WIW: with high happiness factor

I'm trying on various combinations of fall/summer clothes for the current season with still warm weather.  My goal is to figure out which of my too-many clothes work the best for fall/winter, so that my closet can be small enough to serve me well (i.e., make getting dressed easy and leave me feeling fabulous)

Here's two outfits that had a higher than usual happiness factor.

#1 is trying out a new-to-me plaid flannel.  It's brown, dark red, gold and white, and I think I like it well enough to keep it in rotation.  What do you think?  Am I missing some flaw?  Worn with white shorts, because it's too warm to wear flannel and long jeans.

#2 is last year's boyfriend jeans (full length rolled) with a cream lace sweater-shell.  This was a top that I had up in my drawers for summer, but was too warm to wear in summer.  It's perfect in this warm early-autumn weather, and I was surprised how much I liked this outfit.

Do these two outfits work proportions wise?  They were perfect for the weather of the past few days, and make me look forward to more fall dressing.
All feedback and suggestions are more than welcome :)

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12 Comments

  • cjh replied 3 years ago

    #2 jeans, outfit= To Die For

  • Joy replied 3 years ago

    Amy, look how long your shirt has grown! I like the first outfit and have been wearing something similar except that the plaid shirt is a silky polyester (Target). It is a bit sheer so I wear a tank under it. I hear you about the still hot/warm weather. I like your matching belt and shoes to finish the outfit.
    Outfit 2 really works with the weather. I like the dressy lace with casual faded jeans. Have you tried this one with a black belt to bookend your black footwear and a little faux or semituck? I'd like the roll high enough to see some ankle with the sleeveless top.

  • Pat_P replied 3 years ago

    #2 is really lovely! I like the contrast - lace and faded jeans - a lot. And the cream of the top is a really good color on you. It's one of those outfits that just makes you say, "oh yes," because it all fits together so nicely!

  • amiable replied 3 years ago

    Good point on the roll Joy - I'll try it again with my shorter bf jeans next time (which might be tomorrow already - I'm eager to repeat this combo while the weather allows).  

    (And I am actually wearing a black belt in #2 - my top is just hiding it)

  • Windchime replied 3 years ago

    I'm especially taken with your second outfit. The cream is lovely with your complexion. Speaking of lovely, your hair style in the second pic is really nice. I like the hint of wave and how it softly frames your face.

    Enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

  • shevia replied 3 years ago

    Did you get a haircut between the two pictures? Anyway, I agree that the bf jeans and that whole outfit are definite keepers and I like the plaid shirt too.

  • amiable replied 3 years ago

    Actually both pics are showing my recent haircut (last Friday) - it's just styled differently in the two pics.  In pic #1, my top layer is pulled back to keep it out of my face.   I think it looks too harsh that way, which is sad, because it's terrifically practical :)

  • bj1111 replied 3 years ago

    Avote for #1 here. Great longer length on that short and the shirt is super fun.

  • Karie replied 3 years ago

    I really like the plaid with the white and the white with the BF jeans. How about another roll or two on the BF jeans to show some ankle, or would that make them look too bulky at the hem?

  • Angie replied 3 years ago

    I like #1 too. Great shirt. 

  • texstyle replied 3 years ago

    Two great outfits - I can't decide which one I like more but I'm going to say #1 and #2 if the roll of the pants were higher. ;-)

  • Sara L. replied 3 years ago

    I love your new haircut!  I like both looks.  I agree with others that I would like to see the BF jeans in #2 rolled a little higher.  It sounds like the weather is still warm enough that a little ankle showing will be okay. 

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