YAY to your fantastic outfit! Can't wait to see the others!
    Now, I need to go clean out my closet.

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    1. Thank you, Jeannie, you're so kind, always. This is surely the brightest of the lot.
      Of course you are going to run right out and clean your closet! I'd bet that your closet is as gracefully arranged and elegantly tidy as the rest of your personal presentation is. Some of the garish color I wear seems to me so gauche next to your subtle and elegant palette, but it's hard not to pick out color!

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  3. Really pretty color pairing. I bought the same jeans in the camp/olive green. I just could not pass up a 2-fer either. Can't wait to see how else you style these!

    As to my closet - it is a constant nightmare! I am so jealous that you are so thorough and organize about purging your clothes. I just can't get myself to let go.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. It's hard to turn down, isn't it! I'd been looking for dark background florals, and although these are a bit brighter than I wanted, I got them anyway. Glad I did.

      Please understand ... my closet was in complete chaos, and I've been so ready to put away the winter things! I'm not tidy by nature (that is such an understatement!) so it is just pared down chaos.

      So happy you stopped by ... thanks for checking in!

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  4. HI Jan,

    Well done on letting go of the 'I might need them/gain or lose weight' clothing. I also don't like sleeveless tops on me ... they just never look completely right.

    I like your printed jeans ... I've bought red jeans and mint denim capris but have not yet been bold enough to go for printed - I however saw some polka dot jeans and leopard prints that were enticing ...I may take the leap yet and purchase a pair.

    Have a fabulous and thanks for visiting.

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    1. It gets so hot here ... 115 (f) last summer with 80 percent humidity. So all my tops are sleeveless, just not white ones. Thanks for your kind words! Yup, you gotta get some printed jeans, but leopard is beyond even me! Mmmmm, mint capris! Sound delicious and cool looking!

      So glad you stopped by, and will watch your blog with interest!

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  5. I think your categories are great and I plan to use them to weed out some more, as well. I NEED sleeves...a-lines aren't really working for me, either...no wide-leg pants for this 5'1" shortie...I'll revisit my two batwing tops...otherwise unfortunately, I'm wearing my fat clothes now - ugh!

    Who knows how long printed jeans will be "in"...I usually dont't care, as it's more about how I'm feeling in my clothes...gotta love your reversible Target jeans!

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    1. We are often so backwards here in this particular area... it makes me care if things look too dated. It's not important to me to be "in" precisely, but I really want to look like I pay attention to the rest of the world and am part of it. If it starts feeling too dated, I start feeling stuck in the mud.

      Thanks for your kind words ... am enjoying your blog a lot!

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  6. Yes, A-line skirt can be tricky.. the length has to be perfect. Your poncho/bat wings top bit was so funny.. the town you live in cannot be that bad, right? If you love Level, you should come down to Dubai for a vacation and we'll go shoe sampling as I like to call it :) Congrats on your recent printed jeans, I guess that leaves just me still on the other side.. always a late bloomer myself ;)

    GREETINGS FROM DUBAI
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.ae/

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    1. Oh, it's so small. We live about 25 miles from the restaurant, and there are two cafes, one tiny bank, two gas stations, a plumbing shop and a farm equipment supply. The nearest town of any size is 45 minutes away, and we do all our shopping there.

      Thanks for your very kind words ... it isn't likely that I'll ever be able to take you up on your kind offer, but I'm feeling smug that I know someone a little who does get to see places like the Level. Amazing!

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  7. Purge, baby, purge! I did the same thing several weeks ago and anything "iffy" is getting one last try-on and maybe even a blog post to decide it's final fate.
    I love the printed denim on you. It works beautifully with your figure. I love the purple, too! ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

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    1. Lots more room in my end of the "working" closet, at least until Dan starts doing that muscular shove that squishes my clothes into wrinkles! His turn to edit next. Harrumph.
      And this weather? Same where you are? Over 80 yesterday, 54 today. And SNOW possible in local higher elevations. IN MAY?
      Really?

      Thanks for your always kind comments. I appreciate the short-sister support!

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  8. Ah the kindness of an honest assessment- no A-line, bat-wings or white sleeveless. For me it's white shirts in general or the color cream/ivory in a solid. They are so classic and classy yet look horrid on me. I'm an A-line girl but the hem must fall above, not below the knee to work for my Germanic calves. I salute those reversible jeans- and you for knowing what looks good on you and sticking to it.

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    1. You're always kind, Bella. Thank you. A-line dresses seem to work if the waist sits where it should, or *looks* like it does ... it's an answer to the inability to tuck ( I'm short-waisted.)
      I've seen pics of you legs, and if your calves are Germanic, then that's a good thing. Lucky you, 'cause you always look sleek in short stuff.
      I miss Seattle something fierce this time of year.

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  9. Jan, for weeks now I'm weeding my wardrobe, since the warmer days start. Seems it is an endless story. Meanwhile I have got three piles, one which has to be thrown away definitely. One to ponder about and one which has to be ironed. I don't like ironing, so this pile will stay weeks longer.
    Your floral pants are so cute and matching you perfectly. I like both sides and I love the pink color.

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    1. Thanks, Sabine! So sweet. I thought it was getting warmer here, but its almost 30 degrees cooler today! Ironing is one of my least favorite things to do ... would rather clean the cat's litter pan.

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  10. Thank you for mentioning my blog. As for your outfit, it's adorable. How ironic is this?!? Today, Tuesday, April 30th as I write you now, I'm wearing my flower printed jeans from Target! I bought mine months ago, but you have inspired me to go back real soon. Reversible jeans? I'm curious how they would fit.

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    1. Went back to Target yesterday for a quick pass and came out empty handed. Managed to spend it at JCP, though, and came home happy.
      These reversibles fit comfortably ... it's a little strange tucking in a shirt or cami and have your hands slide into pockets on the inside, though. You're much longer and leaner than I am, so they might not make you as happy. They're low-waited, and I have to cover that at my advanced age and chubby hips, but you'd have to try. They have some in a more discreet palette that you might like. They are a good deal if you like both sides, or even if you LOVE only one!

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  11. Love a good closet assessment! I love a crisp white shirt of any kind, but they all look horrid on me! I also like wide legs pants, but they do not like me!!!
    Good riddance fat clothes!!! (Unfortunately, I let mine go and had to buy more... But that will NOT happen to you. Send them back into the universe for someone else!)
    Becky :)

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    1. I'm feeling better now that I hear that white shirts are not every woman's best friend! Several of you kids have mentioned it, and it's good to know I'm in company!

      I've found a weight that's fairly easy to keep for the last five or six years, but it's probably more than actuarial tables like for my height. My schedule is fairly regimented, so I know what I'll be eating most of the time. All bets will be off when I retire, but that looks some time away! You'll be happy to know that as you age, you might like a little fat in the face. The trick is to balance how much you want of that and how much winds up on your ass.
      You'll be fine, I know!

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  12. Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Do keep in touch.
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    1. Will do ... I'm never shy. Can't think why I look and don't speak. Habit, I guess, but a bad one, I think. Thank you for stopping by!

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  13. Both sides of your reversible pants are awesome! And the color of those shoes! Can't, or rather won't wear heels, but the color is screaming coolness. Haven't done my spring/summer changeover in the closet. It just went from 30 to 80 so I wasn't quite ready for it. Your piles of clothes remind me of my designations when I started Project Minima a couple years ago. I pruned away anything that didn't fit, didn't look or feel good on me. But I kept it for fabric and refashioning, moving it all out of the closet and into the studio. Everything's rolled up on shelves there by fabric and color. I even use the zippers and buttons! And I haven't bought any new or thrifted clothes since then (except those darn e-bay shoes). Just happily sewing along.

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    1. Such strange weather ... 80-ish here yesterday, 50-ish today and a record cool weekend predicted! Arrrrgh.
      I watch what you do with complete awe. Wish I had more skills and imagination, but even if I did, I don't think I could manage what you and Jean do.
      So we're just happy to be able to watch you do what you do!

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  14. Working out what makes you look fabulous, and what doesn't, is a real skill. I have found taking photos of myself for the blog to be invaluable in making these assessments, far more so than just looking in the mirror. I still have a hankering for items/looks that are wonderful on other people, such as that crisp white shirt and the perfect pair of jeans which every list ever compiled of Must Have items for a woman's wardobe includes... But they are just not for me!
    You look great in those floral jeans, I LOVE the colours. That's one sexy hourglass figure you have there, Jan! xxxxx

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    1. As much as I don't like my bottom half, I've always been able to find jeans. But they are not all equally successful, I know. I'm amazed that the Great White Shirt isn't anywhere near as univerally workable as the pundits would have us imagine. Hmmm ... must be some lobbying money in white shirt commodities, somehwere.
      Thank you for the kind remarks on all. Nobody does color like you do, and I flashed on your Purples post of a few days ago just now. You are queen of this genre!

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  15. Oh I like this outfit on you! You have a knack for choosing colors that compliment you perfectly. I've got to go an try those pant on, they are are fab. Love the chat about cleaning the closet. I've have some white sleeveless blouses that have to go also.

    blue hue wonderland

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    1. What is it with white blouses, sleevless or no? Everyone has them, few love them or wear them well. One wonders why we bother. They just sound classic, maybe. I do much better in dark anything.
      Thank you for your nice remarks. I just like tertiary color!

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  16. Hi my dear! The floral jeans look gorgeous on and bang on trend for Summer! The items you've consigned pretty much are things I feel I can't wear either-the A line skirts, white sleeveless blouses, wide legged trousers-not flattering and will be much better in someone elses wardrobe! Have a great week xxx

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    1. And we are such different figure types ... that's code for you're slim and I'm not! No arguing that, but I'd think we'd have different wardrobe betes noire!
      Glad you like my jeans! After looking at the pictures, they just seem loud to me. Will have to watch the tops and accessories, and keep all that down to a dull roar.
      Have a great week!

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  17. Great evaluation, Jan - I love a good closet makeover like this one. And I love your honesty. If it's not inspiring, why should it get valuable closet real estate? You rock, and thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Patti. It's done now, all is restored to order, and I feel great about it. The only problem is that it went form plus 80 degrees to 50-something, probably just above freezing tonight. I'll have to go digging though what I just put away.
      But, I'll still have more room later, so all is well.

      BTW, the consignment people were difficult and don't seem friendly. Will just donate, I think, next time and be done with it.

      Have a great week, and I hope to see you Monday or Tuesday!

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  18. Oh those jeans are fantastic! And reversible?! That's insane! I am so excited that Target is opening here soon. I love the flowers, but I really like the reverse print also.

    I like your list of must-go items! Bat wings be gone. I tend to cull twice a year. And yup...there's a complete mess of clothing on the bed while I try and sort through what I did and didn't wear. And the question of what I want to store until next season. And, of course, what surprises I have from what I stored from last season.

    Have fun!

    Sue xo

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    1. I'm feeling a little annoyed with myself a day or two in to the clean closet. I moved what I kept from last year, and I found myself not wanting to wear what I loved last year... it seems dated to me. It isn't and I shouldn't but I do. So I'm deliberately trying to "update" those pieces, at least mentally. With other shoes, other bags, other combinations. Any ideas?

      You're going to love Target, I'll bet!
      Have a great week, kiddo!

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    2. When I did my drive-by today, I noticed a full parking lot. Woot woot. I circled back only to see a line-up of people all along the building. Friends and family event tonight. Soft opening tomorrow. I'm keen, but not first day open keen.

      I'm weirdly into scarves this season. And, I'm trying not to be too matchy with my shoes and bags.

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  19. wow I have never seen reversible jeans but they do look great on you! I am totally sewing bat wing tops this year because it seems I am going through another fashion faze....of my own! I do donate some RTW items but because I sew more of my clothes now they just get rotated by season. Still loving your coral heels!
    Denise

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    1. Yes, I can see where you would look great in bat wing and poncho tops. Oh, wait ... you look great in everything ... that's why! I'm seriously impressed with your sewing skills, and I'm glad to see women doing that kind of creative dressing. So glad those skills are becoming cool again!
      Thanks so much for your kind words. Bad news though, the coral heels have to go into the shoe hospital for a bad scrape down the back of the heel. I'm hopeful, though. Our cobbler is a genius.
      Have a great week,
      J

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  20. Wow Jan! You rock those printed jeans. Good for you. I haven't yet taken the plunge. My employer doesn't feel that jeans are appropriate for work... though given some of the stuff we do I can't think why not. I'm not sure if I could slip non-standard denim past the all-seeing eye of management. If I knew I'd look as good as you I'd risk it!

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    1. High praise, Laurie! Thank you ... I'm sure your figure is up to the challenge. But I get that they won't do for work universally. I'm really lucky that way. I can either go casual, or as dressy as I want shy of ball gowns. I usually wear jeans or pants on Friday evenings at the restaurant, and step it up a bit on Saturday evenings. It's just nice to be able to decide completely for myself, and dress at my own whim.

      I'm really enjoying your VM posts and all the others I manage to catch. Have a wonderful week!
      Jan

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  21. It takes time to figure out what fits you well and what's better never be worn. I used to buy many clothes just because it was in fashion or I liked the print or design. Only later I realized they didn't look good on me (or I didn't look good in them). I am happy that now I learned to chose clothes more carefully.
    Love your flowery jeans, so pretty print (both) and look perfect on you.

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    1. At 63, I should have it down by now! But you're right, and every season, some new set of ideas need to be evaluated. Good that you know it now, and, although I am a relatively new reader of yours, I've seen enough of your taste to know you know what you're talking about!
      Glad you like my bright jeans ... they're fun and they actually work pretty well at the restarant with an easy top.
      Looking forward to your next adventure!
      J

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  22. Two-fer jeans? What a fantastic idea! These would make for great traveling pants, don't you think? I love the color combination you choose when buying yours, pinks and purples are so lovely and refreshing. I can't seem to get the courage to wear those bright floral jeans but you have given me some hope. See, I bought a pair a month ago and when I put them on both my husband and my son looked at me and this was their response, "What are you wearing?" while they were laughing. so I returned them, Yes, I should have returned the two of them (lol). Anyways, YOU make them look wonderful.
    Also, thank you for getting be motivated to get weeding my wardrobe, I think I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.

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    1. Yup, they'd be good for travel!
      I can't believe you took them back if you liked them. Your life seems full of bright color and I wonder what they thought was weird about a few posies on a pair of jeans? You'd think they'd be used to it.
      After seeing me, in these,in a photo, I'm not sure that they're not too young for me. They look less ... huge!... in the mirror. Thanks for your kind words, though.

      Dan likes them and I was positively in heaven when he said he was worried that the print would make me look fat, but that I shouldn't worry ... they didn't. Not sure what to think about that.

      Oh well, they're just flowered pants.

      Have a great week,
      Jan

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  23. I love your red and purple floral pants! Eversince my upper arms have bulged in the wrong away years ago, I stopped wearing sleeveless tops.

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    1. The first summer down here in the southern US, where it is miserable and humid, I decided that anyone who did not care for my old-lady arms should just avert their gaze. I'll put up with a lot to be just a little cooler at work in our restaurant.
      Glad you liked my flowered pants ... I'm on a printed pant roll, and have a few others. These are the brightest, by far.
      Thanks for stopping by ... I appreciate it!

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  24. That is such a cute colorful outfit Jan! I also do try to not buy too many of the current fashion trends that might not last. However, it is very hard to not buy many items of the current trends, but i try to be good and wear the items I got often instead. However, I keep my fingers crossed that statement necklaces will be ok for many more years! However, my A-line skirts (and almost no skirt) will stay with me until they fall apart, either they are in or out. It actually do surprise me that they don't work for you. But, when you have those lovely pants you seem to need a good A-line skirt?

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    1. My problem with A-lines is that they seem to look best with a tucked shirt, and a belt perhaps. I have a very short waist, and they just divide me in the wrong place if I tuck a shirt or top in. A top on the outside seems to be just as bad, as the A line pulls the top away from my body at my widest point, even further than a closely fitted skirt or pants. A dress with a fuller skirt seems to work differently ... it's like a built in, proportional tuck-in! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
      You wear your skirts well, by the way. And you layer things so well, too!
      Thanks for stopping by and for helping me figure out why I don't like A-lines on myself.
      Have a wonderful week ... and thank you for stopping by.

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  25. I agree with Curtise, taking pictures helps me really 'see' how I look. I am a visual type anyway, so on morning when I have no inspiration, I remember outfits photos in my head that worked.

    I am also having a weed! I have some clothes that just don't fit any more (after working out a food intolerance) but also, dare I say it, am getting a little braver with colour and styles. So the less exciting stuff can go.

    I cannot imagine your printed trousers ever going in the WWIT category, you look great in them x

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    1. Pictures don't seem to work so well for me ... I hate all of them! Seriously, our camera has a very wide lens, and that makes for a lot of distortion. I have to go though all kinds of distance machinations (fade back, focus, shoot , then crop with loss of sharpness) to look like myself.
      Good luck with weeding. You have such a lot of wimsy in your very understated wordrobe ... and you do gamine better than Amalie! I hope you find some extra closet space and find spring dressing easier ... I did and it feels good.
      Thanks for stopping by and your very kind words!

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  26. Reversible pair of pants? Sounds too good to be true.But I love them all the same and you look fabulous in them!The what was i thinking question holds so true to me, too.We get carried away by the winds of fast fashion and we accumulate stuff and...you know how it goes.But not anymore! we are lot smarter now.

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    1. It will always be a problem for me, probably. I often love what's new, and there are so few places here to shop that are not too junior oriented ( many tempting trends or ideas) or are just too elderly (double knit, boxy and "comfortable") to contemplate just yet ... so I try things and modify when I can.
      There are few places to shop, period. There are some great things at a couple of high end places, but not afordable, so I try to emulate. Not always well.
      But my goal is to always buy less than I do ... that's where I fail most!
      Thanks for stopping by, and for you kind words.
      J

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  27. Lovely trousers! Are they current? Every time I stop by your blog I add something to my mental wishlist of things to look for the next time I go to Target :D
    I tried to do a little weeding recently as well. I failed miserably as I only got round to getting rid of 3 short skirts. I'm starting to feel too old and gained too much weight for them. I'll try again soon, when I have the energy to just take everything out of the closet!

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    1. Yes, still in stores I think. I'm not sure even thin, young girls look good in very short skirts. They look a little dated to my eye, even on them.
      It's been a process that I was glad to get done, sure that summer was coming. Then, last night there was a 30 degree (F) drop and winter is back. But, when summer gets here, I'll be ready!

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  28. Greetings love!!
    Beautiful pictures and it is indeed an amazing post!! :)
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  29. Encantada conocerto, Sandra. Usted es muy amable, pero mi espanol no es bueno!

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  30. Jan...I love the printed pants, and those colors are amazing on you!, feel free to send me all your Aline skirts, I am less ruthless than you, I love a good hoard.

    Xo,
    Alyssa

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  31. Too late! Sorry ... consigned to a less than friendly store to which I will not return happily. The skirts would have all been too big for you anyway.
    Thank you liking my pants. My ruthless fit has subsided. Distressing, but it's 40 degrees and sopping wet outside and I have to bestir myself to shop for the pub. Much digging into the winter stuff I just put away. Not happy. But will get over it!
    Good to hear from you!
    J

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  32. Pruning is such a good idea and it sounds like you've come to decisions that will make your closet a wonderland of pieces that you truly love. I've been working on this for months, and still have more to do. But it helps me feel lighter and it also makes way for the new.

    The coral heels are beautiful, so repeat, repeat, repeat. Your printed jeans look so good on you that I think they have become contagious. I'm going to be on the look out, or check in my closet for hidden gems.

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    1. It ended up with less crowding, and with things easier to find, but still not a wonderland. Your comment made me consider how I really feel about the clothing I do have. I don't really love much of it, but I like most of it. So that's not too bad, but it's kind of like having lots of aquaintences but no real friends. Hmmmm.
      I do feel lighter ... job done but only for the moment, as it should be an ongoing project, shouldn't it?

      You have such a lovely sleek figure, anything you decide to wear can so easily made your own! Printed pants? If you want them, then you can surely wear them!

      Always such a treat when you stop by! Thank you for your always kind comments.

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  33. I love your use of sarcasm to diffuse the guild trips of wardrobe purging (the cocktail dress comment).

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  34. Well, darn. I lost my comment due to server issue. So I'll condense my thoughts and just say I can sooo relate to what you're saying about weeding and hanging on reasons....and the reversible jeans are awesome.
    Have a great week, Jan. :)

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  35. New Diet Taps into Pioneering Idea to Help Dieters Lose 15 Pounds in Only 21 Days!

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