At the end of my last blog post I said I would show you more of what I had been sewing the next day.
Well, that did not happen. Not only did I not write the post, I did not do the intended sewing. There were other things that rated as more important and demanded my attention. In fact, if I am honest, that is why there are often significant gaps between blog posts. The blog has a relatively low priority in my life as the full-time job and running a household definitely come first.
Anyway, in the absence of any sewing, I want to share some of the recent additions to my wardrobe.
I am not keen on buying clothes online but towards the end of last year I bought 3 tops from Covered Perfectly. This was on the recommendation of Susan from Susan After 60 blog. The tops are made in the USA and with a buy 2, get the 3rd one free deal they were very reasonably priced, even with the overseas shipping.
Here are the three that I bought.
Since it is the middle of summer here, these will not be worn in the near future. I am looking forward to wearing them in the cooler weather and also including them in the packing for our Europe trip later in the year.
Yesterday, I had some free time between appointments in Maleny so I took the opportunity to check out the recycle boutique. I do have a browse there from time to time and have bought a few things previously. I was definitely in luck as I found this cute pair of cropped Sportscraft jeans which appeared to have never been worn. They were my size and fitted like a glove.
I also found a pretty sleeveless top with a cowl neckline.
Here are a few styling possibilities that I have identified for my new pieces.
Cropped jeans with teal 3/4 sleeve top.
Cropped jeans with navy tshirt.
Cropped jeans with white collared shirt.
The sleeveless top will be paired with white cropped pants, black trousers or even these green jeans.
A few years ago my wardrobe consisted mostly of black, white and red items.
More recently I have included a bit more navy in lieu of some black pieces and the addition of some more blue and green is great, too. I am still sticking to my theory that every piece in my wardrobe must be able to be worn in at least 3 different ways or combinations.
What great buys. I too am starting to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe rather than the all black or black and white that I wore for many years.