It took me more than a week to get here, because I don’t always wear something fresh every day. In the end I decided to try doing something with an OBG that’s going away and also show one of the ways I’ve been wearing my “blanket” cardi around the house and to exciting destinations like the grocery store or for a walk around our neighborhood.

2&3 shorts from 10 years ago that seem to have finally found their place in my wardrobe as a fall item with tights. Trying the burgundy tights, as Angie & others suggested. Is the jacket too much? I was excited about that pattern match, but looking at pictures, I think plaid jacket+floral shorts+floral boots+guitar strap= too much. I can loose the purse strap easily, still am not sure about jacket and shorts. Black all-cotton Vince sweater ca 2012, slightly transparent so requires something underneath—new Lascana body suit. Free People bag and no-name guitar strap from Nordstrom’s Rack, both ca 2018

4&5 Same floral shorts, with tall brown boots from 2003. Is this too much heel for the shorts? ASOS top from 2019, LLBean bomber jacket from early 90s, vintage necklace I’ve had since 1988, fluffy mittens bought 3-10 years ago, new Uniqlo Airism tights.

6-8 plaid skirt worn in high school with a black cashmere sweater that these days would be called a crop, pearl necklace, and black patent loafers with a teeny wedge. Now trying red suede boots from a couple years ago, navy wool sweater bought this fall at TKMaxx for DS to wear to school, which I promptly shrank in the laundry, and Mossimo Dutti T-neck from fall 2018. Scarf is mohair, purchased for me in Scotland by my grandma a few years before she died in 1989. I’ve been looking forward to wearing this skirt again, was excited to see Angie’s post about pleated midi skirts on Oct 2, would appreciate any suggestions and tips.

9-10 In the year of pandemic loungewear, a flannel funnel neck seems like more of a thing. Jeans are from 10 years ago, Hollister puffy vest from around 2017. I’m in the elevator at the PT’s office here.

11-12 I had to try! Tongue firmly in cheek here. The Western shirt is from 1997, when I was at a conference in Fort Worth. Red /burgundy/cranberry Bershka flares from 2019, Anthropologie Pilcro trucker jacket 2017. Floral belt from Target. Golden floral Seychelles boots 2018. Put this on for the picture, hope you’re smiling.

13 I’ve worn the Stetson cardi nearly all the ways shown in this post since it got here a few weeks ago. I think got it 8-9 years ago, not sure. Black Onzie waffle tank, rose pink NYJD pants from 2018. Stocking feet because I’m home today, but I’ve worn this with a couple pairs of black boots, usually with the pink fleece vest.

Comments, questions, suggestions, and remarks on what works or doesn’t are all appreciated. I’ve made notes of who prefers not to be responded to, particularly not with questions, and will respect that. I’d like us all to enjoy our interaction here and appreciate your insights and encouragement.

Ps. Do all 3 of my 3 photo spots at home—kitchen, porch (plaid skirt) and hallway—work for you? Pix I upload to YLF often appear darker than they did in the photos app on my phone.

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