Wednesday, May 22, 2019

12 Months 12 Outfits - May


So, well, this month I hit a sale...and the closet.  If you want a reminder, here's the link to the picks Janice made for the May wardrobes; I am adapting that considerably, lol.

I'm packing up today for an adventure vacation...a trip to Israel...and when I was perusing my wardrobe planning for the trip, I realized I needed some denim crops (the ones in my closet being better suited to the size I was a year and a half ago, ahem).  I happened to hit a sale on sale at the local mall over the weekend and found a pair...that will do.  They're really not the quality I'd prefer, but, hey, I needed them quick.  They're the substitute for the shorts in the May picks.

Instead of a tank top, I'm going with a light knit sleeveless shell. I actually made this back in March as a first-go at a new pattern, thinking I'd use the pattern for the March wardrobe.  It needs some armsceye/shoulder work to be perfect, but it otherwise fits well and will make a great bottom layer.

And, instead of a cardigan, I'm going with a white long-sleeved shirt as a top layer.  When the emphasis is more on sun protection than keeping warm, a light cotton layer works well and is one of my favorite summer wardrobe items. This one is a modified Cutting Lines Designs Town and Country camp shirt (basically...I added another pocket and long sleeves).  It's been in the closet for...a while, lol.

For accessories, I'm using my default earrings...white gold hoops.  I got them on vacation a couple of years ago and wear them...and wear them...and wear them...  I'm not a bracelet wearer, but I do have a few so I'm going with a beaded wrap bracelet that can double as a fidgit toy, lol.  Had it for years.  English sandals from Earth, one of the more successful Zappos deliveries in the past 5 months.

So, here's everything to date...it's getting harder to squeeze onto that board, lol.

I had thought I would add some color to the wardrobe but this was a busy month with not much time for sewing.  I was pushing it to get the pajamas made.  Maybe next month...which is when I will be back.  See you in June!

4 comments:

  1. This looks great - I love how intelligently you adapt the suggestions that I make to your own needs and preferences! Brava!
    hugs,
    Janice

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  2. Best of luck on your Israel trip. The wardrobe looks lovely ...be aware that it gets HOT. Often a dress can be cooler....and some religious attractions won't let you in if you are wearing pants or uncovered shoulders or an uncovered head. A big lightweight scarf in a cotton or rayon gauze or batiste wil be a lifesaver...it can become whatever the authorities want you to be wearing. you probably have something in your stash than can be hemmed to do the trick.

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    1. Sitting at JFK waiting on the 11 PM departure now, lol. We were told we had to have knees and shoulders covered for some sites and I do have a straw brimmed hat. They encouraged us to be casual and comfortable with good shoes. Hopefully what's in the suitcase is good, cause I am committed. :-) Glad you stopped by!

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