Last week for Sterling's challenge, I tried to wear some closet orphans in new ways and also managed to create some neutral drape...well sort of.( I'm not successful at posting from my ipad, so will try my post from the computer and then add photos)

1-3:  The orphan is the print blouse.  I like it but it is too warm for warm days and not warm enough for cold ones.  Today was chilly so I used another newer orphan, a nubby poncho, to keep warm.  The shoes are old and I would like your opinion.  They are a great color for my wardrobe and very comfortable.  Can the rounded square toe save them from frumpydom? 

4:  A rather structured drape with the woven long vest.  The orphan is the striped top which does not lay well under toppers with it's boat neck.

5/6:  A drapey cross-over blouse that does not get out much is paired with a seldom worn A-line wool skirt.  I like both but wonder if the blouse makes me look droopy and if the A-line should be narrowed to a pencil.  What do you think?  The jacket is a workhorse this time of year.

7/8:  the orphan is the rather drapey open weave sweater which, again, is a piece not suited to our temperature extremes.  The zipper necklace is another orphan.  It may be the length.

I welcome your thoughts and any suggestions.  Please tell me if the best solution is donating.  (You may have already seen most of these on Sterling's thread last week).

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