WIW [favorites: April/May]

I hope you gals don't mind indulging me with a photo-heavy post so I can get these outfits in my YLF blog :) These are my favorite work outfits from April and May, excluding this week which I'll (hopefully) post tomorrow. Unfortunately I don't have time to do up my usual editing and collages, so I'm just including an image or two per outfit; please pardon the color/contrast inconsistencies and occasional wind-related blurriness.

Not going to write about each look, but here's a quick rundown of "newer" (SS15, FW14) items. I've also put these Finds, and anything still available, first:

  • Red printed hi-low tank (SS15)
  • Rose gold sparkle sweater (SS15)
  • Faux-leather capris (SS15, wildcard and totally love 'em)
  • Black pleated trousers (SS15, gift from the lovely Claire)
  • Blue watercolor dress (SS15)
  • Dalmatian pointy flats (SS15)
  • Navy floral sweater (FW14)
  • Dark plaid skinnies (FW14, from Suz though YLF this season)
  • Cream block-heeled booties (FW14)
  • Leo clutch (FW14)

Everything else is older, and actually a pretty good representation of the all-season items that are currently in my wardrobe. Even though these outfits are all prior to my recent closet edit, everything here remains in my wardrobe -- probably a big factor for why these looks were faves. I'd basically been wearing items from the edited section already, but having the excess cleaned up helps quite a bit! I've been repeating a lot more (for those who know me, that's a big shift), both entire and partial outfits; several of these have been worn a couple times now. (#3, 6, 12, 14, and 17 were in the running to wear to the meetup if the actual outfit I wore didn't work out.)

I've also been strict with myself about keeping in mind my findings on Collection ROG Aida and where my style is headed and, coupled with the closet edit, I've since been feeling much happier with my outfits.

Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome!

EDIT to future selves: I've since added a "header" photo so these are
easy for me to spot when searching for outfits; so don't forget that
all number references are shifted by one!


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WIW 05.16 [YLF Seattle meetup + little updates]

Hello ladies! It's been a while, my apologies; work has been extra busy and then I managed to injure a tendon in my dominant hand which restricted computer time to work only for a good while. Work continues to be busy but at least I can freely use my hand again! Here is what I wore to the Seattle meetup this past weekend, which you've now also seen in the fun photos Angie, Ann, and Anna shared [1 | 2].

This red tank is new for the season, bought back in March when I was in Arizona for Spring Training and snuck away for some shopping with Claire (so fun!). For spring I've been enjoying wearing it with cropped jackets to really highlight the long back hem, and especially with this little red jacket. Other than the tank and sunglasses, the rest of the items are older favorites. Accessorized with white, gray, and gold/taupe; finished off with a peachy-nude lip.

In meetup loot news, I bought three jackets -- a soft long white blazer, a bright orange tailored blazer, and a taupey-silvery lightweight fabric moto (personally selected by Ann ^^) -- and an oversized gauzy white scarf with little pompom tassels (would you gals believe that I didn't have a white scarf??).

In hair news, my stylist and I decided my hair isn't thick enough for the longer layers I was thinking about so we're going to emulate the round look with short layers and go for a more 80s metalhead thing. Will probably take through summer to get to the final shape and length, so we'll shape it a little closer each month or so.

And in wardrobe news, the day after the meetup I was inspired to finally hunker down and do the first half of a very necessary and a long overdue sweeping closet edit/purge. Once through has reduced about a fifth, and I'm hoping to reduce the same amount or more with a second round soon. I find this aspect of wardrobe management particularly difficult but even at only partially complete, I am already appreciating the results.

As always comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.


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