WIW: and better pics

Following suit for better WIW posts, I took pics outside.  I don't know why I never started doing this again when winter was over (I know why I didn't in winter....)  Obviously the light out there is so much better than indoor light, and it took barely more time.  (Contrast to pic #2, which is earlier today, indoors).  Outside, the green light makes me look like I have no lips, hmm... maybe I should wear make up.

Today I'm wearing a black/white print woven tee.  I like this top (it has zippers on the shoulders!), even though it's not good quality.  My happiness factor in this outfit is rather high - I like the not-too-many colors and simple shapes.

Yesterday I felt not-really frumpy, but definitely not current in my psychadelic swirl top and yellow jeans.  I've been trying to think through finding a style for me when I don't want to be super-casual that makes me feel as good as my super casual style does (when it does, that is).  Today's post on Alison reminds me that she would be a good source for inspiration.

Any comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome!

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13 Comments

  • Jenny H replied 4 years ago

    I think you look great! I particularly like the top in 1 and 2. And hooray for outdoor photos-- the lighting is so much better outside.

  • Sara L. replied 4 years ago

    I love the print on both tops.  I think different shoes with the yellow jeans might help that outfit.  That could be my poison eye for birks although I think they look good with the first outfit.

  • Aida replied 4 years ago

    Great top in #1/2, what a fun hectic box print. Nice to see you "out in the wild". too :) If #3 is meant to be dressier, I'd swap the footwear to something else like a sleek oxford. The outfit IS dressier, but I think sleeker footwear would help further that along just a touch. Also it looks like the top is semi-tucked, perhaps adding a fun printed belt to add a little pattern mix would help things feel more current?

  • pil replied 4 years ago

    Also, the top in 3 isn't as fluid as the other so maybe that makes a difference in your 'happiness factor'? With my peach pants it was suggested I try 'tougher' colors, in this case gray and olive drab, to unsweeten the peach so to speak.

  • Nebraskim replied 4 years ago

    I LOVE those yellow pants. I have been searching for full length yellow pants. please let me know where you found them. Did you know I also live in Lincoln? That patterned top in 1 is very flattering, too.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Love the top in the first outfit. Like pil I think the cut in the second top is not your style right now.

  • Karina replied 4 years ago

    I'm on board with loving that top in #1/2. Great color/print/shape! It could also work well half-tucked with a pencil or tube skirt. Sometimes a dressier silhouette in a more casual fabrication can help bridge that gap to a less casual but still comfortable style. Stretchy knit skirts and dresses come to mind.

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Try the yellow jeans with the black and white top in 1/2.

  • Gracie replied 4 years ago

    Great outdoors photos - Love the top in #1!

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Nebraskim - I got them at Lincoln Berean Church's clothing exchange - sorry, no help at all!

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    I can see why you're enjoying the black/white top.  I think trendy summer tops are a great place to skimp on quality whne choices have to be made -- they don't have to last more than a couple of seasons.

    The yellow pants are terrific.  I concur with Aida that a sleek oxford would dress this up more.  Conversely, a boxier or slouchier top would work.

    I have the opposite dressing issue --- I do smart casual so much better than super casual. 

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    I like both looks for you!  I prefer your indoor photos because the angle is better, more accurate.

  • pil replied 4 years ago

    Wanted to add that I have the same top in a different pattern. Most times I end up layering it under a sweater.

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