Just dropping in to say I'm still here, not very productive, but here. With close to sixty days left in the year, it just feels like a time to recommit and renew. I've spent the last week or so working on my wardrobe, and oh, what fun that has been. I don't have the nerve to start sewing for myself, but I sure have been looking at fabric and patterns.
I did do a lot of thrift shopping, and that was very rewarding. I bought a beautiful gray tweed blazer and a beautiful red wool flannel blazer and a lovely black wool skirt and an equally lovely gray wool pair of pants.
With a couple of crisp white blouses, a white blouse with black and tan stripes, a red cabled V-neck sweater, a green turtleneck sweater, a black crewneck sweater, a cream crewneck sweater, and some jeans, I feel well prepared for shopping trips and going out for dinner.
Of course I have some other things that will fit into the wardrobe, but those are the basics.
I also purchased some shoes to round out and gussy up my new purchases--black patent leather flats with a flat bow on the toe and a pair of heels, also patent leather that are black at the toe and color meld to a gray at the back of the shoe. Perfect.
I still need to find a dressy blouse, but for right now I have a couple of black sweaters with beading that will do.
For accessories I have the basic silver earrings and bracelet, gold necklace and bracelet and earrings and a few pearl necklaces. Which reminds me that I need some pearl earrings. I also have some scarves to dress up with, but can use some more. And a lovely soft shawl or two to keep me warm. And a black trench coat and a black leather jacket and a cream quilted barn coat. Not to miss the blue jean jacket. I want to make a black velvet/silk stole this year (view E).
For casual clothes, I have jeans and sweats and T's and sweaters and boots and walking/work shoes. I'd love to buy some slouchy boots and a long cardigan.
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