WIW: Plugged holes

July is over, and my summer wardrobe is serving me well.   I started the month with a few wardrobe holes, and last week (I think?), I spent a day goodwilling with a couple of friends with these holes in mind.  I'm pleased to say that I think I plugged them.  I even found a few nice surprieses :)    

My wardrobe holes were:  
- casual skirt
- casual summer dress (for when it's too hot to wear clothes)
- casual summer top
- replacement jean shorts in a light wash
- olive bottoms 

I found them all, and will take pics as I wear them to show you (that's my August challenge).

Here's the couple that I've worn so far.
#1 - Olive bottoms and casual skirt, check.  And I got to try out the olive with cobalt ensemble (and I loved it).  This may be my new favorite summer outfit.  (Posing with my daughter after her gymnastics class).

#2 Another casual skirt (this one with built in shorts, which I love), and a stripey tee that I picked up with it.

#3 A fun tube skirt that came home with me. (#4 shows it with the addition of a white jean jacket that also found it's way home with me, but that didn't really go well with this outfit).

#5 replacement jean shorts.  Are they too long?  They replace the shorts in #6, which have become painting shorts.

And, you can see in each photo my new fitbit.  Sigh.  I love the data, and it's on my project list to de-uglify it. For right now, it's just an ugly non-accessory.

Oh, and #7, the top that got away.  I tried it on and loved it, but my friend hated it.  I almost got it anyway but decided that it wasn't a need and that my impressions of it might be off.  Both friends loved the top in #2, so I got it instead. but as I edit my pics, I'm kinda wishing I'd gotten the top in #7, or maybe both, instead.  Oh well :)  The fish that got away was always the best one, right?  :)  

Anything I should change or ditch?

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  • Maneera replied 4 years ago

    Amiable, your new summer finds are so awesome! You're absolutely gorgeous in 2,3&4. I love both those tops!!!! The skort and stripey tee in 2 look just so so summery! You've inspired an outfit idea in my head too! :) The drapey berry top and printed tube skirt in 3 is simply stunning....you look extremely pretty in that outfit

    I would call your bottoms in 5 capris and not shorts. I think you should keep them if this length is more practical for your lifestyle that involves running behind kids, but I also suggest you look for a pair of shorter shorts for really warm days because you've got really really great legs! Probably linen or cotton shorts in black or brown? If you already have such a pair, you're sorted!

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    3 and 6 are phenomenal! Two of my faves on you ever! You look so tall and leggy and the proportions are perfect.

  • Pat_P replied 4 years ago

    I love #2 - simple and easy yet also polished and pretty. Tube skirt is great too. I agree with Maneera that the new shorts are more like capris.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    Love #3! My favorite but the others all look great too. I think the shorts look good like that, but I prefer long shorts.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 4 years ago

    OMG Amy, the silhouette and proportions in #3 and #7 are outstanding on you.  I would suggest you study them and use the fits as a guide because you look amazing in both.

    I like the casual skirt and those short/skort bottoms are perfect for errands and hanging out in summer.  The denim shorts in #5/6 work well.  I find BF shorts and pants to not be uber flattering but the ones in #6 really work for you.  I think I would prefer #5 with less fringy ends on the legs.  The shorts in #7 are fab too and are a dressier denim short.  

    You found some great pieces Amy.  

  • Aquamarine replied 4 years ago

    Great haul! Personally, I would shorten the denim cutoffs, but that would be an easy fix for you.

  • Mona replied 4 years ago

    #2, 3 and 5 are my favourites. You scored nice items from the goodwill. How fun to go shopping with friends. Sometimes they see what your eyes can't see. I like the length of #5 as it is.

  • carter replied 4 years ago

    #2 and #3 are my favorites! #2 probably wins it all though:-)

  • replied 4 years ago

    You are looking fabulous Amy! You came home with some great pieces. I particularly love 3,4,5. I actually like your new shorts the length they are now... I really like the proportions.

  • amiable replied 4 years ago

    Such a comfort to me that you all like #2 - It felt good wearing it (except that I got sunburnt, even with 30spf), but when I saw the pic, I thought it looked too preppy for me :)  

    And I'll have to see if those jean shorts in #6 have survived being painting shorts.  If so, I'll put them back in rotation and have two very different light wash jean shorts.


  • Word Lily replied 4 years ago

    Like everyone, you look great in the cobalt and olive! And I'm glad you found some casual summer skirts! 

    #3: You look Ah.May.Zing. I'm sighing because you look so spectacular, because you've nailed everything here.

    #5: I'd shorten them, to maybe right above the knee, I think is traditional bermuda length? And that's how you've had the others I've seen this summer.

    #7: I do think that's a nice top that got away, but it's hard for me to say for sure, because the pic isn't nearly as nice as all your other well-lit, composed-outfit, photos. :)

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Amy, you are GLOWING!! Love these photos. And these are some of your best outfits ever. I just adore 2, 3, and 4. K-worthy, all!! 

    #2 doesn't look preppy to me. I see modern classic. It's perfect for a hot summer day. 

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    LOOK AT YOU in #3 and #4. Your best Summer outfit of all time. Killer. 

  • donnat replied 4 years ago

    #2 and #3 are fabulous

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 4 years ago

    Wow, how great to find all you holes in one day of thrifting! 

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